ma petite boutique

this is a bit of a departure from what i normally post, but i was completely taken with french artist barbara berrada‘s work. barbara creates beautiful clothing, toys and decorations for children and their rooms and i find myself wanting to either reverse my age back to 10 or suddenly find myself living in france with a small child that needed to be dressed up and have their room designed. each of these pieces is so sweet and thoughtful- i just love them. sometimes words fail me and this is a perfect example- i think barbara’s work has such a cohesive look and feel to it- down to the styling of the shots. i’m hooked. click here to see more of her work online, and here to read her beautifully shot blog.

ps: click here to check out guy’s fantastic guest blog post on british ceramicists today!


  1. Sarah says:

    I want that first dress for my daughter. Right now. And those finger puppets are darling and perfect!

  2. Somewhere between my youth with a stylish hungarian god grandmother and daydreams in high school french class – i definitely dreamed of Barbara Barrada! Great discovery and sooo inspirational. Thanks Grace & BB!

  3. Maaret says:

    Great find! So playful and fun.

  4. noica says:

    love everything!
    very cute :)

  5. Marlene says:

    Love the stuffed bunny!

  6. Amanda says:

    Absolutely precious.

  7. Jacqui says:

    So, so very cute!

  8. Pam says:

    so wonderful! thanks for sharing!

  9. katy elliott says:

    I hope when I have kids I become a super sewer and I make them cute dresses like the one at the top.

  10. So cute. French children are always dressed so well!

  11. Katie Runnels says:

    Darling!! NOw I just need a wee one to lavish! xo

  12. jennifer says:

    those finger puppets are fabulous! i LOVE them!

  13. Capella says:

    finger puppets!!

  14. Stacey says:

    Violette is so charming!! Great post in every way.

  15. Kiki says:

    I used to have a velvetine doggy just like velvet only it was supposed to be a pin cushion. I couldn’t bear that he would be used for such awful torment so I rescued him and brought him home to sleep with me on my pillow. I think Violette would be a lovely female companion for him. ;)

  16. Wendy says:

    I love the cream and red outfit and the orange polka-dot shirt. Why are such gender-neutral children’s clothes so hard to find in the U.S.?

  17. lovely, so similar to own store!!

  18. KAREN says:

    adorable, inspiring

  19. Melody says:

    Adorable items.
    Beautiful Blog!


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