- Location: online only
- Website: ittybittyladybug.com
We received another great reader tip pointing us to Itty Bitty Ladybug, an online boutique with an Asian flair. Cecilia Sayre was inspired to launch the site by her cousin, Taylor, who was adopted from China.
According to Chinese folklore, a ladybug weaves an invisible red thread that connects those who are destined to be a part of a newborn baby's life. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break. We really like the artwork Cecilia chose to feature and was drawn to the collection of Japanese Garden collages (by artist Libby Ellis).
We also like this stretched canvas piece by artist Andrea Cobb - just in time for the National Cherry Blossom festival in Washington, D.C. Although geared towards families who have adopted from China, don't shy away from Itty Bitty Ladybug if you don't fall into that category. The online store offers a unique selection of Asian-inspired goods (like this cute totebag) for everyone. Orders over $99 ship free. (Thanks, Wendy!)