Lark Designs

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We found some charming used children's books at our local shop this past weekend and it has whet our appetite for all things vintage in the nursery.

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Something about the detailed drawings of the 1950s really captures the innocence of being a child. A quick search on the web led us to Lark Designs, a once-U.K., now Australia-based operation.

Our gifts and accessories are made by hand using recycled materials - great stuff like old children's books, vintage dress fabrics, discarded boy's comics and 70's wallpaper. We turn them into one-off mini artworks, perfect for special gifts and stocking fillers.

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We really like these vintage bookplates as gifts. They can help teach young children about taking good care of their books. A set of 12 is £4.50.

And how about these vintage gift tags? You can use them to decorate goody bags for your child's next birthday party or maybe even frame them in a grouping.

If you do order from Lark Designs, do not checkout without one of these knitted Doughnut Baby Rattles. They are £4.00 each and calorie free.

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Lark Designs also carries some very charming clothing, crafting smocks and aprons for little ones in prints designed by the likes of Liberty and Cath Kidston. (Kids only; sorry!)

The best news of all is shipping is very reasonable (£4.95 is the most you'll pay) and they ship anywhere in the world at no additional cost! Retailers also carry Lark Design products; you can find out more here.

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