Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Thinking Local for Father's Day

Here are a few more ideas for dad this Father's Day.

Chef Dad - Make him breakfast or pack a picnic with fresh goodness from a farmers’ market or a family run farm stand. Remind him how much you love him in the kitchen with something from a local cookware shop. Our favorite is Things Are Cooking in Concord, NH.

Cosmopolitan Dad - See a local exhibit. In Manchester, NH we recommend the Currier Museum of Art. Afterwards enjoy a nice early and delicious dinner at Richard's Bistro. Fabulous food, drink and service.

Gardening Dad - What better way to spend a sunny day together than gardening side by side. We continue to find an impressive selection of plants at The Ledgeview Greenhouses in Loudon, NH. For cutters, baskets, and shovels we prefer Agway.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY ... dad certainly would want his girls to look good so definitely check out Children's Couture for all your child's clothing needs. And when in the area, please stop by the Showroom (full and open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10-4) and take a stroll through the gardens on the adjoining properties ... annual, perennial and vegetable gardens abound. If we are not in the Showroom we will be in the garden side by side having a good time.


Reduce, reuse, recycle. At Children's Couture we think local and sustainable. What does this have to do with children's books?
As children most of us collected stuff. Piles of it shoved under the bed and into chests. Upon rediscovering some of this "stuff" it becomes obvious a trip to Goodwill is on the agenda. While we have disposed of countless playthings, however the books remain.
Thanks to our parents or teachers we were introduced to books in which characters and places brought us joy and helped us develop a sense of imagination. Certainly Eloise influenced Mary-Alice Dalton, the creative force behind Children's Couture. Eloise is the main character in a series of children's books about a six-year-old girl who lives in the Plaza Hotel in New York City with her nanny and pets. Sometimes the best stories are not the most recent. Like Children's Couture outfits, Eloise and similar stories are classic.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Archival Photos

We hope you have a fun weekend wherever you are. Following are a few photos from an online photo archive a friend recently shared with us. We couldn't help thinking how adorable some of our lovely outfits would be in these settings.

Florida, circa 1905.  "On the beach, Palm Beach." Detroit Publishing.

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Holton-Arms School, girls' basketball team." The bloomer-clad hoopsters of H-A. Harris & Ewing glass negative.

Washington, D.C. circa 1912. "Madeira School group." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Friday, June 5, 2009

School is Out for the Summer

The school year is coming to a close, so it is time for campfires, pool parties, and exploring. Some of our fondest memories are of a day at the beach, horseback riding camp, and neighborhood barbecues. 

If you find yourself in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire stop in and see us in our showroom. We would love to hear about your summer and help you create the wardrobe you will be wearing into the next school year.

The Envelope Please! Dress, Double Petals Dress and Southern Charm Dress

Father's Day

A lot of our customers are fathers and grandfathers so we want to wish all the dads out there a very happy Father's Day.  

Here are a few of our favorites for dads.