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Blankets, Baby!

November 22, 2013

My sister recently had another baby girl, Reece. She is so beautiful, and my family and I are so happy to be blessed with this second little miracle. Her older sister, Ella Grace, is the second love of my life to Wilson, so I am beyond thrilled to have another niece.

To celebrate this wonderful little miracle, I wanted to get her a very special and unique gift. I cannot wait to give her this blanket Wilson’s cousin Margaret made.

shells 2Isn’t it so sweet? It is being monogrammed as we speak.

Margaret is the creator and owner of Margaret Turner Designs, a company she started to create scarves and blankets with screen prints of seashells that she finds. Yes, that’s correct, she finds the shells and then has them screen-printed onto the fabric in a beautiful combination of colors. It’s brilliant and so dang creative.

And because I can’t let my original baby niece and godchild Ella Grace hanging, I got her one too.


Also being monogrammed. I love them.

The blankets are made from organic cotton so not only is it super soft, but also easy on sensitive — baby — skin. Each blanket is $60, so it is a good price point for a creative and useful baby present. I highly recommend, my sister swears you cannot have enough baby blankets.

Here’s some more photos of her fantastic wares…

Lightning Whelk (2) Scarf Photo Shoot (2)

These are some of her scarves, I have two and they are wide enough to be able to use/wrapped many ways. That’s an important scarf element in my opinion. Your baby outgrows many things but I don’t think she’ll outgrow this beautiful blanket.

Turner Horseshoe Blanket (2)A wittle boo enjoying his wittle blanket.

In short, both Margaret’s scarves and blankets make great gifts, so check her out. I love supporting something well-priced, local and authentic. To follow along her hunt for new fabulous shells, visit her blog The Hunter and The Gatherer.

Is it happy hour yet?

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  • Reply Margaret Turner November 23, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Thank you, Anna! Lovely post!

    • Reply Anna November 23, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      I wouldn’t write about anything I didn’t believe in or truly love! See y’all soon.

  • Reply Reston Mattox November 23, 2013 at 2:30 am

    CONGRATS! The blankets are the best… I love all of Margaret’s designs!! Thanks for featuring my newest family member. Turner looks so good in Nargo’s blanket! Love to you all!

    • Reply Anna November 23, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Turner is such a doll! Certainly the star of blog. Hope you and the family are well!

  • Reply Maggie Wilson November 25, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Little boos are going to look so cute in their new blankets!!

    • Reply Anna November 25, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Hehe love those little boos. I’ll send you a picture!

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