Thursday, August 30, 2012

what we did on our summer vacation........

 Remember the first week of class when you had to write a paper about your summer vacation? Well, here's a little sampling of some things we did......


played putt-putt golf

fed the turtles

saw Coldplay

cooled off at the water park

Enjoy these last days of summer!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

God Save the Queen!!

The 2012 summer Olympics are just a few weeks away!!
Since the games are being held in London, we thought we'd show you some ways to incorporate the Union Jack into your kids room or nursery.

Pillows and bedding are an easy and inexpensive way to add some British flair.

How about a Union Jack sofa and ottoman?


These Union Jack floor tiles are to die for!! They already have that time-worn look.

Give an old piece of furniture new life by emblazoning it with the Union Jack. This one is from Mustard Seed Interiors.

Think the Union Jack is just for boys? Think again! Any girl (or dog!) would LOVE to have these pillows and wall hanging in her room. You can't go wrong with the classic red-white-blue color combination.

Are you feeling rebellious?? This Union Jack wallpaper would look F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. on one wall.

Hope these ideas inspire you to channel your inner Brit and 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!


George and Bessie

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

hippity, hoppity, Easter's on its way.........

Easter is right around the corner!!

Surprise your little one with these cute ideas....

{because every little girl needs a pair of bunny slippers!}

{leave a bunny trail right to the goods.}

{last, but not least, stock an Easter basket full of goodies any boy or girl would love to receive.}

HapPy HunTiNG!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012


We've been off the radar for a while, but we have a good excuse! We've been behind the scenes redesigning our website with the help of the uber-talented Catherine Haugland at Avalon Rose Design. You can check out her portfolio at

We've been searching the country for the BEST vintage finds for your nursery or child's room and have found some AMAZING things. We also added a new category called 'What's New' which will be updated regularly, so check back often.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
Thank you again, Catherine for helping us realize our dreams!!

Here are a few of our newly listed items:

Little Polly Flinders enamelware plate

Tole strawberry chandelier

Little Red Riding Hood hangers (set of 3)

Girl with potted plants apron

Sunday, December 18, 2011

HapPY CHrIsTMaS tO aLL aNd tO aLL a GOod nIGhT

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

All of us at George & Bessie wish you and yours the merriest of holidays and a Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

current obsession {paint-by-number}

We about fell out of our chairs when we saw the next two images of paint-by-number wall murals!! What a fun way to bring that retro, vintage vibe to a modern space.

Paint-by-number became a popular pastime in the early 1950s. Each paint-by-number kit included two brushes and up to 90 premixed, numbered paints ready to be applied to numbered spaces on a canvas. Popular subjects ranged from landscapes, seascapes, and pets to Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper".

Many of these 'masterpieces' are readily available at flea markets and tag sales for little investment. Try grouping several together, framed or unframed, for a dramatic effect.