A day to browse Etsy…

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are all enjoying your Monday so far! It has been a rainy one here… Wait. What? Yes. Rain! I am loving this right now. Anywho, so sorry about the lack of postage! We are so excited for Wilhelm’s Daughters to launch! We have had a few setbacks with the new design, but hope to have it up and running very soon! I am so excited to start this new little adventure.

 

In the meantime…. Let’s just look at how rad this all is. Agreed…right??

pumpkin/origami paper lamp shade-twReborn- $44.54

crab cuff-Butterscotch of Brooklyn- $290Liberty of London Garden Party Dress- Mrs Pomeranz- $482.26

Hyper Mountains Ring- Lunatic Art- $111.66

Enjoy your evening!

❤ Amy

The Night We Wined and Dined

Hello all!

Hope your summer is treating you all splendidly!  Lately, one of my good friends from Germany has been in town! She was an exchange student in Sedona about two years ago, and is just amazing! We had a day of shopping and then she offered to cook dinner for me! She made a delicious meal of Stir-fried vegetables and a delicious olive oil-garlic couscous with tomatoes! Alright the couscous was ready made, but it sure was delicious! It was a fun night of wine, spontaneous portraits and delicious food.

Love you Marie!! xoxo

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Introducing:: Wilhelm’s Daughters!

Well like I have mentioned in posts past, we will be going through some changes on this blog. About a year ago, Katie and I decided to take this to the next level and update our look and identity. We thought long and hard about all the possible names, logos, colors, styles. We finally settled on our new name: Wilhelm’s Daughters.

It all stems from our great great grandfather Wilhelm Kuhne who came to America from Germany with his Swiss sweetheart, O’Tilly Wettstein. They ended up in Illinois with Wilhelm working as a dressmaker in downtown Chicago. The creativity was passed down from generation to generation, filling our family tree with photographers, painters, seamstresses, and even a toy designer. You could say that creativity is in our blood. As Katie Jean Designs makes it’s move to Brooklyn, New York, we introduce our new site (coming soon) where we, Wilhelm’s Daughters, share our loves, our style, and anything else we feel like sharing with you all! You can follow our adventures in Phoenix and Brooklyn, with our favorite local spots, new favorite trends, or finds, and everything in between!

Our site is not quite ready to launch, but we will of course let all you beautiful people know as soon as it’s ready for you to see! Hope you are enjoying your summer!!
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❤ Amy and Katie

an evening with the family: Happy Birthday Jonce!

As much as I can, I try and spend time with my sister (Katie of Katie Jean Designs) and her amazing family. Last night we got to celebrate her husband Jonce’s birthday! I love getting some practice with my camera, and loved even more getting to capture this great night. Katie and Jonce will soon be moving along with their two little boys, Caden and Clive, so I am trying to soak up as much time with them as I can. 

I decided to help Katie out and make dinner and a cake for the evening. We made raw vegan tacos (one of our faves) from My New Roots. This recipe is amazing… you can find it HERE.

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Then I found this AMAZING new blog called This Rawsome Vegan Life. While drooling over all the recipes, I found a raw, vegan, carrot cake! Super simple to make and came out delicious! We topped it with lavender, pistachios and walnuts. The lavender added such an amazing flavor. You can find that recipe HERE.

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And the rest of the night was full of impromptu portraits, blowing out candles and chess….

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What a beautiful family. Love you Jonce! Happy Birthday! 

 

❤ Amy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Little Ones: Best of Etsy

It can be safely said…. I am obsessed with cute children’s clothing. Not just cutesy flowers and bumble bees, but the kind of clothing that makes them look like little people!  I am talking unique and inspired looks for kids. I am also talking about the things surrounding a child. Toys, artwork for their room, etc. I love these makers on Etsy, providing an alternative to the typical children’s items.  Katie and I went through and picked out our favorites. 🙂

These are my Top Shops on Etsy for those things meant for your little one:

5. Armadillo Dreams– Wooden Toys

I am in LOVE with these unique little wooden toys. They are all Waldorf inspired, handmade, and so dang cute. Here are a couple of favorites from their shop.

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Valentines Day Gnome- $12.00
il_fullxfull.414965016_2rrjSquirrel Set-$16.00

il_fullxfull.361321703Mermaid Set- $26.00

4. Maliposha Clothes- Kids Clothing

Not to mention this little girl is adorable with her little bun, these clothes are cute, simple with touches of detail that make them unique. Love it!

il_fullxfull.352749533_lvfxSummer Blouse- $39.70

il_fullxfull.354224774_poncSummer Blouse- $38.50

il_fullxfull.386464429_jb19Red wool coat- $139.00

3. The Black Apple– Paper Goods

These prints and other goods are Katie and mine’s favorite for decorating a kids room. They are so odd and unique with a hint of whimsy, I even want one for my place! Plus Katie has bought the book and her boys just LOVE it! Just amazing stuff for sure.

il_fullxfull.293834139Be Good Bear 5×7- $12.00

il_fullxfull.293971422Alice in Wonderland 14×11- $35.00

il_fullxfull.379052377_ot59English Rose 8X10- $16.00

2. Just Kidding– Kids Vintage

For awhile now, I have been on the hunt for an awesome kids vintage shop. I think I have found it, I love the stuff found in Just Kidding!

il_fullxfull.409700416_ce1580s Patterned Sweater- $12.00

il_fullxfull.410511387_6sd980s Durango Boots- $34.00

il_fullxfull.416367565_rryh70s Corduroy Jacket- $25.00

1. Machooka– unisex/children’s clothing

When Katie and I saw this, we were blown away! These pieces are so simple and organic looking, great for play clothes.  Katie has already ordered some shirts from this shop, and she cannot wait to get them!

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Grey Skirt- $22.00
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Grey Dress- $59.00

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Reversible two color shirt- $22.00

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Blue cotton shirt- $29.00

Have a beautiful day!

❤ Amy

I said a hip hop, a hippity hop….Etsy Easter!

Even though i have already highlighted the fact that spring is here, I would love to take this chance to share the Easter cheer! It’s all about floral, Sunday best, and everything Easter! So especially for you is my Etsy Easter! … Continue reading