Pretend and play with Fanny & Alexander

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Last week, Courtney and her family were visiting us in Amsterdam, and we had such a lovely time. Eight children, who have known each other all of their life, together in one house. You can imagine the amount of fun we all had!

Ivy and Ava are one year apart, but these girls are the best of friends. They bond over dolls, drawing, and mischievous behaviour in general. The sound of their girly giggles throughout the house was just wonderful!

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When a few toys arrived from the fabulous toy makers Fanny & Alexander, all the way from Argentina, the girls proved to be the perfect models. Ivy instantly fell in love with the wooden camera — taking photos of all of us (and showing them to us on the ‘preview screen’ on the back of the camera — pretending, of course!). Ava’s new canvas school satchel (which fits beautifully thanks to the adjustable straps) of course needed to be photographed immediately.

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Fanny & Alexander is a brand based in Argentina and aims to develop nostalgic toys and children’s accessories. They work with local artisans to produce objects that are simple yet beautiful and are made to stand the test of time. Their collection is about capturing that unique feeling that childhood is all about and to encourage pretend play and creativity. Ivy and Ava are big fans, and so are we!

The beautiful products of Fanny & Alexander are now available at Shak-Shuka, or check other retailers here.

xxx Esther

This post is sponsored by Fanny & Alexander, a brand we highly admire for their dedication to developing unique and durable children’s toys and accessories. 


Comments (8)

November 14, 2014

Hi, there! A bit off topic but can’t help admiring the floral dress!!! Where is it from (I am based in the UK)? I have a 18-month-old girl who would look great in it… Thanks and keep up the good work!

November 14, 2014

Such a cute post!

November 14, 2014

So sweet! Love Ivy’s headband. Would you mind sharing where it’s from? Perfect stocking stuffer!

Courtney in London
November 16, 2014

Hi Nicole,
They would, indeed, make cute stocking stuffers! The cat ears headbands are from La Coqueta: xx

November 17, 2014

Dear Courtney, would you also mind telling me where the girls’ clothes were from? The floral dress, denim dress and yellow cardigan? Many, many thanks 🙂

November 19, 2014

Hi Rea,
The denim dress is from Polpettine

Esther in Amsterdam
November 19, 2014

Hi Rea, sorry for my slow reply. The denim dress is indeed from Polpettine, as Sandra kindly pointed out already. Ava’s yellow cardigan is from Mormor:
And Ivy’s floral dress is from Mabo Kids:
xxx Esther

November 19, 2014

Thank you, kind ladies, for putting me out of my misery!! 😉
Take care xxx

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