Little Readers: Inspired by Baby Jane Austen

Welcome to a new week! Let’s make it a good one, okay?

Have you seen the Jane Austen board books for children? I hadn’t until a few months ago when I visited Daughter the Younger. She began reading when she was four years old and — thankfully — hasn’t stopped since!  Of course she would discover these books for her little ones
And of course she’s putting together the cutest little reading space in her houseand Jane Eyre is helping her.
As Jane counted 10 BOOKS, Daughter the Younger thought, “Hmmm”
 then started designing.

Then, this Nonna got invited to play, too! I pulled out my Silhouette cutter, downloaded her design, cut it out in vinyl, put it in the mail … and now a Baby Jane-inspired bookshelf welcomes Little Man and Little Sir to their reading nook.
I wish I could tell you it was as easy as that sounds, but I had a few challenges and learned more about my Silhouette cutter in the process.

Do you have any wall decals in your home?  I have a couple.  One is in the kitchen; the other at the top of the stairs leading to the garage … so I’ll see it every time I leave the house.

A Houzz ideabook author recently wrote, “I think wall decals might be here to stay for short-life rooms like nurseries, but their best days are behind them for adult spaces.” I think I might agree with her.  What do you think?

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  1. Jane Austen board books? OH MY! I am going to look for these! How charming! Happy Monday!

  2. I haven’t seen these books, but will definitely think of them for gifts. What a great idea!

  3. The board books are cute for little readers.

  4. Jane Austen for children? I’ll be hunting for those!

  5. The board books do look cute, a great idea for the children! Great post, have a happy week!

  6. So cute and what a great idea. It familiarizes them with good literature right off the bat. Hard to find in children’s books. I don’t have any decals but love looking at them. Can’t believe you make your own silhouettes. So very cool. (love the books) I am visiting from met morph and so glad I stopped in. Have a great week. God Bless, Wanda

  7. I have no wall decals, but I would like to have at least one on my Family Room wall. Thanks for sharing these blue books.

    Happy Blue Monday, Susan.

  8. Books are a blessing to us all. That is such a good trait for the younger generation.

  9. Such a positive thing for your daughter to do – encouraging enjoyment of books and reading with her little ones. I am now on the lookout for those Jane Austen little books!

    xo Nellie

  10. Newto me, perfect my young lady grands.

  11. Hi, Susan! I might’ve missed this informative post if you hadn’t visited me first (and thank you for your sweet comments about my blue and white vignette), because I just haven’t been visiting as much, soo I’m so glad I got here! It’s great to know about these books–I will surely be looking for them! I hope someday you’ll tell us more about your Silhouette–I’m so intrigued by them and would love to know how you use it/the projects you use it for.

    I am amazed at your memory that Sweet Mr. Bright Eyes has a first bday coming up–April 16. Just this evening his mama and I talked about how the time has flown by. He is a precious, precious baby boy. Thanks so much for remembering; that really touched my heart. 🙂 ~Zuni

  12. Looks interesting.

    My Blue Monday.

  13. the books look fun…I have wall decals in my rent house and I love them, they are around our family pictures

  14. They are so cute, I did see a couple at the bookstore and spent some time flipping through them.

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  15. I’d love to read the sense and sensibility.

    I am now just getting around with Blue Monday entries. I know it’s Saturday already but am trying hehehe.

    Come and take a peek of my BLUE
    Happy St. Patrick’s weekend!