Today I randomly came across these colorful paper mobiles at Meraki and Co., on Etsy, which I love. When I was pregnant with Vivi, one of the things I was most excited to buy was a pretty mobile for above her bed. I love the whimsical way that mobiles add color to a room - and the fact that their main purpose is to inspire the imagination of a little babe drifting on his or her way to sleep. I scoured the internet for sources. I didn't register for one, because I wanted the mobile to be a special mama purchase, one I picked out and lovingly hung myself.
Fast forward approximately two and a half years later...there's still no mobile above poor Vivi's bed. That's not totally true...we eventually picked out a random penguin one together because she was in a serious not-sleeping phase and I thought some personally-picked flair would make her feel attached to her crib. Nothing against penguins, but they have nothing to do with our decor elsewhere, and the mobile is way too small and gets lost in the clutter of the toddler mess that takes over the room most days. Needless to say, I never fulfilled the mobile visions I had while carrying her. After all that prenatal caring and searching, I could just never narrow down all the choices and pick one! All the mobiles seemed too theme-y (penguins, anyone?) or too grown-up designer-y.
Even though I'm now pregnant with baby number two and going through a serious nesting phase again, I wasn't even planning on picking out a new mobile. Vivi now loves her crib and has learned to sleep (relatively) without one, so I figured the point was moot. But when I stumbled on this blue and yellow paper mobile, my mobile obsession was reborn. I love how they're colorful and whimsical enough to be kid-like, but they also look like pieces of modern art...in an un-stuffy way. And I love how explosively crowded with color they are, not just a few random shapes dangling on threads.
Check out all the (many) options at the Etsy shop Meraki and Co. I think the mobiles would be just as well suited over a dining table or in the corner of a living room as in a nursery. Most of the designs are made with circles, but the ones with triangles are my favorite. She offers customized options as well...which would you choose??
(photos from Meraki and Co, on Etsy)