we have a little bit of very big news that we’ve had to be hush-hush about for way too long and now we can finally let the proverbial cat outta the bag. the fortuitous road that led PBteen to our [literal] doors (read here, & here), has now taken a sharp right turn into pottery barn kids & baby.
other than our own kids rooms (conveniently, amie has a girl and i have a boy so designing for each gender was extra fun), it’s our first time to design an entire line for kids & baby from the top to bottom, from rugs & chandeliers, to bedding & toys. even diaper bags (eeek)!! it’s pretty much all there.
that’s a light, y’all!!!
and so is this… (insert excited face here!)
and for the little adventurer-cowboy-wild child…
complete with adventure map sheets (we call these adventures unknown)…
also, sidenote: since mine & amie’s kids are clearly aged out of the baby & kids stage. we have both decided we clearly need a baby… feel free to send us your babies. we’ll take ’em all.
as always, working with pb is basically like a dream come true – watching all of the things we love come to a reality. for this line, we stayed true to JG style by the ever-present boho-vintage vibe with a southern twist. our goal was to design a free-spirited, dream big space that moms & dads & babies would all feel truly reflected the budding personalities and souls within. we dreamed of little ones with adventure-seeking spirits, and little rebel country stars with music in their souls.
somewhere along the way of this kids and baby line becoming a living, breathing, beautiful creation that we loved with all of our hearts, we heard this song. and y’all, we love it so much. the lyrics. the message. kaitlin’s voice. and we just knew it had to be a part of this launch. it speaks to our very hearts and souls and it is the perfect message for all little dreamers out there. thanks to kaitlin butts not only for letting us use her song but also for writing something so soulful and beautiful.
Wild Rose, by Kaitlin Butts
When she was young they called her Wild Rose.
The leaders in the town turned up their nose.
The boys all loved her heaven knows.
She would never be tied down.
She said that she was getting out, the first chance she had she’d take it.
Don’t know when, don’t know how, but I know for sure that I’ll make it.
So on the day that she, she turned 18, she bought her ticket for the Grey Hound bus.
He looked up from his cowboy hat and said,
“Oh baby, what about us?”.
She said, “I’ve got to go, I’ve got to bloom but in this small town, babe, there aint no room for this Wild Rose”.
And he looked at her and said,
“Well, baby, you can bloom no matter where you are, you don’t have to live in the sky to be a star, you don’t have to be a sun to shine.
Baby, just be mine.”
She got on the bus, said, “I just can’t stay”.
She didn’t look back as they pulled away, but the hummin of the tires couldn’t drown out the words she heard him say.
Right there beside the road, she saw a wild rose and it bloomed right there where God had planted it on and old, rusty barbed wire fence and all of a sudden it all made sense when he said,
“Baby, you can bloom no matter where you are, you don’t have to live in the sky to be a star, you don’t have to be a sun to shine.
Baby, just be mine.”…
Well the bus pulled away with an empty seat.
She made a call sayin, “Baby, come and get me.”
They drove all through the night and went home to see an Oklahoma sun rise.
Sittin on the porch late at night watchin their babies chasin fireflies.
The little one looks up at the sky and says,
“I wanna be a star”.
And they said,
“Baby, you can bloom no matter where you are, you don’t have to live in the sky to be a star.”
here’s a quote from the pottery barn kids jg launch press release: “In designing this collection we thought about what our dream would have been when we were putting together our own children’s nurseries about a decade ago. Inspired by Texas flea markets, old-fashioned quilts that will be keepsakes, wildflowers on country roads and our belief in dreaming big. We love the charm of farmhouse style, vintage fabrics, Americana rock n’ roll and the road to adventure that lay ahead,” said Amie and Jolie Sikes of Junk Gypsy. “It’s about starting your little dreamer off right, in a place that speaks to their sweet little minds and feels like a soft place to land. Here’s to the wild heart that lives inside us all!”
now y’all head on over to pottery barn kids & baby to see the entire line, including nursery, kids rooms, and all the fixins! we hope you LOVE and we can’t wait to see your pics using pieces from the line… use #JUNKGYPSYxPBK !
bloom, baby bloom!