Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Momo for Mama

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching (May 10th)! Put a sparkle in the apple of your eye with a burst of color for Mom on her special day. A vibrant accessory will add a spot of cheer to your mother’s wardrobe — and put a smile on her face.

Warm her heart with a super soft, subtly shaded scarf by Woven of Walla Walla.  Kim Nemeth hand-looms these ethereal accents from silk and bamboo blends, making them a perfect gift for those who find wool or cashmere to be itchy. 

Fiddlehead fern silk and bamboo.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that moms appreciate sweet, thoughtful jewelry. Momo has an entire case of lovingly hand-crafted pieces in a vast array of vivid hues.
Vintage Czech and German glass from i. Ronni Kappos.
Wee enameled whales by Seattle’s Flora and Fawn.

Delicate Japanese seed bead necklace by LA artist Kyyote

So many colors!
And fresh from Amsterdam, our Sticks and Stones handbags are a veritable rainbow of leather. We’re especially fond of the coin-purse inspired cross-body bags.

Please stop by ... and in addition to inspiration and/or advice, we also offer fancy and fanciful gift wrapping! Happy Mother’s Day, with love from Momo.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Have a Hoot On Children’s Day!

Happy Children's Day!
Kodomo no Momo
With Toni Yuly and Growing Marigolds
Sunday, May 3 from 1:00 - 4:00

Bring the wee ones and celebrate Children’s Day at Momo with author/illustrator Toni Yuly as she reads from her latest book, “Night Owl.” Join us for home-made cookies, milk and the delightful tale of baby Night Owl and his nocturnal adventure!

The talented and sweet Toni Yuly.
Helen and Toni became friends at Momo.
We will also be joined by Helen Shor-Wong of Growing Marigolds as she shares her up-cycled kids clothing. Growing Marigolds teaches garden-based craft camps for kids' clothing, and hosts neighborhood-making gatherings.  
Kodomo no Hi, or Children’s Day, is a National Holiday in Japan celebrating children’s personalities and happiness. One will see an endless number of windsocks depicting koi fluttering in the breeze. These are called koinobori and will feature a red or pink fish to represent the mommy, a black fish for daddy and an additional fishy for each child. Koi represent strength of spirit, energy and determination – all things that will see a child to success. 

Click here to learn how to make a Koinobori Windsock.

Learning how to read will lead to success, too!