Monday, October 13, 2008

Welcome, Arthur!


My friends Guillaume and Céline just had a wonderful baby. Blue-eyed Arthur was born in Paris 10 days ago and is in perfect health, loved and pampered as he is... I held him in my arms today and think I can say we get along superbly.
Nothing's more beautiful that a baby's hands.

I was thrilled to go shopping for a present for Arthur (baby clothes are irresistible!) so I went around a few stores; I thought I'd show you my favorite shop window, the one at Bonpoint.

31 comments:

marie said...

oh i love baby clothes too, i wish i had someone to buy them for
bonpoint always has nice windows :)

karina said...

sweet!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

I love everything about babies - baby clothes are always sooo cute! I love Bonpoint too - they have a great factory shop at Vallée Village near Disneyland, Marne la Vallée, nr Paris -just in case your friends are interested..:)

Claire, said...

I love that shop window shot!
Beautiful baby, of course. Love a tiny baby.

Kitty said...

I know a little boy with that name! Baby clothes are one of the loveliest things to shop for. :-)

Jennifer Elaine said...

So glad you got to hold Arthur. It must have felt amazing. I too love baby clothes. At antique markets I often gravitate to the ancient white linen gowns and caps used in christening...

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful baby! and yes baby hands are just so amazing...
and it is fun to buy baby clothes....
le sigh...
nancy

raining sheep said...

My girlfriend is having a baby in two months and I can't wait. I don't think we have baby stores here that are as charming at the one in your photo though. When I was in New York last week, there were the cutest baby stores there....but EXTREMELY expensive. I think I will knit something for her :)

ryan manning said...

ultimately life-affirming

mansuetude said...

LOVE that look on his face, he's still so pure... it translates into us to look at it, don't you think? Love his hands, and little feet, and baby smell (most of the time). :)

Mary-Laure said...

MARIE - Me too! I always wish I had more babies around to buy baby clothes!

HERE THERE... - Thanks for the tip! It's true Bonpoint always has the best windows.

RAINING SHEEP - congratulations to your girlfriend!! I hope you'll keep us updated via your blog.
And do knit something. The best presents are always hand made.

RYAN - so true!

MANSUETUDE - I took the picture as Arthur was sleeping against his dad's chest, which probably explains his peaceful expression.

willow said...

What a wonderful name and such a beautiful baby! Best wishes to your friends. Babies are a time for celebration! Enjoy the fun shopping! :^)

limonana said...

i think baby hands are just the most darling thing too..i got a card in the mail notifying me of the birth of a friend's baby, & there was a gold baby hand print on the envelope, really melted my heart! love that shop window, so charming...

jo said...

such perfection!

Solange said...

I love babyclothes... and those little hands are always so irresistably cute.
have a good evening!

Solange

Jill said...

how incredibly sweet is this little guy?? and i love the name arthur...it was my beloved grandfather's name too. can't wait to hear what your exciting news is...hope more hints will be coming soon. good luck!

Ritva said...

welcome Arthur!
and thank you for your visit :)

ashley said...

what a sweetie- i wish i had an excuse to browse baby shops...
hope you are well;)
x ashley

LENORENEVERMORE said...

mmm...mmm...mmm
babies...so adorable indeed &
I love the scent of babies.
Lovely new week to you dear!

A World in a PAN said...

A Baby: sheer happiness, full bliss, and a life long commitment. Bienvenue Arthur!

artycho said...

Welcome to sweet Arthur! Bonpoint shop window looks amazing!

Esti said...

nothing is more beautiful that baby's hands... True :)

d i a n a m u s e said...

M-L: Such joy! How fun for you to splurge and dote on this handsome little fellow.

Arthur: Welcome to the world!
Special congratulations to your Mom and Dad.

Fifi Flowers said...

Precious! That looks like a lovely shop! ENJOY that little bundle... they grow sooooo fast!

Kwana said...

Welcome to the world Arthur. He's beautiful.

Joanna said...

Que precioso!

Jaimee said...

Congratulations to your friends!
What a darling baby boy.


(Like that window too :)

Mrs.French said...

sweetness...has me thinking of a number 2...

sherri said...

what a beautiful baby boy. great name, too.

momo said...

Que lindo bebé, Quiero darte las gracias por pasarte por mi blog.
Un abrazo

Mary-Laure said...

MRS FRENCH - of do go for a Number 2!