Now that you’ve seen Pineapple Street inside and out, here’s a tour of Sweet Violet – located directly across the street! It definitely makes it worth the trip downtown and let me tell you that there are other shops popping and perking up around downtown too. I think this is the start of something great.
Sweet Violet isn’t (as some people have wondered) just kids and baby items. Its roughly 1/3 bedding, 1/3 bath items and 1/3 baby. So even if you don’t have a little one in your life, there’s still more than half the shop to peruse.
Sweet Violet was born out of frustration with fining beautiful bed linens at reasonable prices in the area. The department stores are either a snooze fest of beige or loud and brash prints that don’t make for a very elegant bedroom. I wanted to offer classic and beautiful bedding that can be mixed and matched to create your own signature collection.
There are simple basics – like a great white box pleated bed skirt, sheets and towels – along with specialty items like robin’s egg printed shams and unique vintage-inspired quilts, French soaps and sea sponges.
Then there’s the spool style or Jenny Lind crib! This is exactly what Sara and I were after for our daughter’s nursery and couldn’t find! We were able to track down a company who makes new Jenny Lind cribs in classic white and brought them in. They’re timeless, charming and best of all affordable! They’re only $325 which is much less than I see at baby boutiques out there or Restoration Hardware/Pottery Barn and even akin to prices you’ll find at places like Sears.
Some people are a little confused about these cribs because they’ve heard they were recalled in Canada. To be clear, the Jenny Lind crib is a style not a brand. There are other brands like Da Vinci that have made Jenny Lind style cribs, some with drop-sides, that have been recalled. The Sweet Violet Jenny Lind crib is not from one of these brands and meets all Canadian safety requirements. It is not a drop sided crib and is brand-spankin-new (i.e. not an antique death-trap!).
Besides the cribs there are beautiful customizable gliders that are clean lined and elegant (with ottomans available too) or comfy arm chairs to curl up in with a good story book/novel. We’ve got the cutest stuffed animals around and some hot air balloons and mobiles you won’t find anywhere.
So all in all, Sweet Violet is a pretty magical place and you need to visit soon!