The Art of Collecting - For Children

Our home was always filled with art and antiques. My parents are art/antique dealers so as kids we traveled every weekend up and down the northeast from one antique show or auction to another. Every piece in our home had a story that we discussed as a family. Where was it purchased? how was it carved or painted? what did we see and feel when we looked at it? And it became a very personal experience for me. I learned what it was like to collect like my parents at a very young age. I started with dolls, then moved to old fashioned cookie cutters etc. until my taste evolved in my teens and I created a first rate collection of Bakelite radios and jewelry from the 1930's and 40's.

This is why I am so thrilled to be introducing and sharing with you our brand new, CLB Art Collection for Children. It is a project that we wanted to create for a very long time and we are so pleased with our collaboration with South Florida artist, Annie Lawrason.

Distinctive from anything else in the marketplace, this collection offers affordable, original works of art and a wonderful way to help children learn how to appreciate and collect art at a young age. Here's a sneak peak...

Because it is a true art collection, each piece is a limited edition ...uniquely thoughtful and sophisticated. The China Pandas is the first piece that was completed from our black and white collection.

Each charming, parent and child theme is inspired by the culture, animals and environmental issues around the world. The collection gave birth at the time of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and so far includes China, Africa, Antarctica and the Caribbean. With the purchase of each piece, a portion of the proceeds is donated to charity.

Based on original work of arts, every piece is beautifully reproduced in a small limited edition, by the high quality French method of giclee. Each canvas is then hand wrapped, hand signed and hand embellished with native motifs or the choice to personalize with a child’s monogram. The originals are also available.

Hand painted ceiling medallions are one of a kind designer touches that ensures sweet dreams and finishes a well decorated room. Paintings are available in three sizes, 11” x 14”, 16” x 20” wall hangings or 6" x 8" miniatures.

Non toxic acrylic and water based paints are used. Coordinating eco friendly paint colors and fabric choices are available upon request for a well designed room from start to finish.

Please feel free to contact us for more information.

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