Friday, January 20, 2012

kids enamelware and a great giveaway :-)

When it comes to tableware I feel I have been looking for the perfect thing since the kids came along, and now I have finally found it! Joa trying his new cup and bowl
We try to avoid plastic as much as possible. This is for a number of reasons. Firstly, there is the concern of the chemicals within the plastic leaching into the children's food and drink. Secondly, plastic is environmentally a bugger to make and a bugger to dispose of. Thirdly, my kids tend to bite and chew on plastic and Rebe has complained in the past of having bitten off and swallowed small pieces! Lastly plastic things tend to be pretty ugly and garish and I really don't see why I should spend so much time and effort to make good nutritious food and then serve it to the kids in ugly cups and bowls. close up of Joa's cup
So Andy and I have looked for alternatives. The boys have Kleen Kanteens for their sippy cups, but for the rest of the tableware I have been relying on our local charity shops. Little espresso mugs and shot glasses were pretty good to drink out of, but we have managed to smash and chip our way through everything our local charity shops had to offer. This week I have found the perfect tableware for our family:
Joa's, Benny's, Rebe's cups
gorgeous, brightly coloured enamelware. It is made by a European firm called Spatum and is stocked by a wonderful little company here in Ireland! They are called Kool Kids Kitchenware and you can find them here. They have a truly beautiful range of enamelware. All brightly coloured and all with simply darling animal motifs. They are really well priced, the 6cm mugs are only 6 euro and the pitcher 25 euros.

I just love everything about them, the size is perfect child size. They actually have three sizes of cups. We choose 6cm and 7cm for our children. This gives them plenty to drink and it looks like they have a full cup. They are easy to hold and are just beyond beautiful and jolly :-) and they will last and last and last. I know by the look and feel of them that in years to come my little grandchildren will be eating and drinking from them. They are truly heirloom stuff!our new bowls
To go with the cups we got a bowl for each child too. close up of one of the cats on Joa's bowl




Of course as soon as the box arrived it was ripped open and the kids had to try the cups and bowls out straight away!

Rebe says that everything definitely tastes much better out of these bowls and to prove it the kids had 3 bowls of soup each at lunch time and 2 bowls of pasta at supper time and countless cups of milk and water and squash.
We have been in need of a jug (having smashed 2 glass ones this year) and I just had to have this one:

To be honest I would love to have every single one of the products they stock, especially one of the coffee pots, I think I will be treating myself soon! Alison the proprietor of Kool Kids Kitchenware is an absolute gem, she has been so lovely to deal with and so helpful.

And what is more she has very kindly given me this darling little mint green enamel mug to giveaway to one of you!!!


It is a 6 cm size mug and has 2 little cats on it, perfect for any wee boy or girl!

ETA 28/01/2012: The giveaway is now closed and the winner been chosen.
And here is how you can win it:

Like Kool Kids Kitchenware on face book
Share Kool Kids Kitchenware on face book
Blog about Kool Kids Kitchenware and link to their face book page
Blog about this giveaway and link back here
Check out Kool Kids Kitchenware and tell me which of their products you like best
Tweet about Kool Kids Kitchenware or this giveaway
Sing about Kool Kids Kitchenware from the mountaintops

Remember to leave a comment here to tell me what you have done to big-up Kool Kids Kitchenware and leave a comment for each action as each comment counts as one entry.

The giveaway will end next Friday (the 27th of Jan) when I will randomly choose a winner.
I am happy to send this prize anywhere in the world. Koo Kids Kitchenware will also ship worldwide by the way.

ETA: to contact Kool Kids Kitchenware please leave a message on their fb page of you can email Alison alisonmccullagh@eircom.net for more information. She has just told me that she is currently taking more pictures of her fabby stock and look out for some Valentines Day offers :-)

Good luck :-)

52 comments:

  1. I adore these! I could happily home their whole stock! I have liked them on facebook, and I would dearly love to buy some cups and bowls for my children too. I love that mint green colour! How do I go about purchasing from them?

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    1. I know Liz aren't they just so so cute! If you leave a message for Alison on Fb she will get back to you. I will go up and add her email address too which is alisonmccullagh@eircom.net she'll be delighted to hear from you x

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  2. Thank you for sharing this, Laura, these are great. Not only for kids, I'd say! The chamber pot is ultra cute.

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  3. Like Kool Kids Kitchenware on Facebook - check.

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  4. Helen Douglas on fb: liked kool kids kitchenware on facebook

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  5. Helen Douglas shared them on facebook!

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  6. Share Kool Kids Kitchenware on Facebook - check.

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  7. Helen Douglas love the blue with the giraffes

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  8. from fb Virginia Angel Loved it

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  9. I don't have a blog or twitter, so I can't do any of the others but...
    Sing about Kool Kids Kitchenware from the mountaintops - check.
    Or at least, I'll be telling all my friends!

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  10. Beverley Cooke I have liked Kool Kids Kitchenware on FB :)

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  11. Beverley Cooke I have shared their lin too:)

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  12. Beverley Cooke I have also had a look and LOVE the sitting dogs mug :)

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  13. Beti Marinescu
    Great ones Laura!! I remember we used only this type of cups and soup plates as kids. About 30 years ago :)) I'll defo buy one of each for my little one

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  14. These are adorable! I've liked Kool Kids on FB. Robin Phillips-Knotts is my id. Thanks! cokelush at gmail

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  15. Shared Kool Kids on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/robinphillipsknotts/posts/306434206070179
    Thanks! cokelush at gmail

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  16. I love the set with the elephants and other critters. Thanks! cokelush at gmail

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  17. Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/cokelush/status/160503177731506176
    Thanks! cokelush at gmail

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  18. Oh, what sweet little dishes! I liked them on facebook.

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  19. I love the little mugs, especially the giraffes and the coffee set. Cute!

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  20. I shared this giveaway on twitter. Thanks so much for the chance, Laura and Alison!

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  21. Absolutely GORGEOUS! And so happy to be introduced to some enamelware for all the reasons you mentioned : )
    Would love to win this for my 20-month-old who's just learning to drink out of a cup. Can see her looking at it and saying "pussy cat... sleeping... aaaaahhhh" and then giving it a big kiss : )

    SO...

    I have liked Kool Kids Kitchenware on FB : )

    She's also singing about everything at the mo so we'll both sing about KKK from the mountaintops : )

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  22. Ok so I shared them and your giveaway on FB and Twitter :) I am dotingondeirdre on twitter. I found you on FB too! What fun. We also use enamelware, from Nova Natural, for the same reasons. I went totally plastic free for the kids this summer (minus a few small bpa free snack cups). But as for enamelware Nova has a small selection. I am glad you featured this company. Do they have a online store?

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  23. And had a look and the ones I LOVE LOVE LOVE the most are the stripey cats mug on a red background and the mugs with hearts on. Well, Valentine's Day is only round the corner ; )

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  24. I like the flat plate with dogs and cats, red underneath. So cute!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I liked KKK on FB

    Andrea from ziezo (www.ziezoDesigns.etsy.com)

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  26. I LOVE the giraffes. The mugs and the coffee pot. Would e a dream if there were a pitcher too!

    Andrea from ziezo

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  27. i liked it on FB - Nina Hudson

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  28. on fb: Donna Johnson I can not post on your blog. Please transfer for me. Thanks!

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  29. I have to say, that red pitcher is gorgeous. How do we go about placing an order? I can't see any shop details anywhere.

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    1. Hi tuft, she only works through her facebook page, you can leave a comment there and she will get back to you or you can email her directly and she will help you :-)alisonmccullagh@eircom.net

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  30. I love it all so much! I liked them on facebook. :)

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  31. from fb: Loo Stepney-Power I have shared on FB, I have liked their page. My favourite thing is the red cat mug and i stood on my rooftop and sang all about it, does that count?!!!

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  32. I have liked on Facebook. They look exactly what we're after, and the cats will go down a treat. With the heirlooms - I've recently found my old (plastic) mug that I used when at my Grandparents. Needless to say it is the prized cup now!

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  33. as for a fave product...thats a tough one. But I really, really love the red heart cup:)

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  34. These are so lovely, They are similar to some I was lusting after in our local Eco-republic shop (but those were grown up ones).
    I totally love the jugs. I've put it on my wish list!

    Thank you for sharing these. xx

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  35. so happy to find this company...thank you! i have been looking for enamelware.

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  36. I Like Kool Kids Kitchenware on face book
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  37. I love the small elephant bowls!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  38. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/Ilovemybeagle2/status/161360999729995776
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  39. Those are fabulous. I totally love your pitcher. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  40. liked it, shared it (on FB) and those little cups are just flat out awesome.

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  41. Liked on FB, would have preferred to LOVE them!

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  42. I know it's 2 years since this post was written, but I love this stuff and have been to the link and can't find any enamel there- and a google search has turned up nothing. If you are still reading this and have any suggestions on where to obtain this enamelware now- please let me know!

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    1. hi there, I'm afraid that the lady I bought mine from has finished trading now and I don't know who else stocks them, sorry I can't help more

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