From Hawaii, with Love

Don't we wish we were in Hawaii right about now with this East Coast blizzard?  Well if we can't be there, at least its nice to know we can bring a little piece of the Aloha state to us.  The fresh designs from Cedar Road Trading Company, a family business based in Hawaii, compliment any little girls' wardrobe. In a seasonal selection of beautiful fabrics, they're  sure to add a bit of sunshine to your day.

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I've been lusting after their darling dresses for some time but this cranberry dress in the "Opal" style won my heart and Elise's too.  This lovely dress was named after the designer's daughter who's smiling face shows off her family's talents on their Instagram page.  

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Cedar Road Trading Company was born from the passions and inspirations of a daughter and Mother in-law duo.  Opal's Mom, Terri, was first inspired by the world of handmade baby clothing when Opal was born.  With a ready and willing seamstress in the family, Terri and Irene brought their dreams to reality.  "Mom we could totally make these" is all it took and Cedar Road Trading Company came to life.  

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Terri has a discerning eye for timeless patterns and quality fabrics.  She hand selects distinctive materials and designs while her uber-talented seamstress mother-in-law, Irene, brings each piece to life.  A perfectionist at heart, Irene is meticulous with every detail.  Just look at how this dress moves!

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But what sets them apart from so many is their dedication to a very special cause which they've so beautifully carried over to their business.  Behind the scenes, they make and donate items of clothing, memory boxes and blankets to maternity wards for stillborn babies.  Terri's first daughter, Adella, was stillborn and by giving back to this very special cause, both Adella and Opal have become a part of the business.  In Terri's own words, "they are the greatest inspiration."

Terri and Irene, you are an inspiration to us all.  Thank you for sharing your story and for adding beauty to our world!

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All this red reminds me that Valentines day is closer than we think!  Do not hesitate to secure one of these lovely dresses for your little Valentine.  The heart embroidery is enough to make my own skip a beat! 

Cedar Road Trading Company - Pink Linen Valentines Day Dress

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