Olive is one of those children that can not wait to play outside, swinging, climbing the monkey bars, outdoor tea parties and baking mud pies, so for us this is what summer is all about, an incredible time in South Africa with blue skies and sunshine pretty much every day.

Even though we predominantly make items for interiors I wanted to capture the essence of what summer means to Olly Polly and show the versatility of our toys and furniture for garden play. So last Wednesday Olive and her best friend Lily joined us at the incredibly beautiful The Venue Fontana  in Umkomaas, KZN for some summer fun.

What better way to spend an afternoon then lying outside in your teepee reading your favourite book. We have so many incredible locally written and illustrated childrens books in our new Olly Polly Read section in the online store that the girls had a hard time choosing.

When story time was done the girls headed to the river to swing and relax a little with their favourite toys on our new Malawi chairs.

Then just as the sun was starting to set we ended off the afternoon with an outdoor tea party. Olive and Lily had us in hysterics as they munched their cupcakes and wildly cheered their ice tea, giggles all round!

A big thank you to:

Wilma Towell Photography for your endless patience, friendship and talent.

The Venue Fontana for so generously allowing us to use their venue.

Kelly-Ann from Magpie Home for the making the eared crowns for the girls in our colour specifications at such short notice as well as Nicole from Boutique Crowns for the flower crowns, the girls absolutely adored them! Both these brands are from my home town and are willing to go the extra mile for you, if you’re looking for crowns for your little ones pop on over to their facebook pages, you’re welcome 🙂

Then lastly but not least Anneke, for your lovely brand of whimsical clothing. I’ve always been a huge fan of my friend Anneke’s beautiful brand Annapatat and when she released her latest range I knew immediately that I had to buy the ballet dress for Olive. Lily is also wearing a lace skirt from Annapatat with a simple white vest from Pick n Pay clothing.

All decor, books and toys are available from our online store, the perfect additions to your little ones summer.