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personalized a grandma is born tile

by Patricia Carlin
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Just Grand

The birth of a child not only marks the dawn of a new generation, it also symbolizes the start of a beautiful relationship: the one shared between a grandma and her first grandchild. Designed by Patricia Carlin, these soft teal or lavender tiles framed in natural ash wood honor the birth of first-time mee-maas, nanas, bubbas, and abuelas with the printed phrase "When a baby arrives, a grandma is born." Tiles can be given a personal touch with special printed details about the new grandchild, including their name, birthday, and birth weight. Ceramic tiles are made in Holland and printed in Canada.

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Item ID
30408
Made from
ceramic, wood
Measurements
7" H x 7" W x 1" D
Notes
Arrives ready to hang or display on a desk.
  • the maker
Patricia Carlin

Patricia Carlin

Patricia started out as an art director in Philadelphia, selling everything from potato chips to financial products. In 2001, a friend wanted help launching a glassware business. Patricia designed several product lines for the new venture.

"We couldn't afford a writer at first, so I wrote my own copy for the glasses," Patricia says.

Despite the August 2001 launch, the business did well, and Patricia found herself designing a range of tabletop products.

When Red Wheel Weiser Conari Press noticed the glassware at a gift show, they saw book potential. With their help, Patricia produced two books: "Glam Girl" and "Geeky Girl".

Patricia has explored many techniques in her illustration, but simple line drawing appeals to her most.

"For me paring things down to their simplest essence is always the best way to understand them," she says. "After I had my daughter I rediscovered the power these little sketches have to tell a story. Drawing was a fun way to communicate without language."

Patricia is inspired by Ikko Tanaka, Adrian Tomine and Diane Arbus. She has won many awards for her design work and is the author of "How to Tell If Your Boyfriend is the Antichrist: And if he is, should you break up with him?"

She comes from a long line of RockStar Moms, and aspires to that status on a daily basis. collection

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PERSONALIZED A GRANDMA IS BORN TILE
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Great detail (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

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    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Grandparent (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (3)

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5.0

Great for the new granny

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from Germantown, MD

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        Comments about PERSONALIZED A GRANDMA IS BORN TILE:

        The tile is wonderful. A great gift for the new grandma. She loved it!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Grandparent
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        • Other

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        5.0

        How wonderful a product !!

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        from Massachusetts

        About Me Artist, Decorator, Educator

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        Pros

        • A Family Heirloom
        • A Lovely Piece Of Art
        • Great Detail
        • Quality Construction
        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Decoration
          • Gift
          • Home
          • Inspiration

          Comments about PERSONALIZED A GRANDMA IS BORN TILE:

          I bought this lovely ceramic tile with personalized name of the new baby, and the grandmother as a gift for a beloved cousin. It was the first baby in this branch of the family and thus was a very special occasion,so I searched long and hard for a fitting wonderful gift. The beautiful blue hand-made tile, with a little baby, and a grandma doing a cartwheel was adorable, and so cute ! I carefully had this tile flown to my cousins in Italy, where it was greeted with such wonder, love and giant smiles! Bravo! Uncommon Goods, because you are so "Uncommon" and so "Good" !!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Grandparent
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          4.0

          Cute keepsake

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          from concord, ma

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          Pros

          • Personal
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

          • Text Is Small

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about PERSONALIZED A GRANDMA IS BORN TILE:

          this was a great gift for my aunt who became a grandmother for the first time. we are very close with her and wanted to celebrate this new "title" with her. she loved the gift and it will make a great decorative item in her house

          Service and delivery comments:

          prompt delivery - no issues

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          • Personal
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          • Yes
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          5.0

          Perfect gift for new Grandma

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          from Boston, MA

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          Pros

          • Great Detail
          • Quality Construction

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              Comments about PERSONALIZED A GRANDMA IS BORN TILE:

              I gave this gift to my mother for her first Christmas as a grandma. She loved it!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Grandparent
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              4.0

              Very special for a new Grandma.

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              from Plantation, FL

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              Pros

              • Great Detail
              • Quality Construction
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

              • Too Small

              Best Uses

              • Gift

              Comments about PERSONALIZED A GRANDMA IS BORN TILE:

              This is a very special, thoughtful gift, but the detail is a bit too small. Our newest Grandma was moved to tears!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Grandparent
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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