A Grandma Is Born Tile

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Patricia Carlin


Patricia Carlin created by

Patricia Carlin

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How 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." Ceramic tiles are made in Holland and printed in Canada. We also offer personalized A Grandma Is Born tiles.

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Patricia Carlin

created by

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 and wrote copy for several product lines for the new venture.

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."


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ceramic, wood
7" H x 7" W x 1" D
Arrives ready to hang or display on a desk.
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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

A Grandma is Born Tile has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.

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