The baby's only been here two and a half months!
Fortunately she didn't seem to notice or care that her room was
We only have two bedrooms in our wee little bungalow, so we left the guest bed up for the month of July to accommodate visiting grandparents. The shelves were already up when we'd begun to set up the nursery for Eliza, so they just lived (awkwardly) in the guest room for the year and a half it was not a nursery.
Then we finally put up the crib and moved the changing table from our room to the nursery.
A shopping trip (with baby in tow) to Hobby Lobby to buy fabric for another project resulted in the spur-of-the-moment purchase of a laundry hamper, storage ottoman, and the book basket.
My favorite things are the things on the wall--a combination of things I'd gotten for Eliza, things purchased specifically for Caroline, and a few hand-me-downs from my nursery when I was a baby.
So with no further ado, I give you a ridiculous number of photos that catalog every object in this room. You are welcome.
|view from the crib - I made the curtains for Caroline out of sheets from Target following this tutorial. Sorry the lighting is terrible and I'm too |
|view from the chair - the quilt was originally made for Eliza by my Nana and has baby ducks on it. The diaper pail is also somewhat unsightly but essential.|
|On the door to her room: "Let her sleep for when she wakes she will move mountains." An Etsy purchase just for Caroline from Bo Peep Baby.|
|Above the crib - Eliza's duck painting and the free Rainbows printable|
|Between the crib and changing table--an ABC banner cross stitched by my great-aunt Beth. This hung in my nursery when I was a baby. Isn't it adorably vintage?|
|Above the changing table--Cooper and Mac prints from Wallfry on Etsy.|
|Gallery frames above the rocking chair|
|Caroline's birth announcement|
|Print from Trafalgar's Square on Etsy - a gift for Caroline from David's sister|
|A tiny print in the shape of a duck that says "lucky, lucky." I ordered this for Eliza's nursery also (the seller is no longer on etsy).|
|A $2 letter C from Hobby Lobby, covered with scrapbook paper.|
|A "Make Way for Ducklings" postcard my mom mailed us from Boston a few years ago.|
|An Alice in Wonderland print I ordered for Eliza from DreameryStudio on Etsy (seller no longer on Etsy).|
|The shelves above the rocking chair - filled with goodies!|
|My picture didn't turn out well, but this darling print was a gift from my friend Megan for Caroline. It says "You make me happy when skies are gray."|
|Top shelf: A stuffed lamb given to Caroline by her great-great aunt Dottie, an angel figurine my mom gave me, another Trafalger's Square print (originally purchased for Eliza), a framed picture of a butterfly, a Noah's ark piggy bank, an antique duck that was a gift for Eliza, and a little gift box that came full of duck socks (the very ones I cried over in this post)|
|A basket of books, most of them lovely gifts, including The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts. Awesome.|
|The closet - I like to decorate it with her cute dresses. And the banner is reused from the sip & see. I made it with scrapbook paper and letters I printed and cut out (I have mad scissors skills).|
|This monkey was a hand-me-down from Caroline's cousins Kailer and Taylyn. We stuck it on the shelf over her changing table and she loves it. It cracks her up.|
|Looking at the funny monkey!|
|Last but not least -- a mobile from my nursery as a baby. This was made by my grandma, and it's perfect for my rainbow baby.|
So you can see, our duck "theme" is really just the quilt. We've brought in lots of pink and other colors besides yellow and blue. It's kind of a cluttered and eclectic little nursery, but I love the way every single object in that room is sentimental and meaningful to us, one way or another. Decorated with love, for sure.