Since I still haven’t taken Huntley to see the mechanical interactive Easter Bunny at SCP, I decided to put her in the Le Top dress that she didn’t get to show off on St. Patrick’s Day and did a little impromptu Easter photo-shoot (in our backyard as always). Huntley had so much fun blowing bubbles and is getting quite good at it too!
Originally I had envisioned a modern chic-nursery in teal and yellow, but fell in love with this crib (not at all modern) and decided on a completely different style for this nursery.
When I was pregnant, I would always be on the lookout for things that would work in the nursery. Sometimes, I would just buy things because I loved it, not because it would match – you’ll notice I use tons of prints and patterns. If you knew me, you would know me as a collector of vintage! My mother-in-law is a perfect example of this, she purchased from flea markets/antique stores, etc. some of the most beautiful vintage things including the ceramic shoes, cream hanger hook, and wooden gold floral piece in the corner. Three of the frames and art on the gallery wall are also vintage, two of which I painted in gold glitter.
I knew pink would be perfect for this vintage-glam theme, but my husband didn’t want a bubblegum pink and so we decided on this pretty iced peach.
As some might think this small room seems a bit cluttered and too small for all that’s in it, Huntley just loves taking tours around her room with so much to see and touch!
The inspiration for our baby girl’s nursery all started with this beautiful Bratt Decor crib and vintage dressers!
Nothing to match-y, personalization is key! Many of the things that were used in the room were either gifted or found at thrift stores and on Craigslist. One of my favorite gifts was from a cousin of mine who got a little ceramic shoe personalized with Huntley’s name in gold handwriting – I thought this was such a sweet gift and so perfect in the room!
Chandeliers – Amazon
Crib – Bratt Decor “Casablanca Crib” in Slate
Crib Bedding (bumper/skirt/sheet/blanket) & Valance – Bebe Chic “Angelica” http://www.2sweetsisters.com/AngelicaCribBedding#.U08F1DmST8s
Mobile – Restoration Hardware “Hot Air Balloon”
Wooden Letters – (spelling HUNTLEY) DIY Michaels with gold glitter paint.
Dresser & Nightstands – Craigslist (believe it or not, they were found at different times and from different sellers, even though they match)
Changing Pad Cover & Closet Baskets – Wendy Bellisimo “Petit Safari” and “Vintage Teaberry”
Toy Basket & Diaper Basket – Homegoods
Rug – Overstock
White Eyelit Pots – Ikea (large) and Target (small)
Rocker/Glider – was a gift from Huntley’s grandparents, Bratt Decor “Grand Wheat Glider”
Child’s Chair – Pottery Barn “Anywhere Chair”
Gold Hooks – Anthropologie
Deer Door Stop – (actually a piggybank) Urban Outfitters
I love love love Huntley’s crib bedding and valances! The print, color, and fabric just make the room!
Photos taken by my friend Fressa-Mae.
Is it just me? Or did Halloween, Thanksgiving and now Christmas come and go so quickly? I had planned to have our house this year be even more decked out in Christmas spirit than the last. However, finding the time to pull out our five large storage boxes marked “Christmas” and the nativity scene didn’t seem worth it with the one day a week we get to spend with Tanner. And being pregnant, once again during the holidays, I haven’t been allowed to do it all myself. My husband hates when I try to use the ladder in the garage to get things. And the few weekends were spent putting away all the Thanksgiving Fall decor, which luckily I have downsized to three medium sized boxes and one large storage bin (yippee!)
This time last year, I had it together! Christmas presents were bought and wrapped early. There weren’t any traveling involved since we didn’t think it best to be traveling to Arizona (as we would normally) since I was a week out from being due to give birth. And thank goodness we stayed home during Christmas since we ended up walking around the neighborhood Christmas morning with my terribly painful contractions. We were lucky enough to have my in-laws come down to celebrate some pre-Christmas festivities with us around our decked out Christmas tree, but Christmas itself was not the same.
This year is not going the way I had imagined for Huntley’s first Christmas. I put out all our normal nautical decor even though I had originally planned to have the house be in traditional classic Christmas spirit as I had mentioned above. However, I also didn’t imagine being pregnant once again, or having to throw a first birthday party, literally the next day after driving back from a week long trip to Arizona. We still got our grand fir 6 ft. tree as tradition (and we picked a perfect one this year!) I thought it would be best to decorate with a few of our cherished ornaments, but not all, however after pointing to three wrong storage bins that the husband had to haul down from the top of the garage racks, we gave up. I did end up decorating as best I could with some seashells we had from a wind chime that fell over in our backyard and some twine to keep with our nautical theme. I also found two gorgeous nautical Christmas wreaths to hang – and I love them!
Even though our house might not be in much Christmas spirit as I had hoped for, I just know Huntley will have an amazing first Christmas at her Wela and grandpa’s house this year!
How have you been keeping up with the holidays?
All photos via my iPhone and IG @TiffWall