Nearly as soon as I found out I was pregnant I started planning the nursery. I knew I wasn’t going to wait until I found out if we were having a boy or a girl, instead I would pick things that would work for either, which is more my style anyway. But, where does one start? There are so many options! The first controlling factor was the budget, which is really almost as tiny as the baby himself (at conception). I also knew I wanted an area rug to cover some of the hardwood floors in the room and it isn’t easy to find an inexpensive rug that is also attractive. I looked around on Pinterest and on discount sites and ebay, but came up short (of cash mostly).
And then I saw this one at Ikea and ideas started forming in my head:
That is where it all started. From there I have picked a few new things, a few old things and a few borrowed. Here are the rest of the elements (so far):
I had a Jenny Lind crib picked out and then my parents found this one, for $15!! My dad painted it for us and now it is perfect.
This is the rocking chair myself and my siblings were rocked in as babies and now I get to rock my own baby in it. And, it is comfortable, I am sitting in it right now.
This blanket was one of my baby blankets and it just happened to fit perfectly into the room. I have always loved it and I hope little baby Schofield will too.
For use as clothing storage and changing table I nicked this dresser from John. My dad refinished it for use years ago, after pulling it out of a collapsed barn.
Here is some of the art work that will be hanging on the walls. My favorite is the piece on the far right, done by my friend Corinne Lee-Cooke.
A bright red door.
A chair for baby to read in, when he is older (a stuffed animal holder for now).
And plenty of books!
I promise, after 5 months of silence, I am really going to try to blog more. I have just not been in the mood. I am pregnant, is that enough of an explanation? No? Well, after I found out I was pregnant (happy news!) my husband lost his job (not happy news) and since we had our insurance through his work, it meant going on to cobra ($$$$). There have been job changes and morning sickness and migraine level headaches and the death of my Grandpa Bill. I have not had the energy or motivation to blog, but I have missed sharing with you and it is time to do so again. After all, this is my most favorite time of year and we are almost done painting the nursery, i.e. fodder!
So ,what is ahead? Maybe this:
Elements of baby Schofield’s Nursery (things I have purchased/gathered so far to decorate)
Before & After: The Nursery
How I Decked My Little Halls
And more ideas I haven’t even thought of yet! (How Exciting!!!)
I hope everyone has been enjoying this time of year, with all the festivities.
Just for you, an ultrasound pic of the baby (about 21 weeks), seen thinking hard, with his hand on his forehead.
And a photograph of myself and my Grandpa Bill (quite awhile ago). I still can’t believe I won’t be getting any more of those strong hugs while he calls me, “doll”.
And now I will return to gazing at the Christmas tree and drinking my egg nog infused coffee. I really do have a good life!
Peace to you all.
Fire & Marshmallows = Summer
Today’s treasure is this lovely little wind-up bird in a cage.
It is made by the toy company Schylling and I purchased it at the best kids store (and my former employer), Clover, in Seattle. It has moved around with us, always behaving, never making a mess or big demands.
I love my little birdie, perhaps I should think of naming him…
These rings are awesome, follow the link and go vote, but hurry, the contest is nearly over!!!
Hello hello! My twig stacking rings are in the running for the UncommonGoods Jewelry Design Challenge! I would so appreciate your vote. Here is the link.
Each person can vote just once by July 16. Each vote is valuable! A million times, thank you.
The winning design will score a vendor contract with UncommonGoods. (How great!) There are some other beautiful designs there too – check them all out.
UncommonGoods is a neat place. As a shopping site they focus on handmade and sustainability. When they are considering offering new items for sale, they often let their shoppers vote, just like in this contest. It’s very community oriented. And they won’t sell leather, feathers or fur.
Thanks for your support! Here are some more photos.
For fun, I took photos of the batch I sent to Greenport on Monday: