Saturday, 13 October 2012

A little nursery...

we've been asked a lot about baby boys nursery. where we got stuff, what colour the walls were and even where we picked up all the little accents. so i thought i'd post some pictures and let everyone know where it's all from (if i can remember correctly!). we had such a great time planning and putting together this nursery... we love the outcome & hope you do too :)

find the wall paper here

find the shelves here 
find the mobile here
find the sheep here
& the crib sheet here (shown in painted stripe fern)

find the monster plush here
& we thrifted the antique mini rocking chair
find the crib here
the bedskirt & bedding (bumper etc. not shown) here
the ceiling light we found at a small local lighting store for a great deal but the got inspiration for it here
find the window coverings here
find the orange fox plush here
we've received our real glider (not the one in the photo) & you can find it here
find the oversized map here
the diaper cart here
the change table we chose is a vintage piece that we can reuse afterwards,  i suggest using a piece you love
the mirror you can find here
the 'h' and other zinc letters find here
the white animal busts we found at various discount stores & are quite easy to find
the two bronze giraffes we thrifted as well, find all you can at unique stores- you'll be happy you have the only one!
also the wall colour is from benjamin moore- whitestone (2134-60)

find the book shelf here
find the insert baskets here
the dog (boo) plus you can find here
find the wooden sushi set here
the rest shown are gifts the baby has been given or vintage!
this one is a limited edition lomography camera, but find similar styles here
the heritage doll we got on our travels to asia & is a handmade one of a kind!

find the growth chart here

if i have a single piece of advice when trying to decide how to decorate a nursery, it would be to find pieces that aren't inherently FOR a nursery and to repurpose them to work with your needs! 
the only two pieces we purchased that were for a nursery were the crib (which is neutral and will be used to our littles to come in the future) and the glider (which can be used as a normal lounger once it's not being used in the nursery anymore). 

that way these pieces can stick with the child as they grow or can be put somewhere else in your home to serve another purpose at some point down the road.

we had so much luck taking the time to go thrifting and antiquing. i love the idea of bringing some history and character into a nursery with unique pieces you can't find anywhere else. 
not to mention the amazing prices you can find for the quality you're getting... it's unbelievable!

hope you have fun decorating and please take your time. if you have your eyes open for things whenever you're out and about and don't try to rush into getting everything, matching, at once- you'll be golden and left with a room you love, your little with love and that everyone can grow with!


Friday, 12 October 2012

On the verge of mamahood...

so I'm pregnant. with my first little. and only four days away from my due date!

*kind of uncomfortable
*& am trying hard not to think about it, all at the same time.

i've had the most amazing pregnancy so far, not without the usual symptoms of course, but i didn't find any of them bad enough to be anything be filled with elation at the mere idea that i'm growing a little in my belly. with the man i love. i've been healthy, happy & trying my absolute best to think about all the aspects of mamahood that i'll be faced with- even though I know any planning that goes on in my head will immediately be thrown out the window once baby gets here. i'll learn as we go I guess!

it's a he. did i mention that? it's a little boy i'm growing. at first the idea of a little boy terrified me but over the past (almost ten!) months i've gotten so used to the idea and so excited to have a little mister on the way i can't even remember the reasons i was so caught up with at the beginning as to why i was a nervous wreck.

hubs and i have enjoyed the experience of pregnancy so much. the midwives visits. putting his nursery together. buying everything cute & little & manly & interesting we could find for him. talking for endless hours about what kind of parents we'll strive to be. how stress and competitiveness are the enemy for littles and how we'll do everything in our power to keep him safe. how we'll spend out time as a family. how much we'll all laugh together. i could go on forever but the amount of daydreaming we've done about what it will be like to invite this little boy into our family is borderline ridiculous, in the most beautiful way possible :)

if there's one thing i know going into the final weeks of my pregnancy and being on the verge of mamahood... is that i know nothing at all. all i can be is accepting of this fact and just ride the wave of this amazing change and gift in our lives

***we love you and can't wait to meet you little mister. we talk about you too much and can't wait to fight over who gets to hold you all the time. we talk about the places we want to show you and the things we want to do together. and all the funny things we want to tell you. we love you beyond anything we could use words to describe and hope you feel it once you're here. please remember that we're doing out best, will make mistakes and we always want the best for you. we're here for you always and forever for any reason at all. we are so looking forward to watching grow & learn but most important- laugh & learn to love life.
we love you we love you we love you. see you soon baby boy***

i've included some of the beautiful maternity shots that did for us... hope you enjoy them!