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Vintage Nursery Rhyme Nursery

When I found out I was having a baby girl, I knew one thing for certain—I didn’t want insects in her nursery. So much of the crib bedding and decor for baby girls is butterflies and ladybugs, and I wanted something a little different and unique. I spent ages looking for just the right bedding to serve as the starting point for the rest of the design. The search might not have taken as long as it did, but I flat out refused to pay $500 for baby bedding. I finally decided on the “Over the Moon Toile” from Carousel Designs. Hands down, they had the cutest bedding for the best prices. The fabric set the tone for a vintage nursery rhyme-themed room that turned out even better than I could have imagined.














I accented the room with personal touches: my baby shoes hanging from a hook, a children’s literature book that has been passed down through 5 generations of daughters in my family, my silver initialed baby cup, a framed poem that my dad wrote for Olivia (just like my grandfather did for me) and plenty of pictures.

























The ruffled curtains came from Land of Nod, and the swivel recliner is from the Storytime Series by Best Chairs and is probably the most comfortable chair I have ever sat in. That’s a good thing because, between the heartburn at the end of my pregnancy and dealing with a newborn who was more comfortable sleeping at an angle, I spent more than a few nights sleeping in that chair.










The artwork on the wall are actually pages from a book of vintage National Book Week posters that my dad matted and framed for me. I found the sweet, glazed ceramic bookends at Storybookceramics.com. The lamp was a steal from HomeGoods (and had a great, vintage-looking quality to it), as was the piggy bank on which I painted my daughter’s name.


















Teething Pad

It started out as just a couple of little white flecks. We would pick them off of her cheeks and nose in the mornings, but we couldn’t figure out what was all over our daughter’s face and hands. And then it became all too clear- painfully clear if you happened to be her crib. Our daughter had already gotten her bottom two teeth, so we figured we had this teething thing under control. We were wrong. So wrong. Apparently, it’s the top teeth that cause the most damage- and her beautiful white crib rail was her first victim. It didn’t take long for the innocent white flecks to turn into deep, brown teeth notches all along the top rail of the crib. On the bright side, we’ll be able to use the little jar of touch-up paint the manufacturer sent with the furniture!

If only I had thought to make a teething pad before it was too late. Only, I had no clue what that even was until about 5 hours ago. (Insert best Homer Simpson “Doh!” here) So this is my PSA for the day: if your baby hasn’t gotten his top teeth yet, do yourself a favor and follow this tutorial to make your very own crib rail cover. Your little one’s crib will thank you.

Via diddledumpling.blogspot.com

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Vintage Clipart

Why oh why did I not know about Rook No. 17 when I was designing my daughter’s vintage nursery rhyme themed nursery?! This blog has some amazing FREE vintage clipart. Yes, I said free. After my first visit to the site, I couldn’t download fast enough. . .so many ideas going through my head! I absolutely love the alphabet clipart. It would be so cute spelling out a child’s name over a crib or as a single framed initial propped up on a bookcase.


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