Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Nursery: The Grand Tour

Howdy Humble Readers...

I know it's been an incredibly long time in coming, but today I welcome you into the Halfling's space.  There's still one or two things that we need to get, but we are pretty much ready for this little one to make his/her appearance.

I feel like there should be a drumroll or something...

First up, this is where the Halfling will be sleeping for the first few months (in our room as you can tell by the red).  This cradle has been the bed for all the C family grandchildren.  It hasn't been used in more than 20 years.

The next couple of shots are from the doorway. 

The three framed prints are from Etsy.  The lady I ordered them from graciously doctored up the colours for me so they fit with our colour scheme.

The book cases are still a little empty, but I know they will fill up over time.  The Halfling is so stocked for stuffies!  Especially sweet elephant stuffies... like the ones that Kristin made!  (aren't they adorable?  Thank you so much!)  And of course, there has to be a teeny tiny Mario Bros presence... just a little one. :)

I adore this quote!  I got this from Etsy, too.  The vinyl clings were challenging to get started, but so worth it when they were done.  (even if I did fubar one of the letters)  This is above the dresser.

Here's the Halfling's dresser, which is slowly filling with the sweetest of outfits!  My MIL and one of my BIL painted this and the change table for us.  I think they did a pretty great job.  That funky green egg is actually a piggy bank (minus the piggy of course) and was the inspiration for the accent colour.  I've had that sitting in a closet for more than two years. 

Okay, so I didn't iron the curtains before we hung them.  I'm terrible.  I'm still planning on steaming them at some point... but isn't the colour fabulous?  The change table was a tv stand that we added legs to.  The sliding cupboard doors are perfect for hiding away all our cloth diapers. 

The floating puff balls in those perfect shades of green are also from Etsy, as is the elephant vinyl cling.  The puff balls had to be puffed by hand (they came folded flat) and let me tell you, that was a *fun* night!   The crib, with it's fixed up leg, and the adorable bedding (thank you so much Callista for being my go between for that!). 

And my last Etsy purchase... the diaper bag!  Since we couldn't afford to get the one I was drooling over, I decided to go with something that my Beloved wouldn't be totally embarrassed carrying.  And whether we have a he-halfling or a she-halfling, they will have no choice but to be part of the Rider Nation.   The bag was incredibly reasonably priced ($25), and included the personalization and a changing pad. 

So, there you have it.  The nursery... all done and waiting for it's little occupant.  When it was finished, I just stood in the middle of the room and bawled.  It's still so surreal that there is going to be a little person to make use of this room... soon!


  1. Beautiful!!! Great job!! I love the green!

  2. I have a cradle just like that :)

    I ADORE the room. There are already elephants galore in ours, as well as monkeys and giraffes. And I actually have a curftain that color! The room os perfect!

  3. It looks awesome Mrs. G!! :) Love the green and the elephants and the quote....ah, be still my heart!

  4. love the quote from Winnie the Pooh! You know 6 yrs later (well 10 yrs from when we started ttcing) I still feel a bit surreal about my life with children...but the joy is real!

  5. I absolutely LOVE the quote and adore the color palette you picked.

  6. Oh Mrs. G., it's incredibly lovely!! I absolutely adore those elephants. Classy yet youthful. Well done. I am so excited to see the little sweetie who will be resting in there. :)

  7. You totally caused us to pull out our complete Pooh and start reading! Nursery looks great.

  8. Aww! It's so sweet. I LOVE the green accents and all the Etsy prints! You've really created a wonderful space for you little one :)

  9. It's beautiful! Now we just need a baby...

  10. what a great room! The Halfling will be so happy there!

  11. I just love it. He will absolutely love that room. You did a great job!


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