Feb11 Black & White 2014

Today is such a wonderful post, and there are several reasons why. The nursery is absolutely killer, the photography is stunning, and the best part (and the reason you love me for this post) is because the mother and nursery designer Gina has given us ALL the juicy details of her son Radley’s nursery. Now these aren’t just generic details for where she got her crib, no no no, she has graced us with over a dozen unique, handmade, hard to find, gorgeous shops.  Honestly just start clicking on the links and you’ll be discovering so much goodness you won’t know what to do with it all.

Photography: Sarah Libby

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Teepee – Affair of the Heart, vendor unknown
Fuzzy owl & lamb stuffed animals and light up letter R – RH Baby & Child
Larger fox stuffed animal – Anthropologie
Other owl stuffed animal – The Rose gift shop in Arkansas
The World is Your Playground print – The Rusted Arrow via Brickyard Buffalo
Teepee blanket & striped hat - Miss J Handmade on storenvy 
Flokati faux fur rug –  Amazon
Sheets, crib skirt, & curtains – iviebaby 
Crib – Storkcraft Monza II from Walmart
Mobile – The Alison Show
Chalkboard banner – Brickyard Buffalo
Arrow rug – Nate Berkus for Target
Triangle decals – Urban Walls
Rocking chair – Lexmod via Amazon
Mama Bear shirt – Loved by Hannah and Eli
Jeremiah 1:5 prints – Print and Be Merry
Even Superheroes Need a Break print - Ashley G
I Love You So my Deer print – HazelBerryPaper
Goodnight Sleep Tight teepee print – Ren And Boots
plus sign quilt – Porter and Piper
fox costume print – An April Idea
I’m a Wild One teepee print – Sly Fox Thread  via Brickyard Buffalo
Letter R & Arrow decor – unknown antique shop in Texas
My Little Prince sign – thrift store
Dream Big Little One print – unknown seller on Brickyard Buffalo
I Love You to the Moon and Back – BC Print Shop via Brickyard Buffalo
moon mustache print – Fawne Shoppe
felt balls on garland -Hello May Pole

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Feb07 1st Birthday 2014

Oh sweet Ella with your pink bow and precious eyes, you and your party are perfection.

Photography: Sarah Becker Photography
Event Designer: Brigette Turner Design
Rentals: Mrs. Vintage Rentals
Venue: New Orleans City Park
Celebration Details: The Tomkat Studio
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Feb06 Wintery Family Photos 2014

A beret and fur on a baby, yup that’s about the cutest thing ever.

Fabulous Photography by: Jackie Zoeller

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Feb04 Mother Daughter Simplicity 2014

This is it!!! Simple photography, a beautiful relationship, love overflowing, baby on the way…all the goodness of family in one really pretty bundle.

Photography: Haley Sheffield

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Feb03 Guest Blogger: Kelly- Selah Jean’s Peachy Keen & Grassy Green Nursery 2014

Here’s our friend Kelly with some wonderful nursery and detail photos.  Yes Kelly is that cute and so is Selah and so is her nursery.

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It started when I was little, my mom checked out this book at the library called ‘Old Clothes’… no joke, I memorized it. The story of all of these hand-me-downs passing from one person to the next was one of my very favorite books she would read me. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that when it came time to decorate Selah Jean’s first little bedchamber, I of course hunted for all kinds of found objects to fill the space. The bargain, the diamond in the rough… the thrill of it all… gets me every time.

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Walls- peach. Couldn’t handle that much pink, but I did want something that would glow-glow-glow in the sunlight.

Crib- I got the crib off Craigslist from a sweet young mom who was having her second child and her mother purchased her a new one. Meeting her, seeing her beautiful daughter- it made me so excited to take it home and give it a fresh coat of paint to kick off a brand new chapter. I chose a rich grassy green. No idea why. I just liked how it went with the walls. **Note to anyone designing a nursery: Maybe pick your wall color based on your bedding instead of the other way around. Trying to find sheets to match the crib was for sure a labor of love… no pun intended.

Dresser- again, Craigslist. This time from a woman who has made it her hobby to purchase and rehab furniture, then paint it with Annie Sloan’s chalk paint and wax. It turns out the money she earned from my sale was going towards her Seattle fund to visit her son. I loved everything she did to the piece [even down to the silver polka dot knobs] so I didn’t touch a thing!

The high chair. I shouldn’t even say it anymore… Craigslist. A mom who had moved homes and even though her kids were fully grown, she’d held on to the high chair they grew up in. She told me once they outgrew it for eating, she’d use it for their hair cuts. She also told me she was reluctant to sell it but when she found out it was going to a new little family and would have another life, she sent it away with me for a brand new set of adventures.

Chalkboard. Formerly a painting I thrifted, I taped off the edges and threw on a few coats of chalkboard paint and scrawled out a happy little message to great Selah upon arrival.

The Cradle was something I commissioned my sweet dad to build. He and my mom have an arrangement: He builds and she paints. What I didn’t know was that he would work TIRELESSLY to sand it down to rose petal smoothness and my mom would come up with the genius idea of converting the finials from the chuppa used in our wedding as the four corners of her new little bed.

Rocking horse, a cherished gift from my friend Ingrid. She’s from Sweden and her dad loved woodworking. Just before he passed, he shipped over several new toy horses he made in his workshop- one for his grandson and a few extra for her to pass along to friends with little ones. Every time I see it, I remember a grandfather’s love and look forward to the day I get to tell Selah the story of her rocking horse.

I could go on but long story short, the majority of items in the room… have a story that began long before this nursery every came into being. I want this little girl of mine to grow up that way- appreciating the legacy an object can carry with it and understanding that old is sometimes far, far more delightful and adventurous than new.

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Also- my dear, dear and ever-talented friend Whitney of whitney darling photography snapped a few pics around the house just days before Selah was born.. enjoy!

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