Friday, July 23, 2010

pretty in pink 2009...

Pinky (7 weeks) looking quite apropos in this photo taken of her in her pink abode in April 2009.  I promised photos of her nursery long ago and had actually snapped a few one morning.  Well, I never quite finished and therefore never posted them before my little blogging hiatus.  They're still incomplete --as are some of the projects in the room-- but here they are.  I figured you wouldn't mind since you've agreed to take a few trips down memory lane with me.  And since you're so nice, perhaps I'll get around to taking more photos and actually posting them in the near future...


Here's big sister, Cha-cha in her pajamas that morning, playing with puzzles on Pinky's rug.  The rug is so cushy and soft, and the room is so sunny and pink that I often find the girls playing on the floor in there.  That rug was a happy surprise found during an impromptu stop at one of those odd lot stores.  Such a lucky find!  It was the first thing I bought specifically for Pinky's nursery and was the inspiration for the pink and taupe color scheme in the room.


This is Pinky's wee reading spot.  The tiny rocker was one I'd found at a tag sale and painted pink for the older girls' bedroom.  They'd since outgrown it and happily passed it on to their baby sister.  The bookshelf was made by my father based on one I fell in love with in an old issue of MS Living (The Boy has a huge one in his bedroom, too).  I know, lucky!  I envisioned Pinky sitting in this cozy corner flipping through her sweet collection of hand-me-down board books and she does exactly that (I didn't know it would make my heart go pitter-patter the way it does though).


I made this butterfly mobile that hangs over the crib after ogling this one at Pottery Barn Kids.  I designed a much smaller version because the room is rather tiny with low ceilings and I wanted the mobile to hang directly over the crib.  I'm so glad I did because Pinky loved to watch it flutter when she was tiny.  Apparently she still does because just the other morning I peeked into her room, when she didn't wake me at the usual time, and there she was contentedly lolling around and pointing at the butterflies blowing in the breeze from her fan.  So sweet.  Oh, and you can see a little snippet of the drapes that my mother and I sewed for the room in this photo, too.


Here's another corner of her room.  A little pink letter "A" that I decoupaged for Pinky, whose real name obviously isn't Pinky!  The Husband bought me that rocker when The Boy was born and I've rocked all my babies in it.  I plan to rock my grandbabies in it someday, too. The darling shoes were also a gift when The Boy was a baby, handstitched by an old friend.  All four babies wore them.


That pretty fabric on the back of the rocking chair is actually a dresser scarf that belonged to my grandmother.  (I wonder if she embroidered it, I'll have to ask my mother.)  It was in my bedroom growing up and I love it.  The little curio was a roadside find, the lattice caught my eye and I snatched it up!  It sat in the garage for several years until this perfect spot came along.  A little white paint and voila, it's one of my favorite things in the room.


A close-up shot of the curio...prime perch for various baby tchotchkes.  The little tea set is from Ikea.  Princess and Cha-cha each have their own tiny tea set.  Pinky had to have one, too and I loved the candy colors.  The blocks were leftovers from a wreath I made announcing The Boy's birth eleven years ago (I wonder if I have photos of that somewhere).  The blocks have since been played with, and I've used some for other crafts here and there, but we managed to form a sentiment fitting for Pinky with the letters that remain!

So, that's it for now.  A sweet sentimental nursery.  The room hasn't changed much in the past year but I missed photographing a couple of corners, and there really is a crib in there that Pinky occasionally slumbers in, so I'll be back with more one of these days.  If we're lucky I might even get a few current shots of Pinky in the room that inspired her blog pseudonym, possibly even wearing a bit of pink?  Oi...

5 comments:

sorichfamily said...

so happy to see that you are back!!!

i love all your finds and your take on the world...especially you and your family enjoying your corner of it!

welcome back!

Vi 12s said...

Wow- gorgeous! You are so good at these things... definitely have an eye for it all! Hope all is well!

BEN and BRIT said...

Adorable! I'm glad i've got you for inspiration and feedback on my house decorating, and eventually baby room decorating :). Seriously wish we lived closer!

Liz said...

I love the room. It looks like it came straight from a magazine only better. Can you come decorate my house?

Carol said...

Absolutely Amazing! And the fourth child no less. Rachel, our fourth, keeps reminding me of how neglected she was....I'll just keep these pics out of her line of sight:)