So we FINALLY got around to shooting Amalia's nursery. It's hard to believe she's nearly 18 months old. How vastly our lives change when we become parents. I love that I can share this and forever have a record of her first bedroom.
The collage of artwork happened organically as items were acquired. Our beloved friend, Richard James Oliver, painted the portrait of Amalia with her "Guardian" polar bear. The vintage rocker was the first gift I received when I found out I was pregnant. Thank you, Alisa Milhollan! Amalia loves it!
The crib and dresser are both from Dwell Studio. Amalia is particularly interested in pulling down the vintage French flashcards merely for the fun of it. It's an on going battle where I usually try to distract her by twirling the Land of Nod bird mobile.
My husband's parents gave us this fabulous vintage rocking chair. Many hours were spent here! The pair of Tony Paul side tables add a playful touch with their ball feet. And the whimsy of the Bjorn Wiinblad print always makes me smile.
My two favorite plush brands are Bla Bla and Jelly Cat. The two sitting on the rocker are a couple of Amalia's favorites. Madeline Stuart introduced me to the charm of paint by numbers. Albeit there are many hideous offerings out there but these three vintage pieces embody the alluring folk art spirit I was looking for.
The Ikea bookcases store most of Amalia's toys. Though I know it's sure to be jamb packed in the near future, I'm enjoying the organized chaos of the present!
The hand-stitched rabbit and creature in the upper left were made by my talented friend, Janet Davenport. I adore their quirky personalities! Thanks, J! My equally talented mother needlepointed, yes that's right, stitch by stitch, the fabulous Mr. Humpty Dumpty!
The ceiling fixture is one of my favorite finds for the room. I purchased it before we moved in and later found that its dimmed bulbs intoxicated/soothed my fussy newborn. I call that a vintage light fixture bonus!