Some girls dream about their wedding. Not me. I was honestly never really into the whole fancy wedding thing. I just wanted to marry Cabana Boy. That was all I cared about. Me… I dreamed about decorating a little girl’s nursery.
When I was young I grew up collecting various little antiques. My parents were/are still antique dealers. I fell in love with Shirley Temple items. So when I thought about a nursery I knew I wanted to incorporate Shirley Temple somehow.
When I was given the shock of a lifetime and caught my little girl on August 8th. I immediately started envisioning her nursery.I wanted to put a lot of love into it so most of the items in her room are either mine from when I was little, hand made by me, from my parents or photos taken by wonderful friends.
Since a few friends (ok. Manly Jaci Forshtay) have asked to see what her nursery looks like I thought I would show her off to all of you.
It is a sweet tiny little room that I enjoy being in. Miss Greta still hasn’t slept in it b/c I am spoiling her too much and letting her sleep right by me still. I just don’t want to miss a minute of her being so little.
So here ya go… Here is Miss Greta’s nursery!
Ashley of Ashley Thunder Events asked if she could blog about Greta’s mobile. She saw my previews on instagram- “atonagel”. I was thrilled that she would love my little design so much that she wanted to share it!
I love this little shelf decorated in hankies from Plain and Fancy Antiques and filled with some special items. The Madame Alexander doll was mine when I was little along with the Shirley Temple memorabilia. The “G” planter is for my Greta Girl (#mygretagirl on instagram). The name plaque was made by her Auntie Megan and I picked up the antique toy clock for $3 at a sale.
The changing table was made by my dad. It will be a keepsake forever!
This picture frame is obviously an old window. It is actually one of the original windows from our new house that we are fixing up. So glad I thought to save two of the windows to use in her room! The photos in the frame are beyond priceless to me. I have some wonderful friends! Jaci Forshtay, Jeri Hoag, Leah Hoskins and Traci Shupert all took these photos. I am grateful to them for blessing me with these wonderful memories of my Greta.
This lamp and the suitcases featured below were all purchased at Plain and Fancy Antiques in La Porte, IN
I bought Greta’s crib bumper from Target.I wanted something ultra girly and light pink. Score!
The bench that you can just barely see was made by me in 8th grade woodshop class. I think I got an A-.
This photo was taken by myself using my all time favorite props.The doll bed is an item I have been lusting over for 2 years in my parents’ shop and the pink blanket was mine when I was little. Oh and I can’t forget to mention the rocking chair. Cabana Boy gave that to me for Christmas right before our first baby was born.
This pink flotaki rug was my first splurge. I have been wanting one for photography for forever! I could now justify it a little bit.
The footstool is an antique from my mom’s family and I had it recovered with fabric from Hobby Lobby.
I hope you have all enjoyed seeing Miss Greta’s sweet little room.