Monday, July 30, 2012

Vintage Nursery

Good Monday bloggy friends!  It's the end of July, which for many of you symbolizes the near-end of  Summer.  Your kiddos will be headed back to school in the next couple of weeks, but here in Jersey we are only mid-way through the Summer.  Our children don't return to school until after Labor Day.  

Our weekend was split between working around the house and having fun.  Yesterday my heart was heavy in church.  I can't explain why here, but I'll just say that I was surrounded by a lot of sadness.  It was one of those situations that made me feel selfish for ever complaining about the mundane.  Additionally, our church was hit by a major storm a few weeks ago that left one whole section heavily damaged by water and sewage.  We stayed for Sunday School and then I was socked with a terrible allergy attack so we couldn't even stay for services.  I'm thinking the allergies may have had something to do with mold in the part of church where we were teaching.  Not sure...

After church we took the family to the 4-H Peach Festival in Historic Mullica Hill, NJ.  I did some antiquing too, as this is also the antique capitol of South Jersey.  I'll share what I picked up later this week!  Then it was out for an early dinner at Pizzeria Uno.  Middle has Celiac Disease which makes it hard to eat out.  Fortunately there are a few restaurants that are catering to those with a gluten-free lifestyle, and Unos is one of them.  I highly recommend it.

I'm starting off the week with a post of Little's vintage nursery.  This room started off fairly bare and neutral, which as most of you know I dislike.  So I've slowly been adding personality by mixing in some of my favorite vintage finds.  

The only thing new in this room is the black furniture, which was a gift from my parents when I was pregnant.  Everything else was either given to us or picked up at a yard sale, flea market or Craig's List.

 The sweet banner was a gift from my dear friend Christina.

This bookshelf is home to so many of my favorite things, including that 1983 World Series baseball signed by the entire team.  At the time, my sister and I were babysitting for some Phillies players.  They made the World Series that year, but lost to the Orioles.  At one point, John Denny's two sons were sitting on the floor of my parent's family room watching their dad pitch in the World Series, without a clue as to how cool that was.  John Denny won the Cy Young award that year and he gave my family several signed baseballs, with names the like of Tug McGraw and Steve Carlton.  It's a treasure, and when Cole is older it will be moved out of reach!

Vintage art hangs on walls throughout the small room.

I made this arrangement using craft paper I picked up at a yardsale.  So fun!

These vintage paint-by-numbers were all separate Ebay purchases.  I especially love the one on the right.  Precious!

Our family's favorite place to visit is Tennessee, so I picked up this old license plate at the flea a couple weeks ago.

So who lives in this sweet space?  My Little Prince.

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulicious week!

Linking to:  Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a sweet nursery and what a handsome little Prince!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I think my grands go back on 8/6 - way to early. I can't be around mold and mildew at all. Mr. Cole, I like your room and you are growing up way to fast. :D
Have a great week.

Melinda said...

Looks like a fun place to live!
He is sooooooooo darn cute!

M :)

Jemsmom said...

He is precious!!!!! When did he get so big???? I love his room and love that each piece has been a found treasure. The Tennessee license plate spoke to me! That is where I am from! The banner is adorable and perfect in there. It is a sweet room for a sweet boy! Sorry to hear that your Sunday was tough. Hope this is a great week for you!

Pamela said...

Kim what a darling space full of character! I can't believe how big your little guy has gotten!

Christina said...

I see girlfriend on the dresser. hehe.

To everyone reading this....this nursery is WAY cuter when you see it in person. mmmhhhmmm

CAS said...

Yes, school started this week here. They might as well be in school, it's too hot to do anything anyway!

Cole's room is adorable & charming. You have done such a great job of lovingly collecting all the perfect & cherished pieces.