Tuesday, June 5, 2012

OWLS AND MONKEYS, OH MY

Hip Hip Hooray a bit of sunshine found us today...flowers bowed their soggy heads in thanks
while others stretched their arms and legs, hanging out over the old tub container...

I have discovered The Land of Nod...and what an enchanting land it is...

The Land of Nod is an eye popping catalog filled with quality items and decorating ideas for a baby's nursery...a child's room... wall decals...how cute...


or a teen's retreat...how lovely is this Jenny Lind bed...painted in the prettiest shade of teal, complimented by an embroidered wildflower quilt...and accessorized with the sweetest little touches.

Recently I have been looking for unique ideas to create a welcoming space for baby Travis...a space that will grow with him...a cozy nook to call his own...one filled with lots of books, handmade toys, hanging animal lanterns, unique storage containers... a bright rug...love the one below...

the challenge...to pull this project off on a tiny budget... the color theme, chocolate brown and teal ...there will be owls...

and monkeys...


which are beginning...


to make an appearance...


life is just a barrel full of monkeys...

even on rainy days...

19 comments:

Farm Girl said...

I love all of the ideas you keep coming up with. I know you are having fun. I need to start my last grandson's quilt. I have made six so far. When Megan was pregnant with her 3rd I hadn't finished the quilt I was making. One day it dawned on me could it be that I am not finished with the quilt so she hasn't went in labor. Am I making her be overdue? So that next day I finished it. She went in labor about the time I took the last stitch, so now I won't even start one until the baby has been home awhile. Then several ladies told her the same story about knitted blankets they made and the lady not going into labor until they were finished. Isn't that funny? I love making baby things. :)

annie said...

so happy for you, boys love forts under tables & chairs all covered in blankets. when he's that age crawl in there with him. in the mean time, just enjoy him every age he is!

Kim said...

I can't wait to see what you do. I know it will be adorable. And Marmee's place will surely be Travis' favorite destination.

Eve said...

hahaha! I love George!! Your flowers are heavenly...I forgot to tell you in the previous post too! Have fun Marmee!

Julia said...

Marmee is going into high gear for that precious baby boy.I'm sure that you will make a very special place just for him.

Have fun. JB

Rugs and Pugs said...

Julie ~
Your flowers in the old galvanized tub are beautiful. I have yet to buy any of my annuals. Argh! I need to do that soon!
Love the monkey theme!!!
Hugs to you, dear Marmee :)
Lauren

Holly Hills Primitives said...

You are going to have a ball with this room. Be sure and share pictures as you go along! Enjoy, Dawn

Primitive Stars said...

Hello, love the tub of flowers, looks so farmhouse. Tha kiddies catalog looks so good also, sweet little goodies,you will have fun for sure decorating the baby nook.Blessings Francine.

Jacque. said...

Oh what fun this will be for you. Am excited to watch it all.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love the theme you chose. I bet you are counting the days until you can have Travis over night.

CountryFunMaine said...

Ok, there's the inspiration you need to start a new rug hooking project. Can just see a scrap rug of circles on the floor by the crib, big boy bed and first apartment.... Be happy to help with any designing brainstorming, or wool sharing - I have a variety of scraps willing to give away.

acorn hollow said...

very cute. time to hook a monkey rug custom just for him.
Cathy

Jemm said...

What a cute nursery that will make. I love the colors.
P.S. my latest blog post now has words...oops!

Janice said...

What delightful nursery items! And I love your flowers overflowing the old tub, a perfect container.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Love George! Your flowers are gorgeous!
Robyn

Larkrise garden girl said...

Oh How cute!!I have to tell my daughter about the site Land of Nod.HUgs Cheri

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Rowan said...

Love the monkey:) He's very like Frank who was my DIL's childhood friend and although not on public view is still tucked away in her house. He even went to University with her:)

Ali said...

I saw some really cute Monkey ribbon in Michaels the other day. I made some pacifier leashes from it, and some bibs and burpers from wild animal print flannel from JoAnn Fabrics. If you need another project!