With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: The Nursery

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Nursery

Sleepovers and playtime, this bedroom has become what the grandkids call
The Nursery.
It is a mix of vintage, garage sale and whimsy.
A room where cousins sleep and little ones head to as soon as they arrive.

When Abbey outgrew the cradle by our bed, she moved to this room with both a door to the hallway and a door to the master bedroom.  The crib was later exchanged for a toddler bed and a giant Barney poster hung on the wall.
A crib remained for many years as I provided child care in my home and grandbabies came along. A few years ago, the crib was changed to a queen size bed.

 Now, it is where the bed from my parents vintage French Provincial bedroom set fits in best.
I can just imagine how happy it would make mommy knowing her great-grandchildren are snug and warm beneath the covers on her bed.
 This full size bed allows for a little extra play space while entertaining doll babies and monkeys.
 John's Aunt Marie made the crochet lap blanket. It matches the Granny square pillow and crochet Rosie Wreath I had made.
 How it warms my heart that my grandchildren play at the table and chairs I received from my aunt when I was three years old!  The white chairs belonged to my now grown and married niece, Toni.  The blue kitchen set was found at a garage sale and the white shelf in the background was made by my childhood best friend's father and given to me when I was a kid.
Colorful bows on this happy clowder of cats, done in pen and ink, continue the pops of color against a white background. 
Warm and cozy at night to help hesitant little ones feel secure at bedtime.

We will be watching two of our granddaughters for a week beginning February 1st.
Chloe (age 2 1/2) is "Super Excited".
Cambrie (age 5) vacillates from  "I think I am going to like this" to "I need my mommy".

Sure hoping all I have planned keeps them both happy and not too homesick.
How cute is this sign!  My sister gave it to me


Tori Leslie said...

Adorable! I would adore that room if I were a grand. So cute!

Ann Thompson said...

What a great looking room. I wouldn't mind hanging out in there :)

marie said...

Wonderful space Lorraine! I love all the memories that are part of it too.

The window wall with the garland and twinkle lights is so pretty!!

Enjoy your week with the little ones.

Debby Ray said...

Oh Lorraine, I just love this! What a lovely room...I have no doubt your grands look forward with much excitement to be able to stay in this comfy and fun room. You have done a wonderful job here!

Sandi said...

Such a precious room! You have inspired me to add some child details in our guest bedroom. :)

Laurie said...

What an inviting and very special place for your grandchildren to enjoy! I think it is wonderful for them to have their own room. We are about to start the process of finishing our basement, and I have been enjoying saving ideas for the guests/grandkids' room.

podso said...

Lorraine the room is beautiful. Any grandchild would love it. I too am keeping my grands next week for a few days, not a whole week. Fun!

Doris said...

Such a beautiful room! So cozy and inviting. We live with 2 of our Grands and their parents. It's so special when I get to tuck them into their beds at night. They even had a 'sleepover" in our basement living room one night. They loved it and want to do it again. So much fun being a Nana!

Snap said...

Adorable and cozy! I'm beginning to believe that there is nothing quite like a granny square blanket. I haven't seen one I didn't like. If your grands get tired of "their" room, I'll move in!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Suzanne said...

Can you watch me for a week-I would love it at your house...LOL!

Gypsy Heart said...

This room is beautiful! It's so precious for little ones and so many great memories involved. Love the lights!


Debbie said...

I love everything about this sweet, homey little room. It's perfect for the "nursery". I love that they call it that, and know that it's their own little space at grandma's. The little lights are adorable and the perfect little touch! Enjoy your week!

Cheryl said...

It is an absolutely darling room! No wonder your grands love to sleep (and play) there! So charming and cheerful!

Lea said...

What a warm and inviting room for the Grans. Love the throw in the bright colors. So cute! I bet sweet memories fill that room too!

Suzanne said...

What a darling room Lorraine! My Nana and Nunu (Italian for grandma and grandpa) had the same furniture! The headboard was different but the same bureas. Oh how I love that set. My Aunt still has it in the spare room of their house, hope to have it one day:-) So what do you have planned for the week, do tell. This Nonie needs idea for school vaca-I am taking the girl grans for a couple days.

Preeti said...

Your nursery is just so adorable !! The kids sure must be having a sweet time whenever they visit you. You are such a sweet grandma :)
I liked the cat drawing. Did you made it ? It's amazing!! And the signboard is very cute!! :)

Melissa Bo said...

I love your Nursery! Its so pretty!

And the table story is wonderful.
Do I see a Cabbage Patch Doll at the table? My Daughter had one, they are precious!

Debbie Huffaker said...

So beautiful ....I love the brightness and the pops of color against the white! I'm seeing one of those wreaths in my crafting/crocheting future! :)

Debbie Huffaker said...

PS...did you do the sketch of the kittens? I noticed your initials. Represent your grands? :) Awesome talent!

lindsey said...

This is such a beautiful room which any little boy or girl would love to sleep in. I love the sign too!

Adrienne said...

What a wonderful room for your grandkids! I'd like to stay there, too. It's so cozy and inviting. I love the table that belonged to you when you were small. I have a table and two benches that a man made for me when I was very young. Right now it's in the attic because we have no space for it in our little house.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a cheerful space for your grandkids, Lorraine! I love the sign :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

Each post that I visit here, convinces me that you are one of the most gifted ladies in all of blog land! From food, to decorating, to recycling...you make it all look so easy and so beautiful! This room for your grandchildren is so inviting, and so cozy! I think the best part, is that you have a story with every piece you share. Did you paint that cat picture?

Thank you for sharing your blog with all of us. I for one, always leave inspired:)


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