Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

I just love Christmas-time. I believe the Christmas season starts at Thanksgiving, and by Black Friday I am itching to get out my Christmas decorations.

For now we just do a little fake tree. I grew up with real trees, Jeff with fakes. I think someday I will gun for the real thing again, but not before I get a better vacuum cleaner! Jeff is decidedly opposed, but he's not the one who cleans anyway, and I think it's a nice tradition to go pick out a tree every year, and you can't beat the smell.

The fireplace. That metal reindeer I got the day after Christmas from Pier 1 is probably one of my favorite Christmas decorations.

The top of a bookshelf.

The shelves between the kitchen and dining room

The top of the buffet in the dining room. These houses were my grandfather's. He was very into model trains, and since he passed away several years ago my grandmother has been sending the grandchildren houses every Christmas. My grandpa loved Christmas so much, I just love having this little piece of him on display.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nursery Mood Board

5 months pregnant as of a few days ago, and I've finally pieced together my nursery mood board and started to purchase things for the nursery. Right now the office is looking half work space, half baby's room. I'm excited about what I came up with because I knew I didn't want to repaint, and I wanted something bright and not super girly.
The wall color is Sherwin Williams Clary Sage.

The crib is from Babies R Us.

The crib sheet is from Land of Nod, and I also want to get the matching changing pad cover for a changing pad on top of the dresser. I'm foregoing a bedding set because I find most of them to be too cutesy.

The chair is one we already have in the office (I no longer see it on the website) from Bassett.

The dresser has already been purchased & painted from local store that sells unfinished wood furniture, but is similar to the Hemnes dresser from Ikea.

The side table is also something we already own from Target. Ours is black and currently residing in the guest room that I'll be painting white.

The bookcase pictured is by KidKraft, but I purchased a similar one from the Christmas Tree Shops (possibly my favorite bargain store) for $30!

Pillows are from Target.

The artwork is from 2 Etsy sellers and

The paper lanterns - in lieu of a mobile - are from Luna Bazaar.

I can't wait to really start pulling this all together!