Are those just about the cutest little bunny slippers you've ever seen?! (They are! They are!) I got them for the Peanut while we were shopping on 4th Avenue in sweet little Camas Washington. Oh, but that wasn't all we found on the street of dreams.
One of the highlights of the past weekend's trip to Camas was playing with the furniture in the nursery, arranging it and staring at it, imagining it full of baby sounds, sights and smells.(and I knew you'd want to see our progress!) The nursery is a wonderful large, sunny bedroom, with high cathedral ceilings and it's own fabulous walk-in closet (with a window, no less!) and it's own bathroom.
Because of the nice high ceiling we knew we needed something with some height in there for a focal point....but what?
Well.....The Mama-to-be discovered this incredible "changing station" while we were in Camas Antiques. (it's actually a reproduction piece!) We were so excited to show it to my son-law, who so sweetly said they should buy it right then and there. (He's such a good sport! I actually think he thought that's what the piece was designed for as my daughter explained that the little alcove was for a diaper changing area.) Okay, technically it's a hutch, but open your mind. Think outside of that hutch box. It's a piece of furniture that will work pretty much anywhere in a home (in so many places, and with so many options for use!) for years and years to come.
The changing pad we bought fits perfectly in the alcove, as though it was made for it.(I am picturing a wee little banner hung back in there against that green backdrop) Imagine this beauty filled with onesies, diapers, story books and stuffed bears. My mind reels just thinking about it.
Since the thrifty couple had bought the crib and mattress on craigslist (which we promptly painted and antiqued to go with the feel of the room) and had a reinvented dresser and charming little table from Gramma Cupcake, (the dresser is in the other corner of the room, not shown in the photos) they decided to cut loose and buy this beautiful piece for the huge back wall of the soon-to-be nursery.
**edited to add: Here is a picture of our "practice baby" the adorable Mona Fleasa!
This, along with the rocking chair that was used to rock my babies and some incredible old hinged doors from the fabulous retreat team round out the room quite nicely and it is really beginning to take shape.
Now, in another couple of weeks when we know if we're having a boy or a girl, we can really get the ball rolling.