Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Nursery Decorating

Hoot and I are going to Dallas for the weekend and this is Lambert's little project he's going to work on while were away... I can't wait. he is totally capable of making this for Libbie. We'll get to that in the last photo of this post... keep reading. If he is successful with the project above, he will start this little project below.... the plans can be found here. http://www.knock-offwood.com/
I will most definitely incorporate a little leopard somewhere in Libbie's room. I just haven't figured it out yet. Keep reading.
This was the glider and ottoman in Hoot's nursery. We still use it all the time to read in. It's very comfortable. It will be recovered in a creamy dreamy velvet or linen slip.
I copied this idea below from here http://jonesdesigncompany.com/baby/the-nursery/ (amazing)
These are vintage Easter cards Granna picked up and gave me for my birthday a couple of years ago. I'm going to frame them and add a couple more to them for a little pop of artwork.
I found these little stitched fabric remnants at a junk store last summer and about did back flips. I'm going to make pillow cases !!! It's difficult to see, but they are little Asian children playing ball.
I picked this mirror up at a junk store in Giddings Texas during my church's ladies retreat. It was so funny, one of the gals I was with said, "what are you going to do with that?" like GROSS.... Just look at her all cleaned up. she is precious and was only $3.00
I love this little vintage lamp. I love the color.
This was my great grandmother Edna's rocking chair. It still smells like her house so I can bring myself to have it re-covered. I may have a slip made to preserve the fabric, but I can't part with her wonderful scent. So many memories...
This dresser came from.... are you ready.... the side of the road...I know.... the drawers don't slide well at all but I could not pass her up...she needs some work,but has great potential.
LAST but not LEAST!!! Pottery Barn... meet Lambert... Yes my friends this is the Riley headboard... yes it is...and it's going in our bedroom... It will be leaving for the upholstery shop next week. YIPPIEEEE. He is sooo good! I never knew he was keeping this talent hidden from me. Tonight he opened Pandora's Box.
So I'm at it again. I go through spurts in my decorating madness. I'll go a while without designing anything and then I go nuts looking at fabric, rugs, lighting... etc. etc. etc... Let me make this clear... we don't have a referral yet, but we think we're going to accept an older child (around 2 1/2-3ish). We feel like Hootster is going to be 6 in August and it would just be great to have a little sister that's closer to his age.... with that being said. we're reading up on attachment and the older child. I am soooo glad I didn't buy crib bedding and all that goes along with it. Over the years I have collected a lot of vintage girly stuff (a lot) sheets, pillow cases, prints. pottery etc. I did Hoot's room in a vintage toy theme and it turned out great. He still has the same theme (tweaked a little) almost 6 years later. Vintage is timeless... we just edited some of the cutesie (that's not a word, but it fits) baby items and added big boy toys (base balls, trains etc.) I think I'm going to do the same with Libbie's room instead of going for any one theme. I truly think I would tire of a them quickly. I love an all white room with all shades of white and cream. I've added little punches of color here and there, but mostly we're sticking with white. If Libbie wants to go all pink or (God forbid) purple... we'll go for it.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Indiana Dreaming

As we pull into North Manchester In, this is the wonderful sight that greets us. Papa and Granna are surrounded by beautiful farms, some even AMISH.... I am in Heaven!We always head to the County 4H Fair.... this is the lake my grandparents lived on and we enjoyed as I was a little girl. The fairgrounds back right up to their property.

I think.... their roof line is right beyond the top of this red and white big tent. (i think) It's a beautiful view to take in.
The animal barns are a favorite.

I could not resist throwing these photos of Hoot in a shoot out with two older cowboys. It is so cute to watch this in a slide show, because it looks like a movie in action...
You got me...!
Don't shooot I got my hands up...
You're goin' down too partner..
They didn't stand a chance against spider cowboy!
Now lets go grab a corndog with granna and papa.
and ride some rides...
Okay, this is a little scary

Put your hands in the air...

then there's great grandparents...
look at those eyes. she's still got the touch
I think they like each other...
On the farm

the deer are coming in across the bean field at dusk
Granna, Papa and Hootser on the river.

The whole family canoed, even the Greats.
Back on the farm... another shoot out with the cousins Swinging in the breeze
the girls
Out to mow so we can pick berries later.

4 wheel'n fun!
Lake Webster (amazing cottages we view from the Dixie)

The Dixie

Berry picking

Hunting eggs (not from the Easter Bunny)

When I was creating the Father's Day post, I came across my photo folder from last years trip to Indiana. I don't think I ever posted all the wonderful photos from our awesome trip. I have to share them because it's such a wonderful place and we are so looking forward to going next month. As I looked through the photos from last year I realized how much I missed and will have to capture this year. It's overwhelming just how beautiful it is. So who wants to come with us??