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So we're still here. Playing the waiting game, hoping Baby will make it's arrival soon. I'm focusing on staying calm and relaxed and know that this little bird will start on its journey when it wants. Like this lovely lady says...stay in the moment.

Between resting and walking, listening to my hypnobirth CD and whispering encouraging words to The Belly, I've finished the last details in the nursery and I'm so pleased with how it's turned out. A mix of bright colours and vintage prints, second hand discoveries and fairtrade purchases, Mama-made bits and Nanny-made cot bumpers plus a couple of bits from our own childhoods.

From the top:
A second hand sofa from my brother in law covered in a handmade quilt from a charity shop. No doubt one of my best finds ever, for the grand sum of £4. A little TLC was needed but it's a beautiful thing that I can't believe someone just gave away.
The Granny Blankets were also both charity shop finds and were a just few quid each. I completely agree with this lady ...there's always room for another Granny Blanket.
All cushions are Mama-made, with exception for the deer, using vintage fabrics and all the toys are charity shop finds. The knitted dolls I found at separate times for about 50p each in a charity shop, but thought they made a cute couple. Then there's this crazy monster and little bird, made by moi, as well as some cuddlies from my Nan.
The picture frames are Ikea bargains filled with postcards and prints collected from here and there and the Moomin poster is a sheet of wrapping paper from this store. Thw alphabet hanky came from a random homeware store in town that accidentally sells some pretty cool and retro stuff.
The cot is classic Ikea and the blankets include this awesome find and the quilt I made from scraps that I had lying around. The amazing reversible bumper was made by my ever-talented Mum in the prettiest fabrics.
The books are mostly second hand discoveries, with some new classics in there thanks to these ladies and the animal ornaments have been gathered since I first started thinking about this space.
I got pompom crazy with a bespoke Happy Circus garland and couldn't resist hanging the red woolly jumper I wore when I was a kiddo alongside these amazing dungarees.
The chest of drawers and mirror were uncovered at this junk shop and the nappy bag hanging on the bag of the door is a men's satchel we choose when it became apparent that the vast majority of nappy bags on the market are simply horrendous. Plus, blue and yellow anyone?
Our nephew's artwork turned out better than we ever hoped and looks so cool up on the wall. Something we will always treasure and a selection of truly artistic creations.
Finally, hanging above the cot is one of Kerry's truly awesome prints, the Donna Wilson baby plate, my felt cloud plus a dream catcher and beautiful hand drawn Christmas present Dora gave us.

We can't wait to spend hours in this little space with our baby. Watch it grow and develop and create memories as a family of three. Now, if only the teeniest member would shake that tiny booty and hurry along...

49 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous room for a little bundle of fun! Love it.

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  2. Oh my! This has to be one of the loveliest little nurseries ever! So many gorgeous details. Loooove it! I too have that moomin wrapping paper as a poster. Wonderful, thoughtful finds. Now COME OUT little baby! :) x

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  3. It looks fabulous, Nell! Seriously good work! I wish my bedroom looked like that. Its lush, well done! xxx

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  4. Ps. Giraffe is so camouflaged I didn't see it! ha! Like in the Addams Family. xx

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  5. it looks fantastic nell! love how bright and cheery it all is. you curated it perfectly. and i hear you on the diaper bags, i bought one awhile back in hopes of finding one i like better along the way but no such luck. ahh, well.
    hurry along little bump! we are anxious to meet you!

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  6. It looks so good Nell! Can't wait until your little baby makes it's arrival!!!! Sending positive thoughts your way, I hope everything goes smoothly and exactly as you're hoping it will.

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  7. What an amazingly, comfortable looking couch. Perfect spot for snuggling and reading. Glad I found your blog!

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  8. That nursery is just so beautiful!

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  9. Adorable space! Baby is going to love his/her special room. Now come on baby, come on!

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  10. it is so beautiful and perfect and cozy! you must be getting so impatient waiting for baby to come. :)
    i keep checking back all the time to see if he/she is here yet!!

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  11. It will be so nice to bring your baby into the world knowing that they have their own little space, seriously it makes all the difference!

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  12. It's gorgeous Nell! Really unreal. When I was waiting for Olive my sister (who'd gone through a natural, albeit 1.5 hour labour) sent me a big encouraging email for my labour and said KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE. I liked it a lot. Wishing you the best of luck! Kellie xx

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  13. Little one you have got to come and see what your mama has done for you! Such a gorgeous room, with vintage touches and beautiful art work. I love it! Makes me wanna have a baba again (maybe not) but soooo cute! Come on - tomorrow it will be Saturday 14th! get ready xxxx

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  14. It looks amazing! I cant wait till the birth announcement- so close! xx

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  15. Oh I remember that waiting game. It feels like an eternity when you're there but when you look back, it feels like a second. Enjoy every minute. Your bubba will be in your arms in no time. Wishing you all the best for the birth! x

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  16. Duh! I forgot to comment on the most important: the nursery! It's is divine Nell. So bright and full of awesome vintage & hand made treasures. A perfect nest to welcome your your little girl or boy. Well done you for putting it all together! xx

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  17. Oh wow, what a beautiful space for your baby! Hope Baby arrives soon, enjoy every minute of the waiting though xo

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  18. I love it! Very thoughtful and personal and fun! You'll so enjoy smooching your little one in that gorgeous space! xx

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  19. What a beautiful nursery. It looks so cosy, comfy and fun. Well done you! xx

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  20. Your bub's nursery is the perfect sanctuary - just gorgeous.
    I bet the next time I check your blog your bubbie has arrived. How exciting!

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  21. my junk room/soon to be nursery looks extra sad now. the room is completely gorgeous!!!!!! xx

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  22. Kesh - lady, do not panic! Check out what our nursery looked like a couple of months ago...
    http://onthefirstdayofmarriage.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-post_12.html
    you guys still have plenty if time! Xxx

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  23. Wow!!! What a truly scrumpsious baby room!!!

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  24. Checking constantly, so excited for you! (stunning stunning room btw) xo

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  25. This is GORGEOUS Nell!
    Such a lucky baby xx

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  26. Nell, it's amazing. Well done! What a gorgeous space, as is the nook in the post below. Enjoy the last of your pregnancy, your baby will come when it's ready to be birthed. Love Anna xxx

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  27. I have just found your blog through Albert and the Lion... what a fabulous blog you have! Your baby's room is just gorgeous!! I look forward to following! Good luck with the birth - how exciting! x

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  28. Just checking in...hope all is well xx

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  29. What a beautiful space you've created Nell. It's exactly how I pictured it to be. Perfect for a baby Mallia.

    I loved those final days of pregnancy where I would spend hours in the nursery, tinkering around and day dreaming about my baby to be. Enjoy my dear.

    Ps I have a very funny feeling you may be pushing as I type?? x

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  30. Well there’s been no bump day pic, so we can only hope/assume????? Hope you’re all ok Nell. Sending love and hugs from North London xxx

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  31. Same as Kerry - no bump photo this week. Hope that means a baby came along!! Thinking of you, lady. Love, C. xx

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  32. i know you've had that baby, I just know. bring it home to this gorgeous nursery and share the news with us! Pretty please....the anticipation is intense! x

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  33. I just checked in to see if there was an 'introducing little miss/little mister' post but alas there isn't. I'm pretty darn sure you've birthed by now. Really looking forward to reading about it x

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  34. Thinking of you guys! Can't wait to hear of little one's arrival.

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  35. Can't wait to hear the news! Surly there is a little bambino ready to bring home to this beautiful nursery or its already sleeping soundly in there!

    I seriously must finish our daughters nursery ASAP!

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  36. Its absolutely gorgeous Nelly, Little Josephine must be extremely pleased with her little cavern. As i am sure she has told you herself, many times since returning home. :)

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  37. Your baby is so lucky! This room is fab. I remember the calm before the storm so well (this time last me for me)... and I know everyone will tell you it goes so fast, and you won't believe them and then suddenly you'll have a one year old! Anyway, I hope it all goes/has gone well.

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  38. Have been thinking of you & hoping that all is going well. Looking forward to your next post x

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  39. Dear Nell, I hope all is well in your little corner of paradise?

    Stephanie

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  40. Oops! I guess I left my first comment up there at the top as unknown. Thinking of you, hoping the transition into your little family of three is going well... can't wait to hear the news!

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  41. hello, just popped by to see if there was any news. hope all is well. x

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  42. Congratulations on your darling girl...she's a real doll

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  43. oh so perfect! i want it as MY room. you're a clever one. x

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  44. Wow! This nursery is amazing! Congratulations on your beautiful little girl! Did you have a homebirth?
    I have pinned your nursery pic's on my Pinterest board as I'm in LOVE with your style here! :) I'm now following along iwth your delightful blog! Please come say hi at Just For Daisy in your 'spare time'! ;) x Enjoy those yummy newborn cuddles!

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  45. Hi there, I have just found you via Kerry at Seventy Tree and I just wanted to say how lovely the wee ones nursery is. What an amazing job you did! Great to have found you, Jo x

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  46. wow, you did a great job..its perfect!! :-)

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