I so desired to create a cozy space for our sweet girl to rest her head at night.
A space feminine, without too many frills.
A place full of whimsy and imagination.
Originally, I was convinced we were having a boy, for various reasons.
And with that notion, I began to plan a vintage travel theme I had hoped to create for "him."
I knew I wanted sail boats, but didn't want only a nautical theme, so I began to dream of floating vintage airplanes, cruising cars, and steam-powered locomotives as well.
When the news came we were having a precious girl, I had a hard time deviating from my original idea, but felt perhaps it was a touch too masculine for this delicate female soul.
Randomly, while in Downtown Disney, I came across the idea of hot air balloons...and I adored this new spin on a travel "theme,"...it's whimsy and feminine qualities. I am not crazy about themes, but this one captured my heart.
I shared this HAB idea with my one of my best friends and she took it and ran with it for our first Baby Shower (HERE) as well.
Because I couldn't find any pre-made bedding sets that were what I had in my head...I created most of what you see from scratch with the help of my mother and grandmother. The incredibly talented Heather from The Lovely Cupboard inspired me as well. She helped my find the fabric for our vintage bedding and gave me the idea for the torn fabric banner.
From the bedding and pillow to the art on the walls, most of it is hand made with love!
(See below for a listing of where each item came from!)
Welcome to our baby girl's nursery! We would love to have you take a peak and
Fly Away with Us...
...Up, Up and Away!
"Here Comes Baby Kavs" Chalkboard Sign - Handmade from this sweet Baby Shower
Ripped-Cloth Banner - Handmade by me - Idea Inspired by Heather from The Lovely Cupboard
Chevron Pillow - On Sale at Target
Personalized Cloud Pillow - Handmade by me. Tutorial Coming Soon!
Vintage House Pillow - Handmade by me. Tutorial Coming Soon!
Fitted Sheet and Changing Pad Sheet - My Mother made these! I ordered the vintage fabric through Laura Koeppen's Etsy Shop!
Flying Skies Vintage Hot Air Balloon Mobile - Authentic Models (I added the flags for some added whimsy)
Chevron Ottoman - On Sale at Target
Baby Pink Rocking Chair - Hand re-finished by our dear friend Cyndee at Waterloo Antiques
Hot Air Balloon Poster - Incredible Deals. It is originally $150...I found it on zazzle for $15! Vintage Posters on Zazzle.com
"Up, Up, and Away" Sign - Handmade from this sweet Baby Shower
Frame with Psalm Bible Verse - Handmade by my girl Nicki from this baby shower!
Yellow Chevron Pouf - On Sale at Target
Vintage Rocking chair and vintage flower pillow - My husband's grandmother's rocking chair and pillow
Gypsy Shabby Chic Ruffled Curtain Panel - Target or Lorraine Home Furnishings
Multi Colored Buntings - Handmade by my Grandmother, but similar ones can be bought on Etsy
Be Brave Hot Air Balloon Embroidery Hoop - Tutorial HERE
All Fabric Embroidery Hoops - Handmade by me - Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to order!
One Wild and Precious Life sign - One similar can be bought HERE by the Printed Palette
Distressed Mint Wooden Box #3 - Marshalls
White Elegant Oval Pictureless Frame - Hobby Lobby
Headband Rack - Ribbon dispenser from Michaels
Darling hair bow frame - Handmade by my friend Maggie
Array of Handbands were handmade by me and also by these incredible Etsy Shops: