Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"Art" for the Nursery

I was hunting around my Mom's basement a few months ago, and I came across this...


You probably can't tell from this photo, but this is all crewel work that my Mom had done in 1973. I found this in the basement and knew I had to scoop it up for our house. My Mom was thrilled that I wanted to bring this piece into our home and I was pretty sure I knew where it was going to go...


It's the perfect vintage pretty that I needed for Allison's room and I had been debating about what to put above her crib. You don't want something too heavy that could fall but you do want something eye catching that they can stare up at and coo - this was perfect and I love how it has set the rest of the mood for her room.

I'm in the process of bringing together a few other items for her room and hope to have an update soon.

(These photos really don't do the piece justice. Hoping to use my real camera and photograph the room when I'm done.)

Stay warm! We were in the single digits today in PA.

7 comments:

  1. What pretty piece, and one with personal significance. My mom did a needlepoint project around the same time featuring pilgrims gazing out at what is presumably the Niña, Pinta or the SantaMaria. Cathy Wall and I came across it while cleaning out for my parents' upcoming downsize and unfortunately could not think what to do with it...

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  2. Pretty, Holly!! That must have made your mom so happy! I can't wait to see more and I really like the color on Allison's walls.

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  3. Love this Holly! What a fabulous jumping off point for Allison's room, can't wait to see how it has come together. I see Therese mentioned the piece we uncovered…. I say she makes a pillow out of it, you???

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  4. Wow Holly, what a beautiful treasure to find buried in the basement!! It's gorgeous and I can't wait to see what you incorporate with it in her sweet nursery!

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  5. SO BEAUTIFUL! I can't believe you Mom made that - so talented. And, to have it in Allison's room must be so special for her :)

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  6. Wow, so pretty!!! And so special to have it in the nursery, it looks awesome above the crib!! (Gotta love the aquarium light/music thing hanging there too! Way to keep it real, girl.) 1973?! So funny! Love how it is timeless though:)

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  7. I love this, and it looks great above the crib. I agree with what you said, it is a hard choice. You did a great job.

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