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July 29, 2011

Vintage Baby Bedding

After finishing up the big boy room, it was time to move on to the nursery, which was pretty aptly described as a federal disaster area. I literally couldn't get into the closet, thanks to the piles upon piles of boxes, books, and the two trees in the room. But after spending an entire day working with the hubs to move all of the junk into our real storage area (and admittedly, our bedroom too) I could finally work on a space for our little one.

Some of you may remember a post that went live awhile back about the bedding we selected for the nursery. After scouring the great and all-knowing internet for the perfect set of vintage-looking baby bedding and coming up empty-handed unless we fancied taking out a second mortgage on our house, my mother offered to sew the bedding for us. And then my husband began breathing again when I loosened my death grip on our credit card.

Finding the right fabrics took a bit of work, but after visiting every single fabric store between the Twin Cities and Canada, we finally settled on the right pieces. The end result was exactly what we wanted- vintage fabrics in a style and color that matched our nursery perfectly. And I couldn't be more grateful to my mom for once again making the impossible happen.
Nursery Bedding
The bedding was made from four separate fabrics- a stripe, a polka dot, a mini-triangle pattern, and a Little Bo Peep print. I couldn't love them more if I tried.
Bedding Close-up
So now the room is no longer filled with my high school keepsakes. Or my husband's college textbooks that are apparently essential to our existence because WE STILL HAVE THEM. We've found new homes for it all, and while some of it may be shoved under our bed at the present, I can live with that. Assuming that we have a baby to use this adorable new space at some point in the next few weeks.


  1. This is very cute. Your mom did a wonderful job. And I totally understand what you mean about husband's college text books that just sit in a box but are absolutely essential to our existence.

  2. Cute, cute, cute! I love it!!

  3. I love it! Your mom is so talented!

  4. So pretty...I love these retro fabrics! You're mom did a splendid job, since I've witnessed some of her other creative endeavors, I can say she's a multi talent wonder! Do we get to the see your creative ideas for rest of the room?