there were two things i was certain of when i got engaged
the guy i was going to marry
and that there would be mason jars at my wedding
lots of them
everything else seemed to fall into place
around all the mason jars of course
...and then came baby...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

whimsy decor: taking a cue from the children's section

{candy cane bedding via land of nod}

{wooden birdhouses via pottery barn kids}

{headboard decal via land of nod}

{elephant rug via pottery barn kids}

hubs and i were living in a quaint (aka, ridiculously small) one-bedroom apartment in new york city when we had our little baby boy. we lasted a whole six weeks (above a wine bar!) before hightailing it to the suburbs in hopes of a larger abode, fresher air and some peace and quiet. we were able to find the first two quite easily, but p&q is a loftier goal with a child.

the fact that we pay the same rent now for about 42 times more space is just glorious. what's not glorious is furnishing all this space with the money we were hoping to save by moving out of the city!

i came across some great finds while perusing a few children's websites & catalogs (it's a new past time). some things i've purchased with the baby in mind, but most of the whimsical decorating items i've bought have yet to end up in the nursery! the best part is that most of these items cost a fraction of what "grown-up" decor will set you back. so have a little fun, save a little dough and start shopping (with or without a little one in mind!!)

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