Monday, February 14, 2011

The New Arrival! (And New Decor!)

Well, my world has changed in many ways as of late! I am very excited to announce that Scott and I are expecting a Baby Girl on July 2nd, 2011! We are both really thrilled. I can't deny that I am absolutely itching to start plans to decorate the nursery, but superstitions are getting the best of me. In Jewish tradition, you are not supposed to bring anything into your home for the baby until she is born. Of course, many people don't fastidiously stick to those beliefs these days, but I still do not feel comfortable going full throttle into the planning process just yet.

So I am waiting.

I certainly have done some preliminary browsing on Etsy though. Okay, maybe a little more than preliminary. But you've got to have a plan, right? If you have not seen the nursery decor on Etsy, I HIGHLY recommend you check it out. I would love to support my fellow Etsyians when I start purchasing decor for my baby's nursery. As I have learned through my own shop, there is a thriving community of people on Etsy who make beautiful handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces for baby!!!

Our designated nursery is painted in a very soft eggshell blue with white wainscotting. When I found out we were having a girl, I wasn't sure about the blue walls at first, as we all know blue traditionally says "BOY!" However, the more I thought, the more I decided I didn't want to go completely traditional. The blue walls are going to stay. I have been obsessed with the idea of painting a mural in the room of a huge white tree with lots of beautiful organic lines. In the tree I'm imagining some lovebirds in different shades of lavender.

The rest of the decor in the room I am picturing to be very serene and soft, in hues of lavender and white. I want the room to be a haven of peace for our little one. I searched "lavender nursery decor" on Etsy and marked some of these items as favorites. Check out these fabulous and beautiful pieces- maybe they will inspire you too!!

Linen Bird Pillow
Lavender Shimmer Butterfly Mobile
Lavender Roses Artwork
3D Wall Butterflies
Numbers Lavender Art Print
Purple Hydrangea Pillow