Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Nursery

Happy Valentine's Day to all my beloved friends!!
Since I am showing you a baby crib, this now becomes a quad post. To see some beautiful bedscapes and to get inspired, visit Karen at
I posted this blog entry in advance, before the baby was born. I just want to show you this update. The baby has been home since yesterday. It just shows how well he and mom are doing that they were released a day after birth.

Sorry the pictures are a little dark. I used flash only in the bottom left picture of the mosaic. You can see what happens, the baby squints and closes his eyes when I use flash and I can't catch his beautiful eyes.

Another week is starting and what better way to welcome it than having 3 (4) fabulous parties!

Blue Monday is hosted by Sally at

Metamorphosis Monday is hosted by Susan at

Mosaic Monday is hosted by Mary at
Go and visit these gracious ladies for incredible and amazing posts.

I am scheduling this post in advance because I know I will be busy by the time weekend comes.
I arrived in FL the other day to assist my daughter in caring for her 2 babies (2nd one is due anytime). Since the elder one is still a toddler, just turned 2 in Aug., he was still sleeping in this crib until a few weeks ago. He was moved into a bigger bed in the used to be guest room. My daughter and SIL only has 3 BRs in their home so they had to move the guest bed into the nursery. The first pic shows how it was when I arrived. I know they have been very busy preparing for the baby and it's been really hectic.

I did not like how the big bed almost just blocked the entry that I could hardly bring my 3 luggage (2 big and 1 hand carry) inside. I always bring an extra luggage for my shopping, lol.

From the moment I came I knew and they knew I would rearrange the furniture, lol.
This was my first attempt. I moved the dressing table closer to the door and moved the bed in an angle in the corner. They have a stereo system in the left side of the crib which my daughter said they will try to sell on Craig's List. I disconnected the 2 speakers and moved them to the corner and covered them with a baby blanket to serve as my desk or to place the laptop when I am done with it. I thought it was better but I wasn't completely satisfied.

I took a nap and when I woke up, I started going to work again. I moved the crib in the center of the wall and moved the bed closer to the window, this time with the head straight to the wall.

I like this arrangement better. It looks more relaxing to me and more room to move around.

What do you think?

They did not have to buy new beddings for the crib because they are having another boy.

Scott is pretty handy. He made the wooden fish on the wall to match the fish on the baby comforter, bumper and crib mobile.

As of now, my precious grandbaby is still in the mom's tummy but my daughter started having contractions as I am typing this tonight (Tuesday) so by the time this blog entry posts on Sunday evening, she probably would have given birth. I can't wait to see the new addition to the family. I will keep you posted .

Thanks for coming and thank you to our 4 lovely hostesses for these fun parties!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine. it is very cute. My granddaughter's nursery is very small and cramped and not decorated like I would like at all, but hey it is their house, not mine.

Anonymous said...

HI Christine! Oh, what a little angel! I'm so excited for you! He's adorable.
Now I think you did an excellent job on rearranging the room. I do like your last attempt best! Enjoy that little darling.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marigene said...

Christine, what a beautiful little guy...enjoy spoiling him!

Debbiedoos said...

What a good Gramma you are helping out so much and doing the room! He is so darn cute all wrapped up! Nice post, it is such a happy time!!~

Nancy said...

How lucky you are to be able to decorate with your daughter! Yes, I do like it better this way. Hope you are getting some sleep. Precious baby!

Chandy said...

Ok you are having too much fun with having a new grandbaby, Christine! But then again you deserve to be that happy! That is one cool room!

Diann said...

Congrats on the adorable new grandson! Cutie! Cutie!

And I really like the way the room was in the last picture!

Happy Blue Monday to you!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I do like the nursery better after your rearrange. I wonder if Mom will keep it like that. lol

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful baby, wonderful photos! Lovley mosaic and photos of the nursery.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! What a cute nursery! Isn't it fun that both grandbabies have circles? And what a cutie! I know you must be so happy and excited! Only one more day to wait for us! Enjoy your visit!...hugs...Debbie

Maggie said...

Congratulations Christine on your new grandson.
I love your mosaics this week, just darling.
We're having a giveaway at the quimperclubinternational blog for our First Anniversary & 150th post. Pop over if you can drag yourself away from the new born.

SmilingSally said...

Congratulations Christine; I know that you're enjoying helping your daughter and spoiling your darling grandson. Happy Blue Monday!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Congratulations to the new addition Christine, he is Handsome!

Pre-Valentine Date

Becky K. said...

Congratulations on the new grandson!

I am a few years away from grandchildren but am looking forward to that time.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

EJ said...

He's a lucky little man, congratulations.

Momgen said...

Oh the baby is cute...congrats. happy blue Monday.

Mine is up

Ann said...

Yes I really like the new arrangement. It's go great you get to help your daughter. Grandchildren are the absoulte best. We have 4 and really enjoy spoiling them.
tin and sparkle

Jeanne said...

Oh, what a darling post. The baby mosaic and the bedroom nursery in blue. How darling your post is today. I hope the birth goes well. Congratulations.

Hugs, Jeanne

Lindy said...

Congratulations on the birth of your new grandson! He's a beautiful baby. I like the mosaics you have shown us. Nice nursery/guest room, and I think you did a fine job rearranging the furniture to make everything more accessible.

Thank you for visiting my Blue Monday and Mellow Yellow Monday post and leaving your nice comment.

Enjoy your time with your family!

DesignTies said...

Congratulations on your brand new grandchild!! :-)

I think your final furniture arrangement in the nursery is the best layout. Good job :-) And ready just in time too!!


Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Christine, you did a great job rearranging the nursery. It really is adorable, and the baby is precious! Linda

Marice said...

that is wonderful Christine :) great job! congratulations for the newest addition to your family! hugs!

u may view mine here

Meri said...

Beautiful baby - great addition to the youngest generation of your family. I'm sure you'll have him completely tamed before you go home.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

A Beautiful baby boy !Wonderful nursery !
Happy Blue Monday !

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I LOVED pregnancy photo's. I have some of all my daughters...Dawn the youngest bared her tummy for me. I love it. Having had seven I guess it's no wonder I love that state of being! The nursury is just I will go up and post on sweet baby boy!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

LOL It's all one..oh well, you already know I think he is a little doll! :)

♥ Kathy said...

Very sweet ♥ Happy Blue Monday

LV said...

Loved the trail of the new baby. Its room is lovely and the bay is truly precious. Glad you find time to pay me a visit.

aimee said...

thank you for coming over to visit my blog! beautiful baby! i love what you did with the room. how exciting to have more family join the family tree :) ill be back to visit many more times.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, he is just a little doll! What does Brendan think about him? The bedroom looks so cute. I bet the parents were happy that you rearranged it and made it look so nice. My goodness! She was sooo big, and she's such a tiny little thing. I know she was glad to give birth at last! Have fun holding that little cutie. laurie

PAT said...

A cute nursery for a beautiful baby boy!

Amanda at 32˙North said...

You did a lovely job - precious little bundle there!

joyh82 said...

Aww.. beautiful baby and love the nursery. I so miss those baby years. Mine are both off at college. The time sure flies.. enjoy it.

Carol said...

Oh, he's just precious! Congratulations!

Snap said...

Beautiful baby! Wonderful pictures!

Mary Bergfeld said...

You did a great job with nursery. You certainly have been busy. The collage of the baby is really beautiful. I hope you've been enjoying your self. Have a great day. Mary

Sue said...

Hi Christine, What a beautiful baby, and am so thankful both Mother and baby are doing so well. Have a wonderful time with your daughter and her family.
Thank you for visiting and for leaving me such a sweet comment.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love the nursery, and I'm just so happy for you and your daughter and her family! This is neat! The nursery is so cute.


Sheila :-)

vignette design said...

What a little doll! I'm still waiting for Granddaughter #2. Any day. Love the nursery!

Jeanette said...

Oh how lovely! Don't you just love baby stuff? Our grandson visited for a few days and it was wonderful

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the fish motif for the crib... cute!

Americana Lady said...

Christine,congratulations on your new grandbaby boy. He is darling, all bundled up looking so cute. You did a good job in the room! I am sure they are glad to have you with them. Enjoy tour family time! Don't forget to get some shopping time in, keep your eyes open for the polish pottery. Joan

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

OH! I cannot wait to see the new baby pictures! Congratulations, sweet friend!

Stop by sometime!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Tara said...

Sweet sweet baby! I always rearrange furniture in my head too, but I don't usually do it! It does look much more open and comfortable. I love that you take an extra suitcase for shopping too!

Self Sagacity said...

you are so talented. great job on the arrangements!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how precious! I know that you're over the moon grandma!

Blondie's Journal said...

I think you finally came up with the perfect solution. I love your resolve! The nursery is SO cute!! Your daughter has picked up your decorating genes. How does your grandson like his big boy bed? I had the hardest time getting Emily in hers after Abby came and she wanted to get in the crib with her...very dangerous!

I looked at your silver post. I love all of it, of course. I know why you love the little salt cellars and spoons, they are sooo cute! And they look beautiful on a formal table. I also love the chafing looks great with the polish pottery casserole dish in it.

Your mosaics are wonderful, Christine. I haven't tried to make one yet, I usually don't have a lot of pictures for one post! Maybe this summer when we are back on the lake. How do you get the writing on the picture? Is that part of the program you use?

I hope all is well with the baby. Have you had a chance to go shopping yet? And when are you coming home? I have to make the NO plans. Al wants to know the dates so we can book the airfare. April is closer than we think. I have to check the dates that you will be home again.


Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

So cute! The room looks warm, fresh, and functional. Nicely done.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Christine, what a precious little one. Makes you just want to snuggle. The room is just gorgeous too. So sweet. Hugs, Marty

Joyce said...

Oh the new baby is so adorable and quite a big baby considering your daughter is so tiny. I bet you are just having the best time with all the grands. Safe journey home.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

The nursery looks great! And what wonderful little fish that your son-in-law made! they are perfect :o)

Your new little grandbaby is so so cute!

Blessings & Aloha!

(thankyou so also for always taking the time to stop by!)

Tardevil said...

Congrats on your new grandson! I hope you're having a blast in FL! The kids are so cute, especially the baby! The room looks much less crowded the way you have re-arranged it! I bet they're glad you're there for a while.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

He is so beautiful Christine!!! Congratulations to you and the lovely family! I think you did good re-arranging the room, looks a lot more roomy. Hugs, Cindy

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my gooooodnesssssssss..........That is one adorable baby! Soooo cute! Congrats Grandma.....

Yep, I like the room re-arranged too.


Kathysue said...

Hi C your new grandson is a beauty and he has a darling nursery to go home too. kathysue

Sue said...

Aw...that baby boy is just so perfect. I love his room, but I think I'd rather just look at pictures of him. We really forget how little they are and how fast they grow.


Mary said...

Congratultions, Christine -- what an adorable grandbaby! And yes, the room looks great the way you arranged it. :) Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

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