Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Isla's Vintage Inspired, Handmade Nursery

I had so much fun putting together a nursery for our daughter Isla. I wanted it to be a room I loved, because I spend most of my time in there now! I didn't have a huge budget to work with, so I was able to find things that were meaningful and sweet on the cheap! I wanted a lovely, vintage inspired room that had pieces of my childhood as well as sweet handmades from some of the people that have surrounded us with love on this journey. Thank you Katherine Holly Photography for the great photos!

Crib: Jenny Lind: Craigslist
Custom bedding: Etsy- Tiptoe Studio
Glider: borrowed from a friend
Rug: Overstock.com
Vintage wardrobe: already had and re-purposed for nursery
Vintage dresser/changing table: given by a friend, new ceramic knobs from Anthropologie
Wire Shelf: Anthropologie
Chandelier: given by a friend, originally purchased at Habitat for Humanity Home
Side table: Nadeau Furniture
Bench: Nadeau Furniture
Owl lamp: Target
Pair of gold frames: flea market
Where the Sidewalk Ends prints: from my childhood book
Mother Goose nursery rhyme prints: from my childhood book
Handmade book mobile: used as decor for baby shower, handmade by hosts (see DIY blog at Oh My Deer Handmades)
Name bunting: handmade by Oh My Deer Handmades
Terrarium: made by my sister Desiree of Ophelia Terrariums
Book page wreath: see my DIY how to blog
Vintage toy piano: antique shop
Paint color: Heavy Goose by Martha Stewart

Monday, May 9, 2011

Isla Harper Lutito has arrived

On April 27th at 2pm, my life changed forever when our sweet Isla came into our lives. Words can't describe what happened to my heart at that moment, but suffice it to say there is nothing sweeter. I feel so blessed to have had a wonderful pregnancy and birth story, which was seasoned with the incredible support of loving friends and my amazing husband. Isla was 7 lbs 10 oz and 19.5'' long at birth. When she was being weighed and measured, she lifted her head up from the nurse, looked around the room and cracked a little smile. This was so telling of the little girl she is and the woman we pray she will grow up to be: strong, curious and joyful. Her timely arrival, just one day after her due date, made for a wonderful first Mother's Day for me that I will never forget. Here's to much joy to come, laughter, crying (her and I both), sleepless nights, sweet baby breath, unconditional love, utter confusion and pure bliss. We love you sweet Isla!