Once the main components of the nursery were in place, I was gradually able to organize and decorate the space. I've used a combination of Craig's List purchases (the red chest of drawers), Ikea items (crib, shelves, curtain wire), hand-me-downs and neighborhood listserv finds (most of the clothes, a few toys), and quite a few things from my own childhood (crib quilt, many toys, odds and ends) to pull this little room together.
|I hung a couple of my own paintings and moved my great grandmother's rocker into the room.|
|Closet full of little clothes.|
|The chest is stocked with diapers and covers (thank you, Modern Diaper Service early delivery!), socks and hats, bedding and blankets, with a changing area on top.|
|Some of my childhood toys, all well loved and well remembered.|
Other items I'm excited about:
|Moses basket, found on the neighborhood listserv, for portable sleeping.|
|Beautiful receiving blanket knitted by Mr. MJ's mother.|
|Two paintings on paper by my friend Mike Dowley, to hang above the crib. Need to get these framed!|
There are still one or two things this little room lacks, like a lamp and a mobile, but they will arrive from Little Rock sooner or later. For now, the nursery is ready and waiting for Baby MJ!