The Nursery

The Nursery

F’s nursery has been a room in progress since her arrival in February. The basics were in well before she was born. She is using the crib that was P and S’s when they were babies.

Penguin Books & Ruby Slippers

I had a vision of what the room would look like. I really wanted a clean, almost minimal look to the room. Some things would have to stay, such as the crib and rocker. However, I had a certain dresser in mind that would do double duty as a changer. I really was looking for a vintage mid-century modern Johnson Carper piece. The one that I wanted had curved drawers without pulls. It was very minimal and could translate to many different versions of what the room would become as she grew.


I searched high and low for months. Finally, I found it on Craig’s List and snatched it up. The condition wasn’t ideal. However, I was going to strip, stain and paint it anyway. It is my favorite feature in the room and really provides a contrast to all the white.

The rocker was P and S’s. It is the Dream Rocker that is sold at Pottery Barn Kids. It is unbelievably comfortable and the slipcover is ideal. The room is tranquil and F enjoys it immensely.

I searched for the Penguin Classics hardcover books. There are a multitude of sources on-line to purchase from. I remember reading them at my grandmother’s home as a child. Although she is too young to enjoy them now, I can picture us as she grows reading chapters before her bed time. Every year for her milestones, she will receive one to add to her growing collection.

The ruby slippers are Toms. She wore them for Christmas Eve.

Tiny Toms


Crib: Store in Old Saybrook, CT that is now out of business

Dresser: Vintage

Rocking Chair: Pottery Barn Kids Dream Rocker

Lighting: Land of Nod & Home Goods

Rugs: Ikea

Frames: Michaels

Fabric: Dwell Studio

Mirror: Ikea

Books: Penguin Classics

Changer Top Base: Pottery Barn Kids

Basket: Serena & Lily

Sheets: Dwell

Shoes: Tiny Toms & Freshly Picked

New Year’s Celebration

New Year Celebration
If there were plans for tonight that required me to dress up and go out on the town…into the city preferably….THIS is what I would wear.

MICHAEL Michael Kors michael kors jacket
$248 –

Vince Camuto stiletto high heels
$159 –

Anya Hindmarch glitter handbag
$578 –

£13 –

The Pit

F supervising the work


It always starts with a simple thought. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a fire pit for Christmas Eve? Mind you we have no fire pit and it was 10 days before the actual holiday. Our Christmas Eve is the highlight of our holiday festivities. We have family and friends celebrating with us and the number of guests reaches in the 40s. It is a fun evening and one that we always cherish. So having a fire pit would be a great idea. Inside gets so hot, that using our fireplace is usually never an option.

Phase 1 of the Pit

So cut to one day later and Mr. decided that it was possible and totally doable. Building the pit took less than a week. Since the Mr. does this kind of thing for a living,  it was a treat to see his craft displayed in our own backyard. Let’s just say that the pit was a hit! AND was completed on time!

The Final Product

The First Lighting


New Year means longer list

I have never been a New Years Resolution kind of gal. I have tried them. Countless times. I am more of a list girl. I am the person who will add an item to the to do list AFTER I have done it just so I can cross it off. Yep, I am one of those people. So with the New Year I will write a list of things I would like to accomplish for 2012. First one being a blog, I guess I can cross it off now.