Posts Tagged ‘nursery’

Adora visits WUSA TV

The future newsie in her onesie made the rounds at WUSA this morning! It’s the first time my colleagues have Adora in person. She is so spoiled. She’s already won the hearts of her TV dads Mike and Howie B. Check out the cool gifts they got her!  Also notice, Adora made Mikes’s daily newsroom webcast… despite her expression she was really happy to be there.

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Mike got Adora a personalized piggy bank from My Bambino. And who knew Howard was so in touch with girly style? Thank you for this adorable outfit and burp cloth homemade by Embee Designz!

Photos: The Nursery

Many people have asked  about Adora’s room. Thanks to Katharine Hauschka we’ve got a couple shots. Originally I wanted an ‘all white’ theme but soon found that brown and neutral accents worked nicely. You wouldn’t think but it was really tough trying to find ‘all white’ stuff that went together. I like how it turned out even with the controversial Mona Lisa. 🙂

Nursery Update: Now we're Rockin'

So I’m not gonna lie about how I handled the call:

DAD: “Angie! We got you a rocker for the baby’s nursery, you’re gonna love it.”

ANGIE: ____

2 seconds later… 

ANGIE (thinks out loud): But dad, what if it doesn’t match??!?!!!!

HUBBY (daggers in his eyes.. quietly mouthing): ‘Let it go’

I quickly followed up with a oh thanks so much…. that’s so sweet.. and my dad promised to shoot me a pic of the new furniture from his iPhone. My instant panic was for no reason. My parents had found a hard wood, antique rocking chair at a.. YARDSALE!

How awesome is that. The thing is beautiful. I dressed it up with some rocking chair pads from Carousel Designs and then things got better. My friend Patty Rowland stopped by to give me a couple baby gifts including this gorgeous baby blanket her mother Donna Delozier made. It’s so soft and I was truly touched. I accented it with the Sleep Sheep I got from my news gal pal Alison Starling.

Something's Growling in the Nursery

There’s something I really liked about this stuffed lion head.

I saw it in a gas station on the way to Richmond recently and decided it was a must buy. Ok, it was somewhat impulsive. Can’t explain the expression on hubby’s face when he walked out of the bathroom and saw me waiting with this huge head in hand.  I think it adds whimsey to the nursery in progress… I placed it above the door between the baby’s closets.  It makes me think of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Narnia not quite.. but I can imagine right.

My new smelly bear

Hubby Robert you’ve got some fierce competition… meet ROARBERT! 

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To hang or not to hang: Nursery Painting Controversy

I am a big fan of Colombian figurative artist Fernando Botero known for his ‘larger than life’ style. I fell in love with his ‘Mona Lisa, Age 12’ and thought it would add some renaissance to my mostly white nursery with gold accents. I got the canvas oil painting and had a frame made for it.  Before hangin it above the changing table I sent an iPhone pic out to the hubby and siblings for reaction.  This is how it went…

Angie: I present… Baby Mona Lisa

Sister Jenny: Did someone “fat booth” Mona Lisa? (for those of you who don’t know ‘fat booth’ is my fave iPhone app, it makes people really fat after you take a pic of them)

Husband:  ….a very disturbing picture.  It looks like a female Chucky doll with boobs!

Sister Tricia: I think it is hilarious!  But, if it scares the baby, you might just put it in the bathroom across from the toilet.

Sister Jenny: I’ve never seen a baby with so much cleavage

Make Room for… Bassinet

This was a gift from my parents. A non-traditional round bassinet… off-white with a delicate green french toile print. It matches my antique bedroom furniture perfectly. I just adore the little curtain on top.

Need Knobs!

When deciding on a ‘changing table’ I went with one that can be used as a dresser after the baby gets older.

I love the white finish but not so much the knobs. I’m on a hunt… and considering a few from anthropologie, Home Depot and ones I found online. I ordered the antique brass lion pulls and gonna test them out.

Lion pulls by Americk


Glass knobs by anthropologie

Dad can construct the crib, but keep him away from the bows

My father is so sweet… but could use some help in the bow tying department.

My dear mother Chin was to Ren’s rescue in no time. A big thank you to my father and husband for putting the crib together. I take credit for sheeting the mattress 🙂

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