Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Little Girl's Room

*If you are visiting from the Bragfest, this is one of my very firsts posts and I thought it would be fun to share it again!*

"A little Girl's room should look like a little girl's room!"
This is what Amy over at Playing Sublimely said when she featured her daughters' darling room. In my humble opinion, truer words were never spoken! You can visit her blog Playing Sublimely to view the pictures but please, come back over here when you are done. Her blog, with her absolutely gorgeous home and thoughtful insights into life and faith, will draw you in and I may never see you again!
When you do return I want to Welcome you to
 MY daughter's room...

When we first toured our home, my husband innocently asked, "Which child gets the room with the window seat"? I looked at him like he was crazy and said, "ummm...our GIRL of course!"

Doesn't every girl wish she had a window seat? I know I did when I was a little girl! I knew that it would be the place where I could get lost in the world of Anne of Green Gables and dream of Raspberry Cordial and boys named Gilbert Blythe. Wasn't he dreamy?
Here's a closer look...

I made all of the window treatments and almost all of the pillows using this beautiful Yellow Cameo Toile fabric.


$80 worth of fabric went a LONG way!
This is the window creation I showed you a couple of days ago. I am loving how sweet it looks and Lauren only took the shutters off the wall 1 time!

And this is probably one of my favorite discoveries...


Did you know that you could use a window valance as a dust ruffle? I didn't either until I found this one and realized that it would be a perfect fit! A little bit of velcro and another ruffle on top and we were good to go!


 

 This beautiful dresser belonged to my mom and was in her room when she was a little girl herself! It has survived a fire, storage, rough teenagers and then 2 babies when I used it as a changing table. My mom has the rest of the set which Lauren will get when she is a little older.

Here are some details...

I L-O-V-E Love old books and will stack them anywhere I can! These belonged to my grandmother who so graciously passed down many of her treasures to us.

This darling bird lamp was the first thing I purchased when I began decorating Lauren's room. It is so sweet and it was a great jumping off point for the color pallette.

 

The rug was another great TJ Maxx find and it ties everything in beautifully. I love the touch of brown anchoring the room.

 

Rustic $5 frames and leftover fabric provides that extra French Country touch to the room.



The picture is a scene from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and was a gift from my sister. The little shelf holds 2 baby bonnets that belonged to my grandmothers. Are you seeing a trend here folks? I love Heirlooms!
Here's a closer look...

The hooks of the shelf are actually keys.
 And that baby cup?
 Well, that belonged to my Great-Grandmother who was born in 1897! The thimbles are also from a family collection.

These darling little pictures hung in my nursery as a baby and I could not wait to have them in my own little girl's room!

These baby gowns belonged to my grandmothers. I think it adds another little Southern touch to the room, don't you? Here is a closer look at one of them...




The wall color is one we have used throughout most of the house and it is my favorite shade of soft, buttery yellow. Simply adding some ribbon can take frames up a notch in their cute factor!

And, last but not least, it simply wouldn't be a Southern Girl's room, without her very own Sterling Silver baby cup!



Thank you for coming on this little tour with me! I look forward to showing you more of my home in the weeks to come!


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28 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a sweet room. I love the fabric you used. Such a pretty yellow. How wonderful to have all those heirlooms. So many new memories will be made with all the hand me downs.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Such a beautiful room! I must say that the fabric is my favorite thing! It is gorgeous! You really have created a wonderful girly room! I know she loves it...who wouldn't?! It is made even more special with all of the wonderful details you added that are filled with such precious memories!

Love it!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Denise said...

a sweet room for a sweet lil girl! Can't wait to see her!

Traci said...

I'm a new follower! I found you through "Outdoor Wednesday". Your little girls room is very pretty!

Vanessa said...

Thanks so much for signing up as a follower Traci! And, to all you other lovely ladies for your sweet comments!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this is such a lovely and sweet room. I adore all of your wonderful heirlooms, they just make the room so precious and special. Love your colors and fabrics too. Very well done.

Thanks so much for your gracious comments on my post about changes to my family room. I am getting excited to change it up. I have so enjoyed our blog and I am now a follower too. See you again soon. Hugs, Marty

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Your little girls room is adorable. You have put a lot of time and thought into it. I love the extra touch of your Grandmothers framed gowns. Thanks for sharing that wonderful space.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I tellya, I'm no 'little girl'....but this room would certainly bring out the 'little' in me...I so love it. And the window seat? FANtastic.


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fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such a lovely room! and spacious too! love the window seat!

Stacey said...

Vanessa, thanks for your sweet comments and for following my blog. I have to admit that I came by your blog yesterday and drooled over that little girl room. It is amazing! Absolutely beautiful.

Playing Sublimely said...

Oh my goodness, you are so sweet! I have been out of town without email and am just checking for the first time! Love this room, and I LOVE the details of all the crib bedding. I am so gonna copy that somewhere! Thanks for the shoutout..what an honor for me :)!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your little girl's room is very sweet! You did such a lovely job with the decorating!

Cecily said...

A lovely room! Yellow is one of my favorite colors and all the details in the room are fantastic!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Vanessa. You've done such a great job with your daughters room. Love the yellow with the black and white check. I think your Grandmothers gowns being framed was a beautiful idea. BTW - I love your lemon blog paper.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

You have created an absolutely precious bedroom! I adore all the family and heirloom touches! Beautiful job!

TexNan said...

Lovely room! I hope your daughter grows up to love heirlooms as much as you do. Yours have so much history.

Kim said...

Oh, Vanessa! You have created a stunning, comfortable room! My heart was skipping beats as I scrolled through each photo. Let's see, LOVE the valance idea, faux window, rug, well just everything! I'd like to sit on that window seat and just drool for awhile. Thanks so much for sharing at FFT. Blessings, Kim

decdiva1 said...

it's adorable, yet sophisticated, so it will grow w/ her. very pretty!

Dining Delight said...

Your daughter's room is decorated just as wonderfully as the rest of your house! Where do you get such great ideas? You are a great inspiration and I'm so glad I found your blog! Not only are your home-decor pics wonderful, I LOVE your style of writing in your posts - easy to read, often humorous and true to real life!

DD

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Hi Vanessa, Thanks for visiting my blog so that I could find yours too! I'm also "Southern at heart". I had a great time looking at all your great projects--especially the window valance used as a dust ruffle for the crib. Genius!

Warmly, Michelle

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hey there Vanessa- love your daughters adorable room and all the sweet little details you thought of! It is so charming and warm and love the heirlooms- just beautiful! You do a lovely job creating warmth in every room!! Thanks so much for sharing this at the party this week- sorry you had a hard time linking up- I had a hard time linking up to your party too- thought the linky thing was getting fixed last weekend not getting harder to use? I had to try 4 or 5 times to get the post to link up... crazy!!! Hopefully it will get resolved soon!! :)

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Vanessa, what a magical room. How I love the touches of black and white gingham with the yellow. Bringing in such beautiful treasures makes this room so special. I love that there are so many stories attached to the precious items in this room. Thank you for sharing it.

Sonja @ Craft-Werk said...

I love that hook rack with the keys. Such a nice idea. Have to steal it ;-). Beautiful room, fit for a princess!
PS: Found you via Bobbypin's Bragfest...

Chris said...

Such a beautiful room! I'm sure it's really comfortable for the little girl to stay. The color is relaxing, too.

My daughter, Jane, is really conscious of how her room is arranged. Since she love toys, like dolls and lots of stuffed toys, we see to it that she arranged those in a proper way. She was so thrilled yesterday because she received 18 inch doll clothes as Christmas gifts. She loves dressing up her 18 in doll. Clothes and accessories for dolls are her favorite gifts!

Thanks for sharing the photos!

Jodie said...

Vanessa, Beautiful nursery! You did an amazing job. Everything is perfect from the fabric to the cozy window seat! And, the window valance turned into a bedskirt is a fantastic idea, love the way it looks! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jodie

The mum of all trades said...

wow, its everything a little girl could want in a room. I'm just beginning to decorate my daughters, so I'm glad of the inspiration. lovely blog too by the way!

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