Claire’s room is half of the studio, as I promised her if she was a girl. 🙂 The walls were already her favorite color in preparation for her arrival. The quilt was completed just days before she came. We just wanted a girl so much!
I didn’t have a crib for her at first – we had planned on using our portacrib until Jesse was ready for a toddler bed and relinquished the use of his crib. But then the Lord sent us a gift for baby Claire…
This crib was set on the side of the road, all the pieces disassembled and stacked together with the hardware carefully taped to it, and a “Free Crib” sign. Jeremy spotted it about dusk on a side road as he was on a service call just a week after Claire’s birth. He was amazed that someone had taken so much care to pass the crib on in good condition, yet didn’t try to sell it – just put it out in the snow! He carefully loaded the pieces into his pickup and brought them home.
He and Jesse set it up that very night, and I had so much fun the following day, setting up my little girl’s room! Her new quilt was spread out, and I found a perfect little crib skirt at the Salvation Army. Her first dolls and a favorite blanket set in the corner, waiting for her to take her morning naps.
The crib is vintage and solidly made – reminds me very much of the one my siblings and I slept in as babies. The smooth, honey colored wood matches our baby dresser perfectly, and I love the little cut out teddy bears on the foot board.
The top of her dresser is spread with a handwoven baby blanket I made when I was 19. See, I knew even back then that Claire’s favorite color would be purple! 🙂 And there we stack our burp rags for easy access.
In place of a mobile, Claire gets to stare at her mommy’s creative clutter across the room. I think it will be good for her, don’t you?