room for baby : midcentury maybe

posted on: Thursday, July 18, 2013


When I saw the nursery Ashley had created on The Stork and the Beanstalk, and the way she started her post with the words, "Nesting is no joke," I knew this was a lady after my own heart.


Ashley curated this wee space for her eldest son Hooper with the belief that, "toys are meant to be played with," paired with an appreciation of thrifty vintage finds.


I asked Ashley what advice she'd give to others wanting to create a similar look. This is what she told me, "If you're interested in creating a similar look, hit up your mom's basement. Ask what she kept. I was so surprised my mom, who is not a pack-rat by any means, had saved so many things from my childhood."


"It's such a rad feeling to watch my boys' play with things I have pictures of myself playing with all the live long days ago. If you come up empty, keep your eyes open at the thrifts."


"You can find just about everything vintage related on Etsy these days as well. I saw this old school A-frame fisher price house once at a flea market and the guy wanted $100 for it. I'm not a toy collector. I don't care if my kids throw my vintage Mickey Mouse wind up toy. I'm a firm believer that toys are meant to be played with, so needless to say, I don't spend a lot on them."


"Some of my favorite Etsy shops that I hit up often and that always have reasonable deals are Lishyloo Vintage, Peppermint and Cocoa, and Olivers Forest. Also, craigslist."


"I didn't buy anything brand new for the nursery... the crib, the dresser, the chair are all from craigslist. I saved on a changing table by buying a cheap changing tray instead and I love it. It's so easy and convenient."


Thank you so much for sharing your space with us Ashley and Hooper! Hooper is also big brother to little Van. You can check out their adventures over on The Stalk and the Beanstalk.

17 comments:

  1. i love those amazing vintage toys. and that chair for nursing. i would never leave! xx

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    1. I know, right? all those vintage toys take me back. especially the fisher price activity centre -- I had the same one!

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  2. Gorgeous! I'd love those drawers for myself.

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    1. they add so much character don't they? we're lucky to have similar ones handed down from the mister's parents -- brought all the way from canada when they immigrated.

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    1. isn't it? warm timbers on white is one of my faves. add mid century to the mix and it's really appealing.

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  4. I love that room...perfect in every way!

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    1. such a great collection of vintage -- and the open bookshelf is one of my fave features for a little's space.

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  5. Aw, thanks for sharing :) I'm honored to be featured here. Much love xo

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    1. very! and the big H is a great statement piece with its pop of yellow.

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  7. Love this nursery, I can't wait for when I'm able to design one again :)

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    1. oh, I know. I think I'll just have to redo my kids' spaces every few years (if they'll let me ;)

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  8. Thanks for the sharing, I think wall stickers are the best product to decorate

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