Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Waiting on a Little Lady


I'm so excited to be finished with Annabelle's room! I've joked with my husband that if we didn't share, this is what my bedroom would look like. I love that it is full of sweetness and things that I love. Nearly everything in it is something I've wanted for a long time.

I haven't included all my sources because that would've taken forever, but if you have questions about something, please feel free to drop me an email. I'll respond!

Her big girl bed!

I don't do changing tables, so this will be used for both that purpose (with a blanket for insurance) as well as late night crashes when we need to camp out in there. I've been dying for that headboard for several years now, and I love how it works in here. It's a dark grey linen that I think it'll stand up to dirty kid hands. Sharpies? Not so much. But it's worth the risk.

I love, love, love the pintucked duvet. It reminds me of the skirt on my wedding dress.

Such a sweet pillow for a sweet girl!

The pillow was made by Anna at For the Love of Joy who, it turns out, is practically my neighbor. Her production time ran about 2 months, but that included the holidays, and it was worth the wait. She personalized it with my absolute favorite Scripture. I love the image of the Father being with us, taking great delight in us, and rejoicing over us with singing as it says in Zephaniah 3:17. I trust Him with my sweet Annabelle and wanted to include this in her room in some way, and the pillow was just perfect.

She also made a boppy cover to match that you can see in the pic above.

Another look at my Annabelle's headboard.

When I started picturing this room, I knew I would want some antique gilded floral plates over the headboard. My mom started searching for them for me at the antique stores in my hometown. I love that they are all from there. It's a special touch from where I grew up.

Those grey trellis sheets came in today, and I wasted no time getting them laundered and on the bed.

This Kate Spade ad is just a little bit of pink happiness. I'm framing it in a gold frame, and it will go on the nightstand.

The dresser and nightstand are from Pier 1. I have loved that dresser since I first laid eyes on it. I've been trying to find a place to put it in my house for years. Hooray for Annabelle!

The banner was a gift from my baby shower. The dolls on the dresser are pretty fun. One of them is Little Red Riding Hood and was mine as a little girl. Another is a doll that I made with my grandmother for a project for Texas history in 7th grade. I will never forget sewing it with her the week I was home with the chicken pox. ("We" made a 110 on the project, by the way.) It is very, very special to me.

The last doll is a stuffed rabbit that Mr. G, Jack, and I made especially for our girl at Build-a-Bear. We went on a family date a few Saturdays ago to have a fun day together. Brad and I did something similar for Jack on one last date night before he was born.

Here's the view from the other side of the room. You can see where her crib tucks into a little nook. It didn't photograph well, but the vine monogram is painted gold.

A peek inside her crib.

She has a sweet little Beaufort Bonnet Company pink bow swaddle waiting on her! This was a gift from my parents.

Her super soft quilt.

As Jack says, "Aaa-belle's banket."

We are so excited to meet our girl! Her room was painted with love by her daddy, and Jack and I have spent hours in there organizing, reading (her) books, talking about her, and for me, praying for her. All that is left is for her to make her grand appearance.

We're ready for you, Annabelle!

28 comments:

  1. Oh my word! Gorgeous! I am in love with her room. Great job mama!!

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to put together. I am an all-pink girl, so it was awesome to have a place to get it all out of my system! :)

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  2. So So SO Sweet! A sweet woman at our church is painting a canvas for Isaac's room with the same scripture on it! Love that verse!!

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    1. Oh I love that! What a wonderful keepsake that will be! And thank you!

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  3. Beautiful! Love the colors - and that duvet is wonderful!

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    1. Thanks! The duvet was more RH B&C. ;) It was an easy way to make sure my pinks matched.

      I'm officially just waiting on this girl.

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    1. Thanks, Lilly! I like that they add a little more color.

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  5. Oh Emily it's PERFECT!!! Soooo happy for you!!

    Amy Dantzler

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    1. Thank you, lady! I need to come see your new house!

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  6. I'm dying! It's so gorgeous!!! First of all, that pillow is just darling. So special and so beautiful. Second, I might have to steal your idea of a date night at Build-a-Bear making something special...that is just so precious. Third, my parents gifted us with those same swaddle blankets!! I am DYING to see two tinies with those beautiful bows around them. Precious gifts from God! And finally, we have that bedding on our bed (in blue) and I just love it! One word of advice...the tufts "pull" and can even rip really easily when making the bed. So pull it up from below (the un-tufted underside). I learned the hard way :(

    Absolutely beautiful room and perfect for your sweet Anabelle! I can't wait for your announcement that she has arrived!

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    1. Thanks, Tiffany! Your babies are going to be so sweet in the swaddles. I am the same way - cannot wait to see my girl all cozied up in there! :)

      I have the white West Elm comforter on my bed (also because it reminds me of my wedding dress--I think yours was similar to mine!) and it does the SAME thing. Drives me nuts. This one is linen from Restoration Hardware Baby, and it looks like it's reinforced a little better than the WE one. We shall see!!! I may be investing in some pale pink thread.

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  7. Such a beautiful room! She is a lucky little girl :)

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    1. Thank you, Melissa! Now if she would just decide to come!!! :)

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! I love it so so much!

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    1. Thank you! I am so ready for her to be here now. I'm running out of projects!

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  9. So beautiful! It seems so peaceful I think I could take a nap in there. Maybe she will sleep well! ha
    You did a fabulous job. :)

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    1. I hope she sleeps well! The ceiling fan is a little off balance, so there's some white noise going on that I have told my husband not to fix, for that purpose.

      Thank you!

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  10. So I kinda want to move in, haha. You have such an eye for decorating! Miss Annabelle is one lucky little girl!

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    1. I want to move in too! :) I hope she likes it when she is old enough to have an opinion on it. It took Jack a good 18 months to notice the airplanes in his room. I wonder how long before she is all "oh mommy, pretty headboard!" ???

      Thank you!

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  11. Oh, Emily! It is gorgeous! And I agree...I want to move right in! What a precious, girly room! I can't wait to "meet" sweet Miss Annabelle!

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! I want to meet her tooooooooo! Not too long now, I think!

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  12. OK her room is swoonworthy and I've decided we are long lost twins! First, I've been obsessed with that dresser and all mirrored furniture forever. Second, Hadley has a pillow from the same place. Third, it's a darn good thing I only learned about TBBC after Hadley was here. Would have gone nuts otherwise. Fourth, I reluctantly use a changing table. Hate them. Can't wait to see her!!

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    1. Hahaha! Great minds! I've been trying to get my husband to let me put that dresser in our room, except when we got married we bought ourselves a whole suite of PB furniture that I couldn't live without, so convincing him was a no-go. I was so glad to have a reason to buy it!

      My mom has me scared to death of a changing table, so the bed serves quite a few purposes as well as giving me something else to decorate.

      And TBBC? We need one of everything! And aren't they just adorable to work with?!?

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  13. When I saw the first picture I thought it was a magazine pic that you were going to model the room after. Its pure professional beauty! You have great taste. Annabelle will love it.

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    1. Thank you! I just went with things I loved and somehow it all worked!

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