Nesting| Colette's Room

Saturday, April 09, 2016

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“You were a risk, a mystery, and the most certain thing I’d ever know.”

It certainly is no surprise that this pregnancy was a SURPRISE.  

Having sold 90% of anything related to infancy or baby getting ready for Colette’s arrival has been a mystery.  Brian crawled into the dark corners of the attic and emerged with some surprises.  Things we hadn’t sold, thought we might have sold, and things we forgot about.

Colette’s room had no formal plan. Its evolution has been fun to watch as we put together pieces that once belonged to Brooklyn, Ella, and even grandparents, and my own nurseries. 

I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, as this room was until a couple months ago Ella’s room. The great room shift happened in February prior to Brian being out of the country for over three weeks. I started to panic and reality got the ball rolling. Brooklyn got an upgraded big girl room in the basement, Ella moved to Brooklyn’s old room, and we started assembling our random collection of what was left, for Colette.

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This blanket belonged to my dad or mom and was hand embroidered by one of my grandmothers or great grandmothers. It’s bitter sweet to have it, but not be able to have the conversation with them about how/who it was made for.  I found it in a bin we had saved (but never used).  Amazingly, it doesn’t smell or have any stains. 


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Colette’s room is a cute mix of Parisian and vintage pieces.  I don’t want to go overboard on the whole French theme and end up sick of it but, it’s fun (and easy) to incorporate a few pieces here and there.   The Honest Company’s Spring diapers were too perfect to pass up. Thank you mom, for getting them!


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My sisters had this sign handmade and I love it.


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Another unexpected find were baby dresses belonging to my mom and I. Many of them are so cute, it makes me sick that neither Brooklyn or Ella ever wore them. God must have known and sent along another girl!


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Her closet is filling up with other finds from clearance sales and a few hand-me downs.


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We are getting down to the last few weeks and can’t wait to meet our surprise little girl!


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  1. So beautiful in it's simplicity!! Love it!

  2. How sweet and calming :)


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