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14 February, 2010

Now All We Need Is...My Grandson!

IMG_0672 Finally! I can show you my little grandson’s nursery! It has been months of putting on the finishing touches while we wait, but now we are ready! Now all we need is my grandson to complete the picture…and he will be here any day now!



bedding My daughter wanted the nursery to have a very subtle theme, so she took inspiration from the bedding to use the colors of pale blue and green with chocolate brown and…



page1 …a circle motif! It’s reflected in the lamps, on the walls, in the curtains and even in the little circle rug by the crib! The walls were a labor of love…



IMG_0687 First, my daughter painted the walls a pale blue topped by a band of a darker shade. Next, she painted green circles using a stencil that she made herself. Then finally, she added a green stripe to finish it off. The curtains were my contribution to the nursery. We took ready-made tab top drapes, added a band of chocolate on three sides and chocolate tabs, then added buttons covered in green to match the bedding.



IMG_0683 My nine-year-old grandson made a special baby boy doggie at Build-a-Bear for his baby brother and arranged this corner of the crib in anticipation of his arrival! He can’t wait to be a big brother!



IMG_0663 And my sweet friend Gloria at Happy to Be made this wonderful tassel for the nursery! Isn’t it the perfect match…even down to the circles! I love the baby boy riding on the stork’s back…so cute!



IMG_0677 Instead of a changing table, we will use the matching dresser…really a great idea! The crib breaks down into a queen sized bed, too, so he has furniture he can use for a long time. So much better than having to buy all new like we had to do back in the olden days! The picture frames are waiting to be filled once my grandson arrives. Sorry about the dog tail, but…



IMG_0668 …they have six dogs, five of whom were rescues, so it’s hard to get a picture without at least part of a dog in it! lol They can’t wait to welcome him into the pack!



IMG_0670 Now we are just waiting for the perfect final touch…my little grandson! He should be making his appearance any day now and I am so excited! I have a feeling I will be spending some time sitting in this comfy chair! It has been a long time between grandsons, so I am ready to hold a baby! I will keep you posted! In the meantime, thanks for stopping by!
Please head on over to Mary’s at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday to see one of her beautiful mosaics and to find a list of this week’s participants. You will be treated to some wonderful photos from some very talented people!
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Next, be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday where you can get a peek at her gorgeous home and see what sorts of changes she is making, as well as find out who else is playing along!

Then, on Tuesday, join Karen at Nittany Inspirations for the newest party in Blogland…Bedscapes and Beyond in which we show off our linens and all that makes a bedroom beautiful! See you next time! A la prochaine!

58 comments:

  1. What a beautiful nursery, Debbie. I love the colors and the dots. You did great on those panels. Yes, I am sure you will be sitting in that chair a lot and staring into his precious little face. Hope he comes soon. Looks like another round of snow is possible for late tonight and into tomorrow....Kim

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  2. Debbie, this is gorgeous. I love the colors Page chose. And I really like the fact that the furniture can grow with him, such a great idea. Your draperies are the perfect touch, and that build a bear is such an an adorable gift from big brother! Now you just need the perfect accessory - baby boy! Hugs, Kat (loved the picture of the dogs by the way - what a crew!)

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  3. The nursery is awesome! I can't even begin to pick which thing I like best! Can't wait to hear the news that the little guy has arrived.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  4. The room is just beautiful. I love the mix of subtle color but my favorite thing is the bear his big brother made for him. So sweet.

    Six dogs? Wow!

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  5. Debbie, your grandson's room is adorable, even has my favorite color combo, green/blue!...it is so nice that the furniture will still be perfect as he grows. Your daughter did a nice job doing the polka dotted walls...it came out beautifully. I am smiling, visioning your older grandson lovingly making his new baby brother the little boy doggie, that is so special! Love the little tassel Gloria made...perfect, she sure is talented!
    Now, if the little guy would just make his appearance!
    Have a great week.

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  6. The nursery is gorgeous! I love the circle motif and the colors are beautiful. That tassle Gloria made is so cute!

    That's a lot of dogs! I think it's fabulous that they've given these many dogs a good home.

    Happy Valentine's Day!


    Manuela

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  7. OH Debbie,
    That is so exciting! Your daughter did a beautiful job on the nursery. I love the colors she chose! I bet you are chomping at the bit to hold that little guy! That sweet Gloria, she has made so many tassels for so many of us. That one is gorgeous! Congrats and keep us posted too! Cindy

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  8. What a luck baby he will be. The nursery looks great. It will even be perfect when he gets out of the infant stage. You must also link to my Bedscapes and Beyond party to share.

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  9. Debbie and Page, Happy Valentine Day to you both...Oh I love the little Austin space the colors are just great for a sweet boy...Now the doggie that his BIg Bro did for him is the best...Lots of work to put this all together...Debbie I also spend the day yesterday looking at cribs that made into youth beds and then queen size...Boy I tell you baby furniture really has changed for the better since I had kids ha ha!!
    of course I had kids durning the "Flinstones"....Love what you did with the drpaes...it all says WELCOME Austin...Please let us know when he comes into our world...Tell Page just Breathe...Love to the family...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  10. Oh Debbie, the room is just so pretty, every detail is just perfect, but the build a bear just stole my heart. Your grandson is just the sweetest little boy in the world. Hope you are staying warm and have a super day. Hugs, Marty

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  11. I love the nursery! It is just perfect. I know when the baby comes you all will be so happy! The build a bear from big brother is such a sweet addition. Enjoy and let us know when baby boy arrives!

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  12. The nursery is beautiful! Your daughter did an amazing job! How sweet of big brother to make the stuffed animal and help decorate the crib. I look forward to seeing pictures of your new grandson:).

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  13. That is the most gorgeous nursery! I know that you just can't wait to get your hands on him!

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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  14. Hi Debbie, quick, I need you here to work on my bathroom re-do! You and your daughter should be professional decorators. Can't wait to see the new arrival to your family.

    Hugz and all that, Bonnie

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  15. This nursery is beautiful! I love the colors andd the circles! The tassel is perfect! LOVE IT!

    Can't wait to see photos of the precious new addition!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  16. What a beautiful nursery Debbie. Baby Grandson is going to love it. The tassle our Gloria sent is gorgeous! She has such a talent of putting them together. I'm looking forward to seeing this bundle of joy. Happy Valentine's Day! hugs ~lynne~

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  17. This is gorgeous! It is elegant and yet still baby perfect. I love it. Gloria's tassel is perfect, she makes such unique and special ones.

    Sue

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  18. Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your newest grandson, Debbie. His nursery is just beautiful. Such a great, modern color scheme for a little boy. That Gloria has been a busy little bee making tassels lately! She made me one a couple weeks ago which just blew me away. She seems to just know the perfect touches to personalize them.

    One question: I love the style of the chair and ottoman in the nursery. Are you able to provide a source?

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  19. Deb, Little Guys nursery looks so wonderful here on your blot. It actually looks like a picture in a catalog of the perfect little boys room. I love those frames!! May I ask where you found those? I love the colors and it is all done so tastefully, Oh what a lucky little guy he is, He is already so loved and adored. The little cuddle Dog his brother made is precious. I can't wait to hear all about his grand arrival,Hugs Kathysue

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  20. I love this nursery! It is similar to my daughter's and she has a girl! I guess the look today is greens and browns for nurseries. My daughter is due any day now with #2 daughter. Baby will be in the same room as her sister. We thought we might have a Valentine baby, but so far no.

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  21. What a beautiful room ready to welcome your new grandson. You are such a great mom/grandmother to help make it so welcoming. Did you notice that even the background on your blog matches the room! Can't wait to see pictures of him in his room and with his big brother, too! Babies are the best life has to offer.
    Sharon

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  22. Hey, Debbie! I'm so glad you shared this with us! It's just adorable. Fabulous job!

    And I loved seeing the "pack," too, as I'm quite a dog lover. Just don't tell Baby Kitty. ;-)

    Hope you are having a Happy Valentine's Day! Sending you a great big heart full of love...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  23. the joy that shall surround him...will be immeasurable...your love will runneth over...and your life, will never be the same!

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  24. I know you can't wait to see and hold that little grandbaby. My little grandson just turned 2. The Pride and Joy of my life!! LOVE the nursery, y'all did a fab job!~

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  25. Oh my. Of course I had to come visit your blog when I saw the title and then I got to these wonderful pictures of this lovely nursery. I often see the green and brown now but I love the color scheme with the twist of blue.

    Absolutely wonderful. You and your daughter did an amazing job.

    What an exciting time!

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  26. Debbie, I just love it - everything about it! All the details are so lovely. Oh, the white glider was a great idea - it's move from room to room when needed. Can't wait for you to have that little one to spoil - oops, I mean to nurture : ) Linda

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  27. What a fabulous room for a special baby boy. I can't imagine how excited you all are. Since our son is so career focused and our daughter still an undergrad, we have awhile to wait but OH my goodness, when the time comes I know I'll be completely obsessed. Looking forward to good news from your end soon.

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  28. Hi Shari! The chair is actually a glider and the ottoman moves with it. They are from Best Chairs and were purchased here in the Atlanta area at The Baby's Room.

    Hi Kathysue! The circle frame came from Target and was painted brown to match the room..it was originglly black.
    Thank you so much, ladies, for your sweet comments!...hugs...Debbie

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  29. Oh, Debbie your little grandson's nursery is adorable! I love the dots! How clever is your daughter and I think she must take after her clever mom! Oh, I just laughed my head off when I saw all these dogs! My daughter has two big dogs who stay in the house and I am wondering how she's going to do it. Well, I'm going be praying for your daughter with her pack of dogs! :)
    I'll be saying a prayer for your dear daughter and little grand to be. Let us know when he enters the world! Blessings to you!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. Debbie, what a special room! You can just tell how well-loved this baby will be. Congrats to all and your daughter and baby will be in my prayers
    xoxo Pattie

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  31. Thank you so much for signing the card at Joyce's tea party! It arrived yesterday and made my day! It was so sweet of you all to think of me and include me in a little way.

    I love the nursery!!! Beautiful!

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  32. What a beautiful nursery!!! I love the pillow in the chair. What a lucky little boy to come into such an adoring family. Good luck and enjoy every moment of rocking with that baby!

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  33. Debbie, I'm so glad you posted the photos of the nursery. I was eager to see it. Tell P that it is darling. I'm so excited that there will soon be a new baby residing in that wonderful room. All the best to each of you. Count down!

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  34. I'm so glad I visited Mary's blog tonight and found my way to you. Your grandson's nursery is absolutely precious! I love the colors and how it doesn't scream nursery! I would be happy living in that room. And the dogs...! I had to call my daughter in to take a look at that picture. One looks a lot like my Scout! I can tell that's a happy home.

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  35. Omy goodness that is cute!!~ How wonderful she has all those dogs too! They look so excited for the new arrival to come! Best wishes to you and your family!!~

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  36. Oh Debbie, how pretty! I love the color combination, and how perfect is that tassel from Gloria! And he already has monograms - what a "in" little guy! Enjoy that comfy looking chair. (I know you'd enjoy it even if it wasn't comfy). Can't wait to see pictures of the new addition. laurie

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  37. Your grandson's nursery is beautiful. I hope he gets here soon and safely.

    Happy Valentine's Day ♥ Sandie

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  38. This is so cute, Debbie! Both you and our daughter did a great job. What a coincidence, we both showed our grandson's rooms today and we have some circles too. How exciting....anytime now...Christine

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  39. What a gorgeous nursery Debbie, I can see you can hardly wait for the baby to come. Lovely mosaic too. Have a great week.

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  40. Debbie,

    The nursery is just wonderful! What a happy time for all of you!

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  41. Such a perfect nursey...it is peaceful and still playful. I love the colors. It is so beautiful!! Wow, six dogs...one could never feel lonely or alone.
    smiles,
    Wendy

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  42. Hi Debbbie!!!!!! What a beautiful room! Your daughter and soninlaw must be FANTASTIC people! I luv doggie rescue people!!!!! Anyone who luv's animals like that is someone special! CHEERS! Michele

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  43. The room is so whimsical yet calming. I want a room like that, just with a bigger bed!

    I thought that I had my hands full with my two furry monsters....SIX! wow, I would never get anything done:)

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  44. The nursery is darling! Wishing you and the new mom to be all the best!

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  45. Oh so beautiful! You must be soooo excited! I can't wait to see the news of his arrival...what fun!

    Enjoy!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  46. What a beautiful nursery, Debbie! Your daughter has done a wonderful job and the drapes look fantastic! I know you just can't wait to hold that precious baby and rock him to sleep! XO, Pinky

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  47. Gorgeous room! What a lucky little guy coming home to such a perfect place, filled with beautiful things and lots and lots of love. Look at those guys, wow! I have three dogs, and thought that was a lot.

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  48. Debbie the nursery is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors and I love all those dogs!:-)

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  49. Beautiful nursery! Congratulations on your new little one.

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  50. Debbie, The nursery is the cutest and a great color scheme. Lucky baby!
    You did a fabulous job on the curtains. Wow!

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  51. Yes, Dear Prof, it is indeed I! And if I had ever mastered all those verb tenses in French, I would have said this in French.

    I think I am almost as excited as you are about your impending new arrival! The nursery is a dream, so well thought out and executed. You will let us know when it happens, I am sure.

    My new blog is http://scribbler-unfocused.typepad.com.

    When I try to leave comments, the form often (but not always) reverts to the old Google login, which directs the reader to a non-existent blog site, and it will not accept this Typepad address. I don't know how to fix this. I guess it will take a while for people to find me.

    I am so happy for you and your family! Best wishes to your daughter for a happy delivery.

    Scribbler

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  52. What a cute nursery. I especially like the color scheme, monogram & polka dots. I'm glad some one else is having a child 9+ years apart. If the oldest is like my oldest, he will be a great help to your daughter, and ANY help, is better than none!

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  53. What a wonderful place for your new grandson! The colors are so calming. I can see that the chair has your name on it! I'll bet you will snuggle there for many hours. Many blessing to the new family.

    Charla

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  54. Oh I can't wait to see the photo of the little guy sleeping soundly in his beautiful crib. I bet those 5 dogs will entertain the baby a whole lot:)
    Joyce

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  55. Everything is just darling...I love the tassel--that is just precious!

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  56. Oh Debbie, that is BEAUTIFUL!!! What a marvelous job you both did! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

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  57. How exciting! What a fabulous nursery!
    Reminder: my give-away ends on Friday

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie