DECOR AND FURNITURE

Waiting for baby… our nursery corner

The waiting game has began! I’m nearly 39 weeks pregnant and it can be really any day now… or not! I always find these weeks around the due date so strange. All is quiet and calm, everything is more or less prepared for the arrival of the baby. And no one knows when or how it all will happen! It’s once again a matter of accepting that some things in life can not be foreseen…

My first baby was 10 days late, my last one 5 days early. This new baby can be born any day between now and the next three weeks!

nursery design

In the meantime I have set up the nursery (meaning, the little baby corner in our bedroom). The beautiful, handcrafted little baby bed is from Nesta’s Nest (made from 100% wool felt). I love the simplicity of the bassinet, and the fact that is so low. (It will move next to our bed once the baby is born, so we can easily pick him up and put him back in the middle of the night.)

We’ve used the changing table for our other babies too. We originally found it in the attic of my husband’s parents — he was changed on it as a baby as well! I love the shabby chic, vintage look of it.

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I made the bed with the baby sheets my grandmother embroidered when she was pregnant with my mum, in the winter of 1941/42. Both my grandmother and my mother have passed away, so I feel very connected to them this way.

nursery string shelves

The shelves (by String) were already hanging in our bedroom. I put some of my old Beatrix Potter books on there, as well as my birth announcement from the ’70s. The little sculpture of me as a baby was made by my mum.

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nursery wall decor samplers

The two samplers were also made by my mum. The bottom one is celebrating my parents’ wedding, the top one my birth. I like the way the colours work with the rest of the decoration and feel they make a surprisingly lovely nursery wall decor!

xxx Esther


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Comments (12)

Vicky in Amsterdam
February 27, 2018

This is such a beautiful space you have created Esther, and I am so excited for that lucky little darling boy that is about to join your gorgeous family! xx


Anna (in Colorado)
February 27, 2018

How wonderfully creative your Mom was. I’m so happy you have these things of hers. Objects connect us and tell stories. Your new baby will join the story of your mother, you, and all the memories that bind and enrich our lives.


Esther in Amsterdam
February 28, 2018

Thank you for your sweet comment xxx


Nigar
February 27, 2018

Esther! I loved that you have things that were made by your Mom and Grandmother! What a beautiful gift to be able to connect to them like that! Also I never considered myself crafty, I will make sure to actually make something for my kids instead of buying, something they can hold on to…
Good luck with the baby!


Esther in Amsterdam
February 28, 2018

Yes, I feel the fact that these are handmade make them extra precious… And, thank you! 🙂 x


Helen in Amsterdam
February 27, 2018

So lovely Esther, and full of meaning. Can’t wait to meet you baby 🙂


Courtney in Australia
February 28, 2018

I love all the beautiful little details and handmade treasures from your mum and grandma. Lucky you to have these. And what a lucky baby to be welcomed into such a special space. Now hurry baby boy, we are ready for you!! xxx


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Emilie
February 28, 2018

Love every detail! That crib is super cool! I always wanted a crib that could rock


Esther in Amsterdam
February 28, 2018

I know, right? This is the first time I have a crib that rocks — will be a rockstar, this baby! xx


Lisa
February 28, 2018

It’s very delicate Esther! And i love all the things especially what you have from your mother like the samplers! Bon courage for the waiting!


Esther in Amsterdam
February 28, 2018

Thank you! xx


Meghan
February 28, 2018

Very sweet I love the sentimental touches – they make the nursery


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