Monday, November 24, 2008

It's Gonna Be Girly!

This past weekend my mom came down for a visit. She has offered to make the bedding for the baby and anything else that I might need for the nursery. Our goal this weekend was to find some fabric to match some already existing fabric that I have in some curtains that I want to use. Mission accomplished!

When she arrived she had a few surprises for me! This handmade gown is the same gown that my sister, Christy, wore when she came home from the hospital and it is the same gown that I wore 5 years later when I was born. We have a picture of my mom getting out of the car with me (in the gown) and Christy standing there looking at me. My niece, Jessica (Christy's daughter), wore it as well when she was born in 1991! I can't wait to find the perfect little outfit for her to wear underneath it for when she comes home!
These are the baby shoes that both of us wore and my silver baby cup too. I am going to polish the cup (you can barely see it, I should have done it before taking the picture) and display them on a shelf we are going to hang in her room.

We have decided to paint and hang wallpaper, divided by a chair rail in her room. The paint is a light lilac and the wallpaper has tiny green leaves on it. The middle fabric, the darker purple, is what is on the curtains. My mom found the lilac toile (it has little girls and bunnies on it!) on ebay and then we found the additional fabric at JoAnn's. All three will be incorporated into the bedding and into a quilt that my mom is going to make for her.

We found the exact kind of crib I have been looking for on Craig's List for next to nothing and a friend recently gave us a glider rocking chair. It is all coming together and I can't wait to see the finished room.

Mike is still working on the bathroom. He is working so hard; he comes home from work and then tiles for a couple of hours. With the holiday, he will have a couple full days to work on it and then we will paint! Here is a sneak peak of the tile job he is doing...

We are heading to Tuscaloosa to visit his family for Thanksgiving so I will be back towards the end of the week!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Carrie said...

How sweet is that gown!?!?!? And the fabrics are even cuter!!

Shannon said...

Ooooooh, it is going to be so cute! I can't wait! Happy Thanksgiving!

Christy said...


Did you also know that Jessica wore that same gown? How special.... I can't wait to see her in it.

Also, love the cup and shoes! What would a girls room be without shoes!!!

Lovin' the bathroom too... Mike is doing an awesome job!

I love you!

bradford said...

Ah, yes. I am a recruiter for one of the finest tile companies in Nashville, TN. We like what we see of your husband's work. Please contact us about a job offering. :)

Susie Harris said...

That is the sweetest little dress and story. I know you will cherish it and those tiny shoes. Awwwww, I bet that room is going to become a little girls dream. All of those special things from your past and the handmade extras your mom is going to make. That is one blessed baby~

Nikki said...

What a sweet gown, and the fabrics for the nursery are beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Kristen said...

What a treasured gown! I love family heirlooms that are handed down. Tradition ties the quilt blocks of our families together!

I love your nursery fabrics... bath is looking great too.

Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving my friend!
~ K

Carolina Mama said...

Thankful for you this Thanksgiving! Hope you have a great time with family.

Love your traditions! These are lovely! And what choices you are making for the nursery! It is going to be darling.

And the bathroom is really coming along.

Anonymous said...

I love the gown! How sweet that your little one will be wearing it! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Cari (formerly of Live For Today), now at

Sandy Toes said...

How fun! What a great gown! So special! I had something similar and hung them on a peg hook cute!

I am with you on the "tiles"..I know my daughters teacher checks out my blog and now she will see part of her Christmas gift!
Happy Thanksgiving!
-sandy toes

Katie said...

Oh, I cannot wait to see the nursery! Those fabric swatches are so something I would use! hehe! YEA! I'm excited! :o) Precious. And the little gown and shoes and cup are adorable, and even more wonderful with the family history they carry! My momma saved a LOT of our clothes, and thank goodness, they are in incredible condition. Amelia has worn many of the dresses so far, and I still have more that I look forwardto putting her in. So funny to see pictures of me in the outfits she is wearing now!!

And the bathroom looks great! That's so nice that your husband knows how to do so much of that stuff.

Happy Thanksgiving to y'all!!

This Little Hen said...

I love all of the so sweet baby things. It really takes me back to a year ago for me. I had a March 2008 baby and she will be 9 months in 2 days! WOW! Congrats!