Originally Posted by alicewyf
Wow, MamaintheDesert, you did an amazing job! I love the forest animal theme. I was obsessed with a similar theme from Babies R Us when I was pregnant with DD, but we were in an apartment when she was born so I never got to do a nursery with her. I think that's why I'm going majorly overboard this time!
Is the rocking chair your grandmother's? The rocking chair in my nursery was one that my great-grandmother used for her babies! I know about sentimental rocking chairs! It has been passed down to the first child to have a baby in each generation. My mom gave it to me when I was pregnant with DD and I can't wait to rock my little boy in it in a few weeks!
Thanks for the compliments on the room! I loved it when I found that nursery set. I got a "big kids" set that was similar (pinks and pastels though) from Target a while back for DD. I thought it would be cool for them to have similar themed rooms. I also like that they're forest animals, and not jungle animals. I don't know why, but it makes a difference for me. I know the Jamaica picture doesn't really fit the theme, but I thought it was cool to put in his room.
And, yes, the chair is my grandma's. She had all kinds of neat furniture. Most of it has disappeared over the years and this is one of the only pieces of hers that are left. I wish I knew what happened to her chaise lounge... This rocking chair is cool though, because it's soft, velvety, and small. I'm pretty short, and I like that my legs go all the way to the ground even if I rock it. Also, some of the other artwork in the nursery is needlepoint my mother did. Over his bed is a picture of a teddy bear with a heart on his belly and it says "A hug a day keeps the growlies away." And, over the rocking chair... you can barely see the bottom of the frame over the little mushroom organizer thingy... is a picture of a bird and a mouse hugging with the words "Friends are Forever." DH has been working on a woodcarving with Donovan's name on it, and there's a couple of blank spots on the wall for things from his mother and grandmother. I know DH has picked out a couple of things for them, but with everything going on has forgotten to bring them home. I like that in his room Donovan will be surrounded by things from all of his family. I know that for me, it gives me a sense of peace when I walk in there. I hope that as he grows that those things bring him the same feeling.