Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Baby's Dream Nook


Sing in our sweet lullaby;
 Lulla, lulla, lullaby, lulla, lulla, lullaby:
Never harm,
Nor spell nor charm,
Come our lovely lady nigh;
So, good night, with lullaby. 
- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 2 Scene2


I need to make a disclaimer here: My child will not be sleeping in this crib exactly as you see it in the pictures below. The berry vine would quickly become a snack,  and the chandelier, being that low, would become a swing. Also, the twinkle lights will probably never get turned on because I have a bizarre fear of fire, and she sleeps in the dark. But when the chandelier is raised and the vine is removed, or hung on the wall or some such thing, this is going to still be a perfect little place to dream.


We have this strange little nook that fits a crib perfectly, so I added some curtains,

hung a chandelier

and some twinkle lights, followed by a sheer layer of gauzy fabric...

I hung a sleeping angel to be near my own little angel

made a champagne colored damask bumper 
(It's totally not complete yet, BTW- just check out the back side of the crib!)

and a ruffled bed skirt.

And a midsummer night's dream needed some foliage, so I added the berry garland


and a touch of the forest on the tie-backs.

And there you have it: a new sweet place to dream.

May you have many lovely dreams on these midsummer nights.


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20 comments:

  1. Dreams are made of this... people, moments, details.

    All so lovely. Congratulations!

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  2. Amazing! It looks like a real princesses bed. I don't know that I've ever seen a prettier crib setting. Do you mind if people pin it as long as they link back to your blog properly? Love, love, love it!! ~ Jamie

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  3. Love Love Love this - an amazing little nook - such gorgeous details!
    Definitely your newest follower - would love to have you visit and follow back
    Hugs,

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  4. Stunning and precious! A place for a princess! Thank you for sharing you lovely creation at Potpourri Friday!

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  5. What a magical place for a wee one to rest their little head. Love the stary sky with the chandelier. We'd love to have you link it with us, too.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  6. It's all beautiful! I think the tie backs and skirt are my favourite parts. ~ Maureen

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  7. So dreamy. Love this! I'd like the grown up version!

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  8. Hi Ericka, this is absolutely breathtaking! A magical place for a little princess. The bed skirt is to die for! Love everything about the little nook. Surely she will sleep like an angel. What a coincidence that I am going to do a post about a nursery today. My DIL wanted a 'Woodland' theme for their new soon to be little guy. They are in the hospital as I type. She showed me a pic of a vinyl tree she liked to go on the wall. It was a bit pricey and I told her I could paint it if she'd like. I am out of practice, but it turned out pretty cute. They love it and that's all that matter, right? When is your little one due? Best of luck my neighbor! I am now following you.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  9. Having a hard time following through Google. Followed through linky and will try again later. Sorry that I spelled your name wrong.
    Jann

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  10. Oh, how perfectly magical! So lovely! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Stuff and Nonsense. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-7.html Hope to see you at the bash. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  11. What a perfectly dreamy place...
    Rene

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  12. That is just so lovely! Makes me wish I was a baby again so I could sleep there!!

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  13. Fit for a fairy princess....beautiful :)

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  14. Looks straight out of a fairy tale! Perfectly baby yet elegant.

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  15. Wow! Gorgeous Miriam! Absolutely breathtaking! OK... now I know you are just humoring me with praise on all my little projects! You are so amazingly talented in every way!!! Can't wait to see it in real life!

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  16. This is the prettiest bed I've ever seen. I love how you put the material hanging from the ceiling and the chandelier is perfect above the bed. What a beautiful place to dream. Thanks for sharing on SImple & Sweet Fridays. Love it!

    Jody

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  17. Just beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  18. You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805!
    Honey!

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