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August 4, 2015

Archie's Nursery

Way before Archie was on his way, I daydreamed of designing a nursery for my baby. There's something nostalgic about it for me -- I have a lot of toys and favorite books from my childhood that I couldn't wait to repurpose for my baby's first space. When we decided to move halfway through my pregnancy last year and build a home for our new family of three, I knew I'd be in an apartment when Archie arrived. Living in a small apartment didn't do much for my nesting instinct, but it wasn't long until we moved into our "forever" house earlier this year, and I couldn't wait to start decorating Archie's room!

As y'all know, I love vintage pieces, and I wanted to incorporate some of what I'd collected over the course of my pregnancy -- and before, ahem -- into the space. The radio-turned-changing table is a handmade gem I purchased at the Strawberry Patch Summer Mart that I was a part of in Nashville last summer; one I know that will grow with Archie as he gets older and hold books, records and other treasures. The Smokey Bear leaf chart is one I scored on eBay for just $10! I had my eye on it every since I passed up on it in a thrift store a couple of years ago. The print really helped shape the rest of the room. My mother-in-law made the beautiful woodland-themed cross-stitch that hangs on the wall, and the display cases that hold Archie's books are some that I use for my own artist market displays! It's nice we can use them and not have to keep them packed away in the closet the majority of the year now. 

I've detailed a laundry list at the end of the post for where items are from -- so scroll down to check it out if you have questions about where I found certain pieces! Without further ado, here are some of my favorite photos snapped by my talented friend Kaitie Bryant:

Do any of your recognize this mail sorter from my old office? It wouldn't fit in my current studio, so now it sits snugly in the nook outside Archie's room and holds all of his books, blocks, cars and other big-boy toys. As some of you may remember, it's one of my favorite things and something James and I scored at the City Hall East sale in Atlanta way back in 2010. Fun times!

So that's Archie's on to the next fun decorating project: a playroom! Stay tuned for more on that one. xo -- Natty

Source list:
  • Shelving unit: Emerson Shelves via World Market
  • Crib: Jenny Lind in espresso
  • Leaf Chart: vintage via eBay
  • Black out curtains:
  • Bamboo blinds:
  • Rope mirror: Wayfair
  • Rocking Chair: Pottery Barn Kids
  • Pouf: Land of Nod
  • Owl lamp: Homegoods
  • Tree quilt: Land of Nod
  • Cloud mobile: RH Baby
  • Laundry cart: Homegoods
  • Rugs: Homegoods
  • Owl bookends: Graphic Spaces Wood
  • Fox, frog and lamb knit dolls: Bla Bla Kids
  • Let Them Be Little: Noble Baby Mama on Etsy
  • Deer print: Oanabefort on Etsy
  • Archer blocks: Little Sapling Toys
  • Colorful blocks: vintage
  • Brown bear plush: vintage Gund
  • Owl hooks: Hobby Lobby
  • Chalk drawers: Hobby Lobby
  • Mail sorter: vintage
  • Baskets: Michaels
  • Archer chair: Pottery Barn Kids
  • Small stool: Hobby Lobby
  • Radio table: handmade by TraChic in Nashville
  • Skirt: vintage
  • Yellow bracelet: Kate Spade
  • Archie's outfit: Carters

July 13, 2015

Sweet Peach Sweet Spots: Athens, Georgia

The map lover in me can't help but love and want to share this gem of a local map curated by Kristen Bach, Rinne Allen and Rebecca Wood. I am endlessly proud of our little town and how much we have to offer here -- culture, art, music, food and so many wonderful, creative and kind people. James and I are always in awe of how much Athens has evolved over the years but in some ways has stayed exactly the same; it's a completely different city than when I was dropped off at college here over 10 years ago! We love to call Athens our home. Thanks, Sweet Peach + The Small Object for putting together such a fantastic map of everything that makes us proud of this town! You can learn more about the project and download the PDF here

June 14, 2015

New in the shop -- cross stitch magnets

Several people have asked me to turn my cross stitch rose card into a magnet, so I made it happen! I love how they add just a touch of vintage to my fridge. They'd made a great gift for the friend who loves to cross-stitch or your mama. I also realized that my letterpress map coaster designs would look great as magnets, too, so those are coming to the shop soon! You can find the cross stitch magnets in my shop here + the cards here