I love my daughter’s bright vintage room.
It’s a mixture of fun and vintage all in one.
Most of the things in her room are passed down from family members.
What’s not passed down is either new or a vintage/thrift store find.
Her room just makes me smile. There are so many memories in this space and I hope that she grows up knowing and understanding her heritage and that she has love for the wonderful ladies who passed down their treasures to her.
My Grandmother (one of my very best friends) passed away when I was a teenager and I have felt her presence every time I have had one of my children. I have no doubt that she was there with me celebrating their births.
A lot of the things in this room came from her and my Great Grandmothers.
The sheep was given to me when I was born and the porcelain baby doll was passed down from my Grandmother.
Most of her frames and decor on her gallery wall came from Hobby Lobby.
The “A” was given to me at my baby shower by a good friend and the “A” cross stitch was something I had as a baby.
The quilt was made by a very talented friend and I think of her every time I look at the quilt. It always makes me feel so loved.
The blue shutters came from a friend who found them on one of her trips and brought them to me when we met for a Family Vacation at Disneyland. I then took them back to Utah and painted them and now they are in Las Vegas… they sure made quite a trek.
The tins are a vintage find and the knit dolls were something that sat on the mantel at my Great Grandmother Ruby’s house for my whole childhood. I miss her so very much and it always brings joy to my heart when I see them and think of her.
The big frame on the right was an IKEA mirror that broke in a move, so I painted it and covered the back in fabric. I LOVE IT!!!
My Dad bought Aowyn her Alabama football cheerleader Barbie doll…. I think it hurt him to do that because he loves Auburn (Alabama’s arch rival). But he loves her enough to do it anyway. One day she will be an “Alabama roll tide Cheeleadah”.
Several of the pictures on the wall are crooked and no matter what I do they won’t stay straight. I need to put a nail on the side of them to keep them from going crooked… but that’s on my to-do list.
I just bought Aowyn a new vintage bed frame for her bed, so this wall is a work in progress, once I finish the bed I can finish the wall.
Her closet gives me hives… I need to get in there and work on it. To do list item number 8954!!!
One of my very best friends made Aowyn a bed skirt for her crib and I cut it down and re-sewed it to fit her bed when she moved to a big girl bed.
I redid her nightstand, which I found at a thrift store, but after so many Military moves I need to sand it down and make it more vintage to fix up the scuff marks.
I found the hutch at a Military Consignment shop when we were newly wed and the best part was that it was FREE!!! So of course I had to have it. After many uses it made its way into Aowyns room (repainted of course) and is used to hold all her treasures.
This hutch hold so many things that are precious to my heart.
The white dress on the wall was my baby blessing dress.
Her great Grandma on my husband’s side gets her a Precious Moments figure every year for her birthday.
The little strawberry shortcake doll on the right hand side was a gift from my baby sister when she was born. I was 16 months old and when she was born my she “gave” me that figure as a gift. So its 30 years old!!
The little naked babies was one of the first things I ever bought at a yard sale when I was 9. I was so proud of my find.
The doll (is kind of creepy) but it gets me all teary eyed because it’s EXACTLY like the doll I used to play with at my Grandma’s house when I was a little girl. When I found it one day in a thrift store I just stood there, right in the middle of the aisle and cried. I miss my Grandma so much it hurts some days.
The little brass owl was my Great Grandmother Ruby’s. She LOVED owls. I think I got my love of them from her. I got a lot of her owl things and they are all over my house.
There are a few more “work in progress” projects in her room that I want to share. So stay tuned!!!