On some of the embroidery pieces, she did a lovely little lazy daisy and french knot combo over ric rac. I'm kind of a freak for ric rac, so I decided to use her idea on the crib skirt. These photos are of the pieces from her basket. That pink edging on the bottom of the ric rac is embroidery floss that she crocheted. Yeah. I know.
And here is the crib skirt I did for Lydia. Not as fancy, but still fun to do.
In keeping with my love of old stuff, I collected some pieces of hobnail glassware over the course of my pregnancy. I found the vase and the candy dish at the Goodwill, and the (working!) lamp I bought on eBay for $8.99.
A friend of mine, Tanya, who is amazing at everything, had done some fun projects refinishing old furniture using spray paint. I absolutely wanted to do this for the dresser, so I scoured Craigslist and the Goodwill for weeks on end looking for the perfect piece to refinish. Finally, I found it in Oregon City, an hour away, and it only cost $75.00.
I was going to do a post about the refinishing project and so took pictures of it as it sat in my garage awaiting a new coat of white paint.
But then I looked at the pictures...
and decided it was perfect just the way it was.
So here it sits in the nursery, the old dresser with the old hobnail glass and the books of old children's poetry for my baby with the old fashioned name.
And old is made new again.