And although I don't miss having a daughter, I have to admit, I was pretty excited when my sister Hayley found out she is expecting a little girl, Ellen. Finally, I can venture inside the American Girl store and break out the box of My Little Ponies I've been hoarding all these years! But first things first....
The girl's got to have a good room! Hayley has done a great job with the nursery, and I wanted to share it with you because I think it's so pretty. The crib is from Bratt Decor, and the bedding is from local designer Kristaben. And she commissioned the painting from my dear friend and talented artist Nicole Groth. Nicole did a beautiful job, as always!
Here's a close-up of the Kristaben bedding, which is known for its ornate, hand embroidery.
I gifted Hayley with my changing table but the upholstered chair and ottoman are new, as is the cute "tini table" from Oomph.
Here's a little nostalgic vignette above the changing table. Hayley collects pierced creamware, and the Herend roses were gifts from when she appeared in the Texas Rose Festival. The silver pieces and Peter Rabbit figure all belonged to Hayley and her husband Tommy.
So with the nursery complete, the women in our family are getting pretty impatient waiting for Ellen, especially my sister. Hopefully she'll make her debut sometime in the next couple of weeks. She's definitely got some pretty digs to come home to!