Rachel Rogers Design

These custom crests by Rachel Rogers Design have me swooning!  How fun would it be to design a crest for your family, your wedding, or a new little one?  Rachel Rogers designs book covers, invitations, crests, custom cards, and monograms and her style is incredible.  I immediately envisioned adding one of these to Blythe's gallery wall, although custom designs start at $500 so that isn't likely to happen. A girl can dream! 

All images credit to Rachel Rogers Design.

Decorating Blythe's Nursery

Art from a variety of sources, including TWO Blythe originals!

Art from a variety of sources, including TWO Blythe originals!

When Blythe was born, we had all of the necessities in her room, but I didn't have much up in the way of artwork and hadn't included many personal touches.  We hung original Winnie the Pooh prints that were also in my room as a child and that I treasure, but the rest of the decor has been a work in progress.  

My favorite part of Blythe's room is the gallery wall above her changing table.  There are two original pieces of artwork done by Blythe, a Boston ABC's print from Mr. Boddington's Studio, Egg Chair Bear from Minted, and the absolute coolest wall hanging of our family from Pink Cheeks Studio!  FYI, Blythe's artwork was done using washi tape (masking tape would work just as well), Tots Finger Paint, and then standard watercolor paper for the "blythe" painting and a small canvas for the monogram painting.  

I smile every time I see our family in felt, even when changing one of Blythe's dirty diapers!  I love Blythe's pigtails and the fact that Forest is represented (of course).  I cannot speak highly enough of Pink Cheeks Studio and how easy the process was to create the custom wall hanging.  She also creates mobiles!  I sent her photos of each of us, told her about hobbies, likes, and personality and voila!  You can personalize as much as you'd like, such as the camera around felt Darcy's neck.

There are a few other pieces from Etsy in Blythe's room, as well as her "Baby Bear" banner and the incredible growth chart my Dad made her (similar available here)!  Blythe's mobile is from Aprilderek.  I had the throw pillow on the rocker made by Sally Jensen Interiors (I had my heart set on fabric from Caitlin Wilson textiles that she had remnants of but was otherwise out of stock) and the lampshade came from LampShadeDesigns.  Finally (not pictured), Rob found fun knobs for B's dresser to spice up the solid grey.  

Where have you found fun finds for your nursery (if you have one)?

Striped Sipping

Spiraled Shoppe Straws from BHLDNStripes and the color pink together on one of my favorite objects?  Yes, please.

Seeing those straws on the BHLDN website led me to see what other (and less expensive) festive straw options exist.  These red, white and blue striped straws are perfect for the upcoming 4th of July weekend, as are these from the Etsy shop HeyYoYo. These red and white heart straws are perfect for Valentine's Day and I love this gray and white striped option. These would make a functional and cheerful decoration at a wedding or bridal shower, wedding or birthday party.