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Nursery Rhymes


Well finally I have a little bit of a routine going with my now eight month old, and thought it was about time that I stop procrastinating and get back on the blogging horse…. While my searches for new ideas have predominantly been taken up with getting well and truly sucked into the world of how much you can possibly buy for a new born, or googling “sleep deprived”, “introducing solids” and “what nappy DOES NOT explode for heaven’s sake!” to name but a few, I have been trying to keep my hand in the interior world.  And what better excuse than a nursery! After all what easier client can you have than a new born baby…. who does not know high street from designer….. hopefully they will stay this way – well he has not complained yet anyway!

So here are a few pictures for the album of nursery design, although I am yet to work out how to keep an active baby from summersaulting on a change mat!  All answers on a postcard please!

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Big ted and little ted…..

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I love the scandinavian style and design and was so excited by this gift from my brother and dad.  It is called a bednest and is seriously the best bassinet. It attaches to your bed and the side drops down for easy access, which is perfect if you are a little sore…. worth every penny!

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Some serious logistics had to go into this one, I had hubby well trained going into the rafters to attach these little beauties.

I did get very good at barking orders at my handy man (AKA hubby) in my beached whale state from my rocking chair below…. very comfortable!!

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A little shrine to my English heritage in the corner with a little bit of Beatrix Potter and a Harrods bear.  Harrods make one for every year and my sister in law gave this as a present to Jamie.  It has the year embroidered on his foot and celebrates a character from Harrods past, for 2014 it was the original Harrod’s delivery man.

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Yes…many an hour has been spent in this chair……

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Meet Monkey and Barty Bear….. never to be parted from them at bed time….. very glad I have a couple of spares in the cupboard for when they have been sucked into oblivion and need a little session in the washing machine!

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I have even take some inspiration from talents such as Tara Badcock (although I am by no means in her league!) and had a go at making a few embroideries…. the perfect past time to keep me from over indulging on online shopping sprees when I was too big to move more than a couple of inches from the couch! Yes Tara, I don’e think you need to worry!!!!

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Well someone seems to like it…..

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And well to finish… a little motto for over his bed, given as a christening gift… and well it is all I can hope for….

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On with the colourful adventure…..xxxx

 

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Magnetic Charm – Introducing Sian Zeng

As a child / teenager I was always told to not touch the wallpaper and definitely not to attach any of my AHA or Duran Duran posters to the walls covered in wallpaper for fear of damage. Well this fear of parents from the 70’s and 80’s may no longer be a worry with the Magentic Wallpapers of London Based Design company of Sian Zeng.
Established in 2010, products from Sian Zeng’s design company are known for their fairy tale style designs designs which have a magical charm. 2012 has seen them add to their range with a range of fun magnetic woodlands wallpapers which come complete with ten complimentary magnets to enable your child, or “your” inner child to get creative right away. The magnets compliment the wallpaper with a cast of characters and speech bubbles that you can write on. At about 250 British Pounds a roll it is not cheap, but you can get matching plain wall paper for 65 British pound a roll.  I cannot comment on whether it is suitable for those who have metal body parts or not!! Items can be delivered to Australia too – the prices are even quoted in AUD!

The Magnetic characters and speech bubbles can also be ordered separately so you can add to the complimentary ten or use them on other magnetic boards or surfaces.
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And for those of you who would like to ad a couple of whimsical soft furnishings, these are not forgotten either. From soft scissors to Hedgehog Prints – very Beatrix Potter…
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There are plenty more kooky items to check out on Sian Zeng’s website…. so whether you want to decorate a nursery or release your inner Beatrix Potter it is definitely worth a look, which is your favourite?
On with the colourful journey……………….
 

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