Monday, April 20, 2009

Vintage, Baby!

Well, the cat is out of the bag: my husband and I are expecting our first child! The baby isn't due until the beginning of September, but we're already looking around and planning the nursery (or whatever sort of nursery you can expect to have in a small apartment).

Anyhow, what is up with all the safari animals in modern baby gear land?

I prefer a more vintage approach - woodland animals and charming pieces from the past. Here are a few of my faves on Etsy. Take the Sweet Vintage Nursery Lamp Two Kids on Swings With Music by Irmi (pictured above) offered by sweetlilystudio. Wouldn't it be adorable in any little lad or lass's room?

And what child's room is complete without a piggybank - like this Pretty Polly Piggy - Vintage Ceramic bank offered by TheBakersDaughterToo.

I think this Vintage white milk glass bird jar with lid offered by Highstreetmarket would be perfect for storing cotton balls.

And what woodland decor would be complete without a Sweet Bambi Deer Figurine like this one from HelloVictory?

All in all it is kind of rough trying to outfit a baby room with vintage things, since safety standards have obviously changed, and some of the vintage baby things out in the world are downright scary. Luckily we've got a few months to figure things out.

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