I wrote previously about our planned mint and orange themed nursery and thought I’d give an update as to where we are at, now that the baby must almost be here… (S)he is due to be a Spring baby and now Spring has officially started I am hopeful that baby 2 will put in an appearance before too long.
Of course, I never did get around to painting the wall in our bedroom, so I am just going to have to work with an orange cot and a red wall for a while… Anyway, this was the wish list that I posted a few weeks ago, prior to going to Copenhagen, where I did exactly as expected and bought lots of muslins and bits and pieces in various shades of eau de nil, mint and grey.
I didn’t end up buying a new sleeping bag though, as I couldn’t quite justify the price when I have got several perfectly good ones from last time (including this one for the summer, which already matches my theme!) and I compromised on the pouf by buying a new mint coloured Cam Cam cover for my breastfeeding pillow.
My colleagues very sweetly and generously gave me a Mamas and Papas voucher when I went on maternity leave, after reading my last blog post about how much I love the Liberty print range. As I still am not sure whether baby 2 is a boy or a girl, I decided a blanket and a musical cot toy would be very welcome, and would pick up the orange colour of the cot nicely without being too matchy matchy. Sometimes, it’s nice to use a gift to buy something you like rather than strictly speaking need! (I also noticed that if you spend over £30 and order by the end of today – 30 March 2016 – Mamas and Papas will email you a £15 voucher next week, which will also come in handy!).
The baby garland is one I picked up in Liberty for my baby shower (photos to come of that soon too) which I had a couple of weeks ago. Although you can’t quite tell in the image, it comes on a lovely neon orange ribbon which I hope when put up on the wall slightly away from the cot will also accent the orange without actually clashing…
I’ve bought all the bits, I’ve now just got to actually move our room around to accommodate everything. Once I have, photos to follow.
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