May 30, 2011

The Nest

I just returned from a wonderful weekend with Mama Cat and Daddy Jaybird.  I had hoped to bring you pictures of Baby Bird, but he is not quite ready to hatch.  In his place though, I have pictures of his nest!  It is adorable!!  Mama Cat would call it modern vintage.  See if you have a better description. 

This is a mobile Mama Cat won at auction at  I had no idea that such a website existed, but she was looking for this particular mobile and just lucked up in her search.  If I remember right, she won it for less than ten bucks. I was having trouble following her train of thought on the 'modern vintage' thing until I saw it.

Before their move, Mama Cat and Daddy Jaybird were limited in storage space.  They found this dresser on craigslist and it was perfect for storage and just the right height and width for a changing table.  You would not believe how deep the drawers are. Baskets tuck easily underneath for even more storage.

These are a few of the finds Mama Cat has picked up along the way from different antique shops.  I love the wagon!  It's a Radio Flyer and I think it was still in the antique booth because it was filled with stuff like a display.  As my mama would have said, "You can't find these anymore!"

Speaking of Great Grandmothers, their presence is in the nursery with sweet touches.  The yellow frame was repurposed with the ABC print from her maternal great-grandmother's antique booth and the bookshelf holds a cross stitch that says, "Bless this hard-working engineer" and was from her fraternal great-grandmother's home.  Mama Cat's 'Papa' was a railroad engineer.   The shelves are shower gifts from the hostesses who found them on her Pottery Barn registry. 

Winnie the Pooh is another memento that made it to Baby Bird's nest.  He was Mama Cat's security blanket and she never left home without him.  Well, sometimes she did, which meant we would have to turn around and go back for him.
Mama Cat purchased the chair from Buy Buy Baby and the rug from Garden Ridge.  She loved the muted colors of yellow and gray and used them as the backdrop colors for the nursery.

This is not just a baby quilt.  This is THE quilt.  Mama Cat made this while perched in a hotel during the transition between cities.  Each fabric was meticulously selected and arranged. It is the center point of every thing else she did.

So, here it is...all put together and ready for Baby Bird...

All it needs now is~


  1. What a fun mobile!! I love the room. :)


  2. Jessica was raving over the quilt. Now I see why!

  3. Thanks, Vanessa, Mimi, and Jessica! People like me are always amazed by talented people like you and Cat!