Thompson’s Nursery

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thompson Rice's Nursery

Steph is one of my dearest friends, and our friendship dates back to oh, I’d say 1986, when we were both in kindergarten.  Somehow it ended up that we both were married within a month of each other and then Thompson and Vivi were born just six weeks apart!  She has been an endless source of patience and wisdom for me, as I have called her frequently with repetitive and menial questions about napping, feeding, and all the other details of baby life, and I could not be more thankful!  Today’s post features the nursery she lovingly coordinated for little Mr. Thompson Rice.  It is such a cozy and warm space that I couldn’t help but share it with all of you!

Thompson Rice's nursery

Steph made the oversized pillows, the rocking chair pillows, and the crib skirt herself with assorted fabrics found here.  I adore the curtains she made, and would you believe she constructed them from a shower curtain she found?  She cut it in half and sewed coordinating fabric at the bottom for added length.  The changing table and mirror she found and then hand painted and distressed.  Lastly, one of my favorite parts about this room are the rocker and the armoire, which were hand-made by her great-grandfather.  What special heirlooms to pass down to little Thompson!

Last, but not least, below are photos of the happy new mama and Mr. Thompson himself.  Thanks so much for sharing, Steph!

10 responses to “Thompson’s Nursery”

  1. Jacqui says:

    This is so, so gorgeous–the room, the baby and his very talented mama! I was just wondering–what is hanging from the knob on the armoire?

    • Joni Lay says:

      Hi Jacqui! I believe they are cards from Steph’s baby shower where guests wrote hopes & prayers for Thompson. (Steph, please correct me if I am wrong!)

    • Stephanie says:

      Jacqui, Joni is correct. They were notes that people wrote to us at my baby shower. Since then, I added all the cards and sweet notes we received from people before and after Thompson was born. I strung them together on some ribbon and hung them on the armoire. Sometimes I’ll read them as a pick-me-up, and we look forward to sharing all the sweet messages with Thompson one day.

    • Jacqui says:

      I love that idea! So cute.

  2. jamie baker says:

    LOVE it Steph! What a peaceful, yet fun baby room. So creative. 🙂

  3. Click Photography says:

    Precious – I love this nursery, so many added personal touches – it’s really a masterpiece!

  4. […] dear friend Steph’s brilliant idea of shower curtain-curtains (See Thompson’s nursery here).  With so many options available, and with endless fabric combinations, you can create a truly […]

  5. Bettyrichter says:

    Hi, there!  this is a lovely nursery!!  do you have a source for the large wooden sign with the name and scripture?

  6. Callie Hand says:

    Can you order the cardboard tree online off the firefly website? Thanks!!!!

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