Vintage Circus Nursery

8 Jun

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Yesterday my husband and I put together the crib for our little girl, which means the nursery is now complete! I’ve been working on putting together this Vintage Circus Nursery since the beginning of this pregnancy, so I’m excited to share the official reveal.

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My main inspiration was a clown and circus animal mobile that my Grandma crocheted for my nursery when I was a baby, and I was thrilled to be able to use it for my baby.

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In the first trimester I got into an embroidery kick and made these two hoops. The designs are freehand and now hang above the crib with some other hoops with colorful fabric.

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The quilt hanging above the chair was hand-quilted by my great-grandma, and even has a few scraps included that have happy little clowns on them. I love that I was able to include handmade items from 4 generations of women in my family.

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I had leftover yarn from the rainbow blanket, so I was able to wrap the wooden letters with yarn and make the granny square bunting that hangs above the shelves that hold books and toys from my childhood.

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I was able to find a vintage circus valance on Etsy to hang above the window and matched the bright primary colors I used for the rest of the nursery. And of course no nursery is complete without a handmade sock monkey.

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Lastly, the blankets displayed on the front of the crib in the first picture were crocheted by my mom (the daisy one) and myself (the pink lace one; I couldn’t just make one baby blanket for her). The pink blanket I made will be a separate post because there is a backstory.

Thanks to generous hand-me-downs from family and friends, as well as the numerous handmade items, the total cost to set up this nursery was right under $100! We can’t wait to bring our baby girl home to her vintage circus nursery.

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