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Friday, August 06, 2010

Inspired by The English Nursery

Who else out there loves the idea of the traditional English nursery? You know, the world of Christopher Robin , Mary Poppins, and The Darling Family children in Peter Pan... The bedroom adjoining the larger play area equipped with its own sofa bookcase and of course- toys!

Being a long time lover of classic, English literature for children, this world has always come alive in my minds eye- minus the Nanny of course, as I love to raise and nurture my own children. We love collecting Beatrix Potter Books, beautiful Nursery Rhyme Books, AA Milne Pooh originals, some Enid Blyton Books and of course Paddington Bear!- all little tastes of England- my Grandfather was Brittish.

I've been pondering on this a lot lately, as the time is soon coming to move the twins out of our room, and into Max's old office. It's a tiny room, but being right next door to the playroom- it's the closest I'm going to get to an English nursery!

Reality check- we live in a 1970's 3 bedroom rental- the room is small, poky, has no storage (though we have a $5 thrifted pine tallboy), and we probably shouldn't paint anything- BUT we can ACCESSORIZE!!!!!

So far we have found to decorate it-all thrifted- a tiny wooden train, a tiny wooden sailboat, a small Paddington Bear, a noddy doll, a vintage Noddy in his car (probably 1970s), a toy red London Bus, and because he's vintage and hard to resist, a 1960s Mr Squiggle the Man from the Moon.

I'm looking forward to the BIG MOVE, which hopefully won't be too far off- I'm itching to decorate our boys room!!!!.

posted by Father's Grace Ministries at 7:04 am


I think your English nursery sounds wonderful! I am all about making my home what I want it to be, regardless of budget and architecture constraints.

I also want to thank you for stopping by Mama Says Vintage to share your thoughts on homeschooling with me. As a third generation thrifter and junker, I know a huge part of our curriculum will be pieced together from secondhand finds. And thanks for the Don Potter Phonics tip! I will check into it today. I appreciate your wisdom and encouragement. Have a wonderful day!


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