Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A favorite souvenir from Korea...

Any of you who are new to this blog may not know that we recently spent a year in Korea.  If you want more details, click on Korea or Korenglish on my sidebar, and you will get more info than you need.  There are many souvenirs I treasure that we brought back as reminders of our time there and our travels through the year.  This is one of my favorites that I have yet to post.  I was waiting to actually display it on a bed.

I chose these fabrics from Happy Quilt (with some help) and took them to a quilt maker to make a bed set for Adeline's "big girl bed."  I LOVE how it turned out, and it cost a fraction of what it would have cost to get something similar here.  I love the girly scalloped edges and the 5 decorative pillows....and it's one of a kind!



For those wondering if we are working on transitioning Adeline to this bed...not yet.  The mattress just came in last week, and the bed is almost as tall as her.  I think we need to take out the box spring for now.  Our plan is to talk about her "big girl room," let her sleep in there for naps, and make the transition when she is ready.  I am in no hurry to have her unconfined.  I figure we can use a bassinet for a few months with the new baby before really needing the crib, and shoot, Adeline slept in a pack-n-play for most of her first year of life because we didn't want to send her "nice crib" to Korea.  She's been pretty good with most transitions so far (weaning, decreased paci use, moving around the world), so we figure she'll let us know when she's ready.  I'm just having fun getting her room ready for now...

12 comments:

Nancy said...

It looks awesome! I loved the bedding all piled up, but on the bed it is AMAZING!

Short Stop said...

OH MY LAND!

How utterly adorable. I LOVE the striped bedskirt. So girly and sweet.

krista said...

That is a super cute bedding set!!!
Love everything about it. :o)

My mom has been making a throw patchwork quilt for each grandbaby that comes along. What's great is that she lets us mommies pick out the fabric/colors! :o)

LifeAtTheCircus said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I am sure when the time is right, she will love that bed and all the more as she grows older. Beautifully done!

Anonymous said...

Love the finished product! It looks beautiful. I have a paint treatment to show you that would look awesome in her room, if you want color. Aren't girls just so much fun?

Heidi

Mari said...

That is so cute. It's great that you have it now. When Adeline is ready, you will be too!
PS -Andy comes home from Korea on Sunday - it's been almost a year and we can't wait to see him. His whole battalion is being transferred to Colorado. I don't think he'll be bringing anything that cute home!

Jen said...

Very cute! I second your decision to hold off on moving to the big girl bed - we've seemed to regress with Ryan's sleeping now that he's in his big boy bed. Not fun!

Mrs. Fix said...

It looks great all put together... Let me know when you want me to work on the curtains for you. It would be great if I got them done before I finished Rock's.

Kristen said...

the bedding is beautiful. great job on picking out the fabrics. i love how they fit together. you have a good eye. all the details are great - the scalloped edge, the stripped bed skirt, and all the fun pillows.

Just Mom said...

Beautiful.

We didn't transition our son out of his crib. We just put him in a twin bed when he was 2 1/2. We were fortunate that he had no problem sleeping in the bed.

Johanna said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!! Especially all the throw pillows (would have been a fortune here)

Dave and Jenni said...

That is beautiful, Lynn! I love it and love that it's one of a kind. You seem to have such good taste for things like that!