I have found some furniture for the nursery. I guess I am not going with a modern theme - at least not this time.
I was inspired by the adorable decorated shelf in the second picture. I couldn't resist it. Then I saw the crib and had to have it. I am going to have some lace, or maybe pink gingham hanging from the canopy at the top. It will look so sweet.
I got both at the The Little Dollhouse Company on Mount Pleasant in Toronto. The crib was the last one they had. They had another decorated shelf set, but it was in lavender and about $8.00 more expensive. Maria, who runs the shop, does an interesting thing. She prices her merchandise according to the price she pays for it. So if she pays less for something in May it will cost you less than the same item that she paid more for in August.
I think that is very fair, and gives the buyer some bargains in the deal.
When I got home I looked through the dollhouse furniture I had and found the rocking chair, doll carriage and the little baker's rack at the back of the photo.
I added a couple of accessories and the pink rug and took pictures so I could show you.
I have set up the nursery temporarily in the bedroom of my completed Tennyson (I have a kit, too - I got it for $20.00). I will move it to Mindolton Manor once the nursery is ready.
I am trying my hand at mini knitting and crocheting and I am making a knitted baby afghan in pink for the crib and a crocheted carriage cover for the pram. I am not the best needle person in the world and am having a terrible time with the tiny knitting needles. I keep dropping stitches and losing count of the pattern. I've started the afghan three times. If I ever complete it I'll show it to you.
I am almost as bad at crocheting and am really screwing up the shell stitch in the carriage cover. We'll see how it turns out. I may have to just fold it up and put it on the shelf. It should look fine that way.
I intend to persevere, though. I keep telling myself they are only 3 inches long and will be done before I know it. I only wish these little projects would live up to that.