Thursday, June 12, 2008

Big girl bed

"Are you too hot to walk up the hill?" I huffed and puffed at my friend's neighborhood sale. I was thinking twice about it, myself.

The owners' eyes gleamed when they saw my baby belly approach. "Are you looking for some nursery furniture? We'll take any offer!"

How to share Elise's room with baby brother? I slid open a drawer, the Henry Link name etched above the dovetails. It would be a shame to leave such a quality set behind, though we wouldn't need it for a few months yet...

That night, an angry Elise hoisted one leg over the crib rail and took a leap.

26 comments:

Tubo Family said...

Can't wait for the rest of the story! Haven't been yardsaling lately but you're making me want to.

Andrea said...

oh, poor Elise! ;) I couldn't help but giggle a bit at the "angry Elise" comment. Isn't it funny how things like transitioning to a big kid bed are so earth shattering to them now, but they get over it so quickly?

I LOVE the white wicker...I'm envisioning a light blue bedroom, with floaty, ruffly, feminine bedding for her. *sighs* I had white wicker when I was little too. :)

Heather said...

Yeah! How beautiful - isn't it amazingly wonderful how God plans for our needs even before we know ourselves what we will require? I am so happy for you - I know you will make a very special room for your blessings with this lovely furniture!

Elle said...

That's beautiful! Way to go Meredith!
I remember when my little one 'jumped crib'... :)

Anonymous said...

What a pretty set. I really like it. I am sure that Elise will love it too.
Roxie

Michelle Smiles said...

Great find! And just in the nick of time it sounds like :)

Lindenhaus said...

What a pretty set! I'm dying to know what you paid for it. Can you spill the beans, pretty please?

TJ said...

Why do they always figure that out when we least expect it?! I'm hoping to get Mo transferred to his toddler bed before he learns he can climb out of his crib.

The set looks beautiful!

Kim said...

Meredith, you are a wonder! God always seems to have you in the right place, doesn't He?

Lindenhaus said...

What a beautiful set and Henry Link too! I'm dying to know what you had to pay. I know, I know. I'm nosey, but I get such a vicarious thrill to see your great deals!

Mrs. Darling said...

That is gorgeous furniture. Ive always been parial to wicker.

Michelle said...

Divine Providence! :) It's lovely and great quality!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I hope you got them! Beautiful pieces & I'm sure it was a bargain at the yardsale.

I love that coral piece you picked up too! You did better than I did..I got one almost just like that for $2 (and was happy to pay it!). Your 25 cent bargain was great.

Rhoda

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. Did you buy the white wicker for the new baby or is it "big girl" furniture for Elise? I can't tell from the picture whether it is a crib or headboard.

Anonymous said...

Elise angry???? Noooooooo. That sweet little thing. :) That set is beautiful.
Mrs. L.

Shannon@Idylwild said...

Doesn't Elise's room have a garden kind of "theme?" I think it will be easy to work in a little green and maybe a few froggies :) for baby brother. Brenna and Christian share a room - it's very pale pink and blue, sort of a princess and the froggy prince kind of thing. The only real problem is that the double bed and crib are a tight fit. We decided to leave the double bed for now for visitors, but when we finish the downstairs we'll move it and get Brenna a twin...of course, Christian may move into the boy's room at some point. I guess we'll see.
At any rate...the nursery set is beautiful!

Tracey said...

Beautiful set !!!!

Joy of Frugal Living said...

Sounds like the timing was just right. What a beautiful set! You always find the best things. :)

Jennifer

Amy said...

Your Elise sounds like my little Emily :) That set is lovely and I know you will have an amazing big girl room for her!

Janette said...

My prince and princess shared rooms for 10 years. They then slept on each other's floors for another 3 or 4 years.
God is good to provide a beautiful set of furnishings for your darling. May your youngers turn out to be as close as mine are ----at 22 and 24!

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

ACK! I hope Elise didn't hurt herself. When Princess did that I was able to put her back in her crib for another 2 months before she figured out how to do it again (the first time was sort of a fluke) then I had to cave and do the toddler bed (frame picked up at the thrift store for 5 of course)

Darcy said...

Can't wait to see the room decorated with that great furniture!

My Ava is about the same age as your Elise and we just made the transition from the crib to the big girl bed this week. Thankfully it was an easy one. I think because she gets to sleep with her big sister now. :)

hsgbdmama said...

Both of mine were in the toddler bed by the time they were 19 mos old. With some side rail guards added, she'll be fine in her big girl bed. :)

Amy said...

White wicker is what my daughter had - I love this picture. It reminds me of her.

Meredith said...

We paid $100 for the complete bed set plus dresser (including guest room mattress and toddler crib rail).

It was a lot of money to me, but I rarely see daybeds that are so attractive and well made.

We are going to put it in her bedroom this weekend.

Gini (Hallquist) Young said...

Love that! big fan of the beautiful white wicker bedroom furniture! i don't know that I would have been able to pass it up. Mine never jumped out, but somehow began to figure out how to climb in it when she was out. I figured if she could do this then it was only a matter of time really. we too are transitioning. Putting baby boy in what used to be out dining room. 2 kids in 2 beds/1 bath. Now we just eat in the kitchen.