January 22, 2016

A Travel Themed Nursery

Time has a funny habit of speeding up when you get older. But I never knew how it would fly by even faster once you have a baby - except during those 2 a.m. feedings, that is!

For those of you who didn't see the announcement on our Facebook, Baby Gypsy arrived four weeks ago in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve. I was fortunate to have a fairly quick labor and am still blessing the wonderful person who invented epidurals. Ain't nobody got time for the pain of contractions!

From the moment she arrived, we've been wrapped around her tiny fingers, and we cannot wait to continue exploring the world with her and see it through her eyes! Originally, we had thought to visit Germany in March and introduce her to all her relatives there while I was still on maternity leave. However, due in part to her vaccination schedule but primarily because Europe is still a mess with the "refugee" crisis (and I have no inclination to experience firsthand the type of attacks that occurred in Cologne on New Years Eve), we're postponing for later this year, most likely in September.

So since we can't take baby traveling abroad yet, we've decided to bring the traveling to her with a travel themed nursery!

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These lovely canvases were selected and gifted by Baby Gypsy's godmother, who totally gets us because this is such an awesome gift! I love how we'll be able to use them for any future baby gypsies, too.

Left: Painted fabric, woven decorative (pink and tan), zebra painting, Ugandan flag, and rock from Lake Victoria - all from Uganda - along with a seashell cross from shells gathered in Virginia beach.
Top Right: Map of the world above the crib
Bottom Right: Painting of the Outer Banks, souvenir cup from NYC, and souvenir music box trinket from Paris

I am still working on a postcard mobile to suspend from the ceiling, and we will continue adding to Baby Gypsy's travel collection over the years. But this is a good start for our little traveler, and I'm so pleased with how it's turning out!

What other travel themed decorations or items would you suggest for Baby Gypsy's room?


  1. Such a cute nursery! Will you share the postcard mobile when it's done? I think a stack of vintage suitcases would be cute for storage or as decor. :)

  2. I like all the travel inspired decorations you've added so far!

  3. Love it! When the time comes, I definitely want a travel themed nursery too. I came across and pinned this blog post awhile back. It's another travel themed nursery with lots of great ideas: http://theroadforks.com/offtheroad/amaras_oh_the_places_youll_go_nursery

  4. Aw this is so lovely! That's a great decor - I'm sure the little one will be very inspired :)

  5. This is such a fun idea! I love how your child has a travel themed nursery! You will have to keep track of where you all go that way even if BabyGypsy doesn't remember, you can still be like "you were there!" :)


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