Greg and I were up last night in our new room hanging photographs and tapestries and preparing for baby. My parents have been so gracious to let us have their 1st floor guest room for the unseen future — photos of that to come once I’m done nesting. : ) Anyway, it’s a great sized room for this next season of our lives.
For a couple months now, I’ve been on the search for a piece of artwork to place over the baby’s crib. Something just for her. I really love local artwork and always prefer that over the artwork found in department stores or store chains. I was looking for something whimsical, nostalgic, girly and even childish. I came across Sarah Jane Studios, and was delighted to see her sweet vintage designs for children. She pretty much has a print for every season or month. So, I chose December’s print, “Winter Cheer”, since baby will be a winter baby.
What Sarah Jane says about this print, “I remember as a girl sitting at my kitchen window at the snowy forest behind our house so calmed by the misty grey that winter brings. I really love the magic in the winter forest…so delicate and quiet. But then the Cardinal would come and draw my complete attention. He was like a sign of hope. My heart would race, and I would beg him to stay a while.”
It’s kind of neat too, because the crib faces our backyard window, which is a backyard of woods with cardinals and blue jays swooping in and out of the trees. It will be a good reminder of living at grandma’s house for a time in her life.