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Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Decor

The USA is observing Labor Day, but I'm posting about a different Labor Day.  I have a friend who's pregnant with her first baby! We're all eagerly awaiting her painful ordeal, her walk through the valley of the shadow of death, the longest day of her life, her labor day.  I'm past child-bearing years, but still like looking and shopping for *baby stuff* for my friends. Do you?  Maybe you're expecting or someone close to you is? At any rate, let's celebrate LABOR DAY decor!  Beautiful white and neutral nursery; Adore the padded headboard on crib; fabulous bassinet; Elegant pink and cocoa crib set; Very French and Pink Nursery; Happy Labor Day...no really! 



Deborah said...

Oh my..these nurseries are so fashionable!!
I absolutely, totally love them!
Happy Labour Day to you too!
Im working today, but not "in labour" lol.
My labour days are over too...and I havent any grandchildren yet..only four-legged ones..lol (4 doggies)
Have a great Labour Day hun!

Deborah xo

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Janean! Labor Day...lol! I LOVE the first two...so frenchy! Can you imagine the fun it would be to work with drop cloth as your fabric and refinish thrift store finds in shabby white to do a nursery? And Happy Labor Day for real!...hugs...Debbie

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love the nurseries...back in the day mine was not nearly as nice. Only did the labor thing once and vowed to the doctor he would never see me here again!! lol I still remember the pain of that day like it was yesterday and she is 16 now!! Happy Labor Day!

It's me said...

Happy Labor day....who is that sick girl?????...happy day...love Ria...

Laura said...

Hi Janean-
Those baby bed photos are amazing!
Have a wonderful Labor Day!

White Spray Paint

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I have missed you! Glad to see you back here. Love the photos. The last one, I could have swore that was me all those years ago! lol

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Janean!
Oh boy..I'm so glad those days are behind me. Five natural births is enough for me and now it's up to my children to take up the reins! Love the photo's especially the 2nd one. Is that you in the last picture? My heart goes out to who ever it is. All the best to your friend for a healthy happy speedy delivery! Take care. Maura :)

Kim said...

I am expecting a baby boy in January. Thanks for so many great ideas and for the reminder of the pain to come!! I conveniently forgot and it's been almost 11 years!!!

Pondside said...

I loved decorating both nurseries when my children were tiny - son's in primary colours, around an English alphabet frieze and daughter's around a gorgeous Laura Ashley pink floral.
Good luck to your labouring friend!

NanaDiana said...

Happy Labor Day to you too! Great minds must think alike becauwe my first thougth was to do a Labor Day post about a Mother in labor. LOL Your own is much better than mine would have been because you have posted som absolutely fabulous nursery photos. Can you imagine the joy it would be to step into one of those nurseries? lol...and to think...my mother slept in a dresser drawer close to her mother when she was a baby!

Thank you for the lovely post. My favorite, by far, is the laboring mother! Diana

lambi said...

Hi Janean,
lovely photos:)

Dolores said...

You are so clever and cute!
The baby nursery's have really changed from my time in the 60's... Now there are theme nursery's. I was happy to have a baby bed and chest of drawers.
Love the pictures!!

Mari said...

Love the second photo! Poor friend, but to know that the pain we go through in labor is so worth it when we hold our baby in our arms, it just awesome.

Have a great day!

Oklahoma Granny said...

I'm long past my labor days and my children tell me I have all the grandkids we're going to have but I still love looking at baby things! In a few years - say 8 or 10 (our oldest grandson is 18), I hope to be welcoming great grands into our family.

Debby said...

Those nurseries are stunning. I love shopping for my younger friends with children.

Suz said...

Hey..Hi! Do you know I was thinking about you before I fell asleep last night...hmmm..wonder where Janean has been? I hope all is well with her...oh I better remember to check on her in the morning..and You heard me!
Love your take on labor Day
luscious rooms
for God's greatest gift to us humans besides himself

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I kept my white crib, all of my babies slept in it. Is that you in labor? I gave birth on Labor day weekend, 17 years ago (it was actually Friday). I didn't like the labor, but I wouldn't have missed the pleasure for the world!

Karen said...

Janean, beautiful nurseries! The last pic made me smile. I remember giving my hubbie that same look :P

WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

My daughter is expecting her first this week. She will be my first granddaughter, I can't wait! I was an oddball, didn't find labor that bad. But then, I only had two children and I was in my 20's. My daughter is very strong, she'll probably have an easy time and I know she'll be a wonderful mommy. As she says, she was born for this!

Blessings to all of us mothers out there.

♥Georgie♥ said...

LOVE that second photo man almost makes me want another baby

Deb said...

great LABOR day post....seems like there is a baby boom going on....

NanaDiana said...

I was just reading through your comments. I cannot believe how bad my grammer/spelling is in my post! OMG-my father would roll over in his grave. The truth is- I was at work and trying to catch blogs between admissions! uhhh..don't tell- lol

Thanks for the comment on my blog..I guess they would be kissing cousins?>) Diana

Anonymous said...

I have to tell you I love the first photo .. And about labor -I was a lucky and blessed from start to finish 1 hour that's all but I was SOooooooooo sick the whole 9 months - never one day felt good -- so I kept saying to Heavenly Father - O please let me have a fast delivery - and I was blessed!
Thanks for your last comment on my blog - it meant a lot!

Cynthia said...

Love that second crib!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Aw, that poor thing. I love your words of happy LABOR day, though ;) I'm beginning to rethink giving birth to a fifth child here. What SWEET ADORABLE Gorgeous pictures!!
Have a happy Tuesday, Janean xxx

AshTreeCottage said...

Beautiful photos!!

Susan and Bentley

La Maison en Wonderboom said...

Oh, this tired mum, so sad.
And I love the nurseries piece bij piece

With love

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Still smiling on your email, Janean.
Lots of hugs for a happy happy Wednesday! xxxxx

Linda said...

Such a fun post, made me *smile*
Lovely baby pretties. No, I don't look at those items anymore, haven't for a long time, because no one I know is having babies. Sort of all past the age now and into different stages of life. But.... that time will return again for me, when our children are older and having babies of their own.

Gloria said...

Such sweet nurseries!!! My youngest daughter is expecting her first baby in November!! She would love these adorable pictures...:)
blessings to you,
Gloria @}~`}~~~

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Thanks for snapping me back to reality with the last picture. Love all the nursery pics. It amazes me how they always come out with prettier things after I decorate my nurseries. Maybe I'll have grand kids some day and get to enjoy decorating without the pain! No wonder it's "grand!"

Jackie said...

Love these labor day nursery ideas!! Both my girls are collecting ideas for their future nurseries and I know they would LOVE these!!

BTW....any of us gals who have LABORED can totally relate to the last pic!!! lol!!


Barb said...

Hi Janean!

I can't believe I missed this one! I love the nursery's! My youngest daughter is due the first of March - she would love any of them, they are all beautiful. Hope you had a fun Labor Day!

Hey is that you feelin' the pain?? I remember that wayyyyyy too good!


Chatty Crone said...

My son and DIL are expecting their first this Novemeber! A boy. sandie