Sunday, September 27, 2009

Decorating Your Baby Nursery With Vintage and Retro Collectibles and Accessories

A Vintage Baby Nursery is Charming

Many young couples today are discovering how charming vintage and retro accessories can look in their baby's nursery. Not only are these collectibles colorful and attractive, but they are often one of a kind and reasonably priced alternatives to expensively made objects.

Hunting for Baby and Nursery Collectibles

There are many collectibles which can be found that are suitable for a charming baby nursery. Here are some ideas of older items that work well in a baby room. Hand painted hangars, painted cottage furniture, old prints, altered art, plastic nursery diaper container sets, ceramic planters, old calendars, vintage records, old dolls, birthday cards, paper dolls, advertising tins, toys, quilts, pillows, framed puzzles, blocks, doll furniture, dog and cat related prints and novelty objects, books, wall decor, child size chairs and rockers, bassinetes, tables, and more.

Choosing a Theme for Your Baby Nursery

Often it is helpful to develop a theme for your baby nursery and than to go out shopping (hunting) to find coordinated textiles, ceramics, prints etc. with that theme. For example, if you love Scottie dogs, you can begin your search with this popular doggie image in mind. The 1940's was an era with lots of Scottie dog accessories. For more ideas about dog collectibles, be sure to read "Flea Market Fido's" by Barri Leiner and Marie Moss.

Other themes could be nursery rhymes, children's book characters, plaids, polka dots, stripes, teddy bears, rabbits, jungle animals, cats, Western (cowboys and cowgirls) etc.

Flea Market Baby

You will see plenty of baby nursery themes illustrated in "Flea Market Baby" also by Leiner and Moss. This is one of my favorite books. While it has been out for awhile, it is still available and a wonderful reference. You will also find ideas and photos in my two books "Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes" and "Hot Kitchen and Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s".

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C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.

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