Sunday, June 2, 2013

Nursery Project #4 ~ Shopping for Vintage Treasures

Hello, lovely friends!

 I found some great treasures in the last few weeks at my favorite antique store, Changing Thymes, and a wonderful new store called Caledonia Vintage Marketplace.
 I just needed a few items to finish out the decor in the room and a few practical items too.

First, I found this amazing piece at the store in Caledonia to go over the crib!

This piece was $25 and I think it was a really good deal as it's pretty much amazing!

I then went in search of a hanger and an old white dress to hang from the hooks.

I also found the three pillows at the store in Caledonia. The booth they came from was a wedding stagers booth. All of her items were amazing. Anyone in the Grand Rapids area getting married with a love for vintage style should really check this booth out. She had a spot for old items that were actually for sale and I fell in love with these pillows right away. They were $4 a piece.

At Changing Thymes I found ~

The white basket with the sage gingham lining for $6.99

 The picket fence box was $3.99

The little watering can was $1.99. It reminds me of Peter Rabbit and it goes perfectly with my theme. 

The baby gown is just beautiful and in really good condition! It was $14.

I searched high and low for a vintage looking hanger and I finally found one at the second Changing Thymes location. It was hanging with this darling little clothes pin holder. I really like the actual holder and hope to someday find another hanger to actually use that part of the piece. It was $8.99 and came with about 10 clothes pins. I needed the clothes pins for another project for the nursery, so it was perfect!

I have now painted the hanger in Old white, painted the clothes pins my sage color, a mix of  Old White and Provence (again, for another nursery project). 

I still have another item or two to hang from the hooks.

I painted the watering can with my sage color first and then ended up going over it with Provence. It's now a wonderful dark green color that matches the watering can in the books a lot better.

The baskets on the changing table ~

I'm still not ready to post pictures of the whole nursery. We have blinds and an area rug to buy, curtains to hang up, and a few more pictures to hang before it's completed. My rocking chair and table are painted and I've just completed the last coat of paint for my rocking chair bench.

Happy treasure seeking to all!

Stores & Businesses:

~ Changing Thymes ~ 
(Now with two locations)

4165 Chicago Drive
2900 Wilson 
Grandville, MI 49418

You can visit their Facebook page here.

~ The Caledonia Vintage Marketplace ~

9968 Cherry Valley Ave.
Caledonia, MI 


You can visit their Facebook page here.

Something Borrowed Vintage Staging & Rentals

You can visit their Facebook page here.


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The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG, I can tell this nursery is going to be adorable, I know I will love it!! I have a little white baptismal dress hanging on a hook in my guest room...So, cute!


Laurel Stephens said...

Oh, this is all just so darn cute! I love your Peter Rabbit theme so much, and you're finding the perfect accessories. I adore the diaper basket and little picket fence box. The vintage baby dress hanging on a vintage hanger is adorable, too. I can just imagine Peter peeking out of his hiding place watering bucket! I can't wait to see it all put together, Jamie!

Heidi Polcyn said...

This is super cute! I love the theme you have going! Decorating the nursery has been my favorite room to decorate in the house, it's just so fun :)
Heidi @

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It all looks adorable, Jamie! Such a great use for those baskets you got. Love the little watering can. Thanks for linking up, too! : )

Adorned From Above said...

Love all of your treasures. I can't wait to share them with Charly for ideas for her nursery.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

There are few cheerier things than fixing up a vintage nursery! What a darling start you have going!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

It's going to make a beautiful nursery and of course fun times shopping for all the sweet items.

Unknown said...

Seeing your pretty post linked up at the Creative HomeAcre Hop was great! Thanks for joining us and we hope you'll come and party creatively again on Sunday at

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

So pretty! Can't wait to see the whole room reveal! Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
Jamie @Better With Age

The Charm of Home said...

So cute. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.