Happy Tuesday! Being a grandmother is so much fun! And, I love that my sweet granddaughter has become so comfortable in the little nursery we created for her. I couldn’t resist bringing a few touches of autumn into the space! Since she is just nine months old, I realise it’s more for me than for her! But, I had so much fun with these little autumn updates in the reading nook and nursery!
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Autumn Reading Nook and Nursery
Mark and I took some photos of our little pumpkin in the pumpkin patch last month. I had one of the prints enlarged and framed to sit on the shelf.
I changed out the white wool garland that hung from the pegs to one with more autumn shades. And, I tied some book page leaves to it. I also taped some of the leaves to the wall to look like faling leaves. I switched out the little wicker pocketbook that had hung on one of the pegs for a cuddly teddy bear backpack. And, the little dress that was hanging here was changed to this sweet quilted jacket.
Little table and chairs for autumn
The table is still set for tea, but I added these sweet stuffed pumpkins in soft chenille and cotton that I purchased from Charm and Olive on Etsy. She also made the sweet houses, moon and star garland you see on and above the shelf.
reading nook for autumn
In the reading nook, I made some large and cozy pillow covers with sherpa fabric. Then I found the most perfect calico floral print for this space and made two more pillow covers for this space. The cute fox pillow cover is from H&M Home. I also made this pumpkin pillow using sherpa fabric! It was so easy and tomorrow I’ll be sharing the tutorial with you!
I also picked up some sweet fall board books to read to baby girl!
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Hanging Fall Leaf Garland
I also made the sweet leaf garlands hanging from the curtain rod. And, I added some copper wire string lights to hang from the ceiling. Here are the leaf templates I used. You can download and print them. I’ll also put them in my Free Printable Library.
To make the leaf garland, just cut each leaf template and trace onto old book pages. Then thread a sewing needle with the fishing line and poke the threaded needle through the leaf.
Make a knot in the fishing line where you want the leaf to stop (otherwise, the leaves will just slide freely. Continue adding leaves spaced out by adding knots for each leaf to stop on the line. This fun leaf garland could be used anywhere in your home!
I hope you enjoyed seeing the touches of autumn that I added to the reading nook and nursery! Stop back tomorrow to see how I made the pink pumpkin pillow!
When I see reading nooks in home improvement shows I often wonder if anyone actually uses them. After seeing yours I would say it is so very inviting and I bet it gets used a lot.
I use it every week with her. I like to sit and read to her before her nap!
This is so cute. What a great place to read.
Oh, how sweet; she loves to visit her grandma’s house. What fun you two must have in this pretty “girls only” room. It brings back such treasured femories of when my two grown-up girls, Erin and Summer, were small. Enjoy the years, Doreen
Never having a little girl, I’m definitely soaking it all in! She’s a joy!
Thank You for the book list. Your nursery is lovely.
The nursery is very Fall looking. I like the book nook.
Have a great and happy Autumn.
Your grand daughter is blessed indeed to have you nearby! My little grandsons just moved several states away, and I have to keep reminding myself that it is all part of God’s perfect plan. I love your beautiful, detailed shelf, and the color of the sweet table and chairs. Thanks for sharing your leaf patterns, too, although I don’t see a way to download them here. Guess I’ll have to head to the printable library. The autumn books look great, too! Enjoy, Doreen!
Michele M. (Finch Rest)
This room is absolutely perfect. You have such talent and great taste.
I want a reading nook, too! Haha.
Very sweet! I would have lived this, when I was younger and now! The leaves especially are so whimsical. I’ve been keeping an eye out for your reading nook posts ever since you first mentioned making it- did you ever talk about the DIY seat cushion, and I missed it? I’ve been wanting to do something similar, and was hoping your way was easy!