As you may or may not have noticed, I have been a blogging slacker.   I have three really good reasons.  The first is that my kitchen/den is undergoing demolition and it takes a lot of time to figure out what you want and find what you want.  Secondly, decorating responsibilities and the wedding season has arrived.  And, most importantly, the third reason is our first grandchild was born.

Henry Watson Hund arrived April 7, 2014, at 9:51 a.m.  I’m just loving it all!  Henry is a name Allison, and her husband Jon, both really liked.  Watson is a family name on our side and, of course, his last name Hund is on his daddy’s side.

This is Uncle Watson (our son with the family name) holding Henry Watson.

One of the biggest decorating projects that has been going on was getting Henry’s room ready.

All that Allison knew was that she didn’t want a ‘theme’—-cars, elephants, etc.   Her favorite color is aqua which worked for a boy nursery.   We all knew it was going to be a boy, but we didn’t know what his name was going to be.  (On a side note, Jon kept insisting that his name was going to be Magnum Danger—-thus my early name of Granny Danger!)

OK—-I have to learn how to take better photos.   It is SO much cuter than these photos show.  The rug was the last thing we found.   It is an indoor/outdoor from Tuesday Morning.  It is good that it’s indoor/outdoor because they also have ‘fur’kids—3 dogs and a cat.   Willis, the cat, took a real liking to the new space.   In fact, we couldn’t finish it completely because he kept getting in the crib, the Moses basket, the chair, etc.

The ottoman is from Target.   Allison says it’s great for those 2 a.m. feedings.     The chest was one of my old ones that they ended up with and just painted.  The last thing we put in the room was the memo board that I made.   We couldn’t find one that we liked, so I made one.   Pretty easy to do by the way.  Thanks Pinterest!

Here is a close up of the shelf over the changing table.   There is a bakelite chicken napkin ring that belonged to Henry’s great grandfather, Watson.   Notice a thread here?!  The baby in the frame is unknown—-it came with the frame.

Next up is this corner with the all important rocker/glider.   It was also at our house that we no longer could use because of the remodeling of the kitchen/den.  It worked out perfectly.

I found the cute cabinet and the lamp at a Homegoods in Mt. Pleasant, SC,  on a girl’s trip that I still haven’t blogged about either!  The precious little smocked outfit was made by a friend and was way to cute to hang in the closet!  The throw on the back of the chair was given to Henry by a friend and was the basis for pulling the room all together.   What you can’t see (again bad photographer here) are the photos in the frames.  They are pictures of Daddy Jon, and the two grand daddy’s, Pop Pop and Papa, in there high school/college sports uniforms–a touch of throwback in the nursery.

Finally, we have the bed corner.

I was so excited to know that Jenny Lind-style cribs were back in style.   We tried to re-hab the one Allison and Watson had as a child, but pieces were missing and you aren’t really supposed to use them anyway.  This one came from—-of all places–Target!  It is really nice.  The bedding was ordered from Serena & Lily.  They have wonderful things, but Allison wanted understated (which is hard to find).  The whitewash deer head was a cute touch that she found.   The quilt was made by one of Jon’s aunts.  The mattress is turned up to keep Willis out!

Well there you have it for one of the excuses.   Will keep you posted on Henry.