Friday, February 13, 2009

Lorelei's room

I did think and take a couple or three pictures of the baby's room when we were there letting the dogs out the other day.

I don't think they quite do it justice, but I don't think any camera would quite capture the color. It is in the tan family, but it really varies with the lighting. Sometimes it has almost a flesh color, other times more of a gray, and I swear to me in certain light it has just a hint of light, light purple! I don't think anyone else sees it that way but me.
They wanted to do it in a neutral color so that if they end up moving with their jobs, it won't be something people would look at and think they had to do over right away. The pictures over the changing table are pictures Sarah did, but she had a sketch to go by.
And see that framed thing on the wall with the window...Rachel had it made for Sarah. She got this poem printed and then went and picked out a frame and matting and had it double matted. And to one side, she had them cut three cutout areas in the top frame for putting pictures in. Below is the poem..

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod (Dutch Lullaby)
by Eugene Field (1850-1895)
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe---
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!"
Said Wynken,
And Nod.

The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe,
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew.
The little stars were the herring fish
That lived in that beautiful sea---
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish---
Never afeard are we";
So cried the stars to the fishermen three:
And Nod.

All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam---
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home;
'T was all so pretty a sail it seemed
As if it could not be,
And some folks thought 't was a dream they 'd dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea---
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
And Nod.

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is a wee one's trundle-bed.
So shut your eyes while mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:
And Nod.


Carletta said...

Ah, it's so cute!
Did Sarah do the stenciling or mural (?) above the babies bed and did you make the quilt?

I hadn't thought of this lullaby in years.

Christy said...

Oh I love that lullaby. I sang it in my high school choir and have loved it ever since. Thatis so nice.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lorelei has a lovely room to sleep in. ;-)

Barb said...

Cute nursery, and it seems that *pink & blue* is no longer considered a must do! I am loving the art work above the changing table! Is the baby home and enjoying her surroundings? God bless your family!

Anonymous said...

I remember saying Wynken Blyken & Nod when I was little, but I don't remember that poem - but then, where'd I get the names? I thought they were names of 3 little boys! hehehe

The room looks FANTASTIC!!! And I love the color of the walls - I understand why they wouldn't go w/ painting baby colors if they might be moving too though. Rocking chair in the corner... a MUST!!!

don said...

Fine shots of baby's room. I like the idea of not painting the room is something so "babyish" so it could be used for another purpose. I enjoyed the poem from the picture frame.

Deborah Godin said...

I used to have a picture book with large print of this poem when I was little - I'd forgotten it untul just now! Good idea about the paint, too. Neutral on the walls, and hang color in pictures. Smart!

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

George said...

This looks like a neat room for your grandaughter. And thanks for Wynken, Blyken, and Nod -- I haven't thought of that in years.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh I LOVE it, Rose. You all did a great job of fixing that room up for your precious grandbaby. The colors are beautiful.


dot said...

What a beautiful room for your grand child! Ya'll did a good job decorating.