Friday, August 8, 2014

Landon's Vintage Travel Room

My oldest son is about to turn 3. Although we transitioned him to his "big boy room" last November, we didn't yet know what we wanted to do with his room. I wanted to do something I knew would last several years (at least), and could grow with him. I think we achieved that with this room. Landon loves airplanes and pretty much all things that "go", so I wanted to do a travel theme.

My dad passed away a couple years ago, but he loved to travel. He had been to many countries, and had a passion for learning about other places and cultures. He instilled a love of travel in me, and I hope to pass that on to my children. There are so many places to explore and experience.

I was lucky enough to be able to use several items in this room that belonged to my dad. It made this space that much more meaningful. Landon was only 7 months old when his Papa passed away, but now he'll have things that belonged to him, and I'll be able to tell him stories as he grows.

At the bottom of this post you will see a shop index, noting where I received each item from (with the exception of family things). Most are from Etsy, where I feel items are more unique because so many are handmade. I highly encourage you to check them out. The shops I used were so great to work with and thanks to their individual talents, this room came together exactly how I wanted it to.

Shop Index

Travel Map Banner by Freckles and Ivory
Personalized Embroidered Pillowcase by Let's Decorate Online
Car Print Pillow by Glitzy Garbage
Monogram Map Letter "L" by Secret Room Homestyle
Vintage Airplane Blocks by You're It Kids
Personalized Stool by Jency Emo
Wood Oar Wall Rack by Englert and Englert
Bi-Plane Blueprint by Alaska Bay
Crate by McMichaels Crk Designs
Vintage Airplane Watercolor Prints by Annie Laurie Art
Wooden Boat by Wood Heart Gifts
Wooden Growth Ruler by Home Made
White Shag Rug from Target
Large White Picture Frame from Target
Small White Picture Frames from IKEA
White Picture Ledges (used as bookshelves) from IKEA

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