Gus' Peter Pan Nursery

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I have always loved Peter Pan, so when it came to picking out a nursery theme, there was no discussion.

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Well, I think there was half of a discussion, one in which Ries tried to tell me that Peter Pan was a girl thing and not a boy thing, and I’m pretty sure I shut that down with brute force rudeness. “Hey pal, I know you’re the father of this unborn child, but I’ve been planning this nursery since the year Pinterest came into existence, and this nursery is gonna be PETER PAN.”

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One obstacle I didn’t expect to encounter though is that Peter Pan came out in like…the fifties, and most of the Disney merchandise these days is from newer films. When I looked online, even on the Disney website, the amount of Peter Pan items was extremely limited.

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This was alright, because I ended up working around it in two ways: I made a lot of decorative crafts and using the book and film, I brainstormed a lot of items that aren’t necessarily Peter Pan, but would fit nicely with the theme. For example a nautical clock–nautical decor is very popular, but it feels Peter Pan-ish because of the ties to Hook’s pirate ship and the clock the crocodile swallowed.

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Because of our move to Indiana, we only got to appreciate this space for a couple months. Gus doesn’t have his own room at our new apartment, but I’m really looking forward to decorating his room when we move into a bigger space.

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Message me if you have any questions about where I got some of these items! Thanks for reading!

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All photos taken by Amanda with a Sony Alpha850.