Maybe it's because my very own Willa slept in one, but I'm loving the growing trend towards retro-style cribs and cots in vintage wicker and cane in all shapes, sizes and styles - all you need do is add a good quality new mattress (The Little Green Sheep and Natural Mat both make excellent mattresses in custom sizes) and some stylish bedding to give your nursery an instant injection of character and a vintage vibe.
You will however, need an eagle eye to track one down (it's worth keeping your eye on Ebay and letting your local auction house know you're on the lookout for one). I am lucky enough to be the current curator of my husband's gorgeous family crib, slept in by many a happy baby over the years, and I had great fun re-styling it recently for the website. Even though I say it myself, the end result sits pretty nicely alongside my ever growing 'Cribs, Cots and Moses Baskets' board of inspiring pics from Pinterest! Here are a few of my favourites ...
Loving the pretty sprigged lining on this faux bamboo cot
wicker cot with pleated lining
Our speckled cot bumpers would work perfectly in this cot too!
Willa and The Bear Blog | Cot Bumpers
This Ebay find is soooo sweet and is £25!! Someone snap this up quick!
Willa and The Bear Blog | Vintage Wicker Cot
A plump, made-to-measure mattress has breathed new life into this elegant cane crib and the pretty, vintage styled bedding looks lovely in this rustic setting.
vintage cane crib with overhang
Willa and The Bear Blog | Scalloped Cot Sheet
This fab retro wicker cot from Vinterior would look ultra contemporary in a modern setting. How cute is the lattice detail and the little canopy?
Willa and The Bear Blog | Vinterior Wicker Cot
This brand new rattan cradle from Kidly is so stylish and is the perfect way to nail the rustic look while keeping things slick and modern. And it comes with its own little cover and mattress!
Willa and The Bear Blog | Kidly Rattan Cradle
A fluffy sheepskin adds a luxurious touch to this gorgeous vintage cot
sheepskin lined cane cot
We love Baa Baby for all things baby + sheepskin!
Willa and The Bear Blog | Baa Baby Sheepskin
Another stunner on Ebay! Look at those little wheels! We are just in love with this one!
Willa and The Bear Blog | Ebay Vintage Wicker Cot
How cute would this look with a little printed muslin sheet and soft Dohar blanket?
Willa and The Bear Blog | Printed Muslin Sheet
Willa and The Bear Blog | Dohar Baby Blanket
Our family moses basket festooned with neon pom-poms & one of our Muslin Blankets trimmed in neon green satin
willa and the bear vintage wicker moses basket