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
Our speckled cot bumpers would work perfectly in this cot too!
This Ebay find is soooo sweet and is £25!! Someone snap this up quick!
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.
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?
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!
A fluffy sheepskin adds a luxurious touch to this gorgeous vintage cot
We love Baa Baby for all things baby + sheepskin!
Another stunner on Ebay! Look at those little wheels! We are just in love with this one!
How cute would this look with a little printed muslin sheet and soft Dohar blanket?
Our family moses basket festooned with neon pom-poms & one of our Muslin Blankets trimmed in neon green satin