A Tale Worthy Nursery – The Fisherman and His Wife

This week’s nursery decor theme turns out to be very timely. We are in the sign of Pisces after all. If you don’t believe in all that astrology stuff, no problem, we’ll just have to stick to the original inspiration: the story “The Fisherman and His Wife”. A poor fisherman catches a magic fish, but at his wife’s request asks for more and more favors, until the fish’s patience runs dry.

1. Vintage Fishing Net from Affordable Adronment

2. Let’s Go Fishing Natural Wooden Set from Wooden Moose Creations

3. The Blue Lagoon Dresser from Decorating Insanity

4. Terrific Trio Standing Banner Blue Mason Jar Lights from Boots N Gus

5. The Nightingale Print by Edmund Dulac from King Paper

6. Fishing Boat from Oyma

7. Twin Size Quilt with Sham from Southern Charm Quilts

8. Goldfish Mobile from Southern Pearl Designs

9. “The Fisherman and His Wife” giclee print by Picture a Tale

Talk soon,


A Tale Worthy Nursery – The Queen Bee

Dreaming of spring in the middle of winter: it’s all about bees and sunshine!

This week’s Etsy finds accompany our “Queen Bee” print. The story talks about the unlikeliest of heroes who, by protecting some small creatures, makes them his allies. With their help, he achieves what others stronger but less kind than him were not able to.

Stay warm,


1. Custom Built Dresser by Camille Montgomery

2. Honey Bee Flags from Windsparrow Studio

3. Organic Baby Blanket from Sweet Memories Quilts

4. Floor Cushion from Zigzag Studio

5. Baby Nursery Amigurumi Crochet Bumble Bee Mobile from cherry time

6. Bumble and Buzz – 3 poms from PomLove

7. Ceramic Wall Clock Honeybee from Honeybee Ceramics

8. Wood Toy- MATCH ME- Flowers from apple n amos

9. Giclee print “The Queen Bee” by Picture a Tale

A Tale Worthy Nursery – The Frog Prince

’Open the door, my princess dear,
Open the door to thy true love here!
And mind the words that thou and I
By the fountain cool, in the greenwood

That is how the Frog is calling on the princess to keep her promise of making him her friend. Happily, she does.

Our fourth nursery decor list is inspired by the best known story from the “Picture a Tale” set of prints: “The Frog Prince”.

Enjoy and don’t be afraid sometimes to kiss some frogs!


1. Pine Bed Crown by Mike DeCarlo

2. Antique Victorian High Chair from Niftic Vintage

3. Intarsia Wall Hanging from KitsWoodArt

4. Crochet Baby Blanket from Handmade by Hallien

5. Handmade Wooden Toy Playset from Armadillo Dreams

6. Handmade Knitted Baby Frog Feet Booties from The Miniature Knit Shop

7. The Gobbi – Montessori Baby Mobile from goosedesigns

8. Frog Counted Cross Stitch Pattern from sewingseed

9. “The Frog Prince” giclee print by Picture a Tale

A Tale Worthy Nursery – The Willow Wren and the Bear

The second story and the second nursery decor list from our series: “The Willow Wren and the Bear”.

A curious bear wants to see the house of the Bird King, the wren, but, disappointed by the simple nest, he ends up offending the young wrens. The princes of the flying kingdom will not let this pass without some serious consequences for the bear.

This time, I chose earth-tones, with a some yellow gold to honor the King of the Birds. A lot of fun to put together!



Nursery decor inspired by Brothers Grimm tales

1. Three Trees Leafy Birch Trees wall decal by ARTWALLPROJECT

2. Vintage Blossom in Citrine Drapery Panels from Nena Von

3. Mid-century Petite Upright Dresser by The Velvet Branch

4. Bamboo Baby Organic Blanket by Sewn Natural

5. Bamboo Mobile Bird Trio by Petit Collage

6. Waldorf Felt and Wood Toy The Birds Nest by Apple n Amos

7. Cashmere Bear by Yarn Miracle

8. Woodland Baby Bird Nest Bookend by Graphic Spaces

9. “The Willow Wren and the Bear” giclee print by Picture a Tale

A Tale Worthy Nursery – Old Sultan

Here it is: a new series of blog posts!

Since Picture a Tale sells nursery artwork, what better way to show it off than by pairing it with other beautiful pieces of nursery decor. So each week, for the next seven weeks, I will feature one of the stories that inspired my prints. Lately, I have been spending some time (some might say more than just “some time”…) browsing through Etsy and finding all sorts of wonderful handmade and vintage products. The choice is overwhelming!

This week, the story that gives us the background is “Old Sultan”. A shepherd dog is on the point of being chased away by his master because he is too old, so, with the help of his friend, the wolf, he devises a plan to show how useful he still is. Things get a little complicated when the wolf asks for a favor in return. Here are a few things for an “Old Sultan” inspired nursery:

Decor inspired by illustrated story

1. Chairs for Children Rustic Wood by RhettDidntGiveaDamn

2. 1940 Antique Chalkboard Slate by go seek

3. Rag Crib Quilt The Majestic Forest by Southern Charm Quilts

4. Small Cascading Rainbow Mini Sheep Mobile by Bossy’s Feltworks

5. Sandy Knitted Toy Labrador Dog by Mamma4earth

6. Sheep Wooden Teether Toy by little sapling toys

7. Wolf Wooden Teether Toy by little sapling toys

8. Wolf Original Papercut Mask by Sarah Andreacchio

9. “Old Sultan” Giclee Nursery Print by Picture a Tale

Hope this will give you some ideas. Now, please excuse me, I have to get back to Etsy, I just came across this beautiful silver bracelet that I need to check out a little more closely…

Talk soon,