The only company I've found that has exactly what I'm after and distributes here in Oz is Dwell Studio:
... gorgeous. But the pricetag on each of these sets is A$290 (ouchy) and that doesn't even include the crib skirt or bumper! I know I know, bumpers are frowned upon here in Oz, but they are so darned beautiful! And even without the bumper, these sets are just miles ahead of anything else I've seen in the stores. And, what tortures me is that in the US, there is a 'Dwell Studio for Target' range where designed a line of gorgeous and affordable nursery linen:
But have you ever seen anything like this at OUR Target?? I certainly havn't!
I've fruitlessly searched every baby store around me for some inspiration and come up with nought. So, I've decided I'm going to take matters into my own hands and make my own nursery linen (or some of it, anyway!) I've found a pattern for a gorgeous crib skirt:
... but because mine needs to be gender neutral, I'm thinking this sort of vibe:
... in this fabric:
... and making just the skirt, plus a matching pillow cover. I could team it with plain white sheets and maybe this blankie?
Guys, I'd really like your thoughts and/ or ideas on this. Have you found anywhere in Oz to buy gorgeous nursery linen that doesn't cost the earth? Do you think I've completely lost the plot thinking I can actually make the linen myself? What should I do??
ps. I loved your comments re the stuff you bought that you loved/ hated for your first child. It gave me a good ole laugh! And reminded me of a few goodies I left off my own list!! x