Vintage Circus Themed Nursery

Baby Lincoln’s mom Ashley has been going to the circus since she was four years old, and has been collecting little items from the circus ever since. With Ashley’s love of the circus, and dad’s (photographer Jason Mize) love of vintage and antiques, like his vintage camera collection, a vintage circus themed nursery seemed perfect for their little one. Most of the items in the room are true vintage pieces and antiques, like the poster over the dresser from 1974. The lamps, metal shelf, and sconces also came from antique stores. Jason created the chandelier himself out of an old wire basket that he wrapped the inside of with burlap. The name pennant was handmade by Ashley, who has a custom gift business called Sew Fortunate. The large letter L on the wall was one of the few new pieces, and came from Urban Outfitters. To see more of this charming circus inspired nursery, stop by the full gallery.

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Photography: Jason Mize Photography
Circus Letter Light: Urban Outfitters
Name Flag: Sew Fortunate
Crib: JCPenney
Dresser/Changing Table and Side Table: Antique Store (then painted and distressed)
Shelving: Made from old table leaves, then set on metal brackets

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    Vintage Circus Themed Nursery from @jasonmizephoto

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    How stinkin’ cute is this vintage circus themed nursery? Kudos to On to Baby for such an adorable blog post.

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    ♡♡♡! RT @ontobaby: Vintage Circus Themed Nursery from @jasonmizephoto

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    repurposed vintage pieces for a nursery? love! RT @ontobaby: Vintage Circus Themed Nursery from @jasonmizephoto

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    Today our Son Lincoln’s and his room is feature on @ontobaby and it’s up on my blog here

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    my nephew “@jasonmizephoto our baby’s room is feature on @ontobaby and it’s up on my blog here”

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    Vintage Circus Themed Nursery via @zite

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    I love that dresser and the lamp. So beautiful! and what a great theme for a room, its so much fun

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    selena says:

    i love this nursery, i too have loved the circus all my life, it is one of my strongest memories with my late grandfather, i adore this room and want to share with everyone. permission to repost on DONTRUFFMYMELLOW.BLOGSPOT.COM?

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    Evelyn pergola says:


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    Denise Harkey says:

    Very colorful, warm and inviting baby boy room. Perfect theme “Circus” a little boys dreams. Vintage look with vintage toys is just so clever. Awesome!

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    Melinda Dundore says:

    This is so refreshing! I love seeing a nursery that is not “just another nursery”. The creativeness of the circus theme carried throughout is inspiring!

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    Louise Murray says:

    Loved it. Really adorable. What a darling baby. Great photography and awesome decorating. Louise

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    Julia says:

    This is the most amazing nursery… EVER!!! I absolutely love it :)

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    Jan Hossenlopp says:

    This room is so cut, I want to go play in it right now. The baby is adorable!

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    busma says:

    this is such a wonderful idea, it’s something different from the usual styles we see from day to day. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Brandon says:

    That’s a pretty cool room!

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    Lacie says:

    My sons room is also done in vintage circus. I have been trying to find fabric for his curtains. Where did you find the fabric on the curtains. Love the room! Great job. Thanks.

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    Sarah says:

    I love love love the circus nursery! I have a question about the light-up letter “L”. I found it at Urban Outfitters, but I am wondering about the color. The bedding we have has a deep orange in it, not red. However, the letter in your picture looks like it is an orange-red. How would you describe the color of the letter?

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    Denise Watson says:

    Love this nursery!! Where did they find the curtains or fabric for the curtains? Have not been able to find anything like it…..

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    Lindsay says:

    What a beautiful nursery! :) where did you find the fabric for the curtains?!

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    Kristin authement says:

    Id love to know where to find curtains like this!!! In love with this nursery!

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    Macy says:

    where are the curtains from? I love the fabric.