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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Very Special Things

Today  I want to show you some very special things that the DH's sisters have given to us.  We have an assortment of baby things from his family.  The problem is that we have no idea who most of the tings were made for.  Our best guess is that one of his Grandmothers made several of the items because  both loved to crochet. I washed them carefully and we made special hangers for the clothing as they were very small.  Even some baby hangers might have been too big.  I have seen old baby clothes displayed in rooms so that is what I hope to do with them.

 This appears to be a Christening gown.  There are tiny old buttons on the back.

 This shows some of the detail on the top of the dress.  There is also lace around the neck.

This is a sweet little coat with fairly large pearl buttons .

This little dress is more of a toddler size. The DH covered wooden dowels with ribbon after putting a hook from and old white hanger on the top.  That is how we are hanging the items.

 His Dad was very premature and fit into this little doll size suit.  My DH remembers a pictures of his Dad in this suit with his head fitting into a tea cup.

The gloves are beautifully crocheted and would fit a small child's hand.


 I just love this little baby hat.  I wonder what baby this was so lovingly made for.  

The pink in the ribbon makes me think it was for a girl, but who knows.  We so wish that the DH's Mom were still with us so we could ask her about these special things.  

I am closing in on my Olympic finish.  I hope I'll have it ready to show you as the Olympics are finishing up.
I hope you are all having a great week-end.  We are having a cold rainy one, perfect for finishing my stitching!

16 comments:

  1. Oh, what treasures!
    How lucky you are to have received them.
    I would display them also.
    That's a cute idea.
    Marilyn

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  2. What lovely treasures! I also like the display idea!

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  3. these are all so wonderful! i am about to go through olympic withdrawal. i will be watching the canada/sweden game early tomorrow! go canada!!!

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  4. They are all beautiful. Definitely a good idea to display them rather than store them away.

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  5. They are beautiful Barb. I am glad you are going to display them and enjoy them.

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  6. Hi Barb, what a wonderful treasure. Good idea to display them and not hidden in a drawer.
    Greetings from Germany

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  7. OH Barb, these little things are real treasures from the past. You are right to have them on display instead of keeping them hidden in a box or drawer. Love that tiny little crocheted hat and gloves. So very special.

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing these little treasures. I love the hangers you made for them.

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  9. Those are adorable! My mother in law does the same thing by putting all vintage baby or doll clothes on display. The crocheted pieces are simply precious! Have a great Sunday!

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  10. OMG! Those are just beautiful!
    Just imagine the work that went into them!

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  11. What precious things to have in your family, Barb... They definitely deserve to be displayed and not hidden up in a dark attic :)

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  12. Really beautiful small items, Barb!

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  13. Such precious family treasures!!

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  14. ohhh my ... just catching up and those wee clothes are precious ... such beautiful details in the christening gown and the wee bonnet too ... glad you have managed to make some hangers to fit and got them out for all to admire :) love mouse xxxxx

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