Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Children's Corner

I find myself drawn to antique children's toys,gown's or little chairs so today I am sharing a few things I have collected. I got this well worn antique doll at an auction sale last year. The little wooden rocking chair I bought at a yard sale several years ago.

I was really excited to get this 99 year old christening gown at my neighbour's auction sale a couple of weeks ago because it belonged to my 91 year old neighbour whom I have enjoyed visiting since we moved here 34 years ago. Her older sister was the first one in her family to be baptized in it. My dear neighbour had no children so it sat in a trunk for many years. I am delighted to have this keepsake as my reminder of my neighbour who has sold her farm and moved to a seniors apartment in town. I did get a couple of other treasures that will show up on a later post.

There is so much work in one of these gowns and it has a long slip under it as well.

It is hanging on a guest bedroom wall now.

I love old black and white pictures-this is of my husband so I won't call it an antique as he reads my blog!

I love these ceramic baby boots that I found in a nice little shop Primrose Lane in Alberton on our "up west" tour day.


Now you know it is hard to get away from here without a collage or two!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can come back tomorrow for the rest of the story.

Take care,


Martha said...

What nice treasures -- every house needs a children's corner!

Anna said...

just beautiful!
I love doll and old clothes too!
I will be back tomorrow to read the rest...

From the Old InkWell said...

What beautiful photos and how sentimental

Cindy said...

Those are really lovely little keep sakes. I love old clothes. I have a sun suit my mother wore as a baby. I love the christening gown and the doll. Be sure to come over and say hello on my blog, today. Hugs, Cindy S.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are some of my favorite things, too. I love pretty children's things and especially the old books. I have been reading, Five Little Peppers! heehee! I love your collages!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What wonderful treasures! I love the gown and how nice to have your hubby's baby picture. I have my grandmother's doll but her face was broken before she came to me and I have never shown her because of that. I must get her fixed one of these days. Have a lovely day, Carolyn.


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

YOu are so lucky to have been given that beautiful christening gown! What a wonderful reminder of your friend and neighbor!~Patti

Deanna said...

Dearest Carolyn,
Hello from HomeHaven.
I just love your treasures that you share with us!
I like the same things: vintage clothing, children's toys, dishes, etc.
Your pictures are inspiring because of you.
Have a great week!

Paula said...

What a special treasure you have. wouldn't it look at home hanging next to a little framed baby photo of your dear neighbor? Perhaps she has one for you...

I always love visiting your blog. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Islandsparrow said...

The little button up boots are sweet!

Barbara Jean said...

Wonderful treasures.

Thank you for sharing them.


Barbara jean

podso said...

Absolute treasures; thank you for sharing. I always love your collages! (mosaics)

Mary said...

Beautiful treasures, Carolyn. As for your husband, he will be vintage at 50, but only antique at 100...I hope he makes it! Will visit to see more tomorrow. Have a blessed day.


Joanne said...

Such lovely things to kep thanks for sharing them with us.

June said...

You can be sure I'll be back. I love children's clothing too.
I haven't collected a lot of it, but what I have is precious.
How awesome it is that you have that beautiful gown of your neighbors. Someone to love it always.

Unknown said...

Caroly....I just ADORE today's post...What a beautiful gown and those ceramic baby boots are just precious. Really enjoyed this post, I could almost touch the gown...thanks for your inspiration.

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Such sweet childrens treasures....I LOVE them too, and have collected many over the years, thanks for sharing some of yours, xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornngs...

Vicki said...

Hello, Carolyn,
All of your vintage items are lovely. How nice that you were able to purchase the christening gown as a remembrance of your neighbor. Have a happy week. Vicki

Rose of Sharon said...

What fun things you found! I love the gown! I just bought an old child's dress at a garage sale that is very similar! Your baby doll is so pretty! I just love old things!

Hugs, Sharon