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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Once Upon a Time

    I was a baby……






I’m back!  Sorry to have slipped away without notice.  My daughter and I took a little trip to Texas.  First we were going, then because of something to do with pigs we weren’t.  Then we decided if the CDC was saying not to cancel travel plans that we should just go.  I’ve never done such fast packing to catch our plane!  We had a great time, but that’s a story for another day.

Today, I’m joining Barb again for What’s on your Wall Wednesday!

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This framed collage is hanging in our master bedroom.  It’s a little slip/dress my Granny made while my mom was expecting me.  I think it’s safe to say it’s old enough to classify as Antique. 

As you can see, I had a baby picture of little ole me added

as well as my hospital bracelet.  Just for interest  and color there is a floral bundle.  If you look very, very closely you can see my baby ring dangling from the flower bouquet.  It’s hard to see, but isn’t it a lovely surprise when your eye falls upon that sweet little keepsake??

I have a few other pieces of clothing that I was considering.  This is the only one that I strongly considered.  My mother made it.  Isn’t it interesting that she would know even before I was born I would love kitty cats?

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This is another little slip my Granny made.

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I love this little sweater dress, but without looking more than a glance you will see the obvious problem.  Someone (don’t know who) started crocheting this and never finished.  Years later someone (?) finished it with different yarn.  I’ve never known exactly how to correct it, so it has stayed quite two toned.

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I’m very eager to take a look around Blogland to see what you’ve been up to while I was traveling.  I’m going to start with Barb’s Grits and Glamour to see what’s on YOUR walls! :)

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southerninspiration said...

Missed you while you were roaming the country...and wished it was ME you were coming to TX to see. Hope your trip was good. I didn't post on Barb's today, but I will next week. It's a fun topic!
Love all your baby clothes, and especially the shadow the ring and the collection you pulled together!


Domestic Designer said...

Love your shadow box! Also love your baby precious and such a treasure. Glad you are back!

Tootsie said...

how wonderful that you have those to remind you! I have been away a bit too....glad you are back

Anonymous said...

I missed your posts too. The shadow box is a real treasure. What sweet, treasured baby clothes you have.

Peggy said...

I love this idea! I have a little outfit my grandma made for me and a pair of my baby shoes. I have always wanted a way to display them and I think this is it.
Did you wear a mask on your trip?
I didn't even take a trip and I was sick all week! (not pig related)
**there is an award for you over at my blog!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

So pretty!!! I have a little slip just like that the girls wore when they had their baby dedications. My grandmother made them a long time ago for my mom. I love beautiful baby clothes like that--treasures!! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I can tell your right now that there is nothing on my walls half as lovely as what you have framed and on your walls. I have thought about doing that..but didn't know where to begin. Your little baby items are so precious!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Donna, I've been wondering about you. Glad you had a good trip. That shadow box with your baby memoralbia is so wonderful. All of the other outfits are precious, and it is great that you have kept them. laurie

Melissa Miller said...

I'm glad you had fun Donna!

What a precious idea and keepsake. It looks great!

Have a blessed and beautiful Mother's Day.
~Melissa :)

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Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Donna, I love your keepsakes. You are so lucky someone saved them for you. Where did you go in Texas?