Friday, January 25, 2008

Baby love and memories...

My nieces Christening is on Sunday and my husband and I are her godparents! She is the first girl in the family and I can't get enough of her! I guess because I just assumed I would have a girl one day, I saved alot of my baby things. I haven't taken them out in years but recently did and offered them to my sister-in-law. Not for wearing but for decorating. I love the idea of a vintage pegboard or rack with vintage baby clothes hanging off of it. When each one of my boys were babies, I hung an old peg rack over their crib with an old baseball hat, denim jacket or overalls, etc and I think it is just charming! Here are a few of my things! I love the detail...just too sweet! The little hooded sweater is hand who? I have no idea. But I would actually wear something like that today!
This is my Christening gown. My Aunt/Godmother made it for me! I absolutely cherish this dress! Even when I was little I would stare at it and was amazed that she had really made it for me and what a beautiful job she did!
As a gift for my niece, I wanted to give her a cross and always loved the idea of a pearl cross. I also wanted to give her something of my mothers. My mother was a ring lover...had tons of rings and was known for it. I knew she had some pearl rings so how could I not make the cross from one of my mothers rings!?
My husband picked it up from the jewelers the other night. (I was a little nervous because the jeweler didn't have one that I could actually point out to so I was winging it a bit). It came out just as I had hoped! It is hard to see the scale but it is so tiny and dainty and I think they will love it! Now she will always have something of my mothers!

Also wanted to share what I bought yesterday at a vintage clothing store near my house. She has tons of hats with lots of millinery on them but she is a bit pricey. But look...the flowers are velvet and there are tons of them! Yummy!!!!!!!


Sarah said...

The wreath is such a neat find! I'm sure you'll put those flowers to good use!

cindy said...

Love the wreath and the details on those gowns. But the cross made from your Mom's ring...ohhhhh, she will love it. What a dear thing. Yep, nieces are special, I have 5 and each is one of a kind and one is particularly dear to me. I wish you the same kind of wonderful relationship with yours.

Linda said...

Oh I soo love the cross and all the little pink baby clothes. I am like you and have three boys
12 1/2, 11 and 9, although I love all the girlie baby things I would never swap my boys for the world, they are so rough and tumble and always look out for their mother, plus I wouldn't know what to do with a girl, I do have 4 nieces and I like to spoil them rotten.
Cheers Linda

cojome1 said...

The cross is just LOVELY! What a wonderful idea.

This is my first time to view your blog and everything is beautiful. I really like your snowballs, how did you make those?

Thanks for sharing, Ali

Miss Sandy said...

You hit the jackpot with that hat! The necklace is adorable and so special.

Suzanne said...

The baby things are so precious. About those velvet flowers - those were used in the millinery trade. My grandmother was a milliner and had hundreds scattered all around her workroom.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thos little baby clothes just melt your heart, don't they? They will look so sweet on a little peg rack.

And the millinery "wreath" is stunning, too.:)

Thanks so much for adding your name to my blog GIVE AWAY!

xo Lidy

Dona said...

The baby clothes, I can't wait to be a grammy, not today you understand, but the clothes just make you dream. Love the wreathes too.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

That cross is lovely! What a sweet thing to do for your neice! I'm sure she'll cherish it always.

Your christening gown is amazing! Congratulations to your neice!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh these flowers are just gorgeous to me!! I just love millinery flowers....I have to tell you how adorable the photo is of your sweet boys in your sidebar ~ just precious!! I remember those days, they flew by like the wind...enjoy every crazy, wild minute ~ xxoo, Dawn