Wow! It has been far too long since I participated in Vintage Thingies Thursdays. I still have plenty of thingies, I just kept forgetting until midnight on Thursday!
Today I thought I’d share some thingies from my daughter’s room. Since we turned her crib to a daybed a few weeks ago, I guess I’m not allowed to call it a “nursery” any more. That makes me sad. But it also makes me happy that she’s growing up smart and strong. It’s a mixed bag of emotions.
Anyway, the furniture in her room was mine when I was a baby. My dad made it for me.
Here’s my dresser. My mom and dad also used it for a changing table (thus, the rails) but I never did.
My mom embroidered the burp cloths that are hanging up for Shelby. I made the jewelry box, the bud vase, the shadow box, and the picture that is hidden behind the burp cloths. My youngest sister made the frame, and my grandma painted the star pink.
Here’s another view of my dresser.
Here’s the toy box. It has a squirrel, a pig, and a duck carved into the front. And, as you can see, it has been loved on.
This is a sampler that hung in our house for as long as I can remember. My mom gave it to me today to put in Shelby’s room. My dad made the frame. The frame and sampler are dated 1978. It reads, “From Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Leggity Beasties, and Other Things that go Bump in the Night, Good Lord Deliver Us.”
And this is my doll cradle. The doll isn’t vintage – Shelby got that for Christmas. Neither are the curtains, but I would like to point them out. My mom made those too (along with the doll’s afghan).
Here’s Shelby playing with her doll and my cradle.
It was very important to me that there be a lot of handmade items in Shelby’s room. Mostly because I like handmade stuff and I think it’s so special to have. There are also some embroidered pieces I did and an embroidered quilt that my middle sister made hanging on the wall. But since they aren’t vintage, I’ll save them for another day.
I hope you liked my thingies. And for more great vintage stuff, check out Colorado Lady at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/.