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One Man's Trash - Vintage Baby Clothes

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Let me begin by saying this may just be one of my greatest finds to date.  And how anyone could consider these sweet little vintage baby clothes "trash" is beyond me, but then I suppose you can't hold onto *everything* forever.  Although, I sure am glad we were in the right place at the right time to scoop these up. 

If you have been following our blog for a little while, you might remember that my husband and I are expecting a little girl in just a few short months.  Needless to say, we are in all business mode getting her nursery ready, which led us to a vintage shop just outside of town a couple of weekends ago in search of chalk paint supplies we needed to refinish our vintage changing table.  

My husband was busy looking at paint and chatting with the shop owner while I decided to wander about the store.  In my stroll, I happened upon a basket full of old baby clothes.  Only one of them was marked with a price, so I just started rummaging and picking out the best of the best in hopes of getting a good "package" deal. 

As it turns out, the shop owner had the story behind these sweet little duds, and did, in fact, cut me a sweet deal to boot.  These charming little frocks came from an estate sale where a couple in their 90's recently passed away.  They had saved all their children's clothes in boxes in their attic.  The little girl who once wore these is now in her 60's and wanted to clear out the attic as best she could.   So the shop owner bought the whole lot, and I, in turn, bought quite a few pieces at a sweet deal of just $4 per item. 

So here's what we got.  I brought home four darling little dresses- three of them blue, and one pink.  I also scored the sweetest little baby coat, pictured in the back right in mint green. 

Here's the close-up of the coat.  Notice the pearl snaps and "built-in" mittens.  How adorable!

But wait- there's more!  Two bonnets!!  And these are the real deal.  This little cream bonnet has a pink bow and pink satin ribbons.  Oh my...

And the little blue bonnet is white eyelet lace with blue trim and a flower detail.  

They certainly don't make 'em like this anymore.  I am estimating that these baby garments are from the early 1950's.  And I'm pretty sure at least a couple of the dresses are handmade.  I am still in shock and awe at our luck.   These sweet little clothes will be prominently displayed in little Peanut's nursery, which is going to have an old-fashioned flare anyway, so they will certainly fit right in.  And I can just see our little Peanut modeling a few of these fine outfits for us in the future, so stay tuned.  This may not be the last time you see these cuties!
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Heather Hanson said...

I agree entirely, my daughters and I are mad about vintage clothes for kids - so well made and so pretty, why would you throw them away?

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