The vintage phone is our land line...
we have another set of phones that we use which are cordless and are current.
Our children's first baby boots have been bronzed for keeping...
does anyone do this anymore?
I spied a few stray pairs of bronze booties in the local Value Village and wondered whose they were...
I'm curious when I see framed vintage family photos...why they have been discarded and donated?
Are there no relatives wanting to keep them?
Or is it that someone has passed away and an agency has been called in to dispose of all the personal possessions?
Our daughter's shoe is on the left and our son's is on the right.
My goodness it seems like it was yesterday when I held those wee ones in my arms...
wherever does the time go?
I can still remember how cozy and warm I felt with those babes swaddled in soft flannel receiving blankets nestled in the safety my arms...my heart was filled with joy.
Such soft pure skin
the brightness of their eyes
the smell of their hair
their wee fingers curling over mine
those tiny mouths as they rooted for my breast
latching on, suckling and swallowing in gulps
the contented sigh
slowly slipping off to sleep
all to be repeated again in a few short hours...
You can see what I mean about how "things can transport you" back to an earlier time...
a time of such innocence
a simple time when priorities were plain to see
children, a husband, and a home.
Van Briggle Bunny
He was a potter from Colorado that worked during the arts and crafts era.
Bunnykins made sturdy bowls and cups for babies...
this is mine from the mid 1950's.
Designed and signed by Barbara Vernon.
I do not know who gave this to me and I will make a point of asking Mother later when we go for dinner.
My family were thoughtful in their gift giving...things that would stand the test of time.
I have kept quite a few books that were gifts from my grandmother and aunts and uncles.
Those were the days when they would write in the front of the book so you knew who they were from and when they were given.
"Dear Leslie, Happy Christmas, Love from Aunty Kay and Uncle Owen."
"Happy Birthday Leslie, Love from Uncle Alf and Aunty Georgia."
These are our children's bowls...they are from the late 1970's and early 1980's.
Such cute images of bunnies and their families.
You can see the sweet gentle innocence of life depicted here.
Isn't that the way it is supposed to be when you are young?
and the freedom to go about growing up in a safe community surrounded by people who love and care about you.
This is what we gave our children...and this is what our son and DIL are giving to their children...
Doulton still make Bunnykins sets today.
I think they make a great baby gift even today when life is much more complicated...
Gosh I've really gone off on a tangent...
perhaps that's what happens when you tackle the dust bunnies!
Well that's my two cents worth this Tuesday...