Children's belongings of long ago are so appealing to many of us because of their charm, the diminutive size and the nostalgia factor. My husband's family was much like mine....they cherished and held onto many things and passed them down to their children and grandchildren. My Mom-in-law is an avid collector and appreciates antiques and her family heirlooms . This Chatterbox book was passed down to my husband and is full of wonderful engravings and plates.
This tiny doll (not quite 4 inches) was found while helping to clean out a friend's family home. I sent the little orphan to a gal who repairs dolls and she created a wig and fashioned a wee dress.....doesn't she look sweet?
This second Chatterbox book was found at an antique sale.
It is full of delightful stories and charming engravings and pictures.
Nuggy and Cruggy.......this beloved pair belonged to Rob and his sister Karen when they were children.........a few years ago....
A charming old French lesson book.
More wonderful pictures and text.
This doll dresser belonged to Mary, an elderly cousin in Rob's family......She received it as a child and before she passed away she handed it down....The miniature ironstone set is original (except for the pitcher).
I found this small (about 21 inches tall) doll's cupboard at least 20 years ago and it seemed to match....it certainly was made in the same era as Mary's dresser.....My Mom-in-law loved it too ....she bought it and gave it to me as a Christmas present......I was delighted and still am!
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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