I feel very blessed to have so many items saved from my own childhood that my daughter now gets to enjoy. My parents and grandparents did a wonderful job of preserving some beautiful furniture pieces, toys, and even clothing and has been passed down to us.
A children's table and chairs that we use every day to eat and play at, a wooden toy chest, wooden crib and high chair for baby dolls, my first rocking horse that is now a rocking zebra, my first tricycle and car, and a number of beautiful dresses that were either made by my great-grandmother or purchased for me when I was a young girl.
I've been doing my best to remember to take photos of my daughter with these special items. Sometimes recreating images of myself or my mother for comparison.
It's a really special project for me and my family and brought me a lot of joy. I thought some of you may like to enjoy the images as well :)
This blue velvet dress was made by my great-grandmother for my mother in 1966. It has a smocked neckline with lace trim at the neck and sleeves. It's been worn by my mom, myself, and my daughter. This dress has now been touched by 5 generations of our family.
This peach dress was made by my great-grandmother for me in 1989. It has a smocked neckline and ruffle sleeve details.
This long sleeve red Christmas dress was made by my great-grandmother for my mother in 1968. It has a smocked neckline and real angora woven into the collar. It's been worn by my mom, myself, and my daughter. It looks like I wore it for Christmas in 1989 and 1990. This dress has now been touched by 5 generations of our family.
This Christmas dress was purchased by my mother for my second Christmas in 1989. My daughter wore it for her third Christmas Eve.
This rocking horse was given to me that Christmas by my grandparents. I scared my Pap half to death with how hard I rocked it. It was saved for me after many years of use. For my daughter's first birthday, I transformed it into a rocking zebra with some paint and new string. Now she's scaring her Pop with how much she rocks it, haha!
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