I was reading somewhere lately that it's 'the little things' in life that mean the most. And I do tend to agree. There are many 'sweet little things' in my life that have great significance and importance~
And when you think about the little things, like, someone who genuinely smiles at you, or, sends a note or gift 'just because' (thks Shirley, thks Marylou:) or a simple hug or prayer sent just for you - well, that really does mean a lot!
But as I was sitting in my kitchen/dinette area I was thinking about how those 'little things' usually link to something much much bigger.
The little things in my life usually link to - Relationships. And those are BIG things to me : )
And of course I'm sure you feel the same~
I recently made a 'stick hanger' to hold this sweet old toddler slip, and finally got it hung up where I could see it (not just sitting in a basket of linens:) This slip was in amongst a small box of linens that came from my dear mother-in-law (who passed away in 2013. I blogged a bit about her in Oct, but I can't get the link to go there ~ *sigh)
I do not know if the slip was hers as a child, or something she acquired from elsewhere - but if I could guess, I would say it came from HER mother (who I knew for many years also; "Grandma Kate" : ) and may very well have been moms. There is no way now to know for sure~
I just know I love it and cherish it! And it was 'moms.' She had it in amongst some beautiful hankies and other linens; and my sweet and generous sisters-in-law were kind enough to think of me.
Here's a few more shots, for those who like a closer look! : ) LOL
The hem is so sweet. I like the scalloped edge~
I had to repair a rip in the bodice; left side near the arm hole.
I'm probably not the one to be entrusted with a job like that! I can sew, but
I worry when something is truly vintage and special. I did my best~
Would you like to see a few other treasures I acquired in that box?! <3
Baby doll sox!
So sweet. So simple. And you can see they were well played with~
There were several handkerchiefs in the box as well; and I've lately been cleaning, ironing and placing them on an old baby crib rail I found in a "freebie" pile. I hope to show you the crib sides in another post.
My photography leaves a lot to be desired! : J (I need lessons.)
Beautiful details on this one~
So, there you have it. And there are several more special pieces that I hope to display.
Isn't this last one so pretty?! : )
Let's make the most of them. : )
I am late and not sure if there is a deadline - - but if I can, I will be linking up to > AppleApricot Blog! Where our dear friend Wendy is hosting the by-weekly "Simply Neutrals Tuesday" party!
I hope you will take the time to visit if possible. She hosts a beautiful array of neutrals photo's, fabric, paper projects... I think you'll find some wonderful ideas there.
May the Lord richly bless you dear friends! I am honored you took the time to stop in; and especially if you made it to the end of this long post!! :) Thank you~ Karen PS: It was snowing on my way to work this morning~