My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Friday, April 4, 2008

Show and Tell

Show and Tell






This little wool coat with matching bonnet is rich in family history and legacy.

It was made by my Grandma, to the best recollection of my mother (not always reliable) it was made for one of my older cousins. Then Grandma gave it to mom for me to wear. When my step-mother had my sister mom gave this coat and bonnet to her for my sister. Last Christmas my step-mother gave it to me for Sugars. Sugars is named after Grandma...it feels as though it's come full circle. I never knew that Grandma sewed till Denise gave me this jacket. It is expertly made. Fully lined (even the bonnet) with little pleats, buttons and fabric bows (not ribbons). Amazingly there is NO EVIDENCE of moth attack in the wool. No holes, no worn places. Just 1 missing button that I will try to replace before winter. I hope that Sugars can wear it a few times next winter. At least for pictures! Then I will carefully pack it away to hand down to the next little girl in the family.

14 comments:

Jennie said...

How beautiful is that? Your daughter will look so sweet in it. I wish I'd had stuff handed down from my maternal gran, as she was a very good needlewoman, but sadly she died before I was born.

Hootin' Anni said...

That is HAND made? Wow oh wow!!! What a great heirloom. I do hope your daughter CAN wear it, and then, save it for her daughter and on and on.

My Show n Tell is bargains I got this week. Do drop by and say hi!!

Happy Friday, Happy weekend.

ellen b. said...

I love that sweet little coat! Precious...

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your grandmother must have been a fine seamstress. The coat is lovely. And what a precious heirloom.

Gina

Kindra said...

What a beautiful coat! Your daughter will look to pretty in it! What a great heirloom to have!

diana said...

what a darling coat. sounds like maybe the mad sewing skills were passed down in your family. would you ever attempt such a piece?

have a great weekend.

Stephanie said...

Handmade--how beautiful! I hope it lasts a long time so Sugars can appreciate it as much as you do.

MammyT said...

That's beautiful. I wonder if there is a way to protect it now, so that the fabric stays that nice. It's amazing the condition it's in.
Nancy

Penless Thoughts said...

I love keepsakes like that and this one is lovely. I'll look forward to the picture of Sugars in it!!!
Susan

Martie said...

What a beautiful coat! I love the old fashioned dress coats for kids. It is a pitty we do not dress our kids up for church much any more.

Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
~Martie

nannykim said...

I love old clothes that are handmade. It is amazing that there are no moth holes. (I do have a jacket that was made by my aunt and it too has no moth holes---it was made about 68 years ago. I still wear it!--originally it was my mothers)

The Apron Queen said...

What a wonderful treasure!

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The Apron Queen said...

What a wonderful treasure!

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Amazing. What a wonderful heirloom to have. it is in great condition!