Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Mom's Baby Buggy and Margaret

This pictures is one of my favorites of my Mother and Grandmother.

It also hangs in my Garden Cottage above the mantel, with a big chippy white frame. I have it hanging there because of the Hollyhocks in the background

But the other reason I love this picture, is because of Mom's baby buggy

Yes, I still have it!

luckily it is still in great shape. Years ago my Grandfather and Great Uncle got it out of my Grandparents crawl space and had it cleaned and tightened and then they presented to me!

A green color wicker, little side windows

The top moves back and forth so your baby doll can look at you or straight ahead

Speaking of babies, may I introduce Margaret

Here she is in her finest outfit, ready for a buggy ride. She had been in the buggy since about 1930. I don't know why she named her Margaret, but that was my Mom's Great Grandmothers name, whom she was close to.

Shirley Temple also shares the buggy with Margaret. My Mom's 2 dolls.

Margaret and Shirley tucked in under a quilt made by my Great Grandmother

The picture sits on the table in the pink bedroom next to the stroller

I think Margaret is ready for a nap, I will lay her down and those pretty brown eyes will close.

joining VTT


Christie said...

Shhh, we'll be quiet so we don't awaken What a sweet post Ann...Your picture is just priceless, it amazes me that you have the buggy too...what a treasure it is :) I can tell it was loved very much...I think it's in good hands there with you.
Big hugs,

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Ann Sweetie...
How gorgeous is this baby carriage, and then to know that you have the photo that goes with it. Such beautiful memories of your family.

Love the dolls, so precious and priceless. Margaret and Shirley look wonderful for their age don't they?

Thank you for sharing the beautiful memory with me this evening. I SO enjoyed my visit. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Maureen said...

That buggy is amazing! In almost mint condition!

ann said...

I love the dolls. I also have a similar buggy that was my mother-in-laws. My daughters played with it at their great grandma's old farm house, and now the my little granddaughters play with it. No old doll babies, a cabbage patch bath tub doll bay, and an old teddy bear. I don't have any special photos or special memories of the girls' grandmother, just an old buggy that has served 3 generations. The little pink quilt is just precious and perfect. I love your pink room.

Jocelyn said...

Oh wow Ann, what a wonderful treasure!! How amazing that the buggy has survived all these years. And the dolls!! What a wonderful way to preserve such a sweet memory of your mother's childhood. Thanks so much for sharing about it.

Jocelyn @

Donna said...

Wow, lucky you! What a treasure you have in your mom's baby buggy! I've never seen one with side windows, that is just too cool! And the dolls are so sweet. Love the photo of your mom and grandma, the frame is perfect, and it's wonderful that it has a place of honor in your home:)

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

What a darling picture! Oh how blessed you are to have your mother's sweet buggy and dolls! It's in perfect shape!


Rebecca said...

What a wonderful buggy-love the color! And how wonderful you have both and the dolls! Love the picture-it makes it all come together!

Jenny's Heart said...

How lovely, and what good condition the buggy is in! I love you have her dolls in it.

Anonymous said...

HI Ann! Oh, what a precious picture and to think you have your mother's little buggy and babies! I love that little baby peep hole! The dolls are so sweet - wonderful treasures.
Yay! I'm so glad to have your coming to my party!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rose H (UK) said...

You are SO lucky to have these family treasures! The carriage and Margaret are beautiful:o)

Barbara F. said...

What a charming post, I love that baby buggy. When I was a little girl, I had my mom's doll. It was fabric but the head and hands were ceramic or porcelain. The dolls face had lots of little cracks in it but I still loved it! Visitng from VTT xo,

Pam Kessler said...

Margaret and Shirley and adorable. Glad they have a place to rest. I love the sunbonnet quilt too!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh, I love that you still have that adorable babybuggy in the picture!!! You truly have a little piece of history there in your house.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful treasure!

Faye said...

I love that buggy and the old photo! How awesome it is to have the buggy!

Bonnie@ The Hopeless Romantic said...

How fortunate u are to own such a treasure! I have a very similar photo of my mother and grandmother with her dolls and buggy, Lord only knows where the buggy or the dolls ended up. I would surely love having them though......I cant believe what wonderful shape they're in...............Bonnie said...

What priceless treasures! They are absolutely beautiful!