Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Vintage Baby Clothes

I just love collecting anything vintage and vintage baby clothes are just so sweet and charming! I like the nice little touch they add to my home. They are all one of a kind and most were hand-made! 
Vintage baby clothes range from the 1920's to the 1970's.
Of course, they all had to be ironed!
The fabrics were different back then.
 I'll have to admit .... a few of these were even worn by me!
This is a little coat my grandmother made for me. It is made from dotted swiss fabric. The smocking makes it look so pretty!
Some vintage baby shoes. 
The photo is of my mother-in-law when she was a little girl.
Vintage baby clothes have so many details and the hand embroidery makes them so unique and special.
The little buttons are just adorable!
I think they add a bit of whimsy!
I will be displaying some in my bedroom redo!

I am joining in on White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Hello Janet ~ I'm swooning over your collection of darling baby clothing! These days clothing items are mass produced and you can really see the difference in the quality of the items. The attention to detail in your pieces is exquisite! And you've displayed them so beautifully, including old photographs and the cute little shoes! I have an antique doll that I would love to outfit in something vintage. I'll be keeping my eyes open once the spring hits and the antique shows begin for 2011. Thanks for sharing ... have a great day!

Sandi said...

Hi Janet,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I LOVE your vintage baby clothes and you are so fortunate to have some of your own. I have a couple dresses that were mine when I was little too. I have always loved vintage baby items and you have yours displayed so well!! Happy WW a little late!

Sara said...

Hi Janet
thank you for stoppping by my blog !!
I am swooning over your precious vintage baby clothes!!! I have nothing from my babyhood and my mother made most of my clothing. What I wouldn't give to have treasures such as these. the smocked dotted Swiss coat has captured my heart though. It is my favorite!!!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

oh my goodness - way cute! I love vintage baby clothes too...

Brer Rabbit said...!! I found your blog today and what a treat!!! I LOVE this post I am sooo inspired by vintage baby clothes and the items you have pictured are to die for!!! Please come and visit me at both my blogs - I'd love to have ya!

Lynn said...

What a lovely collection. I thoroughly enjoyed studying each photo. Just delightful. Thanks for sharing and Happy White Wednesday.
~Lynn at Cottage and Creek

~Tonja~ said...

Oh my those are the sweetest vintage bay clothes...what a treasure...
Have a Blessed day

Susan said...

How beautiful Janet! They don't make 'em like they used to. And even more special that some of these are heirlooms worn by you! Such treasures, thanks for sharing.
- Susan

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

The clothes are gorgeous!! It's even more special that some were your own.

Honey at 2805 said...

You have a wonderful collection of vintage baby clothes and they are so sweet and displayed so beautifully.

I am happily following you. Hope you will stop by for a visit, plus I'm having a $30 gift card giveaway.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Janet, how blessed you are to have some of your baby things, they are so precious. Love that little dress in your photo. Thanks so much for sharing this on VIF!

Jeannie B. said...

I love your display of baby clothes and I really love seeing a picture of you wearing one of them Thank you so much for steering me this way. by the way the white rack the clothes are hanging on is wonderful. I would love to know where I can find one!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Janet~ I love your baby clothes displays!! I have collected quite a few pieces myself- mostly because of the antique dolls I have- but I too love to hang them on a little hanger and display them. There is something so sweet about them! How special to have some from your own family! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

styleforlife said...

beautiful clothing, just beautiful!!!
Happy to find you.
I am a new follower now!
xx Emily from EL Vintage

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI Janet!

What a beautiful blog you have!! And such a lovely post! I actually have a few Christening gowns too that I've preserved from my 3 kids and just adore them in my master bedroom as art :) Your dresses and baby items are gorgeous and so well taken care of, beautiful job!

I'm stopping in to let you know something else too :) Drum roll inserted here....

You WON my give-away of the cottage Miniatures!! Congratulations sweetie!

Just send me an email to with your address and I'll get them right out to you!

Hope you have a lovely week ahead! Hugs, Cynthia

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh, these are adorable. My grandmother always smocked dresses for me...I wish I still had some of them. These are wonderful and I love the photo of you in the sweet little outfit!
Have a blessed Sunday :-)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Congratulations on your win over at Cynthia's blog too!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Janet,

I just wanted to let you know I got your email and I'm shipping out your goodies tomorrow, as long as we don't get snowed in again ;) Congratulations again!

Hope you have a lovely rest of your weekend!

Hugs, Cynthia xo

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Janet,

Girl your sweet baby dresses are just darling and look at you wearing the one how cute is that..I have some of the shoes and dresses in an old bench..I use to have them hanging in my bedroom years ago..I need to drag them back out and use them once again..Thanks for sharing my Dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Oh my goodness what treasures to have. They are simply gorgeous and don't look worn or damaged in any way. I've got some baby outfits from my three children and a few from when I was a baby. I love having them and hang one of my daughter's dresses at the end of our hallway. Here is a post I did on it almost a year ago now (back when I was a bloggy newby).

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Oops forgot to leave the link - here it is

Pattie said...

Hello Janet, thanks for coming over, I have my baby cloths too. and my mothers wedding dress. way cool. I'm your newest follower.


Tammy@beatrice banks said...

This post just takes my breath away! Nothing sweeter than baby clothes. Love all the vintage ones. Just precious!

Emily Calvin said...

You're so so creative! Can't say how much I love it!

Lollipop Moon

Wang Kob said...

amazing and very cute baby dresses of very good quality. kid clothes

Daniel Ryan said...

Your content shows the power, I’m about to add this to my bookmarks.
Cute baby girl clothes

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