The closet, the dresser and the cedar chest in Nana’s nursery are all overflowing with outgrown or never worn items from our grandchildren, Laurel (9), Robert, (7), Alastair (4) and Vivian Rose (6 months).
Of course, each mama has identified the special outfits, blankets, etc. to be saved. My Rebecca asked sweetly, “..and, uh, please store them for me. ” WHAT!#$%??
Well, what could I say but sure, along with those high school yearbooks, county fair ribbons, the first quilt she made, the shirt her brother wore when he soloed (in a single engine plane!!!) on his 16th birthday, and other such memorabilia of youth. I’m sure you all know what I mean. Has any grown up child ever taken allllll their stuff when they left home? I’d really like to know.
So now begins the purge of grandbaby stuff. As I catalogue and photograph these items–all so lovingly made or so lovingly purchased and, in most cases, lovingly worn–they can be located by clicking on the A STORE category Nana’s Nursery Sale in the menu column on the right side of the page. If you have any interest in this closet sale concept, check back frequently because I’m a woman on a mission. There will be at least 4 more closet sale posts.
I know most of you prefer to stitch your own baby and children’s things. But having a few of these items on hand would save time when you need a baby gift, time you could spend creating special treasures for your own children and grandchildren.
TO MAKE A PURCHASE: If there is something you would like to buy, simply leave your request as a comment at the end of this post. Be sure to specify the item number. If you have never before posted a comment, it will not visible until I have approved it. After that, your comments are posted immediately. Or send me an e-mail at NCcabin@aol.com. Payment may be made via Paypal or personal check.
So here we go…….
SOLD pending payment #1
Prince Bubble Two, $12 + shipping. Another princely bubble, size 3 months, never worn. When Alastair’s mama tried to squeeze that 3 week old bruiser into it, she knew it was futile. Another Old San Juan purchase, but labeled made in Columbia. Made of easy care polycotton with machine embroidery and piping.
SOLD and shipped
#2 White Hightop Booties, $10 + shipping. Finely crocheted, stay-on style, classic baby wear from Old San Juan. Details in blog post Beautiful Booties.
#3 Shadow Embroidered Pillowcase, $22 + shipping. Linen open ended pillowcase with shadow embroidery, Madeira applique’d hems with feather stitching and pinwheel roses all done by machine. Measures 12-1/2 x 18-1/2″. Center wreath is a perfect setting for a monogram. This class sample was never used. Read details at blog post Linen Machine Shadow Embroidered Pillow.
SOLD and shipped
#4 Linen diaper shirt with Chicks, $15 + shipping. Made entirely by hand, including French seams hand stitched scallops, Madeira applique’ chicks and surface embroidery. Back packet is pinstitched and utility buttons have been replaced with antique seafoam mother of pearl. Details and history of this diaper shirt are in the post Sweet Baby Duds.
This shirt has been worn but is still in near-perfect condition. One scallop in the back has frayed but could easily be repaired.
see frayed scallop
#5 Yellow Knit Booties $10 + shipping. Embellished with a yellow bullion rose on the toe of each bootie, this pair was hand knitted in Old San Juan. It has never been worn. The open work diamond surrounding the rose is such a pretty touch. Goes nicely with diaper shirt above. See more booties in blog post Beautiful Booties.
SOLD and shipped #6
Easy Care Diaper Shirt with diaper cover. $14 + shipping. Another Old San Juan purchase, frequently worn but still in perfect, like new condition. Utility buttons replaced with mother of pearl. Hand stitched surface embroidery with scallops and construction done by machine. Suitable for boy or girl.Details and history in blog post Puerto Rican Diaper Shirt.
#6 diaper cover
SOLD and shipped #7 Smocked Booties, $8 + shipping. Teddy bears on the toes make this microcheck infant footware suitable for boy or girl. A dear friend made these for one of the grandbabies but they were never worn. Nice with diaper shirt set above.
SOLD and shipped #8
Heart Swag Shawl, $30. Swiss flannel baby shawl, hemstitched and edged with heirloom lace. Fil tire’ heart swag is a perfect site for a monogram. This was a class sample, never used. More info at blog post Heart Swag Baby Shawl.
SOLD PENDING PAYMENT #9
Pink Flannel Booties, $10 + shipping Tiny pink bullion rosebud on toe, along with lazy daisy embroidery. Made by renown Mela Wilson. Like new condition. Details and history of this pair can be found in the blog post Beautiful Booties.
SOLD and shipped
#10 Lace Bonnet with Silk Ribbon Embroidery, $22 + shipping. Exquisite antique lace lined with mint organdy, embellished with silk ribbon embroidery, antique silk grosgrain ribbon ties. Newborn to 3 months. Details and more photos can be seen in Embroidered Lace Bonnet post.
Again, TO MAKE A PURCHASE: If there is something you would like to buy, simply leave your request as a comment at the end of this post. Be sure to specify the item number. If you have never before posted a comment, it will not visible until it has been approved. After that, your comments are posted immediately. Or send me an e-mail at NCcabin@aol.com. Payment may be made via Paypal or personal check.
On Monday, there will be another Nursery Closet Sale post. It will include a never worn OFB daygown, crocheted Mary Jane booties, infant boy’s white linen suit (Strasburg Children) with sailboat shadow embroidery, matching shadow embroidered booties, Swiss flannel blanket with machine embroidery, hemstitched with heirloom lace and more……. Please take a look.