That is my Mother’s teething ring. She was born in 1910!
The silver goblet on this side of the mantel was gifted to my daughter when she was born. The doll’s baby bottle next to it was my Mother’s when she was a child! This mug depicts Mary Had A Little Lamb.
The border hanging over the edge of the mantel is vintage shelf paper, which a friend gave me. I found this little sketch of a baby in a book of my Mother’s after she died, so I don’t know if it was someone she knew or something she bought. The very worn brown leather baby shoe was my Mother’s.
I purchased this baby bowl at an auction years ago. On the left side of the bowl, the words read, “I go here says the fork”, and on the right, “I go here says the spoon”. The child’s tea set depicts Little Jack Horner. A couple of years ago, my sweetheart bought this set at a yard sale.
The scene under this cloche portrays our son’s children and child-to-be. You may remember several years ago, I did cutouts of photographs of my grandchildren for a Christmas cloche. At the time, our son and his wife had two daughters. Those cutouts are at the back of the cloche. Since then, they have had a son. I didn’t have a cutout of him, so the paper doll, with his back to the front of the cloche, represents their son, and the the little girl paper doll at the front of the cloche is the unborn baby girl.
On the other side of the fireplace, the table is covered with a blue vintage baby blanket.
I purchased, “Aunt Mary’s Bible Stories for our Little Boys and Girls” from the Vintage Nest Shop a few years ago.
On the lamp shade, I hung a tussie mussie that I purchased from Celestina Marie Designs. The tag on it reads, “Follow rainbows and chase moonbeams”.
It was so nice of you to stop by. laurie
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