Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rock-a-bye Baby

We are back in Florida and I’ve been working hard.

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Oh…well….I might have played a little too!

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Peek inside the precious little cradle that I bought in NC a couple of weeks ago. I posted more pics of it HERE.

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Now that we are back home, Emma Marie has claimed it for her bed. And I used all kinds of vintage finds for her pretty bed.

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A vintage Chenille bedspread for the mattress, an old chenille sham for her pillow (half of the tassels are gone but don’t tell!), and a vintage baby blanket.

She’s even holding a vintage bear and one old lamb….and one newer one are keeping her company.

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The lighting wasn’t good for these photos.

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But doesn’t it give a nice soft effect.

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I love finding vintage things for my dollies and the cradle is special!

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

Ivy and Elephants HERE

and Tweak it Tuesday!

43 comments:

Diane said...

I think we're all saying: "Aww..." right now!

Susie said...

Diane, I love this cradle and all that is in it. Your doll looks like a real baby. Hope you have a wonderful day. xoxo,Susie

ann said...

Adorable. Didn't your babies miss you while you were gone? It is probably nice be home and to return to your routine. The little bed is a treasure, especially since Emma enjoys sit so much.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That is too cute!!

Arlene Grimm said...

Very sweet Diane. I have a doll sized Bunk Bed that a friend's husband made for me so that my grandgirls can enjoy it. I often find myself putting them to bed and covering them with the little crocheted blankets I made for them.

Sam I Am...... said...

We are SO on the same page! I am really enjoying the book A Light Between Oceans and I just put a little cradle out on the porch that I had picked up several years ago practically for free. I also have a bigger cradle my dad made for my children when they were babies. I'm thinking they will hold my toys that I am making...at least until they get sent to some sweet little girl or boy. Yours is precious along with the "baby doll" and your vintage linens. The little lambs and teddy are too cute!

Pamela Gordon said...

This is so sweet. The doll is adorable and the vintage cradle is a great find. Have a beautiful day, Diane.

Donna said...

How sweet! Welcome back to your Florida home!

Elizabeth said...

Welcome home to Florida! I love the cradle!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

All those vintage goodies for you cute little dollie, so sweet!
Welcome back to Florida!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Welcome back from North Carolina. Emma Marie looks so cute and cozy in her new bed with her soft vintage linens. See you at the Vintage Inspiration Party tonight:-)

cucki said...

So cute xxx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I know your dolls were waiting for that cradle to get home! Adorable!
Glad you are back in Florida!
hugs,
Linda

Red Rose Alley said...

Emma Marie is precious, Diane. Her cradle is all set up and looking very nice. There's nothing like an old teddy bear to hold and love.

Have a sweet day.

love,
~Sheri

Debby Ray said...

Emma Marie certainly looks comfy in her new bed. I admire a girl who goes after what she wants...and gets it!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a sweet little dolly in her darling cradle! My daughter loved baby dolls and I still have every one. I'm waiting for a precious grandchild to share them with - one of these days.....Hugs xo Karen

NanaDiana said...

That is a precious baby doll. I love the little cradle, too. xo Diana

Julie Corbisiero said...

Welcome back to FL! It seems like you just left, wow that went fast! Your doll and crib and everything vintage is so adorable and the doll looks so real! Take care.
Julie

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Look how happy she is. She is so happy to have you home. xo Laura

White Lace and Promises said...

My baby girl had a baby that looked like this and she had a cradle just like this one. We still have both in the attic. Can't wait to get them out for my little girls. They are a bit more "used", not as pretty as yours. I love this baby. It reminds me of my little girl. That's why I gave her one like this.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such darling photos!! Love your very sweet crib, blankets, doll and her sweet toys! Everything is just so adorable! Those last couple pictures really do look like such a nice "soft" effect! :) xo Holly

Debby said...

So sweet. I have a thing for doll beds. Yours is so cute.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I have weakness for dolls and dollbeds too! Such a sweet little vignette. Keep on playing. Welcome home to FL!

Linda H said...

Emma Marie is one lucky little gal! She is beautiful! Welcome back to Florida!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your dolly's new bed looks so snuggly with its chenille mattress and pillow. And the baby blanket is just adorable!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

So sweet I love those real looking dolls and how lucky she is to be surrounded by such cute vintage finds! You didn't bring any cool weather back with you!!!! Soon we will cool off...Right!

Carol

Lorrie said...

Such a pretty little dolly. What fun to play with baby dolls.

Art and Sand said...

Love the cradle . . . what a sweet doll . . . the embroidered blanket is wonderful.

podso said...

That doll bed you found is perfect! Emma Marie looks comfy!

Margaret said...

Oh that is just the sweetest! Especially with the blankie and the little lambs. Precious! Absolutely precious! Maggie

Cranberry Morning said...

I'm glad to see that the whole family is getting settled in. :-) So cute, Diane! Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Vicky said...

O,O,O my weakness!! I LOVE her and her little set up! Isn't she the sweetest?!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Trace4J said...

We all deserve a little fun while we are working.
Just darling.
I bet you were doing the happy dance with your new find.
Woolie Hugs

Jeannie Marie said...

So cute!! I love the little lamb that shares her cradle.

xinex said...

Oh how cute! The doll so sweet...Christine

Deborah Montgomery said...

So much fun! Love your dollies, Diane. That baby blanket is adorable.

Laurie M said...

oh my gosh she looks so real!!!

Linda Walker said...

I love that last photo of your doll, almost looks real! What a fun home you must have with all these wonderful dolls and stuffed toys you've collected! Loved this post!
Linda
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Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Oh, Little Emma Marie is simply adorable in her new crib. I bet she loves all that soft chenille to sleep on, too. I swear she looks real! And you got a Suzy Homemaker stove, I love it!! We must get together and play with our toys. :-)
Have a great day,
Dorothy

Marcia Pilar said...

My mother in law made me so many of those vintage style laced border baby blankets for both of my children. I saved them all. :) Love this.
xoxo

Cookie said...

Love the softened effect which just suits that sweet collection.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Cute cute and cuter!!!

Simply Shelley said...

I love your beautiful Emma Marie, and she must be my name sake as I am Shelley Marie :) The cradle is very sweet too as well as all its vintage contents. Such a sweet post, twas a pleasure to visit. Blessings