B is for Bonnet -Favorite Find Friday

trimLast week on the way to Hartselle with my parents to pick out a puppy, (more later when they bring him home) we stopped in at a favorite antique store. Sophie’s Sisters. But I call it Two Sisters. It’s too far a drive to go regularly but anytime I’m down that way I like to drop in. The owner, Neita, has the best selections of 1940’s tablecloths I’ve ever seen and always is so friendly and has everything looking so organized and nicely laid out.

She had the sweetest display of doll and baby dresses hanging from an old doll bed. The lace trim and tucks and tiny buttons were just too much for me and I gathered up two with my other goodies to buy. I bragged on her display and she told me she had bought an old lard bucket from a festival and it was full of doll and baby clothes nicely folded and stored away.  The lard bucket had been found in an old barn stored away for years and years. The contents were covered in dust and being so delicate she had washed them all by hand.

She showed me a baby bottle that was in the tin bucket too. It dated 1885. I had never seen one like it before. Beside it was a sweet little bonnet, from the bucket but she hadn’t washed it yet. That much I could tell. I asked her how much it cost. She said, I want you to have it. I told her I couldn’t take it and she said I wasn’t taking it, she was giving it to me. (Then she said something about because I bought so much from her already. haha) BUT does THAT really matter. NO!!  It was the sweet gesture and I had not bought  all that much from her. She was just making me feel better about taking the bonnet.bonnet given to mebonnet

I gave her a big hug and took the sweet bonnet. On the way to the car, my dad said she couldn’t have found someone who would appreciate it more to give it too. I was happy with my purchases and my little gift.  I soaked the bonnet in hot water and oxy-clean and biz for 2 days and it’s come so clean. It’s hardly looks like the same little bonnet.

The sweet little dresses and bonnet inspired me to decorate a spot so I decided to redo my mantle in my keeping room. I gathered several of my bonnets in drawers and off of doll’s heads and put together a little happy space.mantledoll dresstiny tuckstiny buttons

I am quite taken with it and found myself admiring it all day. Neither Kevin nor Chad have noticed it, while I can’t quit looking at it. Drew is in town this weekend and his sweet girlfriend was over last night and noticed it right away and loved it!! sweet bonnetsdress laceThese sweet dresses are not but 3 inches at the waist. TINY buttons and delicate lace and teeny tiny tucks. Some mother loved her little girl very much to make these for her dolls and I’m so happy to come across them now to be loved again.

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Hope you find something you love and inspires you this week.

Enjoy my Favorite Finds for Friday.


'B is for Bonnet, One Given to Me ' by mtncachers

Antique BABY BONNET // French Lace bonnet - LaSartoria
Tiny All Bisque Five Piece Body Vintage Antique Doll - thriftybirdies
True Antique Vintage 1900s Cotton handmade Frock Victorian Embroider French Knot Childs Dress Doll Dress 4 Antique Simon Halbig Bebe Doll - Stevistuff
Antique doll hat  handmade - vintagethisretrothat
Vintage Doll Trunk with Leather Straps - ErinLaneEstate
Antique Baby Shoes, Victorian High Top Baby Shoes, White Suede Leather Baby Shoes, 100 Years or Older, Collectible - 3OldeBroads
Antique  embroidered trim flower organdy brown cream 1900s edwardian flapper - duchesstrading
Baby Clothes Hanger Dog Vintage Turquoise Blue Chippy Paint Rustic Painted Wood - veraviola
Antique Cotton lace Made in France. Soft latte shade. Floral. 4.4  metres/ 14 feet. - ButtonBroker
19 Assorted Vintage Diminutive Mother of Pearl Self Shank Buttons Doll Buttons Baby Buttons - ingrandmasattic
daguerreotype ambrotype baby boy in gutta percha double frame - 2manymiles
1Yard Vintage style Cotton Crochet Lace Trim 4cm wide - naturalbalcony
German Doll Head Hand Painted - studiosblackbird
Antique Cream Cotton Special Lace Trim Sampler - 6 Pieces; 2.8 Yards In Total - Medium to Narrower Widths - NOS - French, Vintage Supplies - kbuda
Antique Vintage Bone and Ebony Dominoes c1910 x 3 Pieces - ComeDayCurios
Vintage Antique Baby Dress/Slip has Handmade tatting all around in EXCELLENT Condition - MammaTvintage

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