Thursday, November 6, 2008

More attic treasures

Are you tired of seeing things I found in the attic? I hope not! I might have one more post left! :)

If these little guys look a bit crowded, well, they are. They are now on a shelf in the guest room. My grandmother made all of these for my kids.. (mr. bunny on the far right needs a new nose - I'll get to that) The 'cabbage patch' style doll on the left - in camo - was made for my oldest son (he is now 29) His daddy wasn't too fond of him playing with dolls, but this one was okay! She bought the face somewhere then made the rest of the him along with his camo clothes and orange hat.

Then, she signed her name on his little hiney. I had forgotten that was there until I took his clothes off to wash them. Brain named him 'Hunter'. Cute, no?

I knew this picnic basket was up there - it was just a matter of getting to it. When we were little (my brother, sister and I) we used to go on lots of picnics. We would meet my grandparents and/or various aunts, uncles and cousins at a park in Little Rock and have picnics. This is the picnic basket we used. My mother gave it to me and we used it to take our kids on picnics (although not as often as when I was a kid) I have it sitting on top of the hutch in my dining room now.
Okay - I'm off to get stuff marked for a garage sale. I may not be back to post until Sunday - or Monday - depends on how the weekend goes!
Hope you have a great weekend!


Nola said...

Hope you have a successful garage sale; the weather should be nice! I love those little cabbage patch style dolls, my mom and aunt made them for all the kids back then and even some of us grown ups.

Bo said...

I love stories like this...the sweet memories they bring, so keep 'em coming! ;-) Bo

Brenda Pruitt said...

You know, we all seem to "collect" those picnic baskets as vintage memorabilia. But there was really once a day when they were used for their intended purpose!

Lorilee said...

My mom made my oldest son a similar doll. He is now 23. His name is Dustin and we called him Dusty. So he named his doll Rusty! I know he is packed away around here somewhere!

Rue said...

Hi Tina :)

It sounds like you had a great time with the girls and who doesn't need that?! ;)

Hunter and the picnic basket are really sweet, especially the memories that they invoke. Good luck with the garage sale :)


Kathy said...

You truely did find treasures in the attic. That camo doll is awesome. What special things to have along with the memories that were made with them.