Last week I set out to organize my bedroom closet. It was filled so full and not in anything close to a good organized way. I emptied the closet of everything except the hanging clothes. You would have had to see it to believe how much stuff that was! I decided to sort through containers before placing them back in the closet and that was the beginning of the side track..........
I emptied several boxes of my collection of old mementos, crocheted pieces, lace and assorted other things. Some I had not looked at for awhile so it was very enjoyable to sit on the bed and sort and organize.
The tiny folded yellow dress was worn by both my daughters. The little handmade ivory gown was my brother's who was born in 1926 and only lived 2 1/2 years. I was born thirteen years after him and never knew him but am so glad to have his little gown. The tiny shoe was worn by my mother-in-law. I sure wish I had the other one, too.
I ran across this little bonnet which was also hers. I can imagine her mother (I was able to visit with her several times) sitting at a treadle Singer machine making this for her tiny girl. And, then seeing that cute little girl wearing it. She may have been wearing the little black shoes. It is obvious that she walked in this one. She had very small feet as an adult. When I see the ragged tie end I wonder if, as children are prone to do, she sucked on it.
While sorting through the lace I decided to print off some neat graphics I have saved on Pinterest and use them to wind some of the old fashioned lace on them.
I love bits of lace but to have them fixed like this to look at is double love!
I used card stock and only used short pieces of lace to not cover all the pictures.
This was not in the closet but I thought it would be a good time to share this cute little crocheted basket that I bought at a wonderful special flea market sale on Saturday. Had I not just been sorting through my collections I probably would not have bought this but now it holds the tiny lace cards.
They are only two and a half inches tall and the cutest little things.
Yes, I really got side tracked with this project and the closet is still not totally back together. But, it has been a fun time in the process. I did finally empty out all the hanging clothes and hauled a big load of them to Good Will. It looks almost empty compared to the way it was. But, now at least I know what is in there and can get to everything easily and what is left fits - love it!!
I should have done some work on some of these pictures before using them but, sometimes you just have to save time somewhere. Besides, I kinda like the creamy look for these old things.