Friday, June 5, 2015

Closet Cleaning--A Sentimental Journey

Today while going through some boxes in my closet, I came across a box that I had put away for safe keeping. Inside was this sweet little pale, pink dress that belonged to me when I was a baby. Isn't it darling?

My mother gave it to me with my birthday gifts a couple of years ago. With it she included an enlarged photo of  me wearing the dress. I love this little piece of my childhood and it is one of my most cherished treasures.

Here I am wearing this little pink confection! Below is the original photo....My beautiful mother looks so glamorous sitting outside with me on a blanket.

I believe this photo was taken in 1960 as my first birthday would've been that July and I am a year old in the photo. It appears some leaves may have already fallen on the ground so perhaps it is a beautiful warm, autumn day in September.

Some closeup on the details.....

I love the little tiny embroidered rosebuds above and below the pearl button.

In the back is a sash, tied up in a bow.

I have quite a few items from my childhood. Do you?

I have dresses that my three daughters wore as infants and toddlers too, along with their favorite toys and books-- all safely tucked away. Someday I hope they are as tickled as I was to receive some treasures from their own childhood.

Such a precious gift given to me!

This is probably why closet cleaning is never a quick project for me. I always find little gems that totally distract me . Today the distraction was this sweet little dress. Last week it was artwork that my middle daughter had done in nursery school. The week before that, we found a box of missing photos. Every time I clean a closet, I take a journey. It's always a trip down memory lane. Now you know why today I am still cleaning the same closet I was cleaning two weeks ago!

"Gonna take a sentimental journey,
Gonna set my heart at ease
Gonna make a sentimental journey
To renew old memories."
Bud Green

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