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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

White Wednesday - Antique Bonnet

Hello! This week for White Wednesday I am sharing a beautiful hand-crocheted antique baby bonnet. I was lucky to find this at a yard sale several years ago. It is a very soft cotton thread. The original ribbons were tattered, so I put in new ones. Here's the beautiful back:
It fits a baby from about 2-4 months old. When I see a beautiful antique, I wonder about the original owner. How did she have time to stitch this with all the other chores required of Victorian women? How many babies wore this sweet little cap? I wish I could find a vintage pattern for a similar bonnet and try it myself!
Linking to White Wednesday at Faded Charm.


Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is beautiful and very delicate looking. Thanks for sharing.

32˙North said...

Hi Elizabeth Rose,

It's adorable! And the blue satin ribbon really adds a wonderful touch.


Anonymous said...

That is adorable...great find! I'm thinking you night like the post I did last week for my first White Wednesday. I featured my christening outfit from 1947, which has similar attention paid to the details...

Lovely visitng with you,


Jeannie B. said...

Beautiful Bonnet!!

Elisabeth Rose said...

Thank you, Friends! Lynette, I was looking at your blog this morning, after seeing your link at White Wednesday! Your gown is beautiful. I'll be sharing mine after Davy's baptism in the Fall.