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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.

Amanda at 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.