Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thank Heaven For Little Girls!

Edited on 9/18/09:  Marie over at Emma Calls Me Mama is having an Heirloom Party and I have decided to revive this old post I did about a month ago so I could  join the party and share this outfit that I hope becomes a family heirloom some day.  If you are a regular visitor to my blog and have seen this post before, I apologize. 

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I had actually planned to do this post back in June when I was feeling very nostalgic about my “baby” girl celebrating her 27th birthday.  Ahhh well…better late (by almost exactly 2 months) than never.
Anyway, for this Pink Saturday, I’d like to share with you the fluffy, frothy, oh-so-pink and pretty  ensemble my daughter wore home from the hospital after she was born 27 years ago. 
The outfit was store-bought but my mom made the coordinating lightweight baby blanket  out of a pink, rose-printed, soft cotton fabric and she edged it in lace.
Sadly, I do not have one photo of my daughter wearing this outfit.   Not one.  And I cannot explain why.

 

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Is there anything more girly than pink roses, lots of lovely lace and pink satin ribbons? 
I think not!

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A pretty pink rosebud bonnet…
Even as small as it is, it was actually too big for my 6 pound newborn daughter’s head.

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Sweet and oh-so-soft, teeny tiny, fuzzy, pink pom-pom booties…

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One of two little rose cluster appliqués…

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Can’t you almost smell the sweet powdery baby scent?
Oh how I hope I someday have a precious little granddaughter who can wear this outfit home from the hospital after she is born…
Daughter, are you paying attention here?      :::wink:::

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Be sure to visit the other Heirloom Party participants

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and the Pink Saturday participants and wish them a Happy Pink Saturday.

bijw9y

28 comments:

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

this is just darling Shari! I love that little rosebud material. We nicknamed our middle daughter "Rosebud", because her little mouth was so tiny and curled like a litle rosebud. I have an outfit from her that says rosebud. I will have to find it. How sweet you still have the whole ensemble. :)

ThingsinPink said...

what a precious thing to share! i, too, hope that you have a pink bundle of joy to grace this outfit.

Claudia said...

Hi Shari! What a sweet post! I'm sure your daughter looked adorable in that outfit! Hopefully, your future grandchild will also wear it! Happy Pink Saturday!

♥Mimi♥ said...

What a sweet Pink Saturday blog post! Sadly, every Saturday for the past few weeks it has been raining in northern Michigan. So, this day always brings a little sunshine my way. Thanks so much for the treat!

Those clothes are unbelievably precious.

♥Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend♥

Vicki said...

Hello, Shari,
Such a sweet, sweet outfit!! And that pretty little bonnet, just wonderful. Even if you don't have a photo of your sweet daughter in it, I am sure you have wonderful memories of her in it as you came home from the hospital. You have a beautiful blog. Thank you for visiting me at Bunny Cottage. Have a blessed weekend. Vicki

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy PS, Shari! OMGosh, that is the prettiest little pink outfit! The bonnet is precious! The dress is so darling! I'm sure brining your beautiful daughter home was more on your mind that taking photos!

Have a lovely weekend!

Tina

Shirl said...

Happy Pink Saturday, what a darling post. How sweet that you kept it! My daughter Jen had a little dress and booties just like this. Thanks for sharing!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Lisa said...

How so very sweet! I have a few dresses but mine were all blue! I have NO idea why! Happy Birthday to your sweet girl.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


These are so lovely!



~ Gabriela ~

Anonymous said...

Hi Shari,
Oh how very sweet and girly! I also have a daughter who is an only child and she is now 32 y.o. I have also kept some of her pretty smocked dresses in the hopes of someday having a granddaughter to give them to. No g/daughter yet but I have been blessed with 2 beautiful grandsons who bring me tremendous joy. There is just so much more to buy for a little girl but I must admit, I have also been able to shop a mean streak in the boys department. TFS! Sheila

CC said...

Such a lovely treasure..it's just beautiful. Happy Pinks..have a great weekend.

Mary said...

How wonderful that you still have the items. This was a lovely, feminine post and I enjoyed it all. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Bella said...

How beautiful. What a wonderful, precious treasure to have! Thanks very much for sharing and stopping by. Happy Pink Saturday!

Beansieleigh said...

Good Morning, Shari! You know?.. I keep dropping similar hints to MY daughter.. But she keeps INSISTING she wants to finish college FIRST!! Well, fine.. Be that way, I figure!.. If THAT'S the way she feels about it, I GUESS I can wait!.. (Ha! Ha!.. Just kidding, of course!.. She KNOWS I want her to finish college FIRST!!) What a beautiful little outfit your baby girl wore, and what beautiful memories you'll always hold dearly in your heart! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Mary said...

Oh, Shari, that is absolutely precious! How I wish I had kept an outfit that my baby girl wore. I do have pictures of her in a couple of my favorites, but what happened to the outfits??? I was a little wiser the second time around, and have several outfits that I made for my granddaughters...hopefully, one of them will have a girl that can wear it someday. Just love it, booties, bonnet, and all! Have a wonderful Sunday, Shari!
Mary

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh wow! you still keep all these! super! love all the baby clothing.. just lovely pink! happy belated PS

Carol @ The Roseberry Cottage said...

Shari, what a beautiful pink outfit!! How wonderful that you still have it...what a treasure. We were recently cleaning out my moms things and found a box of our baby clothes and blankets that mom kept. What a sweet memory.
Carol

Faded Charm said...

Shari~

I'd love for you to join in on all the "White" fun. I'll add you to my list and if you'd like you can add my logo to your blog to let more people know about it. Looking forward to all your white goodies!

Kathleen

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

How cute is this! And you've kept it all these years. What a pretty little baby she must have been wearing this outfit. Love the pinks and the laces. Wouldn't it be nice that her future daughter to be would get to wear this too. :-)

Li

Teacup Mosaics said...

Thank goodness for little girls! So pretty and I am sure you will get to share with granddaughter someday. Happy PINK
Kelley

Cindy said...

Ah, that is soooo sweet. I love pink, especially on baby girls. Hugs, Cindy S

pamperedgirl38 said...

What a darling little outfit! It is very sweet!I would love to have a granddaughter too! As i only had boys. Ahh maybe someday. Traci

alanna rose said...

It's so precious!
I truly believe that baby girls should only be dressed in pink.

blushing rose said...

How delicately pink adorable this outfit ... & the loving memories to reflect. TTFN ~Marydon

Sares said...

Oh this is scrumptious! I can just picture a baby girl in it and want to give her cuddles and kisses! This is my favorite kind of baby clothes, the old fashioned girly stuff. Boy clothes just aren't as cute. Thanks for the baby girl eye candy and Happy Pink Saturday!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Oh how adorable is that baby outfit! They are simply precious and in such good condition too; really sweet! Thank you for sharing and please come and check out my heirlooms. Happy Pink Saturday too.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lo said...

how cute! I hope to that one day you will have a granddaughter to wear it home someday :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

What a sweet little outfit. I hope you get your grand daughter. I want one too. And I can relate to not having photos. I never took many photos of my son growing up. Lucky for me that my sister did & was willing to share.