FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Childhood Possessions

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Childhood Possessions

Childhood possessions - what lovely memories they generate. I don't have many items that were mine as a child but I cherish the ones that I do have. One item is this doll box, although I no longer have the dolls or any clothing. It has a tray that lifts out. 

I placed some items in the top of the box that I have collected over the years - small mirror, gloves that were mine, shoe pin cushion, little iron pitcher, pearls, and a photo of me at 6 months. Notice the lack of hair. Didn't have much until I was 2 and then it came in curly and is still that way.

Eclectic Red Barn: Vintage Doll Box with Accessories

The little heart pillow has seen better days, but I love it. This was not one of my shoes, but it found it and it needed to be rescued since it was all by itself.

Eclectic Red Barn: Vintage Doll Box with small mirror, gloves and pincushion

I remember when we wore gloves to church, especially on Easter. I saved two pairs that I wore when I was around eight or nine. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Vintage Doll Box with small mirror, pinchusion and iron vase

Eclectic Red Barn: Vintage doll box and vintage frame
 I added some vintage thread spindles and a milk jar with some of my marbles when I was little. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Vintage doll box, heart pillow, vintage shoe

This is the top of the dresser with some additional items. The dresser is another one of my childhood possessions. My parents bought this set for me when I was six. The only thing I did many years ago was to strip it and re-stain the piece in its original color. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Vintage doll box, heart pillow, vintage shoe, marbles

Eclectic Red Barn: Vintage doll box, heart pillow, vintage shoe, marbles

I have this four drawer piece and another five drawer piece. They are in great shape and I am so glad to have them. One day, I will pass them down to my daughter.

Eclectic Red Barn: Vintage doll box and vintage dresser
Although I love to paint furniture, I don't think I will be painting it anytime soon.
It is nice to look at  these items and remember. Do you have any special pieces from your childhood?
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  1. How precious and I love the way you displayed everything :) Thank you for sharing with us and have a lovely day!


  2. It's one thing to paint an unknown piece, but your memories of this dresser supercede a passing fad. Your display is wonderful! I'm glad I hopped over from Treasure Hunt Thursday!

  3. What lovely possesions to have, I only have a few photos from my childhood. Thank you for joining our party Bev, have a great weekend!

  4. What a lovely treasure of memories you have on your dresser...and to have your dresser, still too. That is special. Yes...I have a few various memories from my childhood. But, it seems most are packed away as we moved several times and may be anticipating it again.

  5. How fun to still have those lovely items from your childhood. I have very few. The photos of your treasures evoke a sweet nostalgia. Very nice post.

  6. P.S. I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll visit Cranberry Morning.

  7. I love this post as it reminds me of my own dresser with childhood memories and pieces of my grandmother's. Yours are so precious.....love the gloves. I remember wearing them to church on Easter too!

  8. I love your collection of childhood memories...such a sweet thing to be able to still have. I also wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my blog. :)

  9. What a beautiful box Bev! And you have it styled so perfectly! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

  10. Beverly such sweet treasures. Thanx for sharing at THT.

  11. My mother was a organized saver. She had a "Baby Box" that she kept for each one of her children. When I gave birth to my first child she gave me my baby box which holds my christening gown, my first shoes and some other precious mementos. They are currently being stored in an antique suit case which is kept my attic. I'm inspired, I think I'm going to pull it out and try to do something with it. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Party! Looking forward to seeing what you're going to link up next week.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster


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