Here's a real treasure, seen at the local Humane Society thrift shop in Ridgway CO.
Now who do you suppose would have perambulated around with their baby in this wacky plaid buggy? Guess plaid was all the rage at that stage but can't imagine finding a buyer for it these days, can you? At least it would get lots of attention, it's a real show stopper!
The style though is reminiscent of the German Baby Carriage I used for our youngest DS [ now nearly 35 years old & expecting his own first son in April] but his pram was white & dark blue & quite elegant!
DS's pram was a rather fancy number- the top came off & could be used as a bassinette, & there was a way to drop the front down so that it converted to a stroller.Love that German engineering ingenuity!
It had the retractable hood too, very nice on hot or inclement days & it came [used but in immaculate condition] with some rather nice accessories, navy & red plaid pillow & coverlet.
Isn't he a sweet little baby, just about 2 weeks old in the first photo, all of 7lbs.2ozs. You'd never know it to see him now, over 6ft.4 & 218 lbs. of muscle! here he is with his Kiwi, Mems, early last summer.
Then here I am, around age 2-3 with my baby pram..........
and circa 1969, with my first brand new car [previous to that I had several"junkers"] a sizzling hot orange Holden Torana with black upholstery -how hot was that in the Aus. summer & no air conditioning either, but boy was I proud of that car -& $1 in gas kept her running for a whole week, those were the days. Do you dig the sunnies?
On a quilty note-
Yesterday I finished the second of two quilts going to my niece in Aus. for her baby girl expected in the next few weeks. I still have to label the farm quilt, launder both then get them in the mail ASAP. I noticed in the pic. a pin in the doggy block that is to remind me to fix a minor imperfection before laundering, just so you know the quilt is not going to the baby with a quilter's pin in it! Yikes!
I made the second quilt as a "drag around cuddle quilt" from left-overs, it's a Strip Twist from Bonnie Hunter's quiltville.com. I have enough "left overs" still to make at least one or two more from these same fabrics. As there seems to be no shortage of babies coming it's a good thing I have plenty of suitable stash fabric, right?