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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Thrifty finds,vintage pram & thingymajig.



I was extremely lucky to get this gorgeous vintage pram
given to my by a friend
It belonged to her as a child and her mother as a child before that
It's over 100yrs old

I love the worn wicker and wheels
It just shows how much it has been played with and enjoyed over the years



After giving it a good clean, I didn't want to change it much
so decided to make some covers for it
I made a white cover for the inside,a new mattress
and embroidered a babies vintage pillow case


I think my Sugar Britches porcelain doll I made and dressed
in a christening gown.(made from a vintage bridal train
looks lovely in the pram.




Now this is the thingymajig?I mentioned
I say that because I've no idea what it was meant for,
but I found it in the RSPCA charity shop for $2
For some strange reason I couldn't resist it.
I haven't painted it,it was already silver


I thought it would look good in the garden somewhere


I had these lovely pewter butterflies that are for clipping onto
and outdoor tablecloth when it's windy.

I clipped them onto the branches of the thingymajig


I just love when the sun shines on it and makes it sparkle


Whatever it was meant to be,I love it.


I hope your'e having a nice weekend

Join me for my usual linky parties
the links are on my side bar.

xx jeanetteann

17 comments:

Old Time Cindy said...

Happy Country Whites Weekend! That is definitely a thingymajig! And your pram is precious with all your special detailed work.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Your baby pram find is so nice. Lucky you. Your doll looks great in there. I love your thing a ma jig with the butterfly added! Would look great in my garden too! lol Nancy

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Well aren't you lucky to be given such a a fabulous pram! I stopped by through Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky Party.
~Deb~
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

Carolyn Burch said...

the pram is an awesome home for your porceline baby.

I would LOVE to find out just what your thingamajiggy is or if anyone even has any ideas (I don't have a CLUE!)
Stopping by on the Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky Party
Carolyn
www.iamthecraftylady.com

Krafty Max said...

What a great addition - that baby buggy is just wonderful!!

I am 'hopping' over from the Cuddlebug Cutties Sunday Linky Party! ~KM
http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/04/blog-hopping-42113.html

The Farmers Daughter said...

That pram is a wonderful find! I'm envious! It showcases your dolls beautifully, too.
It's been great having you join Cindy and me for Country Whites Weekend! Features will be announced next Friday! Mark your calendar. . . .
Springtime Farmhouse Blessings,
Dru

Stylish Kylie said...

What a score to get the vintage pram. It's lovely.

Jann Olson said...

Jeanetteann, your pram is darling! Can you believe foolish me had one once. Got tired of it in our bedroom so I took it outside. Needless to say that it rotted away and is no more. Live and learn, right? The thing-a-ma-jig really looks cute.
hugs,
Jann

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a darling wicker pram! I'd love something so soulful to display things in. Such a lovely gift!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I'd say you were definitely blessed! What a gorgeous pram and in such good condition! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Jeanette Ann, What a treasurer to be given this beautiful wicker pram. I love the fact that it has been used and much loved.
....and what about your thingmajig...I just love that word, it is a word you do not hear very often these days. I looked and I looked but I could not decide what it was, but it does not matter as with the addition of the pewter butterflies it looks gorgeous.
I have enjoyed my visit and have become a new follower.
I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! it would be lovely to see you there.
Best Wishes from England.
Daphne

Suzan Sweatman said...

That pram is adorable - but I LOVE that thingamajig!!!
As I was reading it I thought - oh how perfect for a garden - like I was brilliant and the only who could possibly think that up LMHO -
The butterflies are perfect for it Jeanette!
Big hugs,
Suzan

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, what an adorable pram you found! I just love your baby doll and she is dressed so sweetly! How precious! That thingamijig is perfect for your garden and with the butterflies, makes it perfect. Thank you for sharing your wonderful finds with us. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kadee Willow said...

Jeanette, I'm so glad I found you at the linky party! I'm there, also! After reading your "about me" section, I knew I had to sign up as your follower. I am passionate about writing, also, and feel a kindred spirit in you! Loved your post about the baby buggy as it reminds me of the one my mother has somewhere down in her basement. It would look so charming if it was painted white and perhaps used as a container for flowers in the summer. What do you think? I do hope you can drop by my blog when you get a chance.. I would love that!

Doni said...

Isn't it wonderful to have such a beautiful bit of history to play with? I love that pram...such a wonderful piece!! And that whimsical find on your garden table is really cool. I haven't a clue what it was, but I like it now, outdoors decor for your beautiful garden!!
Thanks so much for sharing your lovelies!!
Blessings,
Doni

Rhissanna said...

The silvery thingumajig will be wonderful for all kinds of dangly things to hang on it, all year round. That wicker pram is a real treasure. You lucky thing! I think you made a wise decision not to alter it, just a clean it and it looks lovely and perfect for that doll and her fabulous robe.

Karen said...

What a cute pram, looks good with the doll in it. Sorry I haven't commented for a whiel, I only just realised I wasn't getting your updated blogs, don't know why, so I followed again, see if that works.