Friday, 9 November 2012

Pink pram worth about £2.50






Just a little posting about a little thing!  You may recall that one of my great nieces was coming to stay so I started to make a little vintage dress here out of vintage embroidered fabric - well the dress was far too small so I will embark on Mark 11 at some stage.

I 'found' (in other words in the spare bedroom...along with three wooden toy cots...one or two dolls' houses..and..) an old toy pram dating from the 1960s (?not sure but about then) - my great niece is a perfect size for reaching the handle and toddling around like a little doll herself.  Glad that it is has gone to a good home and will have a few more months/years of being pushed around.

Can you feel Christmas creeping around the corner?

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  1. What a sweet little dress, It's a shame it was too small for her. That little doll pram is absolutely adorable!

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    1. Thank you kindly Dorothy - it will not be too much of a hardship to make another one so all's well that ends well! The pram is only plastic and not fancy in the slightest but as you say it is purdy!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  2. Such a cute pram!! have a happy weekend sweetie

    Bee happy x

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    1. Lovely to hear from you Deborah
      Many thanks
      Jenny

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  3. Hello Jenny:
    How could any small child fail to love this wonderful pram. It is so sweet....and pink!!!! Very 1960s colour in our eyes.

    Such a pity, we feel, that perambulators have become replaced by buggies the size of small cars these days. How well we remember the Silver Cross perambulators, complete with perfect suspension and chromium plate!!!

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    1. I remember pushing my little sister in a Silver Cross - type pram back in 1969. I could barely reach up and grab the handle but push her I did...down the passage only though - not out of the house. :)

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    2. Ah yes indeed Jane and Lance - a Silver Cross - the best of the best and huge wheels!

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    3. Glad to hear that you did not push your sister out of the house wendz!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  4. One of those prams was part of my childhood - belonged to one of us girls - am guessing it was handed down to us by friends/family.

    Yep christmas is creeping in - actually after this weekend it can burst loudly onto the scene - when its dark & cold its lovely to have some warm & fun to look forward too :)

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    1. Indeed Vicki - that is what vintage is all about don't you think. A bit of 'I used to have one of them...if only I could find it...'
      You are right to embrace the Christmas getting readiness - it is all part of it
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  5. Cute little pram, you've reminded me of the little cradle I brought a while ago....must get the paintbrush out! Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Oh yes Ada - some wallpaper decoupage at either end perhaps?
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  6. I remember having a pram like that, it used to live under the stairs. Yes I have started thinking about Christmas I'm afraid to say.
    Gillx

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    1. Memories...
      As with every year I am determined to get ahead of myself and every year I am wrapping up presents on Christmas Eve...
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  7. Oh I remember these lovely little prams Jenny! Thanks for popping over to me earlier ... four mugs, blimey!

    Have a wonderful weekend

    Claire xx

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    1. I am really up against it in our house Claire! Have a sunny day as always
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  8. Yes started the Christmas shopping and a few lists in the making :) Love the pram, what a lucky little girl, hope it gets to be passed on to more lucky little ones. x

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    1. Thank you kindly Cheryl - the joy of this resurgence of 'vintage' aka second hand is that I think it is more likely to be passed down even though it is a bit of cheapo plastic!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  9. I remember these prams in the 60's. My friend had one and I was very envious!
    June

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    1. Thank you for your confirmation that it is 60s June - I was envious of my friends Tressy doll...
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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    1. Thank you kindly Heather - I wish I had made a better cover for it now!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  11. I remember my next door neighbour having a pram like this, I'm glad it has gone to such a good home. What a shame the dress didn't fit.
    Sarah x

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    1. Not to worry Sarah I will be forced to sort through some embroideries and make another! Oh the hardship of it all!

      Memories once again...
      Best wishes
      jenny

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  12. The pram is so sweet Jenny :)
    I can feel Christmas,trying to be organised this year....times going so quickly :)have a lovely weekendxxxxx

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    1. Indeed - I feel that November is almost finished already! Always trying to get organised and never q-u-i-t-e get there!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  13. Blooming heck Jenny, that sweet pram brings back memories to me!!What a wonderful nostalgic gift....
    Thanks for kind words always over on mine.
    Love Maria x

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    1. Just like the school knickers post I think!

      Have a lovely day
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  14. Oh my goodness, that pram looks so familiar but I can't remember where from. Will have to speak to my sister - she of the far superior brain! I have made two scarves for Xmas presents so far and am planning a couple more makes, if only to relieve the horror of Xmas shopping. Have a great weekend. xx

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    1. Oh I look forward to your pram pictures too if you manage to track it down. Well done with the scarf making...I too am not a fan of Christmas shopping in fact of shopping full stop!

      Have fun
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  15. Think I'd like to be locked into your spare bedroom for a few hours. ;)

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    1. Please do wendz - recently it has become the place where I put things that I know I am getting rid of but haven't quite made the final move....
      See you later
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  16. I think Christmas is hurtling towards us, I am quite well organised and in front with the christmas shopping, at least that's something!!

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    1. Good for you Anne - could you please send some of that organisation over to our house!

      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  17. ......the pram is just adorable and it's lovely to think its going to be loved and played with by another little girl.... A very special gift x definitely feeling Christmas creeping in...... Tempted to stop in town for a gingerbread latte....... Says Christmas to me through and through..... Try one they are gorgeous! :) x

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    1. Gingerbread latte! Wowser! I shall have to try and track one day - that does remind me that I told the children that I would make a magnifico gingerbread house...me and my big ideas...
      Have a lovely day
      Jenny

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  18. Ha, I had that very pram in the early 70s! The photo caught my eye on Bobo Bun's sidebar. I found one a few years ago and made some vintage bedding for it. When i took it to a fair so many people remembered it from their childhood. Now I'm trying to find one for my niece as it's just the right size.
    Ellie
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    1. Thank you for dropping by
      Your pram sounds lovely - I do hope that you find another. If ever I see one I one have to buy it now!
      Best wishes Jenny

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  19. omg, I had one of those prams and loved it.. must have been about 2-3, so would have been 1967!! how old am i..
    and yes I am excitedly seeing christmas approaching..

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    1. Similar ages then Knittynutter - thank you for confirming the dates of the pram.

      I hope that we have some snow our way this year!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  20. Oh Jenny ... how cute ... my little fairy would just love this ... she is two and a half and going through a real mothering phase ... she has adopted all sorts of dolls and teddies into her care ... wishing you a lovely weekend ... Bee xx

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    1. Thank you kindly Bee - if I come across another I will keep you posted. You could make some lovely bedding for it.
      Have a lovely day
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  21. What a shame about the dress as it looked adorable. The pram is soooo sweet and will be treasured again by another small child. My girls of 7 & 9 still enjoy playing with their old prams from time to time.

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    1. I have two girls too and we kept playing dolls and prams and all things of a girly nature for years....and I still do!

      I will plough on with another dress!

      Have a sunny day
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  22. Wow, I used to play with one of those prams at play school, we had two and you had to be quick to get to play with one! That was in the early 70's, so nothings changed…little girls and big girls love tucking baby to sleep in a cosy pram! I bet she has hours of fun with this, what a great Aunty x

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  23. Love the little pink pram Jenny what a lucky little girl your niece is :)
    x

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  24. Such a sweet little pram, I am sure your little niece will really enjoy pushing her dollies around
    Thea x

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