Quilting, Farming, Variety

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Baby Bed


Primitive?  Maybe ordinary you'll say.  Seventy eight years ago, Daddy made this little bed for my sister, and then 6 1/2 years later, I slept in it.  He made it with hand tools, splitting the cedar and gluing the posts and rails together.  Of course the bed wouldn't meet today's safety standards because the rails are too far apart; but we didn't fall out or get our heads caught between them. 

I don't know where the bed was during my growing up years; perhaps it was loaned out.  But sometime it came back to my parents house, and with a shortage of space there, Daddy tried to take the bed apart; it refused to be taken down.  It finally came to live  with me.  I made bumper pads and fitted sheets for it, and grandchildren slept in it.  After there were no more babies to use the bed, it became a place to pile stuffed toys and extra pillows, etc.

Last week I decided to give it new purpose, so I moved it into my bedroom and put some of my new quilts in it.

 
I like the way it looks!
 
Charlotte


19 comments:

  1. I like the way it looks too. Your beautiful quilts look so nice and colorful peeking through the rails.

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  2. OH Charlotte what a treasure to have. Your Dad must have been an amazing carpenter, skills that need to be learned by people today. It looks beautiful with your quilts.
    Have you had rain yet?

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  3. beautiful piece of furniture and a great place to store quilts!

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  4. Oh, I am so glad he didn't take it apart! It is the perfect place for your quilts.

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  5. I LOVE that bed! I think it looks really good as a way to display your quilts!

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  6. Oh, Charlotte! I have one very similar that my daddy made (out of cedar) back in the early thirties for their firstborn. I slept it in when I came along in the fifties, then I used it for Marshall when he was tiny. Now I have my old dolls in it.
    Love that it refused to be taken apart!

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  7. Oh I love things like this Charlotte. I have the baby cradle my Dad made for my brother in our bedroom. My antique doll sits in it with a little quilt tucked around her.
    I'm so glad you saved your little crib. It is lovely.

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  8. That is a wonderful treasure! It really looks great holding your pretty quilts!

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  9. That is awesome..I'm so glad he didn't take it down. It was meant for those beautiful quilts of yours..

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  10. What a treasure...don't you just love family things? I've been concerned about y'all farther up the mountain.
    Notice a few farmers getting a late cutting of hay but it's still looking skimpy down here.

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  11. It is beautiful, Charlotte! And I love how you have found a new purpose for it... I think it is a wonderful idea to let your quilts "sleep" there. :)
    I've missed you.... I've not been blogging much lately but I see you haven't either. Hope all is well!!

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  12. Please come back and tell me about your plantain "brew".

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  13. I love repurposing stories, this is a beautiful one!
    XO
    WWW

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