Tuesday, 12 April 2011

"Village" heirloom

You, the nice people who told me that I would appreciate having the baby in our bedroom at night, you were SO right! Like most babies, Alice is a bit like a hamster. She sleeps for hours during the day but at night she can be pretty active. Thankfully, my mom managed to solve our little problem and introduce us to a great "village" heirloom.

After a few phone calls, she relocated the handmade wooden bassinet that I used as a baby...31 years ago! The first baby who got to sleep in it was in 1976. Under the bassinet, handwritten with black ink, is a long list of all the kids who used it. Alice will be baby 36!

Merci maman xox

14 comments:

Julia said...

that is incredible! what a treasure for little alice :) (and for all of you!)

NADYNE K. said...

sooo cute!

alyson said...

wow, what an amazing piece with such history. is that your name I spy on there too?

kate / tinywarbler said...

that's amazing! i love the story, and it looks pretty rad too.
i love hearing about how you are doing now that she is here. i'm taking notes! ;)

anneemall said...

Wow, that is really a nice tradition! F's parents have kept the crib he used as a baby, and we might use it for our child.
That second picture is priceless!

Ali said...

What's a wondeful little slice of history - and Alice looks very at home in it!

Su said...

That's a super cool bassinet! Will it go back to the village for another round of kiddies or is it yours to keep?

jamie said...

so damn cute.

French Knots said...

That is wonderful, such a special connection with your own babyhood.

Cal's mum said...

That is so beautiful, she's a very lucky girl.

jackie said...

that is the coolest thing ever!

Ella said...

oh my goodness do i love love love this!!!

Bess Callard said...

This is amazing! What a wonderful piece of village history :)

Liz said...

That is the coolest thing ever!