Tuesday, November 25, 2008


My great-grandmother Onedia made this slip and dress when she was pregnant in the 1920's. The baby she hoped was girl, however, turned out to be a boy, and these were tucked away. She died without having any more children, and my grandfather kept these in a scrapbook until my mom found them a few weeks ago. She sent them to us so that one of Oneida's (great-great-grand...) daughters could finally wear her beautiful handiwork.

And from a slightly more recent era, this is a sweatshirt that I wore when I was a baby. I love the zipper up the back. It was so easy to put on Anna and there wasn't a gap at a closure in the front where cold air could come in. Anna wore the hoodie all day long. I never thought I would put frilly, girly, cutesie (look at those teddy bear's eyes!), or super pink clothes on my kids since I was never a girly girl, but they are just SO adorable!


Marci said...

What an awesome discovery...and how special that Anna gets to wear them! I'm definitely the same as far as not being a girly girl myself, but definitely enjoying accessorizing and glamming up my little girlies as much as possible :-).

Rachel said...

That is the sweetest story, and those dresses are so cute.

Rebecca Holt Stay said...

Oh thank you for these wonderful photos. I can just imagine Onedia looking down and enjoying seeing her dresses being worn, loved and honored so sweetly by Anna and Elizabeth. Definitely a tradition to continue now that the dresses have been found. We ought to do the same with Mom's brother Dean's little blue suit. Now, where did we put it?
Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

The dress is priceless...I loved it

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Laurie said...

I found you! What an awesome story! I especially love the off the shoulder look of the dress.