Vintage Thingies Thursday is hosted by Lisa at Confessions of an Apron Queen.
Show & Tell Friday is Hosted by Kelli at There is No Place Like Home.
My grandmother gave me my dad’s teddy bear for safe keeping about 25 years ago. He always sits on the top my stuffed animal basket in my bedroom. This basket has just a few of the most favorites I have been able to salvage over the years. He wears my dad’s first bib also. You can also see that it has no eyes. Grams said that when daddy was little the reflective eyes scared him so he ripped them out.
My mom gave me “her” first baby doll around the same time. It is a an old porcelain one where the eyes actually open and close. She was extremely damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake and had to have substantial reconstructive work, but she was one of the few things to survive at all. It was at that time that the doll maker told me this had not been my mom’s 1st baby doll as it was from Germany from the end of the 19th century or so and had had other repairs which means it must have been my grandmothers and handed down to my mom.