March 16, 2016

From Pop Pop's attic...


...to the car.  And then a 5 hour drive to our home.  Oh yeah, and dusted off.  And then dusted off again.  The bassinet.


"The Basinet"

A family tradition.  All family babies must lay (lie?) in this bassinet.  We will soon be hitting the 4th generation to do so.  31 years ago the bassinet first made it's appearance in our apartment, and my first question to the Better Half (and a mortified mom-in-law) was "Can I paint it?"  Some things never change...I got the same resounding "NO!" when I inquired once again.  Tradition.

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28 comments:

  1. Oh man. This kind of thing just slays me. I love this!! {also did I mention the jealousy, grandma-to-be??}

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  2. A beautiful tradition and glad you have that waiting for your expected little one

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  3. It's beautiful and I love the tradition. I'm with your better half, don't paint it. Sorry.

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    1. That's okay...I'm not allowed to touch it :)

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  4. That's precious! I love this, and the tradition is well worth honoring!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-fight-continues.html

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  5. What a gorgeous bassinet and lovely tradition.

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  6. So glad that I found you through a linkup. Love this post, and, from some prior posts, you have quite the photographer's eye. Really nice work!
    --G
    gingerwroot.com

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  7. I love this tradition. My MIL offered that basinet she used with her youngest child and I ignorantly said "No, that's ok, I'll use another one". Now I see the importance of tradition and this would have been a nice one for our family. It looks beautiful :)

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    1. Don't feel bad Amanda...initially my response was "no" too. It was forced on me. Now I love it :)

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  8. Oh Kathy it is beautiful.

    Mollyxxx

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  9. I am not sure if that kind of version of basinet that I used when I was a baby...thanks for sharing this nowadays antique design of basinet

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  10. I would have gladly used any bassinet offered to me by family. I always liked family traditions and hand me down furniture

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  11. This basinet is lovely! What a great tradition to pass down & this is a beautiful photo too!

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  12. Ahhhhh.... it's so pretty. I am kind of glad you got a no ;-D.

    Lisa @ LTTL

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  13. It's amazing! Heirlooms like this are priceless.

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  14. My MIL some 47 years ago marched into our home and sat down a rocking cradle and said, "Fill it. I'll soon be too old for a grandchild!" That cradle in now on its second generation with more in the future.

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  15. Family traditions can be excellent, but some ... (smiling - sorry, you couldn't paint it:) ) Love the image/

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  16. I love pieces wrapped in tradition!

    We have a Moses basket that we brought home from Jamaica with our newborn son. Both my children used it, both my sister's children and those of several friend. I can't wait until we have some grandchildren to use it.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  17. Love the photo! There is a cradle used in my family, but sadly I moved away and had a baby and didn't get to use it. I think it's a fun tradition!

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  18. Oh my gosh, it is a wonderful piece. So very unique! Love the tradition!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. There are some very good traditions. Your bassinet is one of them!

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  20. Beautiful bassinet, and a lovely photo with great light.

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  21. Beautiful! What a wonderful tradition.

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