Tears immediately sprang to my eyes when the framer first brought this out to me. His kind response told me I wasn’t the first mother to cry when he revealed his work. I love everything about this piece…it represents life, displays love, and tells a story.
Years ago, I saw a piece similar to this one in my dear friend, Claire’s, home, and I tucked away these three bibs and the idea. This piece is a combination of my own baby bib and gifts to my own babies, although they didn’t wear theirs often.
Delicate embroidery and details make these bibs works of art in and of themselves!
This one shown above is 37 years old. The faint stains and wear give it sweet character. Assuredly, in Mississippi circa 1975, this one was well-worn.
Three babies, three bibs, three stories. I will treasure these always.
Don’t have bibs to frame? Keep your eye out for old bibs at antique stores!
Perhaps you have a box of keepsakes under a bed or in the attic full of treasures that tell their own stories. Baby clothes, Christening gowns, or antique toys, cups, and spoons.
Quality framing often requires a decent financial investment, but it is well-worth saving for!
For my local readers, Phil Langly at Happenstance inside the Crystal Hill Antique Mall is a true artist and responsible for many pieces that I will grab in a fire, like this Framed Hymnal.
Have you decorated with family heirlooms or keepsakes? Share your ideas with us, if so!
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