12 October 2014

Families For Children

A week or so ago a lovely lady approached me at my Saturday morning market and asked me whether I wanted some vintage baby clothes, Well, what do you think I answered?
The following week she lugged in a huge sack full of textiles, so heavy she could barely carry it. 

It included some late 19th century dresses and a shawl belonging to her grandfather when he was an infant in Britain.
Sweet knitting from the 20s - 40s from her aunts in rural Manitoba,

dresses and hats from the 50s- 60s from Toronto and much more.

 Tons of fabulous tablecloths,stacks of 1940s doilies and lots of other surprises.

 I am always amazed at the kindness of strangers. What a truly good person.

Susan Dutton spends two weeks,  twice a year , volunteering at an orphanage in India.  Please take a moment and peek at their web page here and consider a donation, I know I will.


  1. Love that smocking and those little knitted slippers!
    I've had a look at the FFC site and it looks like there is some excellent work going on there. I love the picture of all the ladies sewing away.

    1. I do too. Some of the knitting needs a little attention.....and will get it.

  2. Aww, they're gorgeous :o) Smocking fascinates me.
    My Mom knitted my daughter slippers very similar to the ones you have when she was a baby - I still have them, and the buttons she used as fasteners were from some of my baby clothes!
    Rose H

  3. oh boy, you lucky lucky thing!!

  4. What a generous gesture - an abundance of blessings!


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