Friday, August 10, 2007

"Show and Tell Friday"



Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!


I have two childhood outfits to share with you today.

Back in 1978 when I was 2 years old, my Uncle Harry and Aunt Betty went to visit Scotland and they brought back this outfit for me.

A small kilt and white satin blouse.


A kilt pin.


Lace on the end of the sleeve.


Lace ruffles on the front of the blouse. Does anyone know the exact name of this?


Here I am in September of 1978. The baby is my sister, Jenny.



This next outfit is a dress, made for me by my Great Grandmother back in 1980. She must have been quite old, but still able to sew well.


A sweet starry sky fabric.


A few hand sewn stitches.


Delicate lace on the front of the dress.


Three tiny buttons on the back.


This photo was taken in 1981, when I was 5. In addition to a sister, I now had a baby brother!


Thank you for looking at my show and tell!




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71 comments:

Tracy said...

What cute outfits! I'm six years older than you are.

Tiany said...

How precious!!!! what a treasure to have, I wish I still had some of my favorite little outfits I remember them so clearly!

My Show & Tell is not in line with the guidelines this week LOL

I promise to be back to share next Friday for sure!

Have a wonderful weekend!

ellen b said...

That little Scottish outfit is so cute especially with you modeling it. How great that you still have the clothes and the photos to document the history! Blessings...

Cheryl said...

How cute those outfits are! I have a little kilt that my daughter wore when she was a baby, now her son is going to get to wear it :-)

jennifer said...

I love the outfits, and such a connection to your relatives!!!

I am reflecting on the Antique Road Show, how you have the photographs and the story!

priceless...:)

Barbara H. said...

Those are so sweet! How neat to have some childhood dresses from special people, plus pictures of yourself in them!

Anita said...

Good morning from Germany!

Kelli, I am impressed, you still have those cute cloths of your childhood!

Did your girls wear them too when they were little? And do you still keep some of the baby outfits of your kids, too?

Have a wonderful and not too hot Friday! Over here, it's cloudy but I hope we will get more sunshine this week-end!

XoX, Anita

Karla said...

I love the kilt outfit!

My heritage is Scotch-Irish so I have always wanted to buy my daughter a kilt to have her photo taken in. :-)

Sheri said...

Kelli, those are totally precious! What wonderful keepsakes!

Retha said...

So lovely!
What a privilege to have had a great grand parent, and one who left something for YOU!

Pam said...

Oh my! I just love how you showed us the lace and details on your little scottish dress! And the other made me feel old! You were wearing that in 1980! I was 20 then! Both are adorable and such precious treasures for you to have held on to.

Ruth said...

LOVE the dresses! That kilt and blouse are amazing. That's so neat that you still have the outfits AND the pictures to go with them!!

Lana G said...

Absolutely adorable. I wish I had some of the oufits I had at that age! Priceless!

Miss Eagle said...

I love keepsake clothes. It is wonderful to touch and feel the memories.

Blessings and bliss

PEA said...

Those two outfits are just adorable and omigosh, the memories behind them. Love that you even have a picture of you wearing the little kilt outfit...precious, precious, precious!!! xox

Miss Eagle said...

Kelli, forgot to mention the answer to your question about the frill or ruffle on the blouse. It is called a jabot.

Blessings and bliss

Lallee said...

Kelli, I think it so neat to still have the dresses and the photos of your wearing them. The family photo of the three of you is just adorable.

Jenny said...

Darling outfits! What a treasure the one made by your great grandmother.

Mica Garbarino said...

I just love your special blog !!! And sharing has been fun!!!
Your sweet outfits are adorable and special to have a picture of you in them!!! Neat!!!

Mica

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Hootin'Anni said...

Wow, this is eerie!! Just the other day I was thinking about my 'kilt' style skirt!!! Mine was red beige and off white coloration...it was wool, and the huge safety pin was gold! I wore it every time the cleaners finished cleaning it and dad brought it home!! I loved that skirt!!!

Great show and tell!! Mine's posted too. About an 'antique' keyboard of mine!!!

Penless Thoughts said...

I love the kilt!!! What a special thing to have. The lovely dress your grandmother made for you is a real treasure. Thanks for shaving them both. I also loved the pictures of you wearing the outfits.
Susan

Jen said...

You are so lucky you still have some baby clothes of your own...how wonderful you have something made by your great grandmother...cherish it and pass it down...happy Friday.

LBP said...

Those outfits are just adorbale. I wish I had some of the outfits my great aunt Clara made me. They were always my favorite to wear.

Mrs. C said...

I can't believe what great shape your cute little dresses are in! I especially like the Scottish outfit. The pictures of you and your siblings are precious.

Blessings,
Mrs. C

Lea said...

What absolute sweet little dresses!!! I had a little kilt when I was little...

Mama Russell said...

Those outfits are so precious, Kelli! Thank you for sharing them with us. What a wonderful treasure especially the one your great grandma made!

Pam said...

Mine is finished! It can be seen at http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/hmschlmomto2/371117/

I enjoyed seeing your adorable outfits.

Have a great day!

**Front Porch News** said...

Those outfits are too cute, I love the first one. I bet these mean so much to you.
Kitty

Amber said...

Oh I think it is so neat that you still have those. How wonderful! Your girls favor you when you were little.

Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

It is so neat you still have them and pictures of you wearing it too.

Amber said...

I believe it's called a Jabot blouse. It's SO cute, the whole outfit!

I didn't get mine up, I still can't find the wire to connect the camera to my laptop. I have another idea, but there are no pictures involved, just links and I don't know if that's allowed.

Oh, be careful around Bloggy Land, there's a virus going around.

God Bless,
Amber

Kim said...

How adorable. I love the kilt and blouse. What a neat treasure.

Becky said...

Kelli, I love your sweet dresses and all the memories that go with them. Precious.

Jenn4Him said...

Oh Kelli, that one of you in the blue dress looks like you now! How fun. Did you ever let your girls wear these dresses? Very special. Have a great weekend. Keep cool!

Christina said...

Amazing... You obviously have a centimental mother who saved these cherished treasures for you!
What a blessing!
Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Cute little outfits. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Sharon said...

Your little dresses are adorable! Did your girls ever wear them?

Julie said...

OM gosh! I had a kilt too with one of those huge silver (diaper) pins. I loved to wear it. I wish I still had it, but sadly it must have been given away.

Jodi said...

So adorable, Kelli! And so much fun to see pictures of you when you were just a wee one! ;o)

Marci said...

Kelli, they are both darling. What special memories they hold. Thanks for sharing.

Kelley said...

What darling outfits Kelli!
I still have some baby outfits that I wore...
I also have a baby shoe of my dad's...
Treasures to be sure!
Have a blessed day and weekend ahead!

StitcherS said...

I love the hand stitching and details on the clothing.

My close friend's first sofa as a young married lady was exactly like the sofa you're sitting on in the photo. How fun! Take care, Sue

Cathy said...

Oh, Kelli, those little dresses are precious. And the pictures of you and your family are cute too.

Dani said...

Oh Kelli, the outfits are so cute! How special that you still have them.

diana said...

both outfits are so cute. it was great that you held on to them. i don't have any of my own baby clothes but i kept a few of my kid's.

when you get a chance, check out my post for today. you've been tagged!

inspired said...

The kilt is great.. ;o]

Sabine said...

How sweet, Kelli! I had to skim through 46 comments to make sure your question hasn't been answered already. The lace thing at the neck of the blouse is a 'jabot'.

My first child was 2 years old in 1978, too (-:

Myrna said...

Both outfits are precious! It is wonderful that you have these mementos of your childhood--and the pictures to match. Great Show and Tell!

Momma Roar said...

I love these treasures that you shared today! So neat to have the outfits and pictures of you wearing them!

dot said...

Cute little outfits! I'm wondering if either of your girls ever wore them.
Enjoyed the photos.

Just Mom said...

Adorable dresses.

My favorite dress was my Christmas party ensemble I got when I was 9 or 10: White silky blouse with ruffles, a Christmas-y plaid (red, green, black) ankle-length skirt, and black patent leather shoes. I wish I still had the outfit.

Connie said...

Oh goodness...what treasures. So fun that you have the outfits and the photos with you in them.

Great Show and Tell!
Take care,
Connie

Mine is up.

Susan P. said...

What a special show and tell! I think it is so neat how you have saved the dresses and have the pictures to go along with them! Looking back I can still remember exactly what all my favorite childhood dresses looked like! It must be a "girl" thing;o)

Autumn said...

Those are so cute Kelli!

Ladybug said...

My dad is from Scotland and I have the whole kilt outfit too. I have a few photos somewhere at my mom's house. I will have to find them and share. Yours brought back memories.

Lynne said...

Really cute outfits-I especially love the kilt. You were the cutest little model. How neat to still have these special dresses from your childhood.

Christie Belle said...

Oh, how precious! I love them both and the pictures of you as a little girl wearing them! I was looking back over a few of your posts (since I've missed soooo much), and just had a good giggle at the picture of the lego covered floor. We've had this scenario at our house numerous times. So much fun until you have to pick them back up! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Jennifer said...

I love those precious dresses! I'm sure they are such treasures for you that bring back great memories of when you were younger.

The blue dress reminds me of one that I had as a child. I used to love dressing up on Sundays, tights and all, with my Sam and Libby shoes on!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Darling outfits! Wonderful that you (and your mother) kept them all these years, and in these days of throw-away everything. I hope others will learn from this and keep some of their children's clothes (and toys, etc.!) I wish I had kept some!

Katherine

Sandra said...

Ah, what cute outfits. It's great that you've kept them all these years since they're handmade. Thanks for sharing!

Susie said...

What treasures from your childhood Kelli. I also have a few things made from when I was very small. I'll try to show them in an upcoming show n tell.
xo

Sonya said...

I think it's so cool you have the dress your grandma made you! I'd love to have something like that! I also love the kilt. Hubby and I really want to go to Scotland soon! Since both sides of his family and one side of mine are Scottish, we want to go over and explore some of our roots! Thanks for sharing!

Amber said...

YAY!!!! Guess what I found at the bottom of the clean laundry basket. I'm glad I decided to fold laundry-LOL! I remember throwing it in there while picking the junk off my floor--oops!

God Bless,
Amber

Naturegirl said...

Very sweet memories for you and you've kept these all those years! I am not surprised because that just you! A nice you..I loved your story about the Jays on my comments..Jays are my favorite bird! hugs NG

Nikki said...

Those outfits are amazing! So cool that you still have them AND have a photo of you wearing them as a child. That is wonderful!

My (first) show and tell is up also! Thank you!

charish said...

Kelli, How nice to have such treaseures still. ionly have my baby blankets and my son uses one now.
Sarah

Gina E. said...

I am blown away by the fact that you have been able to keep these little dresses from your childhood in such great condition! I remember having a tartan skirt when I was about 10 years old (1958). I loved that skirt and wore it for years, until it just didn't fit me anymore!

oldmanlincoln said...

My first visit and I am impressed. Wow. So much nice stuff here.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Melissa E. said...

Can you believe you actually used to wear something so small?...even more unfathomable is to wonder can your children imagine that you were ever so small?!!

I don't know if I am the only one to think this but that blue dress reminds me so much of the blue dresses that Ma made for Laura and Mary in that Little House episode. One of my favorites!

Betty said...

Kelli,
What a precious outfit from Scotland...my husband's forefathers came from Scotland.

The dress made by your great-great grandmother is a wonder heirloom....

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs - Kim said...

Great Show and Tell, Kelli! Love the picture of you as a little girl in the sweet outfit from your aunt and uncle!