Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Vintage Thingie Thursday: A Happy Birthday and Some Vintage Treasures

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I should have done this post yesterday, but decided it would be for Vintage Thingie Thursday! Not that the sweet person it has to do with is vintage...yet....but these things are definitely considered vintage. (as always, clicking photos makes them bigger)

Tuesday, was my son's 30th Birthday.....hard for me to believe thirty years has past since he was born. Very hard to believe. Happy Birthday to the joy of my life!!! I have the best son ever and he has a heart as big as can be and golden too! 

This is the gift I received from my cousin when he was born. I love this and have kept it in the original frame. I had forgotten how adorable it is until after I got it out of the cedar is and always has been one of my special keepsakes!!!

She also made one for my daughter, but I will have to save that for a different time!

This is the blanket and outfit Jeff came home from the hospital in. the blanket says "baby boy" and I just love the little sailor suit. I think this was such a cute outfit.

This is the only other outfit I saved from when he was little. It was my very favorite outfit and he wore it a lot. I wonder if the person who gave him this remembers it??? Believe me I know exactly who gave it to him!! It still looks great!!

I was twenty when my son was born, and I made him a blanket.....I did not know if he was a boy or a girl so I guess I had picked a gender neutral pattern.

I used to stitch back then, but never do it anymore.........but the thing that really got my attention was the fact that this was quilted by machine.......and I had done it!!!!

It was large squares quilted but none the less, I did it when I was twenty  years old.......should have been a sign I guess of what was to come. I think it is time to step out and find the courage to do a little quilting on my own quilts again....even if it starts with something as simple as this.

Here is another blanket I kept from when he was a baby.

...and an actual baby quilt. I did not make these, but they are some of the things I kept of his from when he was a baby.

It is hard to believe that this boy (man) was ever small enough to wrap in blankets and wear those baby clothes.....time has traveled way too fast!!

Just know son, you are so very special to my heart and no matter where the road may lead you in this life....the road home is never too far or too long to travel!!! Happy Birthday to my baby boy......yes, he will always be my baby boy, no matter how old he gets.

Have a great Vintage Thingie Thursday!!!


  1. They do grow up so quick, don't they? He is a very handsome young man. And, you're a very loving mother!
    Thanks so much for hosting this link party. I always enjoy it!

  2. What a lot of sweet mementos! I love the cross stitch and the baseball outfit.

  3. Oh such sweet memories. Thanks for hosting.

    The French Hutch

  4. Yes, it's hard to believe! Happy birthday to your son and many more happy blessings! His baby cloths are adorable, I too have two girls so much taller than me and I've kept their tiny little dresses and I can't believe sometimes that they were so small to fit those cloths. Thank you for hosting.

  5. Happy 30th Birthday to your son :) So nice you've kept his little clothes - and the blanket is adorable! HVTT and Thanks for hosting, Suzanne. Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  6. What a great post Happy birthday to your son! How special you still have such treasures. Mine is 42 and we gave him his momentos a few years ago as we were downsizing. Have a great day and happy VTT

  7. What a lovely tribute to your precious baby.It's so nice to bring out all the memories from time to time.
    I think your quilt was a real achievement at the age of 20. Not many girls of that era stitched. It's good that it's coming back again. x

  8. Sweet post! My daughter turns 30 on Monday, I have been planning a post for her too!!

  9. What a beautiful tribute to your son in celebration of his 30th birthday. Your quilt is so sweet and the outfits you saved are just as precious. Where does the time go?

  10. The embroidered birth announcement is just amazing. Thanks so much for hosting!

  11. Happy belated 30th birthday to your son, Suzanne! Such a lovely and loving tribute to your son, so precious.

    Happy VTT!

    P.S. Where was the surfing photo taken? My ex-husband was a major surfer and I spent 13 some years laying on the beach - sure wish I had that bikini body now! ;)

  12. Thanks as always for hosting this fun party, and happy birthday to your young man!

  13. Hi Suzanne, Happy birthday to your son. I love the treasures you saved and it makes me wish I had made more of an effort to save more of my children's baby things. we moved so many times and it just didn't happen.

    This a very happy post. Your handsome son is blessed to have parents like you and your husband. I adore the quilt you made for your first baby. Thank you for sharing these precious treasures.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  14. What a sweet post! I love the cross-stitched elephant and the little sailor outfit. ~Michelle

  15. Awe! Such precious keepsakes from when he was a little precious baby. He is grown up to be one good looking man as well. That is why I am savoring every moment I am with my two kids because I am going to miss them not having with me all the time. Someday they will grow up and leave home and on their own and I am going to miss that. :) hehehe. Precious!!!! My first entry here and looking forward to more. :)

  16. Happy birthday to your son. He's a handsome young man. All those baby treasures are so precious. My daughter turned 30 this year. Many of the handmade items she had as a baby have a similar appearance. Thanks for sharing. Sweet memories.

  17. such SWEET memories! i love the sailor suit and the little blankets are so adorable.

    i love your last paragraph ... sounds like my mom ... she always calls me "baby girl" and says that i will ALWAYS be her baby girl (even tho i'm 50 now!)

  18. I love this post! My 'baby' girl turned 30 this year also. They grow up so fast. Love the birth announcement and cute outfits. Happy Birthday to your son!! Hugs, Linda

  19. Such a sweet post. It's wonderful tat yo saved those things and making him that blanket at 20. Just melts my heart.

  20. Love peeks at your little baby boy memories. I kept a few things too (33 years) and used some of them for DGS who is now 9. Thanks for hosting, happy that I could join in.

  21. My oldest son turned 30 in December and it blew my mind!! LOL!
    I also did a similar cross stitch Sampler when he was born!! LOL!!
    Thanks so much for hosting every week!


  22. always enjoy exploring your blog and the various links. Kind of lose myself in the wonderful ideas

  23. What a beautiful tribute to your
    handsome son! I love all the sweet baby things you kept. This was so sweet to read. Nick leaves for Kansas tomorrow and college. I am really sad! But I know they grow up and they have their own lives to lead. Hugs to you! Anne


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