Thursday, October 6, 2011

Such A Doll!

Charlotte Rose 
This is Charlotte Rose, my great-niece, she is my sister's first grandchild. My sister has four daughters so you can only imagine the attention this precious baby gets. It was her Christening last Sunday and regretfully I could not attend. I asked Kristen, her mom, to send me some photos and the above are her captures. I enhanced them with old fashioned photo frames from,
I was thrilled to learn that I had a small part in the selection of this beautiful dress. I had a bag of old linens that included four antique christening gowns that I gave to my sister Terry, when we moved to Florida. Terry and Kristen selected the above gown and gave it to my mom, Charlotte's great-grand-mother, to wash, starch and press, it needed only a couple of small repairs. So now there are four generations involved with the wearing of this garment. Terry also solved the bonnet dilemma, as no mall had anything to match. She went to an antique store and found an elaborate old pillow case along with three yards of antique lace, that matched perfectly and made the bonnet herself. 
Wow, when things are just meant to be! 
Kristen, recently graduated from nursing school and has chosen to stay at home with her precious new baby, she is such a wonderful new mom. 
Everything Kristen touches seems to turn to gold, she made the christening cake too, her first attempt at cake decorating. So much talent!
Wouldn't you love to know who first wore that christening gown and how many years ago it was. If linens could only talk! 
Coincidentally, four gowns, four daughters, hmmm, I think I see a tradition starting here! 
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Barb said...

Love what you did with the photos - the vintage touch is so appealing. She's such a sweetheart!

lisa said...

Oh my goodness, she is adorable Rosemary, and these photographs are just beautiful!
The gown is amazing, and what a wonderful heirloom!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That is a beautiful baby! And I loved reading the story about the christening gown. That cake is amazing! Such talent, indeed!

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful story of traditions in the making... I love your vintage effects on the photos, too. Such a sweet baby!

hootnonny said...

Charlotte Rose is so adorable in her Christening gown and bonnet! Love the fframes and the way you arranged them!

missing moments said...

she is so adorable and love how you have captured this special little one!

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