Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Little Girl is all Grown Up

This is what my daughter wore 17 years ago -
and this -
and other cute little dresses.

These days it is not so much cute little dresses, as jeans, jeans, jeans, and did I mention jeans?   I have to admit, that although I love my teens, a part of me misses them when they were little, and that is partially because I miss the cute outfits they wore.  We have saved a few special outfits from each of the children but never did much with them.

A few years ago I started noticing that bedrooms or dressing rooms are often shown with a pretty outfit hung out on display.
Source: Canadian House and Home
See what I mean?  How cute is that dressing room with the gorgeous coat hung out just waiting to be worn.
Source: Canadian House and Home 
 See there's another one - a glamorous dressing room with the dress hanging out on display.

That got me to thinking, while I don't have a dressing room, or even a spot to hang something in my bedroom, we did have a bare spot at the end of the upstairs hall, just crying out for cute-ification.   What better way than with Kate's baby dresses?  We change them a few times a year and I love seeing them when I walk down the hall.
  Kate's sundress, worn when she was two, and bought by my husband at the Laura Ashley in London.

The first dress Kate wore, when she was 6 weeks old, to her older brother's Nursery School graduation.  

What about you, what have you done with your children's baby clothes?

Linked to Friday Inspiration at The Inspired Room.


  1. I don't have kids (yet) but I think this is such a cute idea! Even though your daughter is almost full grown, you can still reminisce by sneaking a peak at her little dresses (which are adorable by the way). I also love the closet photos - what a great idea!

  2. So sweet! I don't have children yet, but this is adorable. For about 5 years, I have worked in a fine children's boutique, and there is nothing and I mean NOTHING cuter than teensy dresses, shirts, skirts, etc. hanging up. And why not? These ones that you have saved are so adorable :)

  3. I also saved a few special things and they are hanging in a spare closet, waiting for what I'm not sure. Your idea of displaying them is a great one! I miss being able to dress my daughter up too, although at 22 now, she's quite the fashionista so now she does the dressing up herself.

    Kat :)

  4. I love little girl's dresses too. I'm glad you liked the display of Kate's dresses. She's pretty darn cute as a teen, but it's not the same. She won't let me put a bow in her hair or anything.

  5. What an adorable idea - I might have to steal it ;)

  6. Wanderluster, I bet Chloe's dresses would look sweet hung up on display - you will just have to wait a few years though. An idea for the future.

  7. I am so glad I am not the only person who does this. I sew fancy dress up costumes for my girls and I hang them on doors so we can see them rather than shoving them in the closet.

    In my oldest daughter's room, there is a wall which has my baptism dress, my Mom's baptism dress, two special dresses from when I was little, and one little cardigan hanging on nails on the wall interspersed with family photos that I worked up to look old and then put in old cardboard folder frames that old photos come in. I hot glued ribbon to the folders to use as a hanger. I put buttons on the ends of all the nails that I hung all this stuff on.

    I did this long before she was born - it is now rather interspersed with her own taste so it wouldn't look as 'classy' if I photographed it now but I don't have the heart to take it down.