I'm sure you can tell this doll buggy is old. I know my mother had it in the 1930s, but I don't know if it was new to her or a hand-me-down; she had several things from an older cousin.
My sister and I played with it, our cat slept in it, and now my daughter occasionally takes some of her stuffed animals for a stroll.
My husband and I did some repair work before turning it over to our daughter a couple of years ago. The original canvas hood (a matching dark gray) and "pocket thing" were in terrible, disintegrating condition. I replaced it with this plaid fabric that, believe it or not, I had on hand (and I don't keep much fabric on hand either). Matches very well. Ever wonder if certain things were just meant to be? Anyway, replacing the pocket was pretty easy-- the hood? Ugh! A real pain, but it came out well. It does tip and collapse too. Pretty neat.
They sure don't make toys like this anymore!
Such a family and interesting piece has to be a favorite thing today! Linking to Mockingbird Hill Cottage.
Enjoy your Saturday!