Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mom's Doll Buggy

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!


  1. Mmmm... love this.... want one! Cheers~

  2. I love this baby buggy! The fact that it was your mom's is icing on the cake - Great job repairing it. I think the fabric adds a jaunty look to the whole thing!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  3. That is a wonderful baby buggy. How lovely that you have it and that you have a daughter to pass it along to. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  4. I love when there's a story attached to an item. Have a great weekend!

  5. How adorable! And I love the new hood :) Perfect!

    Thanks for visiting me through A Favorite Thing! I have a blog hop tomorrow and I'd love to have you join :)

  6. Your doll buggy is wonderful! I have managed to save a few childhood toys and they bring back so many happy memories. Wish you and yours a Blessed Easter.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  7. Adorable! I had a real "perambulator" years ago and the fabric could only be described as a "bilious green!" Yours is so cute and is perfect for the toys. By the way, I have a 'possum toy too! Husband bought it for me and it rides along in the back of the Jeep. (That gray one is a possom, right?)

  8. Wishing you a blessed Easter from Still Woods Farmhouse!

  9. Sweet! Very attractive repair job too.
    A friend used to dress up her cat and take it for walks in the doll carriage. What a well behaved, easy going puss that was!