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circa 1969!<br>
first the bad news: my parents are huge hoarders. it's truly a problem and i've posted about it here before. they have a number of houses, and each is chock full. the house we grew up in has apple boxes filling the attic, and they saved everything from our childhoods; a lot of the early stuff was labeled.<br>
so a few weeks ago, when my brothers and i were there, our children started exploring upstairs in the attic, and we poked around a bit too. i found a box labeled girl clothes 1-2 years. (this would be my baby clothes.) well, i now have a daughter in that age bracket. so i looked inside. would you believe i found *beautiful* clothes in perfect condition, with no stains, rips, etc.?<br>
so i took about 20 items, overalls, dresses with bonnets, sweaters, smocks, rompers. i'm pleased to have it for Eleanor. it's unlike anything you can buy today. it has a lot more detail, and some of the styles are very retro/groovy.<br>
i'm really kind of excited about this find! (not that it justifies them hoarding this all of, um, 38 years... yes it bothers me that they didn't pass it on to someone else.) but now that i happened to find it, it seems like a unique surprise. oh, and my daughter has the same birthday month as me, so our sizes match for the seasons.
 

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That is so totally awesome! I was born in the 60's and would love it if I came across something my Mom had saved. She only save some cards we made and a few little things, but they are worth it now that she is gone. Oh how I'd love to have some of my baby clothes for my DGD though!! I am not a pack rat, but I did save a few of my favorite things that my kids wore when they were little. What a lucky find you made!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
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that's very cool. I wish my mom had saved my baby clothes - she had great taste, and while no of my boys could wear any of it, I'd have loved to pass it on to my niece.
 

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that sounds so cool. Sometimes I see pictures of myself as a baby in the 70s and wish I could get my hands on those bellbottom pants <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
The only thing I'd say to you is check them over for safety. Although at this age it may not be as big of a deal. We had a relative give us a little baby sleeping gown that had drawstrings around the neck. Talk about a choking and strangulation hazzard! I just cut them off and it looked fine without them.
 

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I absolutely LOVE vintage baby clothing and wish I could come across some of my baby dresses from the 70's to pass on to Hannah. I am sure your little one will look very pretty.
 

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Awww how sweet! My mom made a quilt of all my baby clothes, so there will be none for my children. Well, I only had one girl anyway and she's turning 12 next month so not much need anymore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ! I took apart my quilt a few years ago and added some scraps from HER baby clothes and now it's her quilt, much treasured. Hopefully she can add her own dd's pieces someday and pass it on down!
 

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My DD wore a dress that I had worn as a baby. It had a matching coat and bonnet. I think my mom or grandma had made the dress. Many of my clothes as a child were made by my mom or grandma. It was so cute and fun! I am so glad my mom had saved it. I have pictures of me in the dress and pictures of my daughter. I still need to make a page using those pictures for the scrapbook.<br><br>
I still have all my kids clothes....I honestly can't get myself to pass them on. Of course, I tend to be a bit sentimental too.
 

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I would kill for vintage baby clothing.<br><br>
DF would probably have me locked up in the loony bin. He's said that having some stuff from the 60s is cute and kitschy, but do I think I might be taking it a tad far? I think not. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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that is awesome! my mom (also a packrat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) saved some of our clothes (they are 25 years old) and dd now 5 months old, has lot of cute little dresses.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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My youngest son wore the same xmas outfit his daddy wore on his fist xmas.<br><br>
I have overalls, shoes, hats, blankets, and favorite shirts from my husband's childhood.<br><br>
Let me tell you, those striped oshkosh overalls are REALLY durable. The pair my two year old wears now have been worn by his 40 year old uncle, his 38 year old dad, 35 year old family friend, his 18 year old female cousin, his 16 year old male cousin, his 14 year old female cousin and now him. They are just now "soft" in the knees, and have been worn as part of the regular clothes, not the special ones.<br><br>
My mil is a crazy saver... she has a 900 square foot heated and cooled shop/antique storage building out at her property. I am not looking forward to the day she passes and we have to go through it all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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pictures? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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That's so neat.<br><br>
My mother-in-law saved a number of very special outfits and handmade blankets from when my DH and his brother were babies in the 1970s, and she just took them out of the cedar chest and washed them for us this past week. She can't wait to pass them on. Thankfully, the items are fairly neutral, so they'll work no matter what our baby's gender.
 
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