Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Moses Basket



I found a lovely Moses Basket at a baby consignment store recently. It has the sweetest eyelet lace lining that I was able to remove, launder and press. This task took an entire day as each step had to wait for nap times.

Hubby was gracious enough to help me with photos. I assure you that he had other matters on his mind (he's a Wisconsin native, and the Super Bowl game was mere hours away), but he obliged me anyway. I even requested that he change out of his fourteen year-old Green Bay Packer sweatshirt (temporarily of course)...to which he also graciously obliged.












Can you guess which little sweet pea of ours was first to enjoy the new basket?

55 comments :

pve design said...

Ladies first! I scored a moses basket too for our little girl. It is funny, they are in it for a mere few seconds of life....and soon off and running.
I love those sweet first memories of garnering nap time for projects.
Remember to take a nap. Mommies deserve naps too.
pve

Sue ( Lavender Lady) said...

Gosh, your Moses basket brings back wonderful memories for me. My youngest son had one the same. When he was born he weighed 5lbs and was so tiny premature baby cloths were too big. When we put him in the Moses basket, he looked lost. Now he is 25, 6 feet 4 inches and a daddy himself to a son and daughter how time fly’s. Make the most of your beautiful sweet babies before you know it they will be off to collage.
Margaret’s pink slippers are gorgeous!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I LOVE moses baskets...It was my fave thing fr each of my four brand new babes.

Also love the "bundle of love pink" crocheted (sp?) booties!

lisaroyhandbags said...

So sweet! and sweet of your guy to oblige xo

My Little Bungalow said...

How cute! And the little pink shoes are precious. Would love to see the entire photo of her in the basket.

Last night we were rooting for the Packers (my husband is a Wisconsin native too) so we were very happy with the results. It was a great game. I'm sure Mike was tickled pink!

Villa Lotta Wohnboutique said...

Gorgeous, I just love it!
Have a nice day, Lisa!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love her sweet little pink feet.

Esther@fleurcottage said...

aw...so CUTE!

Dianne said...

Oh those sweet pink slippers on little Cinderella feet!!! Be still my heart.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

How sweet, those tiny pink footsies...and the basket, too of course!
XOXO
Joni

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How sweet -- I remember having a Moses basket for our son and daughter -- they outgrow them so fast -- but they were wonderful for toys and books later on. Enjoy your fleeting "Moses moments".

Turley Times said...

Great find! I really want a moses basket but they are so expensive online. Maybe I'll be able to find one from a consignment store too. Yours is beautiful!

Hannah

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

That basket is so very pretty! Your precious little girl looks so sweet in it!

Natasha said...

ohhhh, how pretty! I have heard people speak of these lately, perhaps a new trend? I had one when I was a baby, and my sister as well... not quite as pretty as this one though!

Northern Light

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Trina,
Too sweet! I always wanted a moses baskets for my two, but never bought one.

Mike,
You are a gem...so glad your Packer's won! Just promise you won't be making those sweet babies wear cheeseheads!!!

Simply LKJ said...

What a beautiful basket!! And, I love her knit shoes!! What a sweet hubby. Bet he's a happy camper today.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

So sweet! We had a moses basket for our daughter too, we loved it!

Hidden Sisters said...

Such a sweet moses basket. Perfect for nap time! Looks like it is the perfect size for Margaret too. I bet your husband was thrilled over the win yesterday!

The Mom said...

I have always admired them from afar. I wanted terribly to buy one for the first granddaughter but it seemed as though you only use it for such a short time. So I deferred to my more practical self. Now I am convinced. I will be scouring Craigslist and checking out thrift stores because I am happy to see that you did not find it a totally superfluous purchase. I am in. Yippee. Oh and thanks. I really always wanted one. I can put dolls in it until the next grandbaby comes...

the gardeners cottage said...

hi trina,

such sweetness. can they both fit in there?

xo
janet

Pinecone said...

My hubs is a Wisconsin native too...and he was also was in some old Packer shirt! Thank goodness they won after all that waiting for it to start yesterday!
I have girl twins (13 now) but we never had a Moses basket.
It is so sweet...love it!! Hope you got some rest while the babe was in it.
Ashlyn

Red Gate Farm said...

Love Margaret's pink shoes!

~Chris

Between You and Me said...

beautiful pictures...I'd say your sweet girl got first dibs at the Moses basket....love the Moses basket!!!!

Pondside said...

That brings back lovely memories for me - of a baby boy who wasn't small long enough to make use of it, and of a baby girl who was so tiny that it was our travel bed for a very long time.
Sweet booties!

A COTTAGE REVIVAL said...

I had a Moses basket for my babies and we used it all the time...I miss those days of babies staring up at me and watching my every move. Now those babies are 17,15,12 and 5. Enjoy every moment with your little ones. The booties are beautiful.

Fairfield House said...

What a treasure you discovered! I adore Princess Margaret's pink slippers.

Susy said...

The little pink feet are so tiny. Your photo chronicles are going to be fun for the twins to look back on someday. Blessings.

Barnwood Urbanist said...

Very sweet! And congrats on the Packers win!

Julie said...

How lovely. I have long wanted a Moses basket, but couldn't justify the price. I just love it.

Brie said...

Absolutely precious.

Joyce said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am still so jealous that you have twins- so magical!

The Mustard Seed said...

So sweet.. You must tell me how much you love it and if the buy is worth it. I'm expecting my second baby in July and have been wanting a Moses
basket for him or her. But I didn't know if it was worth the cost...

Congrats on your sweet babies. Nothing better.

Angel

Anonymous said...

I can't get enough! Your photos are so creative!

We're awaiting our third little one, and your pics tide me over until we can see our babe in person : ) 3.5 months and counting...

Julianna

Southern Lady said...

How sweet! Carla

ahomespunyear said...

Ah...We had a little wicker crib for our babies...I made it a cotton lining with sprigs of flowers on the fabric. Happy times.

Gail said...

What a sweet Moses basket! I love it! And those little tootsies in the pink booties....precious. Your husband was sweet to help you out. Tell him major brownie points, esp. considering the game and all.

Take care,
Gail

lizziefitz said...

Well worth the effort. It is all about the details, even with twins :) Even with 5 kids I still try to work in he special details ,when i can ;0

Kathy said...

I think you need to clone that husband of yours...what a treasure and a great pic too.

Anonymous said...

I just adore Moses baskets! I tried to find one during my pregnancies - now almost 6 years ago - but where I live nobody uses Moses baskets, so I had to settle for something less. Enjoy this happy and exhausting period and do try to get some rest if you can!
Evelien

Tidbitz said...

First time here. Beautiful blog! Love those little feet in pink!

Terrell said...

Moses baskets are the greatest!!! Such precious little feetsies too!! ;-)
All the best to you and your beautiful little fam!
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Patti said...

Love that basket! This is a beautiful blog! Thank you for sharing your find! I'm a basket girl!

designchic said...

Oh...that precious baby girl - just adore a Moses basket!!

Heaven's Walk - said...

simply ADORABLE..... ♥

xoxo laurie

red ticking said...

love this... and the pink feet... the best.. xoxo

Holly Austin said...

GO PACKERS! Even though I didn't know who they were before the game (I don't follow football), I was rooting for the packers simply because they haven't won the super bowl since the 1990's. Looks like I made the right choice :)

The Moses basket is adorable, love all the pure white!

Brunch at Saks said...

I absolutely adore your blog and house! So glad I found it :)

Hugs xoxo

Romantic Prairie Style said...

LOVE Moses baskets, and one with white broderie anglaise, even sweeter !! And as for the precious little one on the bed, gorgeous. Women often say that no-one tells them what motherhood is like, but I don't think we don't tell each other, it's just something that until you experience it it isn't fathomable. Same world, WHOLE different universe!

Snippets of thyme said...

I like renovation blogs. We renovated an old brownstone in Albany, New York 6 years ago and it was soooo beautiful. And, then we got tranferred (twice). I'll poke around a bit and enjoy your lovely blog. I already have enjoyed that adorable Moses basket and those sweet baby feet!

Kit said...

I am loving both the basket and the slippers! Just lovely. :) Kit

Dylana Suarez said...

This is so lovely!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

24 Corners said...

Lovely basket and extra lovely sweet pea feet! Hubby was pretty lovely too...and such a good sport!
xo J~

kayce hughes said...

I used our basket with all of little ones. I loved having them near.

dannybatelic1 said...

I LOVE Moses Baskets...It was my fave thing fr each of my four brand new babes.


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