Bought: Baby Doll Cradle

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This morning I popped into the Women’s Emergency Shelter Thrift Shop on Lawrence Avenue, downtown in Kelowna, on a treasure hunting expedition. I hadn’t even gotten all the way through the door when my eyes fell on this little beauty.

It’s a wooden, swinging cradle – presumably hand made, in brand new condition. The perfect accessory for my own baby’s baby dolls.

Of course, being not even a year old, my daughter’s doll collection is still a bit scant (it currently consists of one (1) little rag doll). If she’s anything like her mother, she may never get into the whole baby doll thing. But for $10 I think it’s worth the gamble. Even if she doesn’t, it will make a charming accessory to her room, which is evolving more slowly than I expected.

What I need to decide now is what to do with it. Do I leave it in its natural wood state? Stain it? Paint it? Maybe do some white shabby chic? I know the pink heart (see below) is a gonner – if not removed than at least it will be painted over. I’m open to suggestions – what do you think?

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– Story and photos by Lori-Anne Poirier

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  1. I think it needs something. Yeah the heart can go. Maybe stained a dark brown or painted white. Will it match your little girl’s bedroom? It’s beautiful and what a find for $10!!

  2. Well, I love it the way it is. It’s beautiful natural state, feels organic and soft to me.. you could paint your daughters name on the pink heart. Great find. 🙂 I’ll have to check that place out.. don’t think I’ve ever been there.

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