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?
– Story and photos by Lori-Anne Poirier