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March 25, 2010

~Strolling along~

Today I had to go to town to get a new pair of Tennis shoes to wear to Vegas next week when I meet up with Chari at "Happy To Design" and was just strolling through the Antique shops....Any hoo I done did it again....Now for those that read my blog know I Love all things Victorian and Children's pieces really can grab my heart....I did a post about my Victorian high chair that made into a Rocker click here to see.... Oh but I have wanted one for 20 years that made into a Stroller and every time I find one it's so much $$$....But hold everything the Antique God's were looking after me today...I finally found my Old Stroller High chair YIPPEE!!! Did you Hear me SCREAM....And girls this is by far the best one I have ever seen....

Check out her wheels....Is this not darling...well I know to some it's nothing to get excited over...But to me this was a 20 year hunt...One more of my wants to check off my Antique list ha ha!!

Now she is made into a Youth Chair...

With the food tray...

The Cane seat...sighs

And with an Ugly doll in it ha ha!!! Do any of you remember these Dolls ?? they were called Attic Babies from many years ago....I made at least 3 dozen of these things and even sold them at one time ha ha!!! Oh before I forget I did get my New tennis shoes ...And I did save money there as I wear a size 4 in a Kid's shoe so they don't cost me as much as women's shoes...I know it sounds cute to have a small foot but you try buying High heels in that size ha ha!!!

I'm hooking up with Cindy at "My Romantic Home" so please go by and see the fun Show-n-Tell's today...Thanks Cindy for a fun day...

Until next time from my mountain top to yours,

Hugs and smiles Glria


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love it Gloria....great find....enjoy it my friend.

afistfullofweeds* said...

Man Gloria, That is Awesome! I have never seen one like that!! Love, Love, Love it!! Rhonda

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beauty you have here! I love it! I always get a kick out of visiting your blog. It brings such a smile to my face, I am here saying to Joe(huby), "Come here , look at this, read that!!" I LOVE the quote by George Carlin on your side bar!! My oldest son is a big fan of him!!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

gloria, you LUCKY gal to have found such a delightful wonder as that Victorian chair! It is a dream! I am much into Victorian things of late, a new passion for me and I can not seem to read enough info on that era. I seem to have fallen in love with Victorian lingerie pins, they are so sweet and diminutive! and thinking of which, whow, I do envy you such small feet, esp. when I have to walk around on size 10 feet. My grandmother always said that I have a "very big understanding" in life! :-) Enjoy that chair, it is a true treasure. (as for the doll, not all that ugly, not when I think about some of the teddy bears i used to make in my first years of creating artist-bears. THEY were ugly, until my creative side kicked in and I was able to find my own style and turn out some pretty decent bears over the years). have a good one, Debby

Debbiedoos said...

Gloria, that is way too cute!!~ What a neat find indeed....I would have that proudly displayed. I see you and Chari are hitting Vegas Baby!!~ Have a wonderful time...and remember what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is so cool Gloria!! I love that piece, I bet you did do the happy dance! I love your cute shoe story too, and the cute Easter card you sent.

Ms. Bake-it said...

You are just too cute Gloria! I am so envious of your high chair! It is fabulous and I cannot believe how well it has been taken care of! Congratulations!

My grandmother had the same problem buying shoes and clothes and sometimes had to shop in the misses and youth departments because she was so tiny.

~ Tracy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a great find! I have seen them before, but they are usually not in very good shape.
You do have a small foot. :)
Have a great weekend.

Heather said...

it's beautiful! what a great find!

Salmagundi said...

Hi Gloria-- Happy that you found your high chair/stroller - it is a beauty. We have one that makes into a stroller, too. We bought it at an antique store in the early 1970s to use when our kids were little; then, the grandkids have used it when they were at our house. Lots of applesauce in the grooves! It is now up in the attic waiting for our next generation. Enjoy yours. Sally

Bill said...

Hi Gloria,
I'm so happy for you that you found this charming treasure! I know 20 years is a l-o-n-n-n-n-g-g-g-g-g time, but it looks like your patience (and being smart about a dollar) paid off! Way to go, Gloria! Hope you and sweet Chari have the best time ever next week! Vegas may never be the same! ;)


Susan Freeman said...

That's great! I have never seen one before!

Susan and Bentley

Madeline's Album said...

What a great find. Have a great day. Madeline

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Gloria, I LOVE your wonderful high chair. It is perfect. I love that it makes a stroller and the cane seat is perfect. I have seen a couple of these, but none as nice as this and yes they were unreal expensive. What a wonderful find and treasure.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments about my clocks. I appreciate it. Also, I got the sweetest and most thoughtful card in the mail yesterday. Thank you so much. What a doll to think of me. Love you and hope you and Chari have a ball next week. Hugs, Marty

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh Gloria, what a wonderful find; so happy for you! I know you will cherish it. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.


Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

I hear ya sister, I wear a 3 1/2 in a kids shoes. It's a booger to find good lookin' fittin' grown up shoes.

What a find you have there after a long, long search. I bet ya'll are just tickled pink. I sure would be. Can ya tell.....I'm thrilled for you. :o)

God bless and have a beautiful weekend, sweetie!!!

Karen said...

Oh Gloria! How awesome is that? My friend Joy and I always text each other when we find something that we've been hunting for. It usually starts out with
:) A size 4 kid's shoe? WOW ! You are a tiny little thing aren't you? That is amazing!
Well, I Love this piece. Congratulations on your big find!!! Have a great weekend!
Hugs! Karen

Anonymous said...

What an awesome piece. They sure don't make em like they used to. You're so funny. I'm sorry, but that is one ugly looking doll. I'd never heard of them. Thank you for sharing.

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, I'm loving this. Since all I have on my mind lately is baby ~ this is right down my alley! How precious this is. I've seen anything like it! At first I thought it looked like a baby wheel chair! :)
Man! What a tiny little footie you have! You may need to put some weights in those tiny little shoes so you won't blow away! :)
Have a wonderful time with Chari!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Gloria, what a find! It looks like it is in such beautiful condition too! I would have bought that too. It's fabulous! You and Chari are going to have such a great time! I'm jealous. Y'all take a lot of pictures to post on your blogs, cause I want to get even MORE jealous looking at the pictures! Have fun! laurie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Gloria, that is just the cutest thing! I also love toys, but you know that. Mine are not Victorian but no matter...did I not have enough toys as a child and I'm doing it now? You have to wonder sometimes...actually, I know what happened to me. I'm stuck at 7 years old. :)
Hugs and love,

Enjoy your Vegas trip!

Justine said...

Gloria! You show us something as cool as that, something you've searched 20 years for and you didn't even tell us how old it is!!!!

Did you say size 4, KIDS? How the heck do your feet keep you balanced? LOL

Did you get the email I sent ya yesterday?

Justine :o )

Linda Q said...

Hi Gloria,
Trying to catch up on my blog reading. Ooooo I love this piece, I can see why you wanted one and I would have grabbed it up too. Love childrens chairs, rockers, buggies etc. They go well with my dolls plus are just so darn cute.
Enjoy your weekend, hugs,

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi sweetie, this is certainly a dandy. I've seen them, but not all together as this one is. So... you're going to Vegas..?? Girl I am sooooo jealous.. Cannot wait to hear all about it, I think this might call for a Phone Call so I can hear all about it instead of reading about it... I know you're going to have a great time..
hugs ~lynne~

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

I love your little Victorian pram, you are a girl after my own heart.
I do remember making Holly Hobby dolls with the wool hair.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend

9405018--Pat said...

Wow...what a great find...thanks for sharing.....have a great trip....Pat H

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, that is one neat chair! I'm so happy for you that you found it. I love all your fun pieces like this. :-)

And Gloria... a size FOUR??? You have a teeeeeeeny foot!

Have fun in Vegas. Be sure and win several million and share it with your friends! ;-)


Sheila :-)

The Victorian Parlor said...


The chair is beautiful! How wonderful to have found such a lovely treasure after so many years of looking:)!



Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi ya cutie, I'm so glad you liked the shop all decked out for Easter. I had the best time getting ready for it.. thought I would get you called tonight.. wasn't meant to be. I'm starting my "annual" laryngitis and the throat is pretty raw.... no worries darling I will be calling soon..lol.... hugs ~lynne~

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, my mom has one of those chairs! That looks just like hers. I think she bought hers back in the 70s. I'm happy you were able to find one!!

xinex said...

What a great find, Gloria! Love the chair. And How nice that you are meeting with Chari. Have fun!...Christine

Dawn said...

That is so darling! I'm so glad you found it.

A trip to Vegas to meet up with Chari? Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun! Don't let Len get too carried away with those slot machines ~ and you know I mean buying them, not playin them!But then again you did get your stroller so I guess one or two more slots for Len would be fair.

You all have a great time!

podso said...

What a treasure! Flexible, and a conversation piece. The caning is beautiful~

bj said...

This is awesome, Gloria...you must have a HUGE house to have these pretty antiques all over....:)