Vintage Baby Bibs Gift Idea.....

It's often rare to find genuine vintage and retro baby bibs and smocks in good condition. Just through the nature of design for their intended use, many have not stood the test of time suffering food and grime stains and considerable wear. Those that have stood the test of time are often sweet, splendid, detailed, cute, kitsch, and handmade. They therefore make for a simple but thoughtful gift ideas, for a vintage loving mums with a new baby. 


Some people may concern themselves with a vintage bib being spoiled by food stains and feel hesitant in using them, but if you're wanting to use them rather then display or collect them, they are a perfectly sweet option to use as a dribble bib, rather then for use at meal and snack time.

Here is a sweet idea for displaying a delicately embroidered heirloom bib - source here


Tiny and delicate handmade and embroidered bibs such as the 1950's one pictured above were often used as dribble and spit up bibs for newborns to protect other painstakingly and lovingly handmade garments baby may be wearing. All efforts were taken to protect garments as often was the case that clothing pieces would need to be used on subsequent children in the family.

So it's always a treat to come by bibs and smocks in wonderful vintage condition. They make a sweet addition to a vintage, retro or kitsch inspired hamper for a baby shower or a sweet token gift with a lovely card full of well wishes and congratulations.

Check out some of the lovely vintage bibs on my Pinterest boards that I've pinned.

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My Vintage Childhood: Vintage Baby Bibs Gift Idea.....

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Vintage Baby Bibs Gift Idea.....

It's often rare to find genuine vintage and retro baby bibs and smocks in good condition. Just through the nature of design for their intended use, many have not stood the test of time suffering food and grime stains and considerable wear. Those that have stood the test of time are often sweet, splendid, detailed, cute, kitsch, and handmade. They therefore make for a simple but thoughtful gift ideas, for a vintage loving mums with a new baby. 


Some people may concern themselves with a vintage bib being spoiled by food stains and feel hesitant in using them, but if you're wanting to use them rather then display or collect them, they are a perfectly sweet option to use as a dribble bib, rather then for use at meal and snack time.

Here is a sweet idea for displaying a delicately embroidered heirloom bib - source here


Tiny and delicate handmade and embroidered bibs such as the 1950's one pictured above were often used as dribble and spit up bibs for newborns to protect other painstakingly and lovingly handmade garments baby may be wearing. All efforts were taken to protect garments as often was the case that clothing pieces would need to be used on subsequent children in the family.

So it's always a treat to come by bibs and smocks in wonderful vintage condition. They make a sweet addition to a vintage, retro or kitsch inspired hamper for a baby shower or a sweet token gift with a lovely card full of well wishes and congratulations.

Check out some of the lovely vintage bibs on my Pinterest boards that I've pinned.

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10 Comments:

At October 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM , Blogger Anne M said...

Georgeous Trudie. With the introduction of velcro, a lot of these tied bibs all of a sudden became obsolete. I loved them for my kids. xx

 
At October 1, 2013 at 2:26 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

Oh my that last bib is just the sweetest! Xx

 
At October 1, 2013 at 9:27 PM , Blogger Sunae Reilly said...

I've always loved pretty baby bibs! My sister and I used to use vintage ones that were passed down through the family on our dolls but I wouldn't have a clue where they are now! These bibs are so gorgeous, Trudie! Such a sweet little gift xx

 
At October 1, 2013 at 10:05 PM , Blogger Erica Louise said...

That's such a cute idea to frame them!

 
At October 2, 2013 at 1:32 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

You are so right Anne.

 
At October 2, 2013 at 1:35 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

It's a definite sweetie and I have many more with amazing desk in them.

 
At October 2, 2013 at 1:36 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

What a lovely story and memory that must be.

 
At October 2, 2013 at 1:39 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

It really is a super see idea. Now to add it to m every growing list of things to do.

 
At October 2, 2013 at 7:53 PM , Blogger OP SHOP MAMA said...

Nice ones! I had funky old bibs pinned up on the wall of the babies' room, when we had 2... I think some seem just too nice to spoil with dribble and food!

 
At October 4, 2013 at 12:19 AM , Blogger Van said...

Those are so cute, love the way you chose to display them, too!

 

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