Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Be a lamb...


I grew up in the days of umbrella strollers. Just after the heyday of prams. Right into the miserable plastic and vinyl convenience of mustard and avocado. Lucky for me I have been gifted with an old soul. Something I have heard far too many times. My old soul has always longed for a "real" stroller. The kind you would see a little girl happily prance up and down the street with.


...and there she was...


All dressed up in the finest Ohio Art lithograph.


A little lamb dancing in the clover.


With nary a scratch.


Wooden beads still neatly painted.


Spoke tin wheels polished like new.


A prize toy ready for a grown up girl.


Yep...Claire and I took it for a spin around the room.
Now, I am off to find just the right baby items to fit in this treasure.

31 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Aww so sweet! There is just something about little lambs. :-) It would look really cute with a potted plant in it too.

Jane said...

That's so sweet - and looks like it's in perfect condition too! I have a Teddy Bear who'd love to go for a ride in it :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Isn't it the cutest! A baby doll will enjoy riding in this!

craftyles said...

Oh you lucky! I'm jealous of that perfect little stroller!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh my!! You have the sweetest little vintage treasures! I love your stroller!! That is such a good treasure to have! That would be cute with some little vintage toys and a teddy bear :) Have fun on your stroll! xo Holly

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Eeek! I say take it around the block. :)

Creative Breathing said...

Renee, I am beyond happy that this stroller has come to live in your craft room. A more deserving grown up girl there couldn't be. My husband was lucky enough to have grown up with a real stroller like this one. Gotta love the 40's! Thanks for sharing! E

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Can't believe the great condition on that ADORABLE stroller. They just don't make them like they used to....

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

GET OUT!!!! First I saw the "Ohio Art" logo, and I got a little nervous because I knew it was going to be something that would be so darn cute, and I would want it BAD! My heart's beating fast!
I guess that does it then...you bought the cutest thing that there is! HaHa!
Erica :)

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love it! It's so sweet. So happy it found you.

xo,
Danielle

vintage grey said...

Oh my, this is honestly the cutest stroller ever!! It is in such awesome condition!! I so want to come over an play!! Great find!! ;) xo Heather

Sandy said...

OK....now I really want your craft room and everything in it!!!! LOL Where in the heck did you find this treasure?????? My gosh Renee!!!!

Chenille Cottage said...

I spy the cutest little dolly stroller...and, it belongs to one of my sweet blogging friends!
Oh, Renee...You have added such a cute touch to your already incredible sewing room...How I love the pink and blue! Many of my toys in the 50s were of this same vintage. How I wish I still had some of them...Unfortunately, my two little twin sisters inherited them and they didn't survive!
I hope you are staying cool with a a bit milder weather!
Big hugzzzz,
Carolynn xo

Perfectly Printed said...

So cute! Where did you ever find that?

chris

Diane Mars said...

darling.. thats a great gift, now a friend like that is a keeper~ Hugs, Diane

busymartha said...

This is a vintage treasure, what beautiful colours my dear!

vivian said...

LOVE it!!! how stinking cute it is! and in such great condition. This has surely been waiting for you to find it all these years...
cant wait to see which baby gets the honor of sitting in it!
joy to you!!
xoxo
vivian

Kim K. said...

The condition of that stroller is unbelievable. It was just waiting for you. The lamb graphic is just precious. Good for you.

ImagiMeri said...

Dang sista' where did you find that treasure? I want one, too!

As soon as my hubby fixes my computer, I'll send you some piccy's!

Hugs,
Meri

retrorevival.biz said...

OMG, this is so darling! Don't you just wish they made such sweet things nowadays?!

~Cindy

Shirley Hatfield said...

This is why I want to go back in time and go shopping! Fantastic find...I am crying with greed! =D

Debby said...

I love it. So cute and in such good condition. You scored.

NanE said...

Good grief, that is amazing! I can't believe it has survived all these years in perfect condition and those graphics of the lambs are just so sweet. Thanks for sharing, Nan

Kathy said...

What a score to find one in that condition!! I can hardly wait to see how you fill 'er up.

Lynn said...

oh my how cute!! I just love it! Hope you find the right baby doll for it!! Such a wonderful find!! Hugs,
Lynn

Nancy said...

Just precious Renee!!

Linda Ruthie said...

Wow, what incredible condition,and such cute colors and images. It was just waiting for you.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

You KNOW I love this adorable stroller. What a great find!!

Corey Moortgat said...

Oh, just, just beautiful!!! I love the little lamb! I found a similar style stroller (with graphics that weren't nearly as cute) for only $16 at an antique store. I was so excited about my great find that I didn't realize until I got home that it was missing the 2 back wheels!! It's still cute for display though!

Dorothy Prudie Vintage said...

Oh my. How adorable is that? Love it.

Barbara said...

Thank goodness I read all the way through my blog list or I would have missed this! It is perfect and wonderful. And whatever doll you find will need a dress to match the stroller. Maybe a hat. And a quilt.