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Tim over at Bringing up Charlie has created a mo-meme to pick a thing that somehow tells the story of your family.

I volunteered myself for this because there is one thing that really stands out for me – its not something I own or even have in the house but is the one thing I’d think of immediately when asked to think of an object that is special to our family.

We christened Babygirl this last weekend and she wore our family christening gown. Our gown is special – in its current form it was worn by me, my father and his father. Yes, Babygirl is part of the 4th generation to wear it. And it was made from an older gown that was worn by my great-grandfather and his father.

This gown was made my great- grandmother, Nana, a character in her own right (she smoked and had a streak of yellow nicotine in her white hair), and my Mother has chosen to be called Nana by the girls in memory of her.

The dress is beautiful (and scarily fragile when you wrap it around a small wriggly and in Babygirl’s case vomity) – lace, embroidery, pintucks – just beautiful.

I meant to post this earlier but have had to wait to get the photos back showing the detail of it

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5 comments to >An object of affection

  • bumblingalong

    >That's beautiful.

    We also have a family Christening gown – not 4 generations, but me and my sisters both wore it.

    Unfortunately, because we haven't yet made a decision about getting Moo christened (whether Catholic or C of E if you can believe that…) she's now too big for the gown, as we were all christened at a few weeks old (as Catholics – otherwise we wouldn't got to heaven!). You've reminded me that I need to get on and sort that…

  • bumblingalong

    >That's beautiful.

    We also have a family Christening gown – not 4 generations, but me and my sisters both wore it.

    Unfortunately, because we haven't yet made a decision about getting Moo christened (whether Catholic or C of E if you can believe that…) she's now too big for the gown, as we were all christened at a few weeks old (as Catholics – otherwise we wouldn't got to heaven!). You've reminded me that I need to get on and sort that…

  • Hot Cross Mum

    >Wow, that's amazing and so lovely to have such history attached to it.

  • Diney

    >What a fantastic history – wonderful to keep traditions alive.

  • auntiegwen

    >Beautiful x

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