9/6/10

Plenty To Wear These Days

Ruby's Wardrobe

I spent some time purging the kids' wardrobes this week since a new season is upon us. I have kept a few special pieces from Ruby's early months but what can't be transitioned into the fall and winter months is going to a friend. With limited space for all of her clothes/socks/shoes/blankets/crib sheets, I have to keep things as easy to look at as possible or it gets overwhelming.

Ruby's Wardrobe

Ruby has more closet space than Brett and I put together. Old houses = Lots of wardrobes.

Ruby's Wardrobe

I have been saving vintage dresses and smocks since before we knew we were having a girl almost a year and a half ago and Ruby is finally big enough to start wearing some of them. I have had some luck recently with a few pieces but most of these were thrifted in Springfield and surrounding areas as well as gifts from sweet readers around the time Ruby was born.

Ruby's Vintage

Ruby's Wardrobe

Ruby's Wardrobe

Ruby's Vintage

Plus a few more that were in the wash and one that was so delicate it was torn in the dryer. Sad face.

Sebastian's Wardrobe

Sebastian, on the other hand...

Sebastian's Wardrobe

... has one measly piece of vintage clothing and I only just found it this weekend. Somehow, I don't think he minds. This poor boy does own more clothing but it was sitting in a clean pile in another room that also included a sleeping baby.

Sebastian's Wardrobe

If it isn't from Target or Old Navy, it's been thrifted, handmade, or given to use by sweet people. The mailman hat, for instance, was delivered by our favorite mailman after Sebastian told him he wanted to be a mailman someday. The wardrobe is just a billy bookshelf from IKEA that I found for free four years ago, added a curtain rod to, and covered with wood grain contact paper. This is what it looked like two years ago when his shoes were so much smaller!

Redesigned Bookshelf Beta Version

Ruby wore a vintage red sailor dress and one of the vintage Mexican dresses shown above this weekend while hanging out with the RVA girls. I think the dress shop is her new favorite place!
More on that soon...

xoxo,
Rachel

34 comments:

Toni Brockliss said...

Ruby has the most beautiful little girl dresses I have ever seen!
You are such a lovely mum collecting all those dresses with meaning.
What a treasure - her clothes and her lovely mum.
x

Paige said...

beautiful spaces! I really like the globes above ruby's wardrobe. I love the dresses, too. so sweet.

erinsunday said...

Your little home is so adorable. I still have yet to see the whole thing. :)

Can't wait to hear about your weekend!

Annie Kennedy said...

Wow! I would love Ruby'c clothes in my size :) How adorable is everything!?

mle jean said...

holy smokes! Ruby has super adorable vintage. Very inspiring to start my own collection *with wishful thinking*. Great ways to display their wardrobe. I like!

Amanda said...

What beautifully organized wardrobes!! Ruby's vintage smocks are adorable and such pretty colours and patterns.

strawberry lemonade girl said...

RAAAAAAAAAACHELLLLL!!!!!!!!!!
Ruby's closet.....ayyyyyyyiiiiiieeeeeeeeee!
Dying. DYING!!!!!

You rule, 100%

xo
Alix
modern kiddo

Kaylovesvintage said...

great room and so many cute dresses

bare WUNDERBAR said...

What a wardrobe..! Really nice dresses and I love the pics..
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Nice day to you..
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Jaclyn said...

you can come organize my closet, anytime! that is the best looking wardrobe I've ever seen, well done!

Pink Lady said...

Oh my... I looove all the globes in the room! Do you collect them?

Beautiful dresses!





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Crazy Gecko said...

Woah I love those globes!!!

That little girl is one lucky baba to heve such beautiful things!

FeeMail said...

These are some of the most adorable dresses for kids I've ever seen. Ruby is a lucky girl!! And like the others I really adore your globe collection. I just bought my first one yesterday and am so proud :)!

¶ Michelle said...

oh my goodness, that is the most cutest wardrobe and organised wardrobe I have ever seen! My wardrobe is a such mess. This is adorable, I love the cute little dresses :)

Aura said...

The entire wardrobe/way you have everything in there is too cute! I love the decorations on top. And Ruby's clothes are beautiful. So sweet and girlie :)

Fawn and Flower said...

That is so sweet, about the mailman bringing Sebastian the hat.

I have a lot of adorable vintage baby dresses from when my youngest daughter was teeny. Not really sure what to do with it, but I'm kind of thinking about just giving it back to the store...

Charla said...

I love the way you decorate! Beautiful spaces!!

cococricketsmama said...

Love the wardrobes-such lucky kids! And I love the woodgrain in Sebastian's wardrobe-so cool.

happy owl erin said...

i adore that sailor dress, nice job mama!

ringmaster said...

great vintage wardrobe!!! i love the little one with an owl on it! penelope's wardrobe looks similar! if it isn't from target it is thrifted a hand me down or bought on etsy! kids can have a great wardrobe that doesn't cost a lot!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/3ringcircus

Kara said...

We're about to downsize and move into a smaller place with MUCH less closet space, so I really loved this post and the way you store your children's clothes and shoes. I've got lots of ideas now - thanks for the inspiration! :-)

Rachel M said...

Ruby has very lovely clothes! :)

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Love those spaces! I love the fun touches and displays that you have in each of them. The letters, globes. I love that first aid kit on top of S's wardrobe. I have one similar to that listed in my Etsy. Love it!

And those 2 dresses you mentioned Ruby wearing? Those were my 2 faves looking through the pics. So cute!

♥ Amber
Silver Lining

Anna said...

gasp... those vintage dresses are the cutest things i've ever seen!

Kelley said...

such beautiful colors! what a lucky little lady!

Karen M. Andersen said...

Two words: totally gorgeous. And that's all I need to say about that :)

Karen xx
http://karenmandersen.typepad.com

Teresa said...

With Sebastian's wardrobe, did you use regular screws to mount the rod? Or did you use something else because of how thin the book shelf is?

We are getting together furniture for our boys' room that lacks a closet so I have been wracking my brain for an idea to hang clothes. I love how you used a normal book shelf!

Thanks!

Teresa

MissMollyCoddle said...

I love the wee dress with colourful embroidery! How gorgeous, such a cute selection. Love the first aid kit too, awesome colour.

RachelDenbow said...

Teresa, I used plant hangers that attached to the shelf above them. They are the kind that have a screw on one end and a hook on the other. Just make sure you buy the size that will be big enough to fit a curtain rod through. And be sure to get the smallest rod lengthwise you can and screw your screws about 1/2" wider apart than your rod when fully closed. This will give it the most support.

the whyte house said...

love his closet. that is an awesome idea. the teepees in her room are so cute!!

Danielle said...

A girl can never have too many clothes. Never. Seb shouldn't feel bad. Boys don't need as many clothes.

Dee said...

Ooo Ruby's closet is absolutely delicious! Love it!!

OfficeTYPE said...

So pretty! Even your closets are wonderfully styled. :)

JKA said...

um, I don't even know you, but I would seriously pay you to come organize my house- to make it look that good! It's like shopping in a store, but it's your own home. LOVE what you did with clothes in closets... You have a gift girl.