Sunday, 16 January 2011

Precious memories ;-)

If you're a mum, you probably have some kind of baby book or baby record
in which you've kept your precious memories .
I know I had baby books for my children.
I must look them out!
Locks of hair, first teeth, first steps, first word..those all important
milestones of your little darlings! ;-)

This week, I've had a some time to be with my mum and you do!

And I just happened to ask her about her brothers and sisters.

Lo and behold, she disappeared for a few minutes ...and returned with

this Baby Record.

It dates from 1924 ...or even earlier.

My Grandma either bought this book or maybe it was given to her.
She's written the details of not only her first born but
each baby thereafter..and there were plenty of them!
Nine to be exact!

My Grandma had nine children!

Sadly , two died very young and then her youngest child died of polio when she was

only twelve years old.

That must have been heartbreaking.

Anyway, this is indeed a cute little book !

The artist's signature appears on each page

C M Burd

I need to investigate further but

I think C.M Burd was quite a famous children's


Maybe someone knows more about her?!

It's always nice to discover a little bit of family history!


JP said...

wow that is just so gorgeous - what a lovely thing to have

Andi's English Attic said...

What a beautiful book. Who'd have thought there was such a thing printed back then? How precious it must be to you and your mum.
I had a record book for each of my babies and although some bits are filled in, I soon found there wasn't time. I think if I'm ever lucky enough to be a grandparent, I'll keep the book for them and record the events as they tell me excitedly on the phone. xx

The Weaver of Grass said...

How interesting, Sal, that early on a Sunday morning we should both sit putting a post about memories!

What a lovely precious little book and one which will no doubt stay in your family for ever.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

What an incredible find! How lucky you are to discover such a great historical family heirloom!

Flossie and Tom said...

Thats so beautiful - I love it - I do my family history and something like that would be an amazing resource - lucky you XXX

Alix said...

What a gorgeous book! Beautiful illustrations plus family history would be a winning combination for me!

Vintage Tea Time said...

That's lovely - such sweet illustrations too. How wonderful it's still around.

Vintage Tea Time said...

That's lovely - such sweet illustrations too. How wonderful it's still around.

Rosie said...

What a lovely baby book and something to pass on to future generations. Something to treasure.

vintagerockchick said...

What a lovely book - such pretty drawings!

KC'sCourt! said...

Oh that is gorgeous.
I have just given one of those to Steph and Peter for the new born, but is not as pretty as that one
Julie xxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful book - the illustrations are gorgeous ...... and how lovely tho have a piece of family history!

Florence and Mary said...

What a gorgeous book! You're so lucky to have it,

Victoria xx

THIS'N'THAT said...

What a wonderful little book! Thank you for sharing it ... an absolute delight.
Lesley XX

galant said...

A lovely book, Sal! Such delightful illustrations.
Margaret P

Menopausal musing said...

A lovely thing to have had a look at. Beautifully illustrated and quite a treasure.

BusyLizzie said...

That is a truly beautiful little slice of history Sal. Lizzie xx

ahomespunyear said...

What a gorgeous baby book...such pretty illustrations. How lovely to have a special record of your family...a real heirloom!

penelope10 said...

I knew there was something familiar about those illustrations!
I ran over to my bookshelf and pulled out a book I have had since I was three! It's the Brimful Book of Mother Goose Rhymes Animal stories! Illustrated by C.M. Burd, Eul Alie and G & D Haumann

Kelly said...

What a lovely thing to have! How lucky! You have reminded me I need to fill in the book we bought for Sophie!!!

Bohomumma said...

that's just delightful - what a precious thing to have and treasure.

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

sweet post :o)

it seems a while since i've been here.
i must remember to call by more often 'cos i love it ♥

hugs xxx


Louise said...

What a treasure! The baby book is such a lovely little keepsake holding invaluable information and cherished memories to be passed down through generations of your family. I really, really love it! x

Twiggy said...

That is a beautiful keepsake Sal. I bought some vintage style scrapbooking labels when I had Twiglet and they are very similar in style to your Mums lovely book, so pretty.
twiggy x

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

What a gorgeous book Sal. My Mum is one of 8 but they were lucky inasmuch as none died as children. The first one was killed in Malaya in 1950 a few weeks after I was born. Other than that they all reached the ripe old age of 80+ and Mum was 90 three weeks ago!

Belated birthday greetings. Glad you had such a lovely day in Bath!

Sue x