Friday, April 29, 2011

The New "Princess" Beds are Up and Running (or Sleeping?)!

The girls now have their "big girl" beds!  The toddler beds and changing table were sold to a family who had little bitties, so we got these beautiful beds out of storage and put 'em to good use!

The bedroom is small, so we had to be creative with the placement of beds!

These beds used to belong to my mom and her older sister, my aunt Sue.  My mom said she got her bed when she was around 5 years old.  That would mean it's been over 56 years since it was "new to her."  The beds were already antiques when my mom and aunt got them all those years ago.  These are some old beds!

After my grandparents got divorced, my grandma sold these little beds to her cousin, MaryBelle.  MaryBelle kept them in an upstairs bedroom for most of the in-between years.  She died a few years ago after a battle with cancer.  Her granddaughter (my distant cousin Heidi) put them in an estate auction.  My mom bought them both from the auction, and now here they are.  Full circle. 

The girls (who are 3) love them. We all think they look like princess beds. We finally got to use this bedding from a long-ago post! Kids--they sure grow up fast. Now, should I cry or celebrate?

Since they're tall beds, we had to put the guards on--unsightly as they may be!

We also got this bench at the auction.
It comes in handy for little girls who are too short to get in/out on their own...


The Britt Family said...

Amy, what are the odds you know where i can buy this bedding set..i have one set but need another for my twin daughters ..i found your blog on my "green gorilla" search this evening..thanks so much for any help you may be able to

Amy said...

I don't think this particular style is made any longer. I do know Green Gorilla is owned by CHF. When I went to their site, this style is no longer pictured. There aren't any on eBay either. I got these sets at Walmart. I wish you luck on your search! I just love these comforters...they've held up trough many washings!