Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Pram

Something about me has always loved an old fashioned baby pram. Navy blue with big silver wheels. I just love them....

Several months ago, DW and I were driving through Archer, when I saw a pram sitting beside the road for sale. I was helping host a baby shower the next weekend and almost jumped out of the truck to see how much the seller was asking for it. I could just see a big blue bow tied on it and gifts stacked up in it....

Devin kept driving, despite my efforts to grab the steering wheel and make him stop. I told him how badly I wanted one of those old prams and how I had even "researched" them on Ebay. I pleaded that we should stop in and just see how much the man was asking for it, because the ones on Ebay were like selling for $400.00 and up. I told him if the man was asking less than $100.00 we should buy it, because it would totally be an "investment".... well, Mr. Finance Degree didn't much agree with my ideas of how we should "invest" (he doesn't really agree with my plan to stimulate the economy either...)... he sighed that big sigh he does when I am trying to talk him into something and then tells me that he's willing to put money on the pram being in my next yardsale if I do buy it..... I promised him that wouldn't happen. After much persuasion, he said we could stop on our way back through and see how much they man wanted for it...

When we got out of the truck, I immediately saw the tag... it was well under $100.00 and I even talked him down a little more!!!

I've already used it at 2 baby showers and I think it's just precious... I wish the blue was a little less faded, but I guess it just adds to making it look antique...


Last week I got the idea to put Annabelle in it and take some pictures... I thought she'd be sweet dressed in a bishop dress and bonnet... we were going for real old fashioned looking...

I think the pictures turned out so funny... they just look kind of silly... I wish I had taken her pictures in it when she was smaller....the sun was in her eyes and she was scaring me to death "bouncing" in the stroller.... I thought it was going to throw her out of it!

They didn't turn out liked I had hoped, but they're still cute though...hello, anything with her in it is cute! Of course, I am not partial or anything...
So what do yall, think? Is my pram trash or treasure?!?!? I know if my dad reads this, he will definitely think it's junk...along with any other man that sees it, I'm sure! Ha...
~annie~

9 comments:

Tamara Ann said...

I definitely think it's a treasure! We had one when I was small, I wish I knew what happened to it - using it for baby showers would be perfect!

Jennifer said...

I think it's adorable!

Stephanie Heintz said...

Treasure for sure!!

Aunt B said...

Wow, what a find.... If only I lived in a bigger house it would be found filled to the brim with priceless treasures. Belle is always cute. I can't believe summer is over and we didn't get together. We were at the lake the other week and I thought about you. Marti came with her baby and Kathy even dropped by.

Carrie said...

I love the pictures of Belle in the pram! So cute. You are doing that man on the side of the road in Archer who sold you that treasure proud!

Can't wait to see what treasure we find on Friday night!

Heather said...

These pics are so cute and I am a wee bit embarrassed to say that I didn't know what a pram was! Ha, but as soon as you showed a pic I felt dumber!! Annabelle is just so precious and I love her dress and bonnet!

Tania said...

Most definitely a treasure you have found. The pictures of Belle in the Pram are so cute. Now if the pictures were only in black and white it would really look the part of being in the "old days". You have such great ideas in how to make use of treasures.

Julianne Hendrickson said...

HA! That is too funny about the handicap bars--I actually kind of enjoyed them because they make shaving easier! Don't wish for this...believe me, it takes me an hour every day after work to clean the house back up, because I can't STAND all the dust!! We are sleeping in it and breathing it...my chest actually feels tight because of all the dust! Anyways, love the pram, definitely would have wanted it too!

Becky said...

Too Cute...I didn't know what a pram was either...I thought they were just called baby buggies/strollers. If you don't do it in the black & white...try it in the sepia color, that may give it an antique look also.