Baby clothes. Tiny little outfits, some for everyday, some for special occasions that etch a memory on a parent’s heart. Most often carefully packed away in storage boxes until time to pass on as heirlooms to the next generation. Do you have any heirloom baby clothing packed away? If you do, why not display it as art in a baby nursery or kid’s room?
Framed, hanging, or displayed on a shelf, heirloom baby clothing as art creates an excellent focal point in a kid’s room.
Include proper care when deciding how to display baby clothing, no matter the age of the piece. They will quickly become heirlooms. Display textiles in low light, avoiding direct sun and fluorescent lights. When framing, don’t allow textiles to touch glass. Consider rotating items, displaying for a while then replacing with other special articles. Rotation protects heirlooms while keeping the display from growing passé.
Baby clothes become treasured family keepsakes, whether from the last five years or the last fifty. When displayed as room accessories or art, these tiny heirlooms are definitely a topic of conversation within the family.
Other posts in the Teaching Kids Family History with Heirloom Accessories series:
- Heirloom Accessories: Using Family Photos
- Heirloom Accessories: Using Vintage Toys
- Heirloom Accessories: The Family Tree
- Heirloom Accessories: Baby Clothing as Art
- Heirloom Accessories: Antique Kid’s Furniture