Antique cane baby carriage – what a beauty

In our wanderings last weekend we went in and out of the many antique shops on Av. Tristan Navaja, as usual finding many beautiful things to oooh and aaaah at. Montevideo is an antique collector’s paradise. It’s a shame that we don’t have the money or the housing space to buy some of the most appealing things, however DH and I both enjoy wandering and spotting outstanding pieces, and occasionally go to one of the local auctions. They say a thing beauty is a joy for ever, and here is a case in point . Now if I were to buy this I would somehow feel that I needed to put it to some purpose. And although the tally is not necessarily final, currently all our grandchildren are all well past this stage. So perhaps it could serve holding a large tub of maiden hair fern …. but any carelessness with the watering could damage the cane base. The same concerns arise using the pram as a very elegant, indeed capacious, drinks trolley, as condensation on the ice bucket would play havoc with the base in no time. It could be a perfect display unit for a doll collection if that were my thing …. fabric stash mobility in my work area might be improved, that’s one idea …. anyway feel free to make your suggestions.

4 Responses to “Antique cane baby carriage – what a beauty”

  1. Scrapmaker says:

    It is beautiful. At my house it would be piled up with antique quilts. I might pefer to make the contemporary and artisitic, but I enjoy the history and beauty of the old ones. Jen

  2. lisa says:

    I’m thinking it would be a lovely ice cream vendor cart. When you get a moment, could you wheel some chocolate, chocolate chip my way?

  3. teri springer says:

    Silk flowers/plants, don’t need watering. Or, it could hold books.


  4. Nikki says:

    How about books and silk plants combined…with maybe some antique textiles tucked in here and there. Sort of a vignette?

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