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Robert Frost

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Lamb

Spring is here at last! While we still have a bit of a nip in the air, at least the signs of spring are all around.  The ice is off the lake, the grass is starting to green up and assorted ducks and geese have started looking for nesting areas.

I was deciding which spring cuteness I would feature today and was thinking about lambs. I remembered that tucked in a closet, there was a tiny child sized suitcase that has been with me as long as I can remember.




My little suitcase is a bit battered and worn, but I still think the image is adorable.  I still remember packing my toothbrush and PJ's for a overnight stay at my Grandmother's house in town.  I think for a while when I got a bit older it held assorted Barbie and Skipper dolls and all their paraphernalia.

Sorry, getting off track, back to lambs. Since Easter is almost here I thought I would share a few vintage images that include lambs and a few other spring lovelies.

Before I do, here is a delightful and very appropriate poem for Easter.


The Lamb

Little Lamb who made thee
Dost thou know who made thee?

Gave thee life and bid thee feed
By the stream and o'er the mead
Gave thee clothing of delight
Softest clothing wooly bright
Gave thee such a tender voice
Making all the vales rejoice!

Little Lamb who made thee
Dost thou know who made thee?

Little Lamb I'll tell thee!

He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb;
He is meek and he is mild,
He became a little child
I a child and thou a lamb,
We are called by his name.

Little Lamb God bless thee.








































Thank you for taking the time to visit!
~~ Diane ~~




17 comments:

  1. Diane I truly loved this post ~ every bit of it.
    The little suitcase how you described it for visits had me thinking of my own sweet gram years ago and how I loved to visit way back when . I had barbies and skippers too .
    Each little vintage card made me smile and feel quite nostalgic and also very sweet and happy .
    Lovely post .
    Blessings to you my friend,
    Willow

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  2. Delightful post! I wonder whatever happened to Skipper. No one ever mentions her any more.

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  3. Dear Diane, I love, love, love this post. From the words to the pictures, it is quite simply adorable. I love this time of year watching everything come back to life makes my heart sing. Happy Day & Happy Easter. xx

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  4. I'm always happy to see some spring cuteness!

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  5. I love all your posts, lambs definitely remind me of the start of spring a lot more than they used to now I live across from a sheep field and we get to see the baby lambs every spring, I love your suitcase, I also had barbie and skipper dolls :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing those lovely vintage pictures. Happy Easter!

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  7. What a happy post! You made my day Diane ;o) Thank you ;o) I loved hearing about your suitcase! Big Hugs ;o) Happy Easter ;o)

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  8. Hi Diane, you have chosen some lovely music! I absolutely love this post and these beautiful vintage images have made my day. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  9. Such a beautiful post! So full of joy. Spring is definitely and FINALLY here. I couldn't be happier!

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  10. Those are definitely some cute pictures.

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  11. For your sake and my family's, I hope you have no more snow for awhile! I had a hideous suitcase with neon 70s flowers. Wish I still had that!

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  12. ♥ ooo, love your cards! Happy monday! xxx Riitta

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  13. Ah Diane - what a lovely image...got me thinking about my old suitcase that I packed when I went to Grandma's...I don'[t have mine now - gone like so many things. Glad you kept yours and shared. Love the poem and those sweet vintage cards. I certainly hope you have a wonderful Easter as well. Hugs

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    1. Thank you all for leaving such wonderful comments! It's funny how objects like the old overnight case get you thinking about stuff! It was a treat to stay over at my Grandparent's house in town (only 5 miles away) since we lived out on the family farm. They lived in a huge house that now I would identify as 'Cape Cod' style, with the gray shingled sides and it actually had a back stairway for the 'help', which they never had, but was used at one time. I believe the house was originally built by the town banker, at that time 1920's, who was the richest guy in town. I loved that old house, they moved to a smaller one when I was a teenager. I don't even think the house is there anymore, the place has almost become a ghost town now. I haven't been back in years....

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  14. Such sweet images....gentle, and happy...

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  15. Hi Diane,

    It's always a magical delight visit your lovely site. That old suitcase inspired your posting. Memories and warm smiles. And being in the heart of the English countryside, I have always marvelled at lambing season.

    Wishing you a wonderful Easter, Diane.

    Gary :)

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Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane