Kid's Clothing


Racks of Spring Sale Clothing


Every January and August, I spend several days  helping my daughter prepare for another consignment sale. As a new school year begins and  kids need the next sized jeans, thoughts turn to Fall Shopping. Used clothing sales are a big deal.....Halloween costumes, holiday party dresses;  warm sweaters and pajamas are perfect prey for bargain hunters.




 
What a sentimental task this always is as I pin, label and attach little pink & blue hangers to all the clothing the kids have outgrown the previous seasons. This is the fifth year I’ve helped and I’ve pretty much got the hang of it now. It always makes me smile as a certain piece of clothing taps into my heart and sets me off on a walk down memory lane. First stop... the navy-with-red-stripes T-shirt the little guy loves; I pick him up at school and it’s on backward with lunch and paint stains……and he’s running and leaping for a hug!!




Here are the ballet and tap shoes Missy wore for her dance lessons and recitals! And so many adorable little dresses....now outgrown. She  too races to greet me when I pick her up at school....asking “do you like my pretty dress, Grandma?”












Soooooo many boys’ red sweatpants and t-shirts……(Ohio State Dad) and one girly pink and white hoodie with Buckeyes on the front from their Ohio Grandma!  Past sales have offered University of Michigan Blue and Gold outfits….but I don’t see any this time around. (Note to Grandpa...buy U of M tees!)

Two powder blue ribbed LS shirts with a fleecy big beagle across the fronts……one of my many contributions to dressing them alike. These soft tops kept them so warm last winter……I can’t believe they don’t fit anymore!
The “Big Brother” tee that our oldest grandson wore is now too small….and so are the matching Pirate PJs for the boys... or were they for the twins?   We’ve been creative, my daughter and I……in finding matching or complementary outfits at these sales for boy/ girl twins; amazing the shades of blue that look good on little ladies. It's sad to say goodbye to the cool, pink, camouflage pants that matched her brothers’ dark green ones.


 


And here are past Holiday dresses…..all lacy and velvety and ribbony…..you know she’ll say no to fancy dresses in a few short years.   I close my eyes and see the boys looking so handsome in  these hunter green sweaters they wore in our Christmas pictures.






Suede polka dot boots and dress shoes are the final touches that go with mix & match leggings, tunics and jumpers....all covered in dots of various sizes and colors!  I loved every outfit she wore….well, the ones I actually saw her in!  Dinner at a restaurant, off to the movies or visiting her classroom for Star Student Day....there she was looking adorable with that I-know-I-look-cute grin on her face!!



The munchkins are joining their big brother in school....they're off to Kindergarten and he starts 3rd grade. My daughter will be browsing the racks and buying cute "new" shirts and pants and shoes for them to wear. They will continue to outgrow their clothes in the years to come….but right now, while helping get things sale-ready,  I love knowing that these precious pieces will soon be worn by new children…..and treasured by another Mom and Grandma!
 
This is a repost and has been linked to Family Home and Life's Say It Saturday 

12 comments:

  1. Such adorable photos! Love these. (And I'm so glad to see your Grilled Grandma badge went up without a hitch!)

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  2. oh what a sweet post / memory lane! :) Loved it :)

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  3. Such cuties! I really love that last photo. Just wait until kindergarten starts -- the fun just multiplies about a million times!You have so much fun in your future!

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  4. Awww such wonderful memories! Too cute! Thanks for linking with me :)

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  5. And getting the "hang of it" was a nice pun even if unintentional ha ha ! :) A girl that my son is dating is working at a children's re-sale right now at the local church! I remember going to a big one years ago when my sons were growing up. It was a sort of community sale held once a year and there were tons of clothes.

    You are making me teary-eyed...I think you should save that ballet dress and tap shoes now :)

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    1. You're right....funny pun! I hadn't intended it. I never attended, saw any of these till my daughter had the twins and joined Mothers of Multiples! They have a huge, strong presence here and host many family events besides these sales. Tracy makes good $ on her re-sales, so I'm glad to help out.
      Thanks for reading and feeling my tears, Debra!

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  6. I loved reading this again! You are such a wonderful Grandma to all of them!

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    1. Thanks, Kc...you are such a loyal reader! I've learned that reposting is an okay thing to do on new blog hops as well as our favorite linky parties!
      Always fun to share again!

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  7. I absolutely love how you write about your family!

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  8. Thank you so much, Cindi...funny how something as simple as clothing can trigger feelings....and I just have to write it down!
    I love being a Grandma...as you can tell. Writing helps me savor so many things!
    Joan

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  9. What adorable grands! Reminds me of when my daughters were little. It was hard to sell their little dresses. But I did...and had another. ha!

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  10. Too funny!
    I am pretty sure that won't happen here....I keep saying an even 6 would be fun...but my daughter and daughter-in-law say absolutely not! Thank you for your kind words, Pamela.
    Nice to hear from you again!
    Joan

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