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Bonnie Blue bonnet

Living out of the States, I take every opportunity I can to teach my children about their American heritage. So, this past May when I came across Grandma’s Girl on Etsy I couldn’t pass up buying my two youngest girls bonnets.

The bonnets arrived and as the girls were trying them on ironically an advertisement came on M6 saying that une Petite Maison dans la prairie (Little House on the Prairie) will begin running around lunch time every day.

My girls ate lunch the very next day watching Little House on the Prairie. We never watch television while eating but we made an exception this one time. All three children watched it with big eyes and loved it. The girls had a million questions about life in America during this time and were very proud they had their very own bonnets to wear just like Laura Ingalls.

It was nice to explain to them that the woman that made their bonnets lives in Ohio which is the same state that we are from. It made the bonnets even more special knowing that the person that made the bonnets is a Buckeye just like us.

My girls do wear their bonnets to walk in the mountains to shade their neck and faces from the sun. Nothing works better. Each time someone see the girls in their bonnets they smile and say how cute the girls look.

I know that people in America still put bonnets on babies but I have to say that bonnets are just as beautiful on little girls. My youngest girls love theirs. They tell me that the bonnets are sweet.

Personally, I find bonnets are very practical to protect little girls skin and eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. However, little boys may not want to look so sweet.

Grandma’s Girl made each bonnet with a different colored bow sewn inside. I was touched by her thoughtfulness knowing that the girls would be able to know which bonnet was theirs by the color of the bow. Obviously, she is a mother as well as a sweet person that adds her own special touch to her creations. There was, also, a handwritten note inside the package that I found incredibly professional and personable. It was nice to read a note written in English from back home.

Sweet Bear picked the red bow and Petite Clown picked the pink bow.

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Grandma’s Girl Etsy shop.

Grandma’s Girl website.

History of the bonnet on wikipedia (actually pretty interesting).

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  • sissi July 2, 2008, 2:57 pm

    I absolutely love them!

    I went to her etsy store, they’re cheap too!

    I might get one for E. I think V. is too old for them ( even though her second name is Bonnie)

  • expatraveler July 2, 2008, 4:30 pm

    How cute! I love them.. What a great story.

  • Pumpkin July 2, 2008, 6:15 pm

    Sissi,
    I asked Angel if she wanted one and I could hear her rolling her eyes at me over the phone! :) But, for my youngest girls like them and play in them all the time.

    Expatraveler,
    It was a great learning opportunity for the girls. They really listened to me when I explained how people used to wear hats like that all the time for every day wear.

  • Pumpkin July 2, 2008, 6:26 pm

    Sissi,
    I forgot to tell you and add to the post that I got the bonnets quickly after ordering and they are cheap for what they are. Grandma’s Girl responds to emails within hours and is just such a sweet person.

  • Mom July 3, 2008, 3:53 am

    I remember when T and you were little , you loved little house. So did I . I made you an apron like Laura’s (Half pint) as her dad called her . The girls look so cute in their bonnets. Did you tell them their big sister had one when she was little? It had berries on it.

    Love you all Mom

  • Pumpkin July 3, 2008, 9:52 pm

    Mom,
    I can remember watching Little House on the Prarie every night. T likes to make fun of how Laura cries in every single episode she is in. I didn’t believe him but then I started watching with him for it and sure enough she cried in every single one she was in. Funny how I didn’t notice it before he told me.

    I remember that bonnet and she was so cute in it. She told me she is as tall as me and I can’t wait to see if it is true!

  • SwissGuy July 5, 2008, 12:01 am

    You might wanna check out the new website by the Texas polygamists; they are all dressed up that style and now they are even selling that stuff online…

    <a href=”http://www.fldsdress.com/” title=”“>

    ;-) lol

  • SwissGuy July 5, 2008, 12:03 am

    Oops here’s the real deal:

    enjoy…

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