Friday, January 15, 2010

Little Girl Vintage

I recently found some things that any little girl (with old fashioned taste) would like to have in her room.  Since my little one is a boy, ALL boy, I can't use these little treasures, so off to Etsy they went.

This poem is titled "If" by J. P. McEvoy and was written in 1924.  It has a great self esteem message for girls:

If you can hear the whispering about you,
And never yield to deal in whispers, too;
If you can bravely smile when loved ones doubt you,
And never doubt, in turn, what loved ones do;

If you can keep a sweet and gentle spirit
In spite of fame or fortune, rank or place,
And though you win your goal or only near it,
Can win with poise and lose with equal grace;

If you can meet with Unbelief, believing,
And hallow in your heart a simple Creed,
If you can meet Deception, undeceiving,
And learn to look to God for all you need;

If you can be what girls should be to mothers:
Chums in joy and comrades in distress,
And be unto others as you'd have the others
Be unto you - No more, and yet no less;

If you can keep within your heart the power
To say that firm, unconquerable "No";
If you can brave a present shadowed hour,
Rather than yield to build a future woe;

If you can love, yet not let loving master,
But keep yourself within your own self's clasp,
And not let dreaming lead you to disaster,
Nor pity's fascination loose your grasp;

If you can lock your heart on confidences,
Nor ever needlessly in turn confide;
If you can put behind you all pretenses
Of mock humility or foolosh pride:

If you can keep the simple, homely virtue
Of walking right with God - then have no fear
That anything in all the world can hurt you-
And - which is more - you'll be a Woman, dear.

This little Holly Hobbie friendship plate is so cute, just four inches across.

I loved Holly Hobbie when I was a little girl.  I had a metal lunchbox with her on each side in two different designs.  The edge was blue and white gingham.  I wish I knew where it was!

Have a wonderful weekend friends!


  1. I still love Holly Hobbie and Sunbonnet the patterns, fabric..anything featuring them. The little plate is so's adorable and I loved the poem.

  2. I had a Holly Hobbie lunchbox too! These are two very sweet finds!


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