Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Back in Time - "Modern" Highchair

Maria and Christian M.
approximately 1989
By the time the great-grandchildren arrived the family highchair (featured in this post) was out of the house and in storage somewhere. Mothers can be resourceful and make do with what is available. Note the tea towel securing Christian to the kitchen step stool. Luckily, he didn't squirm around too much.


When Christian was little, his family lived near Laramie, WY on an isolated ranch. Since there is a bouquet of flowers on the ledge, they must have been visiting for a special occasion, a birthday or perhaps Mother's Day.

10 comments:

  1. I wonder if younger people even know what a tea towel is. I don't think I've seen any for sale in years. Maybe they are still sold in the craft sections of stores. We used tea towels to dry dishes when I was growing up and for all sorts of things, like securing a child in a seat, just like your mom did in the photo. We sometimes embroidered pretty designs on them. My first embroidery project was on a tea towel.

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  2. Wow, does this bring back memories for me. I remember tying the kids in with a towel like that at my in-laws house so that I could feed them.

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  3. LOL, love the tea towel harness.

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  4. That is so cute and funny. I wonder sometimes how we survived as children. There were no child car seats or even seat belts and I always rode in my mother's lap in the front seat. That wouldn't work these days!

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  5. I LOVE the resourcefulness of young mothers!

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  6. I remember my sister securing her boy this way when he was little. He's 45 now. Guess he survived the tea-towel high chair too. ;-)

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  7. The TOWEL bib was so popular then too. My sister would sew them and put appliqués on them. THey were the BEST bibs
    looks like his is wearing one

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  8. Cute baby and post. I'm now wondering how many of the vintage tea towels - mostly inherited from family - in my linen closet were pressed into such service?

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  9. Any chair will do with an tea towel! :)

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  10. What a cute little one. Before there were all these new gadgets, we had to be inventing.

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