let me indulge a little

I’ve spent $152.43 on baby items. One of those items was a brown crib sheet.

The other item was far cooler.

Imagine with me for a moment that I am able to keep up this “getting dressed” things. Because that will be a crucial part of using this item.

I went to a consignment sale and gave a quick look over the strollers parked out front, and then spent an hour looking at the clothes and toys and baby furniture. After an hour, I gave up. I really wasn’t in the shopping mood. As I was walking out towards my car though… something caught my eye.

In case you didn’t know… I’m a big sucker for old things. Not tired, worn out, useless things. But things with a little history. So when I saw this, I… well I really wanted it…

It’s a  pram. Which is umm… really cool. It had the bassinet in the picture above, as well as a more traditional stroller seat that leans back and twirls around and all of that. Behold, the pictures:

Pram with seat facing outward.

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Pram with seat reclined, facing inward, the footrest is re-positionable.

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It also came with the weather covers for both the bassinet and seat.

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Emmaljunga

This company still makes prams… and they are rather fancy and kind of expensive. Like several hundred dollars expensive. For just the seat, or just the bassinet part. I don’t know exactly when my pram was made/used/bought, but it is in really great condition. Based on the pictures of prams on the Emmaljunga website, I am going to guess that it is at least 20 years old though. The white wheels are still white, the blue fabric is still vibrant and not faded in the slightest, and though there is one small stain on the seat – everything is removable and washable.

The last thing that really pushed me into buying this is that the bassinet can be used separately, and came with a stand. So while it is a really neat stroller, albeit a little impractical because when it is folded down it is kind of big (I knew that when I bought it), it is also practical because we have been looking to buy a bassinet to use for the first few months in our bedroom.

This blog should tell you several things:

  1. I’m a sucker for finding meaningful things. The age factor + the impeccable quality of this item really bought me over.
  2. I spent an entire hour just staring at this pram and taking it apart and playing with it before I bought it. I have extreme problems making decisions.
  3. I’ll spend a lot of money if I think something is high quality.
  4. I shouldn’t be allowed to go shopping on my own.
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10 Comments

    1. I just like the way it looks. lol. I'm not a huge fan of the overly plastic-y ones. It seems like they would be more likely to break. we do have sidewalks in our neighborhood, so I am excited to take the little one on walks. 🙂

    1. I stood out in the sun looking at it for so long… I thought I might have sunburned the part in my hair! I'm not very good at decision making. lol.

    1. I'm excited to take the baby girl on walks, it's so cute – I'm hoping it will inspire me to dress to match the stroller's vintage feel.

  1. I LOVE IT!!! We went to a consignment shop this weekend and bought a vintage high chair from the 70s… I'll have to post a pic on facebook.

    We saw a newer version of these, and it was $400… used! So, you got a steal of a deal! This was type of stroller was the one I was interested in too… until I saw the crazy price tag! I'm hoping my mom will find a good priced one in Germany this summer!

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