Today’s post was actually intended for yesterday, along with best wishes for a Happy and safe Independence Day, but before I realized it, the day had passed and so I hope all of you had a wonderful day, filled with special moments, yummy meals and fabulous fireworks!!
I seem to have special places in my home that I just love, and wanted to share one of them with you, as well as some favorite things I collect!! I have a small collection of old baby shoes, different sizes, some orphaned, some worn, but ALL LOVED!! I think they are so sweet grouped together, don’t you??
Notice the top shelf of my special Pincushion Cupboard is the home for all of these sweet little orphan shoes, grouped with a Nantucket basket, a sweet little child’s bonnet, and a sign from the great shop where I work…New England Saltbox!
Below the cupboard is an old drop leaf red table, and more shoes can be found there as well. The tiny pair on the left are actually made out of velvet, trimmed with fur (perhaps rabbit?) and stuffed with cotton. They have leather soles and are a bit worn, but I love them!! On the other side is a pair of leather lace up shoes, in a wonderful tan color.
On the right side of the table, are a pair of tiny black leather MaryJanes, with shoe buttons for closing…..so very sweet! The white baby shoes are a soft leather and seem to almost be glowing…just like they were worn by an angel, which in truth, they no doubt were, in the eyes of this cherub’s mother!!!
The final shoes are a simple black lace up pair that will probably become the home for some little fabric mice! Till that time, I will enjoy them, as they sit together, and think about all those sweet tiny baby feet that once wore them!!
Just thinking about that brings a smile to my heart and I hope it does for you as well!! I would also like to take this time to welcome all of my newest followers and to say THANK YOU for coming along with me!!
Wishing you a spring in your step today~~~