6.23.2009

A Ballet Slipper

A Ballet Slipper ....it was tucked so sweetly in the top of my goodie sack. It was part of a farewell dinner, with the talented Vintiques teachers. Soon as I saw it in the sack...my heart became a puddle of mush. Most people wouldn't want one ballet slipper-that was worn and not the correct size. But Shelia, the owner of Vintiques...she just gets it. No explanation needed...she knew that I would treasure it, give it a good home, and display it as art. I took it home and added just a little "Me" to it...it was already so beautiful. I used K & Company Madeline rub-ons and a few pink rhinestones. I pinned a pink bow that I had in my jewelry box and that was it...simple and lovely and forever grateful to have been a part of Vintiques. It you weren't aware, the store is closing and Shelia and Craig are starting a new chapter in their life. I wish them the best! Glad I had a chance to meet each person that made Vintiques so fabulous. Our paths cross for reasons...we don't know why, until later. Au Revoir!






19 comments:

Rose Charles said...

Hi Kara,

That is such a pretty ballet slipper :-)
You have done it proud!

Rose XXX

Tracey said...

It's beautiful! Very arty.
xxx

bekimarie said...

I get it and I can honestly say it has to be one of the most beautiful things i've ever seen. You have made it look truly gorgeous.
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Silke said...

Oh, that is so pretty! I love how you brought out even more of the ballet slippers beauty! So romantic!! :) Silke

AliGripp said...

Wow Kara!! It is so beautiful!! It is so you and I bet it looks beautiful in your studio!! Just like Sheila to think about slipping in a ballet shoe!

Wanda said...

Again..you take the something already beautiful and make it better. :)

Leah C said...

Such a beautiful treasure! What a sweet reminder of a happy place & good times you spent there:)

paperhill said...

lovely! i love the collar(lace) and those millinery flowers! thanks for visiting!

Sheila R said...

Love what you did with Sheila's lovely gift! Dropped by Vintiques today... bought some goodies (just could resist!)

Isn't it great to find someone else that truly gets us!!

Still trying to find a hoodie to do some stitchin' and .......

tina said...

Gorgeous, Kara! What a wonderful gift.

Sandi said...

What a lovely ballet slipper! I'm so sad about Vintiques closing! I try to visit every time I go to see my daughter in KC. Looking forward to SilverBella
VictorianGypsy

BabyBokChoy said...

The presentation is just sooooooo gorgeous. I LOVE vintage, it's so fabulous your slipper and book and lace and bouquet!! drooling...

Caleen said...

I really love this.. So personal and sweet. I just went by their blog today and saw it was closing.. How sad :( I am sure you are grateful for the chance to be apart.. This is just beautiful! Hey.. do you have any ideas for a Brother's 60th birthday??? I am not very creative decorating for a Man!! ha!! email me or leave a comment on my blog :) Thanks Dear!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Kara,
What a stunning idea! I used to dance and did have a pair long ago. I wish I had them now because I have often thought of either glittering up just one, or doing something to display them. I totally "get it" as well! Your photos reminded me of something that I have on the back burner of my creative mind; I was watching a fairytale movie the other day and in one scene, there was an open book; the pages were peppered with white/clear glitter, just enough where you could still see the scrolled writing. It was gorgeous and I am going to make one. However, I am torn at the moment to sit and write my masters thesis so I have to use my time "wisely" as my adviser says. He doesn't know that I have this creative bent! Thank you for your visit; your blog is so charming, and pink, well what can I say but, BRING IT ON!!! Please visit me again to see what I have been doing with pink! Anita

Sandy Michelle said...

Crap, I can't believe Vintiques is closing! I love the rub-on you added to the slipper!!!!

Sand xox

Fleur de Provence said...

It is so beautifull, I always wanted to have some ballerinas shoes!! I love your attention to details, it look like they were made like that originally.

Sara

TxScrapAddict said...

A beautiful shoe...made more beautiful by your hand. My love for these shoes goes deep, deep into my soul...I wore and performed with these for years....I still have a pair of mine hanging in my studio. A stark reminder of the finality of some choices in life...and a reminder that ..I can always fly!

natalie hansen said...

That is so sweet! What a lovely idea!..the perfect use for them, better than wearing them.
I had a friend that danced pointe, and those are some "cruel shoes"! I remember her toes used to bleed.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

What a beautiful idea. I'm sure I have an old pair of toe shoes somewhere. My youngest daughter took ballet for years. Now she is a modern dancer in San Francisco. I think this would be kind of a nice thing to do for her. Simply lovely!