Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Day for Shoes

“Grandma was a shopaholic” they said, as they laid out boxes and boxes of shoes and handbags. Some worn, some never used, but all kept neatly in their original boxes, complete with sales receipts.
picture of shoes
The front lawn had been completely blanketed with boxes that morning – all perfect little time capsules in themselves. Some had matching scarves and costume jewelry, waiting for the day to be worn.

It appeared that Grandma had held onto everything she ever purchased, and I could see how her style had changed throughout time. From high-heeled 40's platform shoes to sensible 70's sandals and mules. There were delicate evening clutches with lucite frames as well as large leather Hobo style bags, that would come decades later.

Sadly, most of the clothes had been given away, yet I could still imagine the dresses she would have worn, and how she would have accessorized them.

I gathered up the boxes and filled the car, knowing that what was seen as clutter to the family, will once again be treasured. I think Grandma would be happy to know that.



Metro Retro Vintage

4 comments:

Maggie at MagsRags said...

And what size shoes did grandma wear (she asks hopefully)?
Looks like she had great taste. Lucky you!

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Those dark pink shoes look very interesting! So do the straw ones. My grannies never wore such cool shoes!

Metro Retro Vintage said...

Hi Maggie & Carol:

Like Grandma, I put the shoes in storage, lol (I'll have to retrieve them and check the sizes).

I believe the pink ones are Daniel Green's. Thanks for your comments :)

Laura

Alien said...

It appeared that Grandma had held onto everything she ever purchased, and I could see how her style had changed throughout time. From high-heeled 40's platform shoes to sensible 70's sandals and mules. There were delicate evening clutches with lucite frames as well as large leather Hobo style bags, that would come decades later.