Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Vintage Shoes on Etsy. It’s That Time Again.

vintage patent leather slides

Orange patent leather slides, vintage, $45, HazeyJaneVintage

Every few months I do a post on vintage shoes on Etsy—because it’s so fun and because we all seem to love shoes.  Last week I posted about second-hand shoes I’ve bought recently.  Here are some others you might like, all from Etsy

I love the variety, style, and originality in these designs.  


Above:  Vintage El Dante leather platforms, $288, IKAHN

vintage shoes on etsy

Above:  70s tribute to Daisy Duke, $28, Star1312’s shop

  vintage green John Fluevogs on Etsy

Above:  Vintage John Fluevogs, $58, from photographicamy

Vintage sandals on Etsy

Above:  White leather gladiator sandals from the 1980s, $42, from Atticgoods.

1930s vintage suede shoes

Above:  Vintage purple/blue suede shoes from 1930s or 1940s, $125, JustSmashingDarling

vintage Italian leather flats on Etsy

Above:  Vintage, never-worn Italian slip-ons, $100, LauroRighi

vintage nautical deck shoes

Above:  1950s nautical deck shoes, $44, Thrush

  vintage Joseph La Rose snakeskin flats

Above:  Vintage orange –toe 1960s Joseph La Rose snakeskin flats, $60, whitedovenycvintage

vintage leather ankle boots

Above:  Vintage brown leather ankle boots with straps, $159, santokivintage


Above:  Vintage patchwork wedge heels, $50, 2palmsvintage

vintage leather loafers

Above:  Vintage 1970s tan leather loafers with wedge heel, $32, TheRubyKitten.  

vintage floral go go boots

Above:  Vintage floral go go boots from 1960s, $200, Retrothreadz

vintage suede stilettos

Above:  Olive green suede stilettos, $45, SkinnyandBernie.

Which are your favorites?  Have you found any second-hand shoe treasures lately? 



Sunday, July 25, 2010

The privilege of a lifetime….

Grimaces by Diane Ducruet

…is being who you are.

Joseph Campbell

art by Diane Ducruet.  Link here



Friday, July 23, 2010

Thought for the Day July 23, 2010

Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality

"Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can do it." Walt Disney


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ultimate DIY. Crochet-Covered Car

Found this morning in Ready Made Magazine

I just love this.  I’d never want to drive it.  How would you clean the dead bugs off?  What about when it rains?  Would you just get this cover out for an occasional, slow drive around the block on a sunny day?

crochet covered car

Whatever.  It’s gorgeous and incredible and makes me smile.  People and their ideas never cease to amaze.  


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Living in Time: Past, Present, or Future?


Found a link to this photograph on Twitter—what a popular science magazine predicted a city of 1950 to look like (in 1925). 

It would be like us looking ahead to 2035. 

I’ve always found it fascinating how some people look ahead and some people look behind.  I fall into the latter group—often reminiscing and thinking about what’s already been in my life more than looking ahead to what might be. 

What a lesson it is to learn how to stay right in this moment and live it.  Tomorrow never ever comes, and yesterday is gone. 

Source here



Sunday, July 11, 2010

Marketing in a Recession


My father sent me this recently and I had to share it. 

Happy Monday!



Poetikat’s New Book of Poems

Finally!  Poetry that’s accessible, fun, clever and real. 

Many of my followers are also followers and friends of Poetikat’s Invisible Keepsakes. Kat has published a book of poetry titled Shadowstalking, and it’s now available to the public. 


Here’s what Kat says about  her book:

“My poetry is written for both catharsis (on my part) and entertainment (on yours). There's something for everyone in this collection—a bit of nature, a bit of memoir, some classical forms of poetry, and some more freestyle pieces.

I write with humour generally, but sometimes sadness can creep in too. This book should appeal in some way to anyone who picks it up.”

I just ordered my copy and I can’t wait to receive it.  If you know Kat’s poetry from her blog, you know her writing is authentic and honest and leaves you feeling good.  

I invite you to visit her website or blog to check it out.