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Monday, January 23, 2012

Vintage Shoe Horns:Pink

Joe, with his intrepid self, suggested we visit the flea market yesterday after church.

What? I said. 
It was a cold and a bitterly wet 47 degrees and I do not mind cold but rain is not my favorite weather condition.

It turned out, as always, to be an excellent idea.

I happened upon these shoe horns.

The patina is lovely. 
The pink is so soft and chippy.
I cannot bear to sell them and they do not take much space.
I am convincing myself.
I purchased nothing else.
 Joe bought tools because apparently we need more. 
Don't we lovey?
Just like I need pink shoe horns.

One of the vendors at the flea whom we have befriended decided with me that they are ballerina slipper shoe horns. 
He said he would have bought them had he seen them first.

They are quite flexible and could be made to fit any ballerina slipper.

I am linking with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life as it is her 100th Table Top Tuesday Party.
Marty is one of the most gracious of all the hosts in our circle.
Thanks Marty for taking the time to comment to me and everyone else.

may joy and peace surround you 




  1. I think I would have had to buy these too! Really sweet!!!

  2. I love how you have them displayed. Oh the craftmanship of such simple items is what I wish we still had today. Alas everything now is made of plastic and is dreadfully cheap looking.

  3. Lovely. I remember shoe horns. Had them in every pair of shoes.


  4. What a great find Olive! They are so dainty and pretty and I agree they must be for ballet shoes. Ann

  5. The vignette you created for your pink shoe horn is just lovely Olive! I wish I could go thrifting with the two of you. Yours finds are all unique and incredible! Enjoy your day, Gail

  6. Okay Olive, I must be nuts, I cannot figure out this comment thing on yours... I hope you get this one... love your pink shoehorns, and yes, you needed them!... xoxo Julie Marie

  7. Joe is a smart dude! Stick with him Olive. Love the shoe horns.

  8. Cool shoe horns! I'm impressed that you knew what they were, I wouldn't:@)

  9. What cute shoe horns and they looks so nice in your vignette!

  10. Olive,
    you did good, those are adorable,and, pink, perfect! Keeping them is good, you can always sell them later!

  11. Oh Olive,
    Your shoe horns are wonderful. Can you imagine the stories they could tell ?
    Your husband is a husband doesn't mind looking round flea markets but, I can't think of a time that he suggested we go !!
    So sorry that I've missed some of your posts lately....we seem to have been so busy, helping or children move, decorate and babysit!
    Have a lovely week. XXXX

  12. The pink shoe horn is my favorite. Don't you sometimes wonder what the original owner of these treasures would think if they saw how we used their things in our special vignettes?
    Have a great day, Mary Alice

  13. Hi Olive. I would definitely keep those shoe horns. They're so pretty, and they're pink!! I love it when you say "may joy and peace surround you." You're lucky to have such an intrepid husband!!!


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