Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Of Trash and Treasure, And Other Ponderings

Saw this on my travels over the weekend, and just had to stop and think how simply beautiful it was.
I need some help, girls. I really need you all to weigh in and tell me WHAT to do! Several years ago, when we all got together to divy-up my granmother's things, we found these shoes. My grandmother and I were so close, and I was immediately drawn to them. They were the shoes she wore on her wedding day. Now, practical as my grandmother was, (and tint, they're a 4 I think) she wore the heck out of these things. I mean they are WORN, girls!I must have put them in the trash a thousand times and kept pulling them out. What do you think? Trash or Treasure?? I simply can't decide. Do I try and put them out somewhere to be seen? Do I hide them in the attic? Or is it simply time for a trip to the dump? Help! Here they are - - -

Decisions, Decisions. Let me know. Anyway, some other treasure I found over the weekend...

Don't you love that vintage purse? I have a cocktail party this weekend, and I can not figure out what the heck I did with my sporty black cocktail purse! I just may take this one. Won't that get the tongues a waggin'! I found this old issue (and others) of a vintage homemaking magazine, where they feature homes, and they're floor plans. I love the way they so formally state the homes owners; ah, the pride. Click for a larger view - you'll love it.

Made this journal today. I love the way it turned out!

I didn't have the right filter on my lense, but when I passed this gorgeous field this weekend, I knew I had to take a picture.

byW.H. Davies
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this, if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.


Alison Gibbs said...

You have to keep your Grandmothers shoes. There are too many memories in them to throw them away. There has to be some litle spot to display them. Cute little bag.

Amy P said...

Display them! Fill them with flowers and set them on a shelf! They are precious!

katydiddy said...

You must keep Grandma's shoes! How about embellishing them? There's a book called A Closet Full of Shoes: Simple Ways to Make Them Chic. Sandra Evertson recommended it in her blog-maybe it would give you some ideas?

Monica said...

I say keep them too. However I am not a fan of shoes, so I would just keep them in the closet. My sister has a pair of my grandfathers slippers , he passed away almost 9 years ago, but he used to always leave them at the side of his bed and we would see them everyday,she can't bare to part with them , so they are in her closet.

BellaColle said...

Those shoes are treasures just 'cause your grandmother's sweet feet were in them!! I would try and wash them up a bit with saddle soap and then store away... or display! But don't get rid of!!!
I love your journal!!! very pretty.

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