Tuesday, November 23, 2010



A wee bit of heaven
drifted down from above-
A handful of happiness,
a heart full of love.
The mystery of life,
so sacred and sweet-
The giver of joy
so deep and complete.
Precious and priceless,
so lovable, too-
The world's sweetest miracle,
baby, is you.
-Helen Steiner Rice-

There is something so infinitely sweet about little baby shoes where tiny feet are sheltered as first steps are taken, adventuring into the world with exploration, hesitancy, and exuberance. In the last few weeks I have had the pleasure of watching my precious granddaughter take her first steps. The pride and joy on her face as she toddles to and fro is thing of beauty to behold.

I stopped in a flea market yesterday and found these darling little baby shoes. They belonged to " Tammy" or at least that is what was written on the side of the box , probably her first three pairs of shoes. Sweet satin ballet slippers with white satin ties and gauzy ruffles...Sweet silver jingle bells tied to the toes of these soft white leather shoes must have kept baby amused as she kicked her little feet cooing and smiling at the magical tinker bell like sound...And when Tammy was ready to toddle a sturdy pair of Red Goose Shoes stood at the ready, scuffed heels, scuffed toes, and even a little dirt left on the soles...These precious shoes make my heart melt. The bright white has faded to an aged cream, like a precious memory, a sweet yesteryear dream. Precious and priceless, sacred and sweet, a wee bit of heaven are the steps that are taken by new little feet.

I am linking to Faded Charm for White Wednesday, thank you Kathleen for hosting. I hope you will enjoy vising all the wonderful links there.
Have a wonderful Wednesday dear friends!


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I just love these sweet little baby shoes!!! I have a small collection of them too... I just can't hardly pass them up!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Vee said...

I know that your face was wreathed in smiles as you watched your grandgirlie take her first tentative steps. There'll be no holding her back now!

Oh what mother could part with those dear shoes? Must've been someone else clearing out Mother's things, which is sad enough to contemplate. They've found a wonderful home with you and something wonderful shall become of them, I'm certain.

The Feathered Nest said...

My weakness!!! Precious baby shoes....antique, tattered, old ~ PERFECT! I love them all Sandy. I want to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

sonya said...

Babies first steps are so precious aren't they? You never forget the look on their faces.
The baby shoes are such a sweet find.
Blessings to you,

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Very sweet baby shoes! I love the ones with bells! I had the exact same shoes as "Tammy" (the ruffled ones)! My mama kept them and recently gave them to me. So sweet and girly, aren't they?

Barbara Jean said...

These are all sooo sweet!!

Thanks and happy Thanksgiving


barbara jean

Dorthe said...

what a fantastic and perfect find,they are cute,and wonderfull.

Terry said...

I love antique baby shoes and you just might like looking at my blog about my green toile guest bedroom that features antique hightop button baby shoes and antique christening gowns. Thanks for sharing. Terry

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Sandy...these are darling!

Just popping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!


Priscilla said...

Oh what a beautiful blog. You must surely be a beautiful lady. Thank you so much for sharing this all with the world. Everyday there are people carrying great burdens and heavy hearts. For you to share a beautiful place like this is an untold blessing and you never know who's soul you have soothed.
May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Jean Tuthill said...

I love those baby shoes. I had my duaghter's bronzed and I love them. Happy Thanksgiving!

LiLi M. said...

Ah darling shoes! I have a few pairs too! You did such a great photograping and styling job! Wishing you and your family a lovely Thanksgiving!

EnchantedBella said...

Soooo beautiful I love baby shoes!!!!!


Amy said...

Oh I think I just found a little piece of heaven.
Your blog is gorgeous and now I am addicted to seeing more.
Thanks for stopping by mine so I could find yours

Faye said...

Oh Sandy! I love your blog and this post is beautiful. I love the baby shoes. I am your newest follower and I plan to come back soon (I'm supposed to be making a pumpkin pie right now!) So glad that you stopped and left a comment on my blog so that I found your blog. Thanks so much and Happy Thanksgiving!

Rebecca said...

I love baby shoes too-I really like the victorian ones the best-Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Rebecca said...

I love baby shoes too-I really like the victorian ones the best-Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Olivia said...

Oh my what darling baby shoes! Happy Thanksgiving!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Aren't those little baby shoes darling! I had bells on my daughter's shoes when she was little and walking. It helped me keep track of her.


Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Such precious baby shoes. Great find at the flea market!
Thanks for sharing.

Christina said...

Dear Miss Sandy, what a pleasure it is to come visit with you in your space on the net! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

I chose you for the stylish blogger award on my page so to accept it you must visit my page and follow along if you like. Thanks!

Christina B.


What a lovely post. Oh, how precious are those baby feet! We have also had the joy of watching our first granddaughter's first steps, even though it has been over the computer. She will be coming to visit next week and can't wait to see her walk in person! Isn't being a grandma the greatest!
I love all of your creations. Looking forward to your tutorial. Those pipe cleaner and sheet music ornaments are fabulous!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
~ Julie


These are just darling! Thank you for sharing them on this White Wednesday.


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This is such a beautiful and touching post! I grew up in the era of the "Bronzed Baby shoes"... Everyone had a picture of their children with their bronzed shoes on it. I too have brought home these little treasures, they are SO SWEET! I am your newest FOLLOWER... I Would LOVE to have you follow me too, if you'd like to peek in on my now and then!
Hugs to you, Donna

time-worn interiors said...

What a charming collection of baby shoes! Thank for stopping by my blog!

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