Friday, December 17, 2010

VINTAGE SHOE FORM A LA STAR..........................

Today I'm joining Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Christmas Friday....she has an amazing group of ladies who are displaying some amazing Christmas ideas....pop on over to see them...her button is on my side bar.

The above vintage shoe form was found in a funky little shop in Montana.....Called Red Neck Chic....

It appears to be and old boot form size 8 1/2.....WITH THE CLIENTS NAME ON IT of Russell..... 

It also was labeled with a file number so the boot maker would be able to find it easily in his stock.....can you imagine going today to the shoemaker and having a CUSTOM PAIR of boots made just for you..
Ahhhh...days gone by.

There is a small hole in the top probably where a rod would hold the form in place...I simply put a little tree star in the hole and added a little ribbon as a sort of anklet....repurposing for Christmas....I like that.

Have a sweet day dear friends,



  1. Good morning dear friend! This is a beautiful vintage piece....oh lovely these treasures embellish our décor and give us such pleasure. How are you today? Do feel loved my friend...look up and look out here into this box where connections beyond our imaginations have been made. God bless you, Anita

  2. Nice find
    And not just for Christmas
    Happy Holiday Hugs

  3. Hi Jo, what a clever idea you had, it looks just perfect!... Yes, I long for days gone by... xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Good morning Jo! I love the way you gussied up that great vintage boot form. You created a very feminine and elegant little holiday decoration! Ciao, bella!

  5. How beautiful Jo! My father (and his father) were shoemakers..and our dad made many a shoe for us all growing up..and the little grandchildren..wonderful memories!very special post!

  6. Very cool! The craftsmanship of the past!

  7. I bet if folks had their shoes made especially for them, we wouldn't have all the feet problems people have these days.

    Congrats on your gifts from My French Country Home. They are all so lovely. What fun to receive mail from unexpected places.

    Wishing you peace and joy this holiday season. Tammy

  8. Now that's something you don't see every day. Very cool!

  9. Thank you for your visit and comment ...I read your last post and if you haven’t been following mine, you would not know of my own family issues with drugs and alcohol. I am so happy that you have been able to stop your own problem in its tracks. It’s time for all of us to soar and not hold on to the past and make our family be within ourselves. I am mommy i am daddy too...and I take sweet loving care of the precious little girl that is me. Forgiveness is the key and to stop living in the past...all the best ...

  10. Hi Jo, How Sweet is that Old Boot form & only Creative You would have thought to make it looks so Sweet ~ Thanks for joining in on the Fun, I think it's going to be great, hearing about the Blog name meanings.....
    Have A Blessed Christmas xox

  11. Love your old boot form.
    linens lace and lattes

  12. That is a very cool shoe indeed,
    and I commented on your post below as well

  13. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VISITING MY PLAY!!!! I love to be silly and I will never grow up!!!!

    You are such a dear for commenting; sometimes my plays are a bit much for some!!!!!

    ENJOY A FANTASTIC WEEKEND full of NOTHING BUT love dearest Jo!!! Anita

  14. Hi Jo ~ I love it! I love to use these old shoe forms around my nest too!

    Merry Christmas!

  15. Just fabulous, sweet friend!

    Oh, and guess what?
    YOU, the lady who rarely wins anything, won my giveaway!!!! Congrats! Just mail me your address and I'll get your loot out to you soon! :-)


  16. Hi Jo, lucky, lucky you winning Anne's happy new year giveway. How wonderful! Best wishes always, Tammy

  17. Hey honey sorry I am tardy coming by for a few days. My life is past the crazy point right now with my brothers treatments everyday now.
    I have missed you though and will catch up while I am here.
    Hope your well and I love these pictures of the shoe. The quality of time and effort they use to put into things is hard to find now.
    Have a very Merry Christmas

  18. I own one of these
    little forms and a
    small candle will fit
    in the hole! Yours
    looks fit for a queen : )!!
    Congrats on your win!
    xx Suzanne


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