Jan 21, 2016

These Boots....

 
These Boots...
Every since I began editing these photos from last Fall,
These Boots
have had Nancy Sinatra singing in my head...
 
"These Boots are made for walking
and that's just what they'll do"....
 
 
I bought these
Victorian Wedding Style Boots last Fall...
 
They have been perched on my hall tree
since then...
 
a focal point for each season....

 
and,
 although tucked under the Christmas tree was nice,
 
my favorite is paired
with this Autumn Bouquet...
 
maybe that is just because
I miss my Roses so much...
 
 
I bought them at a cute little shop
and have never really been clear if they are new or old...
 
they are made of canvas...
and the shoelace ends seem genuinely vintage...
 

 
I enjoy my Romantic Notions...
of a young bride wearing them
when they were pristine and white...
down an aisle of rosy petals...
 

I look at this bouquet of Fall Roses and Limelight Hydrangeas,
in wonder...
 
a wonder that my big muddy mess of a garden
holds the promise of something so stunning...
 

 
Are You Ready Boots?
Start Walking..
 
I am so glad you stopped by today!

14 comments:

aquarelles nature said...

Exquisite images. The boots look old may be of style dating the 1920s 1930s ? I wonder how the girl/woman looks like and for what occasion did she wear these charming white boots.
Helene

Julie said...

The boots intrigue me so I did some internet searching. They appear to be made in 1917-18. Here's what I uncovered:

A link to a page of history: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/32481070/
This paper advertises the Corusco women’s canvas boot, 1919.

I also found this in an old book excerpt from “Shoe and Leather Journal”. What I think is an old Shoe Union workers publication?
--------------------------------------------------
A Jobber's Opinion of "Lady White"

1918 LADY WHITE
Exactly as Made of Sea Island Duck
Thirty-six pairs to the case, assorted as follows 2V 2 to 6 and 3 l A to 7.
An anxious appeal that LADY WHITE is made the same exact style and shape as last year and an offer of a 50-case order was his best recommendation for the original LADY WHITE Boot. His customers liked them. Their clerks found them the Best Fitters and Best Sellers. "TREMENDOUS SALE and a largely
increased demand for the better grades of White Canvas Boots up to $5.00 a pair," is what H. B. Scates, of Filene & Son, prophesied at the Boston Style Show.

We have the same boot in Grey and Champagne colors. Write for Lady Grey proposition. REMEMBER If you don't get the style of a boot right, you can't give it away. Women are paying for the style cf a shoe more than the wear, and LADY WHITE gives them the wear as well. If your jobber don't keep them
WRITE US FOR SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER We are ready to quote prices to Jobbers for next year's supply on these LADY WHITE SHOES. NOTE There are quantities of cheap canvas boots on the market — but Lady White is a QUALITY boot.

CHAS. E. SLATER
491 St. Valier Street, QUEBEC
10 High Street, BOSTON

------------------------

Fun stuff!

Bente said...

I love the boots. Beautiful with the roses.
Hugs from here

Alessandra said...

I love the boots and yours are just gorgeous. The pictures are fairy and very romantic
Hugs
Alessandra

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Cute post Bella, love the boots! I like the info that Julie sent you, that's good to know. Beautiful photos as always! Take care!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Wonderful boots- do they fit you for wearing or just for showin'?

You know if you put a think glass vase inside the boot you could actually tuck flowers inside the boot- that'd look cool - and you could separate them for two different areas. Just sayin'.

Love your boots whatever you do with em!

Have a warm safe dry wonderful weekend.

Rose M Rodriguez said...

Hello dear! It is always pleasant to visit you!
especially today you talk about the song of the past, tied to your Victorian boots!
Beautiful images! As usual in your beautiful blog! warm greetings, Rose M.

Mari said...

Hello Bella, I love your boots how great to own something so special loaded with history and just like yourself I could only imagine the young lady who own them....
Your blooms are just beautiful....

Smiles~
Mari

Rose L said...

Love those boots, and the rose photos are so lovely! I look forward to spring and blossoms.

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, You have a lovely blog and your roses and flowers are so pretty! Those white vintage boots are so beautiful, what a find!
Blessings, Roxy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well this is signature Bella! So beautiful.

Janneke said...

What a find, you were so lucky to find these really old Victorian boots. Love the romantic words and photos of the boots with the lovely roses and hydrangeas together. Something where we can dream about....

Carrie B. said...

So pretty and so fun to dream romantic thoughts like that, isn't it? Those roses are breathtaking!

Blessings on your weekend. xoxo

June said...

The shoes look so beautiful, sitting there with your awesome roses and hydrangeas Bella!!! Your blooms are stunning and so now I'm dreaming again of roses. I just can't make myself buy the market ones after seeing these! Do you buy many market roses to bring home in the winter? I do sometimes, but then I see a photo like this!
I love those boots! and I think it is so cool what Julie found when she did a search for them. That was so interesting. They make such a beautiful vignette in your home.

I loved seeing your little bulbs poking up through the ground. I also think about how is it possible that by the middle of June the garden can produce such lovely blooms after seeing mine in the winter.
So glad they do though :)

Thank you so much for your comment Bella, it was so sweet of you to leave it. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who hates the mess and chaos of painting the rooms.

have a wonderful week!!!!