Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dutch Shoe

Diane at A Picture is Worth A Thousand... hosts 2nd Time Around. She's a creative and crafty lady. She finds what some may think is not worth much, and paints it or tweaks it a bit and creates a thing of beauty, function, and/or value for her home. If you'd like to join in the fun, click on the link.

I went bargain hunting at the local GW store. I will not go back there again because frankly, the store had a bad odor. However, I found this delightful blue "wooden" shoe. It's ceramic, so although it was quite dirty, it holds no odor.


The true color is the last picture. It closely corresponds with the blue and white vase.



I cleaned it up, and now will find a faux piece of greenery to complete the look.

45 comments:

Patti VZ said...

Very pretty.... if you ever tire of it, just let me know! :)

Picket said...

Morning sweet Sally..how's the unpacking going? That little shoe is so neat and girl....lol lol...I thought I was the only one that that would not go back to the local GW! lol I swear...I tried to go there twice just to give it the benefit of the doubt but ohhhhhh the smell in that place...I felt like bugs was all over me!!! ohhhhhhh! Ours is just not a good one! lol Your little shoe will be gorgeous with a little greenery in it...take care girl and have a great 4th!

April said...

How unique! A definite keeper! Enjoy your Tuesday, Sally!

Lisa said...

It's so pretty!

Our GW is sort of like that. The GW in Clearwater are great - one is almost like a department store.

I hope you're settling in at the new place. :)

jlshall said...

Looks like it's a blue Tuesday, too! I've always loved "Dutch" shoes, and this is a really cute one. It'll look great with some green leaves spilling out. It's a shame about the smelliness at the GW store, but at least you were able to rescue a very nice item.

Sue said...

Sally, Now that is a cute little ceramic shoe to coordinate with your vase! Gee, what is it about goodwill stores? They DO smell funny- everyone I've been in... maybe it's the clothes.
:-)Sue

sara said...

that is very cute!! and can be used on blue Monday...bonus!!!

btw, my family has really enjoyed the bill myers books I won on your blog!!

Becky K. said...

Great find! That shade of blue is classic and so pretty.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, that is cute! What about some faux tulips for that shoe? They might be too big for it, but I was just kind of thinking thematically. Greenery would likely look better, though. Very cute. :-)

XO,

Sheila

Darla said...

Very nice find!

bj said...

hahhhaaa..oh, Sally..I laughed when I read about the smell. Some of the thrift stores here are like that..too many old clothes that haven't been cleaned, I guess. We have 2 REALLY nice GW stores, tho. They are clean, have clean clothes and etc. so it smells ok. I usually just sashay right by the clothing and on to TREASURES awaiting me in the dish area !! :)
(is sashay even a word??)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Cute shoe, Sally!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Good morning Sally, I love the little shoe. I have found a couple of stores like that, I do a lot of Junkin and travel over a 100 mile area somedays I am so glad that our local GW is clean and neat. I went in one in a little town up the road from here that I won't go back too. It was in an old junk yard and nasty wasn't the word. Yuck.
Hope the move is going smooth.
Molly

bj said...

Well..I had to go look it up: lol

sa·shayed, sa·shay·ing, sa·shays
1.
a. To walk or proceed, especially in an easy or casual manner.
b. To strut or flounce in a showy manner: sashaying around the dinner party in his fancy new clothes.
2. To perform the chassé in dancing.
3. To move in a sideways manner.
n.
1. A chassé.
2. An excursion; an outing.
3. A figure in square dancing in which partners circle each other by taking sideways steps.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

To BJ, I love the word sashay! I haven't used it in a long time but I think you have just made it my new favorite word!

Sally, I think that you, Picket and I have hyper sensitive smellers because I feel the same way about any store that sells used things. My sister used to be obsessed with consignment stores and I called them the "smelly" stores.

Needled Mom said...

It's so sweet! Great find.

KayC. said...

Your shoe is a great find and a wonderful blue. Hsve a great 4th!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Sally,
Love your little Dutch shoe! Goes well with that plate!

artis1111 said...

I like the blue. I have a pair of real ones ,a customer brought me from Holland. She has passed away so they are special to me. Kathy

salmagundi said...

Cute shoe! Don't you hate that odor at some Goodwills? I don't go back to those, either. Sally

Barbara H. said...

That's really cute.

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

Hello Sally..its cute and unique..beautiful blue :-)

Lots of luv,
Ita

Jill said...

Really pretty!

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Very pretty, Sally, and it does match your vase. I agree about stores that have a bad smell... I just won't go back in them either!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Picket said...

Me again girl....Farmtown is a thing on Facebook...Justine invited me to try it...you build your own little farm! lol I don't care for facebook or chatrooms but I love my farm! lol

Candy said...

Cute shoe, lovely shade of blue.

Enjoy it,
Candy

Lisa Shatzer said...

It's really cute!!

Darlene said...

What a cute blue shoe! Too bad the store stinks....lol

Neas Nuttiness said...

Goodwill always seems to have that musty odor - but I've gotten some good finds there. My most recent, was a Princess Heritage Hand Blown Pot with the original sticker still on the bottom. It was in perfect condition! My son has it listed on Ebay;-)

Your shoe is perfect!

Loren said...

what a cute litl shoe! Can't wait to see what you do with it :)

Enjoy your holiday

Kara said...

That's too bad about the smelly store. You sure did find a cute shoe! Love the color.

Judi said...

Hi Sally
Well maybe you'll find a thrifting shop without the odor! Thats not nice shopping...but I do love that little blue wooden shoe. It will look sweet with faux flowers.
have a lovely day
Judi

Lady Katherine said...

The blue shoe looks wonderful with the vase! Just love it! I just remember I have a small pair, I think in Blue Willow! Love your shoe

Clif said...

Nice shoe. My favorite color of course.

Brenda said...

I love it! Now that would have captured my heart as well!
Brenda

Tootsie said...

great find!!! how's the move going???

Dawn said...

I really like that shade of blue! I have a friend that was born in Holland and went back about a year ago and brought me a little Dutch shoe.

Sorry you had to deal with a smelly store. That can really turn you off from shopping there.

take care,
Dawn

Charli and me said...

Very nice Sally. It looks so pretty with your blue and white vase. How is your house coming? I know you must be very excited.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Sally,
Beautiful shoe and I like the fact that it has no odor! lol Wonderful shade of blue!
Hugs,
Sue

Shelia said...

Oh, Most Mistress of Blueness, this is right up your alley! Cute little shoe!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great find Sally and a lovely complement with your blue & white! ☺ Diane

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

I thought it was blue Monday, looking at your Dutch shoe! :)

This reminds me of a little porcelain shoe my mother used to keep in the showcase, as a decoration. For the life of me, I couldn't get it to fit on my foot!!! Ha ha haah ah ah ha !

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

Hi Sally,
There is an award waiting for you at my blog..you deserve it for your sweet comments and frequent visit to my blog..please feel free to take...

Lots of luv,
Ita

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a pretty little shoe and what a perfect color! laurie