I would love to start this post out with a Once upon a time scenario. It would be so much fun to tell the story of the purple boots and a glass finch...but alas I am not going to today. I may write that story after the holidays though. It has the makings of a great children's tale. Even though I am not writing a fairy tale this morning I must tell you that I am a vintage and consignment nut. I love shopping through old things and trying to figure out what the story of that item might be. Sometimes I come up with some really elaborate tales from a piece of jewelry or furniture. Anyhow....One of my former students, Olivia, has an Etsy store. I thought this child was pretty far ahead of her time in high school. She was retro when retro was not the style...and always wore some of the neatest things. On her etsy page right now she has purple boots....PURPLE BOOTS....they are "Pretty, pretty! These awesome 80s vintage purple boots are so neat, and I just love the matching button embellishments on each outer ankle!" Of course as in any vintage piece of anything you will find that there is some minimal scuffing on the toes and heels of each boot, which is visible in the pictures she has posted. The shoes are marked size 7 1/2, but Olivia warns the shopper that the boots definitely fit at least half a size smaller. She goes on to recommend the boots for a size 7 shoe wearer. There is a matching suede lining and the boots are marked Made in Italy. I don't know about you...but I love italian made shoes...it is like heaven on your feet. So, if you have some free time today...check out Olivia's store on Etsy...I promise you won't be sorry...especially if you have 7/7.5 feet. I don't...I can only dream about those purple boots...cause they will never get on my 8.5 foot. Olivia is a talented artist who has a passion for the unusual so at her shop you can also find hand painted flats, salt shakers, jewelry she makes herself...all kinds of unusual finds. I would love for you all to check her out. She is a terrific person and so very talented. You can visit her today at: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36920048 or http://www.theglassfinch.etsy.com/. Happy hunting!
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.