Sunday, February 20, 2011

Practical Winter Shoes

I'm feeling a little under the weather this weekend so my DIY steamed stocking tutorial is going to have to wait. In the mean time, I thought I would share these fabulous vintage boots with you. The ad dates from 1951. I have searched and searched trying to find a modern equivalent in stores but so far no luck. If anyone sees a pair (only faux fur please!) let me know!

There always seems to be such an emphasis on high heels, so it's nice to know there were also practical shoes around in the 1950's.

Hopefully I will be feeling better in the next day or two and can gather pictures for a couple posts I have planned. I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend and a great Family Day (for those of us in Canada)!

Oh by the way, I have finally gotten around to joining Ravelry. My user name is PurlsofthePast (I am not good at coming up with creative names so I just re-used my Etsy shop name). If anyone else is on Ravelry feel free to add me as a friend! :)

That's All.


  1. I added you as a friend; I'm "ecossaise" on ravelry. I'm excited that you're doing the Briar Rose KAL. I finished my gauge swatch Friday.

    Sorry I can't be of any help with the boots. They're awfully cute.

    I hope you feel better soon!

  2. I made my gauge swatch on Friday too. I am quite excited to start on the actual sweater. Fingers crossed it is actually wearable when done!

  3. If you type into the Ebay search bar "fur wedges lace up" quite a choice comes up. Some are not too bad!

  4. Fleur De Guerre found some modern equivalents back in December, I'm not sure if she got them in the UK or not....

  5. If you Google "Dollhouse Ernie" those are the closest I've come, and I do quite like the pair I have (enough that I ordered a second pair in brown). They aren't perfect, but are sensible and have enough of the right vintage feel for me to feel pleased.

    This weekend at an antique mall I actually spotted vintage galoshes that cover high heels! I couldn't believe it. But they could ONLY be worn with high heels (there was like a little cavity where the heel goes), which I never wear, so I just couldn't justify it.

    I love finding sensible vintage things, it reminds me that the world wasn't all movie stars and pin-ups.


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