Thursday, August 26, 2010

Insomnia and Shoes



I awoke at 3am,,so I made a mosaic and played with  photos of my shoe collection.






Some of my vintage doll shoes, and none of them match.

These images are from the NYPL

1910 Eastwood add
I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

25 comments:

Tina Eudora said...

Wow what an adorable collection! I love all the varying shades of white and cream. The crochet shoes are beautiful.
I have never known anyone who collected little shoes, very unique!
Have a great evening and yes so far my week has been very good.
Tina xo

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I did not realize you collect "odd" doll shoes...what a cute idea ! And what a shoe collection....what size do you collect up to. ?
So you actually DO something other than sit on the computer in the wee hours of the morning..??
I am VERY IMPRESSED.
( My old achy body will only allow so much movement that hour of the AM )

Marcie..... please....may I borrow the image of the DARLING catalog shoes you have here. ( They almost made me cry they are so sweet ) I want to make a pillow image or something out of them.

Rose

lailani said...

Wow! I don't think I really have given baby shoes much thought. Seeing your mosaic thought, well they give me a warm feeling- so sweet!

Victorian1885 said...

What a beautiful collection! I will now look at doll & baby shoes in a different way..thank you!

Wanda

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Marcie:
That's quite a shoe fetish, girlfriend! They're all just wonderful! (I'm like this with buttons.)

I just saw your Somewhere in Time button in your sidebar. One of my all-time favorite movies. My favorite line is where she's talking to her friend about the fat man who is courting her (in the play). Her friend says, "Surely there is something you like about him?" to which Elise replies, "Yes. His absence!" lol

Hope you can sleep through the night tonite, sweetie!
xoxo
Donna

sandra said...

Hey Marcie,
I just adore your collection of sweet little shoes! I'm just amazed at all the doll shoes...mercy, you must have been collecting these for a long time to amass that many. Your mosaic is just beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Sandra

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

What a great thing to collect and you have a splendid collection! I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, but I usually bead. It's so frustrating when you can't sleep. Take care, Connie

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Marcie....yummmmmmmy! I so love them all, your taste is absolutely wonderful ~ thank you so much for taking the time to share your collection with us, sleep well my sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Shelley Noble said...

Marcie, your email keeps bouncing back. I can't get you but I wanted you to enjoy this early color footage! My email said:

Saw this on Kottke.org and knew at once you would LOVE seeing this, Marcie! Very
very early color footage! Beautiful! Shelley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_RTnd3Smy8&feature=player_embedded

Mit Liebe zum Detail said...

Oh,what a beautiful blog,i love it all.I thank you for this wonderful Post.Greetings from Austria-Edith.

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! These are beautiful. Wonderful picture with antique lace.

Celestial Charms said...

Such a beautiful collection. Of course, I love when you put them in the jars :)
Maureen

Terri Kahrs said...

Your collection is beautiful, Marcie! Who have thought that something so humble could be so gorgeous the way you've displayed your collection! Hugs, Terri xoxo

TinyBear said...

Hi Marcie
I´m so in love with your shoe collection. It´s awesome. I love those little ones. Thanks for sharing.
And thanks for popping over and enter my giveaway too.
Wishing you a wonderful day
xo Tina

Dorthe said...

Marcia,-
this collection is fantastic, so many very beautifull, little shoes,-they are awsome, and so wonderfully displayed- love them.
Hugs, Dorthe

Diane said...

Oh my, Marcie! These are just truly adorable! And you have them displayed like chocolates in a box, not knowing which one to pick! Precious! Every single one of them!
Hugs for a nice weekend!
Diane

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Your shoe collection is just so fantastic!!
Great photos for 3:00 am.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Lynn said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh.... swoon, your shoe collection is incredible, and doll shoes at that, I love them :)
Sorry about the insomnia, at least you put it to good use and I hope you got some sleep later.

Barbara Jean said...

Marcie,
These shoes (and you mosaic) are ADORABLE! I have never seen so many!
Love the doll shoe collection, too. I look and never find any.

You have not missed much at my place. been sooo busy cleaning and all, have not had much time to post, or visit around.
Not even any crafting getting done, but, have orders for 5 crow nests so will be busy with it next week. (will post a pic soon) =)

re crochet thread balls, yes i have some. Will gather, and take pics and let you know when they are up.

hugs and blessings

barbara jean

Jacqueline said...

My goodness, I happened upon your site through sheer fate. What lovely photographs - and collection of course.

You are very talented!

Jacqueline
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Dapoppins said...

oh. What a sweet collection!

And I love the above kodack film test. How sweet and dreamy is that. Makes me wish I could here the conversations the lady was having with the camera and lighting guys.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What an amazing collection of doll shoes, Marcie! They look so very sweet in the jars as well as in the type tray.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Julia

Andrea Singarella said...

what a spectacular collection you have! They are all so precious and look wonderful en masse like that.

Ruth Rae said...

your shoe collection is amazing!

Evi said...

Marcie, thank you for discovering my blog and liking it. It is greatly appreciated!
My goodness, these shoes are beautiful and I love the way they are displayed.
Mine are in boxes,(too many of them!). You have giving me a wonderful idea, I hope you don't mind!
Love your blog too,
blessings, Evi