Thursday, October 16, 2014

Everyday October . . . .

"What I really love about them... is the fact that they contain someone's personal history...I find myself wondering about their lives. I can never look at a garment/shoes... without thinking about the woman who owned it. How old was she? Did she work? Was she married? Was she happy?... I look at these exquisite shoes, and I imagine the woman who owned them rising out of them or kissing someone...I look at a little hat like this, I lift up the veil, and I try to imagine the face beneath it... When you buy a piece of vintage clothing you're not just buying the fabric and thread - you're buying a piece of someone's past.”
Isabel Wolff, A Vintage Affair

What Story's do these shoes tell?  It is in interesting question don't you think? Where have they traveled ? What have they explored?  How many inches taller did the boy wearing them grow - while wearing them?  They belong to a 14 year old who has all but grown out of them in a mere 5 months.  He shopped in stores and online to get them and realized the cost of some of the shoes and sneakers that his friends were wearing. He was surprised to say the least.  He got these for around $50.00 so this mama was pleased as these days that is pretty good for sneakers.


Nellie said...

It seems that boys of that age outgrow their shoes before they wear them out. Is there someone who will be able to wear them next?

Quiltin' Mama said...

You are so right. My older son went through 3 sizes in about 6 months one year. Younger cousin or scouts from Boy scouts may be their new home. It was a good exercise for him to "shop" he really realized why until he stops growing we need to be careful in our choices- well actually we are Always careful and frugal in our choices but especially while growing.