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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tiny and wonderful ~

I can't help it.
I love little things!
Small is so very sweet.....
It's funny what inspires us.

Plus I seem to enamored with doll clothes.
Especially doll dresses.
Not all doll dresses though.
I love white, cream or pale, pale colors.
Stained is fine....a few tiny holes are wonderful too!
But that's a whole other post....







All Things Bright and Beautiful

~ Cecil Frances Alexander ~


All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.





I was poking around on Ebay the other night
and found THESE little treasures!!
What are they?
Teeny tiny doll shoes ~ not pairs, just single shoes who've lost their mates.
All of these for a mere 99 cents!




And what will I do with them?
Oh, I don't know....
I can see teeny, tiny shoe pincushions ~
or even fairy shoes in the making....
can you?


See that little boot below?? Eeeek! It's the softest leather ~






Sweet little slippers ~


It seems my very favorites were so small and tattered ~



Look at the shape of this one!





To give you an idea of the size of this adorable boot ~
that's a regular sized glue stick!



Even though this was the largest shoe in the bunch
it's absolutely wonderful!!!!




So, what do you think?
That's a whole lot of wonderfulness for 99 cents, isn't it?
Yes, I did pay a couple of dollars for shipping too.....but still!
I guess no one else was interested in a bunch of single, old doll shoes ~
Thank goodness!!!!

Wishing you a wonderful Thursday dear friends ~
hugs and love,
Dawn


50 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

Now that's putting your best foot forward! what a lovely stash, I'm sure you'll find tons of creative projects for them :)

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Dawn, these shoes are incredible! What a find....

PeggyR said...

WOW those shoes are great! Tiny ans wonderful and good!

Theresa said...

You beat me to it:) I would have bought them too! Have a blessed day and enjoy those tiny treasures! HUGS!

Lululiz said...

Oh my goodness, those tiny shoes are absolutely adorable. What a fabulous find.

My Shabby Roses said...

Those are the sweetest little shoes! I think you scored big time!
I love to display a jar full of old baby shoes. It sounds like you've got some great ideas planned for them though.
Have fun crafting!

eileen said...

How sweet these shoes are! Congratulations on your winnings!

The French Bear said...

You are the Queen of finds!!!! I think you should share....ha ha....only cause I am so in love with them!!!! A jar filled with the tiny shoes would be Heaven!
I am going to watch to see what you do, you are soooo creative!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Lori said...

OH!!! you have GOT to be kidding me...99 cents for all of those cuties!!! what a wonderful find Dawn...they are all so precious!!!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

How adorable:) I could think of so many crafty things to do with them. What fun they are going to be for you.
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

sallypaper said...

What a steal!! I'm so jealous. I can hardly wait to see your little shoe creations. Smiles, Sally

Lolo said...

Wow! Such a cool find...I wonder where all of the dolls are that are wearing one shoe?!
Im thinking you could make a really cool advent calendar for christmas with all of the shoes. Put little tiny wrapped gifts inside each shoe. How adorable would that be?

sharong said...

I Love Them

Romeo said...

NO WAY! 99 cents?!?! Oh my gosh, "she" is drooling over the keyboard....better bar the windows so "she" can't get in...."she" is lusting after the little black velvet MaryJane....but they are ALL so darned cute!!!! What a score!!!!!

I hope you are having a great day!

Purrs!

Romeo and "her"

MosaicMagpie said...

Of all the things...these are just too cute. All sorts of little stories to go with each one. Make a tiny tree with lots of the shoes for a sho loving friend. The tiny pincushions would be really sweet too!
Debbie

Vee said...

What a delightful find! I'm quite certain that these were meant just for you.

Claudia said...

Oh my gosh, Dawn, these are adorable! You couldn't pass them up - they are too delightful. I love tiny things too. Thanks for the Pooh image - I love Pooh!

xo
Claudia

marie said...

I want to poke around on etsy with you! I never find great stuff like that!!
Can't wait to see what you create ~ teeny little pin cushions sound so sweet!

Carol Keller Bass said...

How adorable! I know you'll come up with something oh so charming!

Lynn Richards said...

99cents????? Good grief! Who cares what you would do with them for that price!! They would look fabulous just sitting!! Awesome-
xoxo
lynn

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Fantastic find....I love all things small and wonderful, as well. I featured a small pink pair on my last post. I know you'll do something clever with them.

Best Wishes,
Kay

JoAnne said...

Great find Dawn! They would have been mine if I saw them first-lol!!! Have fun, I know you'll do great things with them.
xoJoAnne

nancarts said...

Dawn! Those are the cutest, most adorable and amazing tiny shoes! Can't wait to see what you create with them. A great find and only 99cents!
Have fun.

Smiles and Blessings,
Nancy

QueenBe said...

What a find! You are so lucky to have gotten these little treasures. I'm so glad Ebay is around, as it gives people like us a way to find things we never would have found, and it saves many many treasures from the junk yard because people like us want them! Good job!

Elizabeth G. said...

Wonderful, wonderful and lovely, lovely. Just adore them, especially the black and white one at the end. It's fabulous.

What are you going to do with these tiny treasures? Hopefully, you will show us.

Congratz on the deal and blessings to you and yours!

Hugs,
Elizabeth

Ruby said...

I agree with everyone. Cute! Adorable! Wish I had seen that auction. Some great ideas in these comments. Thanks for sharing!

Rella said...

OMG!! I have loved tiny things all my life..and I just about swooned when I saw these little shoes...oh my. Great find and even if they just sat on a little shelf and never became anything more than what they are it would be perfect! I have a couple of pair myself from vintage dolls and I just adore them. I hope they give you tremendous joy every time you look at them.

xox Rella

Sandi said...

You lucky girl. You scored.

C'est Magnifique said...

Oh MAN, I am interested!!! You scored big time, I'm jealous! Can't wait to see what you make with them!

Tania

Livingston Street Decor said...

Wow! That's a lot of inspiration and cuteness for .99 cents. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Georgia Gibbons said...

they must be little doll shoes but are they ever precious.can you imagine the hands that madethem? how exciting. thanks for sharing them w/ us. georgia

julie miller said...

Dawn, They are all so sweet, but I think the little boot is my favorite too!! I'm sure you will come up with something wonderful! I can't wait to see! Thanks for sharing, Julie

Elyse said...

omg - love these. they're so elves & the shoemaker fairy tale! you will have fun with these!

xo
elyse

June said...

EEEEEK is right Dawn! 'Shoe' are gonna have fun with these.hehe I love tiny treasures like this!
hugs

Lee said...

Oh SNAP!! Killer purchase. I can see some darling Christmas tree ornaments. Or a little shoe tree, all by itself. How sweet! You find the coolest stuff!

Lynns Lovelies said...

Cute~cute~Cute!!
Love the tiny treasures~
Hope you are not wilting too bad in this horrid heat!

Hugs~n~Love,
Lynn

mitziscollectibles said...

Ebay can be a gold mine for cool vintage stuff, especially in the summer when prices tend to be lower. I can picture those little shoes with added embellishments covering a little white feather tree.....

Marcia Antle said...

Oh my gosh, those teensy shoes are to die for! And such a great bargain. I can just imagine what you will create with them, can't wait to see. QueenMarcy

clustres said...

Those are the cutest little things I've seen in a long time!

Riki Schumacher said...

That is goooood shopping! Love the little things. And how you're displaying them is just precious. Thanks for sharing. Riki

Dorthe said...

Oh Dawn,sweet,
What a find,-they are so gorgeus, -tiny and wonderfull, --you will make the sweetest creations with those presious shoes.
Happy,happy week-end sweetest friend.
I`m having my two grandchildren here allone for the next week--very happy gramdmother, and sure very worned out grandmother-next week....
Many hugs, and love,
Dorthe

kluless said...

This for sure falls in to that "one of my best finds ever" category. SO adorable!!!

Barbara Jean said...

Dawn,
That is the deal of the century!!!
How fun to have those to play with.
Hmmm. Tea bag roses?? teeny, tiny ones? =)
And of course your pin cushions would be wonderful!

Have a super weekend

blessings

barbara jean
PS Love the couch too.

Charmingdesigns said...

I love how you displayed them in the silver dish. I am sorry I haven't been by to visit you. I'm just getting back into visiting all my blogging friends. Thanks for keeping in touch!!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a great find, dear Dawn! I know you will create a lot of gorgeousness with them.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs to you,
Julia

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh Dawn ~ those are the cutest little doll shoes I have ever seen and what a steal !!!
I cannot wait to see what you are going to do with them :)
I am so excited your soap is at market ~ which showroom is it so I can go see ?
YAYYY !! How much fun ~
xoxo
Lori

Diane said...

Dawn, if this isn't one of the BEST finds ever, I don't know what is! Fabulous!! And you ARE the little shoe queen, after all!
Diane

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Dawn, you scored big-time! Those little shoes are an incredible find!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Amazing ~ can't wait to see the Magic you work with these.....
xox
Cheryl

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh Dawn,,what a deal...there are some pretty special ones in the group. I have a few hundred of these from Mothers doll hospital,,dolls would come in with only one shoe, she would make new ones, in addition to the costume, and get to keep the old things the dolls had. That is how I got them...hey! maybe I have some mates!
lol
Marcie

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