...finding leather granny boots at Sally's Boutique for seven dollars.
As you all well know by now, I'm a sewing addict. Moreover, I'm a late Victorian-Edwardian-Teens period addict, and I love wearing costumes from that era. But I've always wanted a pair of granny boots, and almost had a pair from Victorian Trading Co. (before they BROKE on me.. sheesh, never by cheap vinyl boots from them!) several years ago. That experience was like almost dying and going to heaven, only to come back to earth with a crash.
Okay, maybe not so dramatic. BUT THEN...
I saw these boots yesterday in Sally's Boutique (er-hem... Salvation Army) and I knew I had to have them. My dear Angel did the shopping for me and put these brand new, chocolate brown, leather uppers, GRANNY BOOTS in front of me as I was listlessly looking through the shoe section.
I'm really in Edwardian heaven now! I can't wait to try them on with one of my costumes... heck, I'm even going to make a Beatrix Potter outfit to go with the shoes! Oh, oh! And SPATS too!
So, in conclusion, when I say that this post isn't off-topic... it's not. Well, not really. I guess it's because the shoes are inspiring me to sew more costumes. Prepare for Edwardian posts!