I really loved all of the visits to my Show & Tell last Friday. So many wonderful people commented on my Grandmother's shoes and gave some great ideas on how to display them. This week I have another pair to share with you.
On July 26, 1903, my Great Grandmother Adams wed my Great Grandfather Adams. This would be my father's grandparents. I really need to post a picture of them together. She is the most breathtaking woman I have ever seen. Her blue eyes just speak to you from her pictures.
These were her wedding shoes. They are so tiny and are made from the softest leather. She had them imported from France and they are just so elegant.
They are in very good shape, being over a century old and I just love all of the details. Again, I would love to display them. I think of how the light and elements would hurt them, but then again, why keep them locked away in a box when they can be looked at and enjoyed.
This is the lace from her wedding dress, the shoulders. I have no idea what happened to the rest of her dress but this is the part I inherited. I wanted to incorporate some of it into my wedding dress, but I didn't have the heart to damage it in any way. Instead, I had some lighter colored roses to represent my loved ones in the center of my rich, red colored rose bouquet.
So much beauty in this 100 + year old lace. One day, I will do something fabulous with it. In fact, the idea has occurred to me while writing this that I can place these elements, along with some photos of my grandparents next to the rose colored glass items I have that are engraved with their wedding date. The glass is in my china cabinet that is full of china we hardly ever use. I think I should make my china cabinet into a display for items such as these.
To be continued....
Next I will show you my father's baby shoes, gown and dumbo. They are precious and I have a picture of my youngest in his gown.
Have a great weekend and remember to not only treasure those family heirlooms, but to enjoy them in your every day life.