Thursday

Show and Tell - Antique Shoe Tree

Time for Kelli's Show and Tell! Go to http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ for more!This is an antique shoe tree I bought back in the 70s. I was doing tole and decorative painting then and painted the wild yellow roses on it. I didn't know what to call it, thinking maybe it is a shoe form, but when I looked it up in the dictionary it has: "shoe tree n (1897) A foot-shaped device for inserting in a shoe to preserve it's shape." Some foot with that sharp point!!
When I bought it I tried to find a size 6 1/2 which is my shoe size, but the closest I could get was this size 6.
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23 comments:

Lee-ann said...

Rose, that is fantastic, what a great shoe tree and to think those lovely roses were painted by you! well I am very impressed the colour of the timber and the artwork go so nice together.

A lovely show and tell from a lovely blog lady.....by the way I adore the autumn (fall) flowers on your front door.

Lee-ann

Penless Thoughts said...

This is the most unusual shoe tree I've ever seen. Really neat!
Susan

Hootin'Anni said...

One word: Awesome!!!!

great show n tell.

Lallee said...

Very beautifully done, Kathy. Maybe you will pick up painting again someday.

PEA said...

Oh what a beautiful shoe tree and I just love the way you painted it!! Last summer I went to visit a pioneer village and at one of the homes they had a pair of these...now I know what they were used for!! xo

Cindy said...

What a great item. I am sending this link to my mother-in-law to see. She has painted shoe trees herself.

Marci said...

I bought my Dad one of those for a desk paper weight. It was a smaller one. Someone else had already painted on it. You did a good job on the painting.

charish said...

How neat. So did you buy a size 6 shoe just to try it out? Have a great day
Sarah

Tracy said...

It's beautiful!

ellen b said...

What a great conversation piece that is. I love how you painted it, you are very talented. Blessings.

Barbara H. said...

That form is definitely for some seriously pointy-toed shoes! I love the painting you've done on it -- just lovely.

Morning Glory said...

Very interesting item. Your painting on it is pretty.

Christina said...

How cool is that!?

Becky said...

I've never seen anything like this.

Mrs. C said...

Very unique!

Adrienne said...

Wonderful shoe tree. I love your tole painting. It almost made me find my paints and get them out after quite some time away from that wonderful art form.

I came here from Lalee's Cottage. I'll be back to visit often. You have a wonderful blog and I share your love for yellow roses.

~Adrienne~

Stephanie said...

How unusual! I love that you painted it. Yellow roses are my favorite!

Mica Garbarino said...

That is such a neat piece.
Mica

Shirley said...

Your shoe tree is wonderful! And you did a great job painting those roses. I love antiques too.

I hope you'll stop by and see my Show and Tell for this week... my "garden dawgs."

Revee said...

I've never seen anything like this shoe tree! The painting is so pretty and definitely adds a touch of prettiness to it. :)

Kelli said...

That is such a beautiful treasure, I love it!
Kelli

Cathy said...

I love your shoe--which I believe is actually a shoe last--what they actually used in the making of shoes. What a classic and wonderful piece! Great share!

Cathy :)

Myrna said...

Very pretty and so unique!

It would also make a great weapon if you ever have a need for one! :-)