Tuesday, April 20, 2010

~ One Pink Slipper ~


Mum went through some old cupboards last week for a clean out. She called me up to tell me she had found some things of mine from long ago. I did not think much of it until she dropped them off. In the box of treasures was a ceramic pink ballet shoe I have had since I was about 7 years old. It was amazing how many memories came back in an instant. I started ballet when I was 5 years old and finished up when I was 16 (one of life's regrets!). This shoe was given to me as a gift and I adored it. It's funny how you forget things that meant so much at the time. Thanks Mum. xx

52 comments:

  1. that would be something nice to hand down to your daughter!.

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  2. That is cute, I love how you displayed it.

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  3. your mum must be like mine and hold onto heaps of things! what a sweet find and i love those roses. Mel xx

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  4. oh that is so precious.
    im a ballerina myself, and that slipper is adorable! <3

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  5. A box of treasures from your Mum - there's nothing better. Fantastic vignette Simone.

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  6. Oh I love it Simone and have one very similar to yours! My Olivia has mine in her room, which is really lovely. How special that your Mum found yours and it brought back so many wonderful memories:) Wishing you a lovely Tuesday my sweet friend ~ Tina xx

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  7. Hi Simone-

    I have a pink pencil case from when I was in first grade. It still smells like crayons and graphite and tons of images come flooding back to me everytime I unzip it open. The pink ballet slipper goes quite well with your decor.

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  8. It is funny how something like that triggers memories, it's so sweet too!
    xxx

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  9. How sweet, what a pretty photo as well. Your roses are stunning, as usual! :)

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  10. Simone darling the pink slipper is so adorable. I have a ceramic Marie Antoinette shoe which I adore, mine too brings loads of childhood memories for me. I am now off to bed. Darling, wishing you a week full of blessings.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  11. Oh how gorgeous! My sister did ballet and she had one of these as well, I must ask her if she still has it.xx

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  12. Wow! Great that your mum kept these treasured items!! I love the book in the post below too :-)

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  13. Lovely post! It is strange how beloved gifts become things when we grow up isn't it?

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  14. What a sweet ballet shoe and gorgeous photograph - very beautiful. Takes me back to when I did ballet.

    I know what you mean about unearthing things you've completely forgotten about and then upon seeing them again, realising how much they used to mean to you. Bless.

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  15. ohhhh this is so so sweet!!! Totally charming!!

    lovely photo to boot!!!

    xoxo Jenny

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  16. Oh I love sweet childhood treasures! These are darling! If you have a moment stop by http://shabbychictreasures.blogspot.com/
    I am giving away are pretty rose teapot for the month of April!~
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  17. What a sweet picture and nice memories. I danced too and now my daughters do. I did a painting of ballet slippers for my oldest to hang in her room. Maybe someday it'll mean as much to her as that glass slipper did to you :)

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  18. How sweet that your mom held on to your beautiful little ballet slipper. I'll bet you wore a lot of real ones out over the years.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  19. Hi Simone...
    I think I have the exact same ballet item..

    & I too did ballet from about 7 through to 15 yo..??

    I think i was up to SOLO SEAL?? exams...
    this is a LONG LONG time ago (i am 53 yo this yr)...so a bit hard to remember...

    BUT I Have to say I still have ALL of my original toe shoes...& costumes from my concerts... in my store room..

    MAybe i should do a blog on them?? I especially LOVE when i was a SEAGULL...the TUTU was my FIRST...& it is gorgeous..!

    You have got me thinking now...!!

    xx andrea

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  20. The best kind of surprise! I think I have a matching slipper in white... I too did ballet from a young age until about 14, but I was too much of a tom-boy to choose it over horse riding! Those memories seem like a lifetime ago..
    :)

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  21. I just love things from my childhood. I did a blogpost last year on a book from my childhood "Mariska The Circus Princess" (it is a Dutch book). Have a great inspiring day!

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  22. How lovely of your Mum to find it and pass it on. I remember having lots of little similar ornaments when I was a little girl, not sure where they've ended up now though.

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  23. Hi Simone, I received the mag you sent me today and I thank you. I will enjoy some time this evening with a cuppa lapping up all the lovliness!
    Thank you again.
    Miriam

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  24. Oh how beautiful, Simone! Is it too late for you to do adult classes however? I can see you in a tutu. Life should have no regrets. xx

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  25. Aren't mums great for keeping little pieces of your past? Mum just found my very first oil painting that she'd had stashed away for years, and I remember thinking how awesome an artist I was at the tender age of eleven. Of course, I was wrong. Your little slipper is very cute and something I'm sure your children will treasure. K xx

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  26. Simone - did you happen to have a pair of slippers? The reason I ask is that I have a pair from my childhood and they are sitting proudly on Olivia's dressing table now.
    They were one of my favourite dressing table pretties. I've got a few more too that I've kept. And I'm so glad that I did.
    x

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  27. How lovely to have re-discovered this beautiful treasure! Leigh

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  28. That's so cute!

    I remember my little pink tutu... I'm not quite sure where it is but one day I will find it and then I'll make sure I keep it somewhere safe.

    :) xxx

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  29. Your Mum is just the loveliest, mind you she is really just a (slightly) older version of yourself really...I would love to hear more about your Grandma...she sounds like fun. You are very lucky to belong to a family of lovely ladies. The slipper is lovely and something Charlie can have to love that was yours too! Hope you have a good week.

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  30. Oh wow..thats so sweet of your mum...and so great that it brought back fond memories for you x

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  31. What a beautiful gift from your mum, it is adorable,I too gave up dance and kind of regreted it, but it was alot of fun and taught me many things at the time. Have a stylish day. Sharon xx

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  32. i love that little scene- your history in the ballet slipper, the beautiful book & of course- your roses....my littlest audrey is having a 5th bday this weekend-a ballet teaparty...that will be a post close to your heart...x

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  33. Simone,
    This is what I absolutely love about "things" and that they are simply not just "things" but have nostalgia and memories attached to them.
    What an absolutely gorgeous image too.
    Lou
    x

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  34. I think I have that same little shoe given to me in my ballerina days...fits so well in your home now!

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  35. It must be nice to have it again. I remember how much meaning I gave things when I was a child, and how well it lasts through the years, concentrated like the small people we used to be.

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  36. Sweet post. Lovely memories. You could dance again!
    Blessings!

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  37. What a big treasure is back in your life!!

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  38. Treasures from another time. Timeless appreciation compliments of your mum.
    Brenda

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  39. Absolutely adorable and really worth keeping Simone. You're lucky that your mum did not part of such treasure.
    -marie

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  40. What a sweet, lovely post! And your pink ballet slipper is adorable.

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  41. what a great post! every now and then, when i'm at my mom's house, i head upstairs, where she hardly ever goes anymore and look through old photo albums, a few scapbooks i had kept as a teenager and just tons of books of hers to reconnect with a pleasant past. really fun :)

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  42. How sweet! I was with my mom in her attic, probably ten years ago, and could not believe all the memories that came back to me seeing all of my old things (she has kept EVERYTHING.) Even the memory of how things smelled and felt came back.
    I'm sure that was a nice surprise!
    ☺ Celeste

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  43. What lovely memories my friend...will your daughter be dancing? xoxo

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  44. Oh, Simone, you must have been so happy to see this treasure again! Like finding an old friend!
    Enjoy!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  45. how lovely to have something so precious from your past

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  46. We 'Mums' save some great things.
    Childhood memories are hte best
    Alison

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  47. Ohh Simone I have the same in white it's now sitting on my daughters dressing table, its great when you have a find like that I danced till the age of 30 my big regret is throwing out my point work shoes when I should have framed them, to late now what was I thinking!!! My daughter dances too so once I see a pair of her old ones I will grab them & frame them for her to keep. Have a great long weekend & enjoy your precious find along with the great memories it hold's :)

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