Passing on the vintage love.

My sweet nieces came to check out my booth the day I left Fayetteville. They’re so adorable– they’ve shown so much interest and support during this whole booth process. Alex immediately spotted an awesome pair of 1940s spectator pumps I had just put out that day. “Oooooh,” she said. “I LOVE these shoes!” The irony was, I had picked them up at a yard sale with her in mind, and then second-guessed myself. What 17-year old wants an old, dusty pair of two-tone shoes from the 1940s? Sure, I think they’re cool, but I decided that she probably wouldn’t. So I priced them and put them in the booth.

I was beyond pleased when she was so delighted with them. “They’re yours!” I said, picking them up. “I’ll pay you for them,” she said, earnestly. My heart? Melted into a puddle. A single tear rolled down my face as I took her ten dollars.

JOKING! Of course I gave her a discount.

JOKING! She got them for free. OF COURSE.

Those girls are PERFECT, I’m telling you.

I wonder if my Dad was this thrilled when I showed a love for The Kingston Trio when I was sixteen?

January 3, 2010 - 6:04 pm

janie hightower Can only IMAGINE how proud their grandma must be of them! Look at that HAIR!! and I love the shoes, too.

January 4, 2010 - 11:02 am

Leilani WOW those shoes are amazing!!! If you ever find vintage shoes in 9 1/2 I’ll buy them from you… I never find vintage shoes in my size, too sad.

January 4, 2010 - 7:58 pm

Lara Jo I will keep my eyes out for you…I have the same problem — I’m an 8.5. These pumps were tiny, but my niece has little tiny feet, so they were perfect for her.

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