Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Walk A Mile In My Shoes


Hello, Dear Ones.
Many of you know about 3 months ago my dear little Mother had to go into a nursing home. 
She's doing pretty well, but at age 90 her little mind is confused a lot.
We packed up her things from her retirement home apartment and put them into storage.
Some of the sentimental things I bought to my house.
Some little things I found became the centerpoint of my little vignette 
at the opposite end of my sun porch.
Please ignore the cord. I need to poke it through the slats of the shutters.
 First I have this roses made from book pages wreath hanging on the shutter screen I made years ago.
 Then one of my favorite little vases with the bunnies and hydrangeas.
Faux of course.
You know what I say - I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me! :)
 A little memory picked up years and years ago in London.
 Must have light!
 Here's what I found in my little Mother's things.
A pair of my little baby shoes. I do believe I must have used these to walk in as they are really worn.
I started walking when I was 9 months old. I'm so talented like that, you know! ;)
I have to admit, I shed a few tears when I saw these knowing my Mother loved these little shoes because she saved them.
So here's my little nostalgic vignette. 
Thinking I walked a lot in these little shoes and got into things little babies get into, I'm sure I walked a mile in them and probably a whole lot more.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Walk A Mile In My Shoes
If I could be you, if you could be me
For just one hour, if we could find a way
To get inside each other's mind
If you could see you through my eyes
Instead your own ego I believe you'd be
I believe you'd be surprised to see
That you've been blind

Walk a mile in my shoes
just walk a mile in my shoes
Before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Then walk a mile in my shoes

Now if we spend the day
Throwin' stones at one another
'Cause I don't think, 'cause I don't think
Or wear my hair the same way you do
Well, I may be common people
But I'm your brother
And when you strike out
You're tryin' to hurt me
It's hurtin' you, Lord HAVE mercy

Walk a mile in my shoes
just walk a mile in my shoes
Before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Then walk a mile in my shoes

Now there are people on reservations
And out in the ghetto
And brother there, but, for the grace of God
Go you and I,
If I only had wings of a little angel
Don't you know, I'd fly
To the top of a mountain
And then I'd cry, cry, cry

Walk a mile in my shoes
just walk a mile in my shoes
Before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Then walk a mile in my shoes
~ sung by Joe South


40 comments:

  1. Shelia, those little shoes are so sweet! I ran across my own daughter's little walking shoes Monday. I held onto them becuase they have such sweet little memories attached to them. Probably the same sweet feeling your precious mother had about you! Love all of the sweet memory joggers that you have shown! Those sweet touches make a house a lovely home!

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  2. Oh what precious memories and keepsakes Shelia. The shoes are wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  3. How sweet Shelia, it brought tears to my eyes. Lovely post to read first thing in the morning!

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  4. So sweet Shelia. The vignette is so pretty and I love the baby shoes. I now have my baby shoes too. My mom claimed she went without food so I could have Stride Rite shoes.

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  5. Love your little shoes! What a treasure. I enjoy coming by your house to see what you've been doing.
    ~Adrienne~

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  6. Your vignette is gorgeous and how wonderful to have your tiny shoes! These are indeed precious -- and lovely, too. Not merely sentimental, the kind of thing you can't part with. But lovely enough to use and show! How lovely!

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  7. Oh how special to have something from your babyhood! ♥

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  8. So many sweet and memorable items, I love having those around me in my home too. I love your little baby shoes, how wonderful that you have them!

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  9. Our Mom's are just the most precious things in the world. Love your bunny vase, I have 2 very similar, one of course was mine and one my Mom's. we use to buy alot of things alike so when she died as I went through those things it sure brought back memories. Your baby shoes look great in your vignette. I am glad she is doing ok in her new surroundings.

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  10. Oh, such a precious and lovely vignette! The way you arranged everything just looks wonderful! I have some of my Mom's and Dad's keepsakes in a little vignette in one of our bookshelves and you know it brings me such joy and happiness every day!
    Happy Hugs,
    Jemma

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  11. So sweet ! I love your book page wreath .. Beautiful vignette , with so much meaning :)

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  12. Your little table vignette looks so sweet! Loved your shoes..

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  13. Such a sweet vignette, love those little shoes. My mom was a saver of my baby things, too. Moms are the best. xo

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  14. Good morning Shelia, Don't faint, I'm home at last and catching up with my dearest blogging friends. I have missed you. Marilyn's funeral was so wonderful and a tribute to her memory. We stayed with Jerry, her husband, for as long as we could. He is so lost without his life long partner. Their 50th anniversary was almost here. I miss her so much. It is so good to be home though. Jerry has never had a computer so we were without service while we were there.

    I so understand how you are feeling about your mom. It is a hard time with lots of adjustments. Your memory vignette is so sweet. My mom kept my baby shoes too. They are very worn as well. These things of hers will always be a treasure to love. Our memories will always keep them in our hearts. I am praying for you and your family and wish your mom happiness and at peace with all the changes in her life.

    Love and big hugs,
    Jeanne

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  15. Such a sweet vignette, Shelia! Love the little shoes! Come over and see my shutters I just bought, and what I've done with them. Take care!

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  16. I have some baby shoes of mine also, but in getting rid of a lot of stuff I gave them to my granddaughter. I'm trying my best to scale down from 5,000 s.f. to 1800 s.f. and it takes a lot of trips to the thrift store, daughter's house and granddaughter's house! I just don't want to deal with the "stuff" around her anymore. Sheesh, why do we collect so much in our lifetime, sweetpea? I'm sick of dusting it.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  17. Shelia, this vignette is so pretty and especially lovely because it holds memories. I love that vase with the bunnies. What a precious keepsake your baby shoes are. Great idea to put that cord through the shutter slats. I'm going to be wanting to put shutters behind all of my lamps now! laurie

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  18. Your vignette is so sweet. Those little shoes are such a treasure. Memories are a precious thing.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  19. There's nothing better than a nostalgic vignette, each item bringing forth a sweet memory of good people and good times. Earlier this year I got out some old black-and-white pics of me with Mom and my two brothers, and decided to display them on my (mother's) big old dresser. I tell you, my heart is warmed every single day when I glance at them. Thanks for bringing back good memories!

    Hugs ~ Mary

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  20. Well, now I am tearing up! OH MY! The shoes...melted my heart. What wonderful keepsakes you have my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  21. That is the sweetest vignette, Shelia! I adore the little shoes. I wore shoes like that and so did my children. That was back in the day when doctors warned that babies and toddlers needed support for their ankles as they started to walk. I really like the idea of shoes, but all of my grands have pretty much been barefoot from day one. Oh, how ideas do change.

    I'm keeping your sweet little Momma in my prayers and you, too.

    Carol

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  22. How sweet and yes you know that your Mum so loved keeping them and thinking of her sweet baby girl. - Hey I walked at 9mos too:)

    Big hugs to you both!

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  23. How tender and precious that your dear Mother saved these. I know finding them put a lump in your throat. I love your bunny vase - after all, I now live in Rabbittown!

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  24. Such a sweet vignette Shelia and I love your sweet little shoes!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  25. Those are sweet little shoes and they make for a special vignette!

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  26. Precious keepsakes! I just returned from visiting my mom who lives in a retirement home. It's special to have these bits and pieces that your mom saved all these years, and your vignette is the perfect way to enjoy them.

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  27. You saved some real treasures, and I like the hydrangeas and vase and the floral ceramic piece from London a lot, and of course the baby shoes. Sweet your mom saved them lo these many ! years.

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  28. I have saved my kids first white boots too. They'll find them someday. :) Sweet memories.

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  29. Oh these little shoes are so sweet! I saved my girls shoes and they make me smile when I come across them! I know you have tons of memories of your life and time with your sweet Mother. Vignettes can bring them all together! Big Hugs, Linda

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  30. Shelia,
    Oh, dear friend, how precious to have your white baby shoes!
    Being adopted at age five, there are no baby anything from my childhood.
    I've kept far too many things from our sons infancy,
    but perhaps that is the reason.
    I adore your sweet vignette!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  31. This is such a sweet post, Shelia. I was so amazed at some of the things that my own Mother had saved. I love your vignette and you are correct memories can be sweet.
    xoGinger

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  32. What a sweet post- love the shoes. Love the vase, wreath and your porcelain piece from London.
    What a great vignette of memories!

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  33. Shelia, I love these keepsakes! Your little shoes reminds me of Wee Walkers. Do you remember Wee Walkers? My girls all wore Wee Walkers when they began walking.

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  34. Ah, I love all these special things your mother saved. Memories are such a comfort and treasure.♥

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  35. awwwwwww...a sweet and adorable post - filled with "pretties"

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  36. I have my son's shoes in the china cabinet. I'm sure your shoes made your mother so happy to look at them! She would be pleased with the arrangement you've made. I love the book page roses!

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  37. OM Goodness, I love this post and your vase with the bunnies and specially 'your little baby shoes!' Wish I had my Little shoes from when I was tiny as I was talented too...my mom always proudly told everybody who wanted to listen that I walked when I was 9 MONTHS TOO!!!
    No wonder we're such good friends and love to walk miles to go shopping, LOL! Love the vignette! Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  38. Hi Shelia,
    What a sweet post. I would have cried about the shoes, for the same reason. Love the vignette.
    Happy Sunday,
    Gina

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  39. What a sweet little vignette honoring your mom! I love it, Sweetie.

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)