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img_1412Brides are always looking for a way to personalize and customize their wedding look, and a dyed crinoline is a great option.  The slip only shows when you’re “kicking up your heels”, but adds a touch of color.  I have three crinolines to offer in lovely spring-time colors.  All have adjustable waists and would probably fit a size 2-4 up to a 16 or so.  The blue and pink crinolines are brand new and offered at $55.  The vintage lime crinoline is $45.  Please feel free to ask questions at sherry_george@comcast.net.

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Just returned from the Opimg_1442en House at Adornments.  Finally got to meet Laura, Alexis and Lucinda from Adornments.  The Grays from Gray Photography were there (adorable couple with amazing work!)  I met Charlie Thompson, who makes incredible titanium and wood rings.  Schakolad was there with their amazing chocolate confections.  I met Ashley Carter from Ashley’s Bride Guide.  She is so cute and it’s easy to see why her site is so popular.

All in all, a great afternoon to show people what I do.  If you missed it, here’s a picture of my display.  Visit the blog often.  I’ll be updating with new things shortly!

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img_1371There has been quite a buzz about a bride choosing to use color for her shoes.  In fact, the bride can embrace the color concept and match the flowers with the shoes as done with this photo!  Go ahead and show your personality.  Have fun…it’s your big day!

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img_1278img_1274I found a great deal on these dyeable victorian vintage wedding boots (never worn!), but they were badly discolored and really couldn’t be used for white, however champagne was an option.  Of course, any color could have been used, but I wanted them to be dark ivory.

To prep, I stuffed the shoes with plastic bags after removing the laces.  I used brewed black coffee (still warm!) and literally “painted” the coffee on the shoes as evenly as possible.  I then blotted with paper towels to get all the excess off and as dry as possible.  I dipped the laces in the coffee and left to dry.

As I was completing the project, my husband walked by and I asked him to guess how I’d done it, and his reaction was “why didn’t you use wine, since it’s the color of love? ” Now I’m thinking of doing another pair ASAP!  There are lots of natural products that can be used as dye, and if the shoe was created, as these were, to accept dye, why not?

I added the blue stones for the “something blue”, however I’m thinking of finding some beautiful silk ribbon to use as the laces.  I think that would be a beautiful touch!  As always, contact me at sherry_george@comcast.net.

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This week has been a productive one.  I’m receiving shipments every day.  Veils, vintage and new wedding gowns, wedding shoes, and some surprises are coming this way.

Can’t wait to share them with you.  Come back to visit soon!

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img_1184These size 6B shoes are from a vintage lot.  Upon close observation, I found a couple of tiny marks/scuffs, and they have normal wear on the bottom to have been worn for a few hours.  My guess is they were worn for a wedding!

The vintage satin shoes are embellished with lace, sequins and pearls and although beautiful on their own, could be dyed any color.  I’m offering these beautiful size 6 Dyeable for $22.  As always, contact me at sherry_george@comcast.net to purchase!

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img_10942Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and the last part which we normally don’t hear, “and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”

Each item has to do with good luck for the bride to have a happy marriage.  Something old represented the bride’s family and her past.  Something new was the hope for the future happiness ahead.  Something borrowed was usually something from a friend who had a happy marriage, and meant they could count on their friends, and something blue pertained to purity and fidelity.  The sixpence was to signify wealth and financial security.

When thinking of what your items will be, make sure you choose things that mean something to you.  For instance, the 1840 gold piece in the picture has been handed down to the oldest daughter in my family on her wedding day since 1868.  I was the last recipient, and my daughter will be the next “holder” this year.  This piece represents more than a century and a half of history for my family.  The other pieces such as a special piece of jewelry or maybe a hankie could be a thoughtful something borrowed (or something old for that matter!)

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