Friday, March 26, 2010

Show & Tell Friday

I'm joining Show & Tell Friday today... I used to be a participant awhile back (gosh is that almost two years ago already?) when I first started blogging.

Thank you to Cindy of My Romantic Home for hosting !

I'm showing some very special footwear today:


This pair of toe shoes is one of my most valued treasures. I wore them on stage during The Nutcracker, to dance a Fairy Doll Waltz, and a pageant or two.

Plus all of the dance classes and rehearsals.


I remember sewing the ribbons on myself in high school, excited with the anticipation of breaking in a new pair of toe shoes.

Nothing could make me feel more graceful or more beautiful than when I was dancing "en Pointe."

Worn and tattered, I've had an artist create a painting of them and I also used them as props for a photo of Dear Bebe when she was 8 months old.

Very special shoes, indeed.



6 comments:

Carolyn said...

Beautiful slippers! I just stumbled on your blog...I love the name behind your antiques....sweet story!

Carolyn

Victoria said...

Those are so pretty! I love your blog, I just added myself as a follower:) I love the story of how you got the name Bella Rosa!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Jillian; What a sweet story of your toe shoes.... they look well loved.. so pretty... my daughter has her pair of toe shoes as well,,,and she feels the same way about her's... thank you for sharing them..
have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

I've still got my pointe shoes too, they would have many a story to tell. I have also used them in some artwork!
alicia

MJ said...

There is something ultra-feminine about ballet en pointe shoes. I thought I'd be following the ballerina's path but K & N have decided not to dance. Not that I mind much as even for little girls dress rehearsals closer to recital can be too numerous! (3 rehearsals per week for a kindergartner!)

Your en pointe shoes have so many stories to tell Bebe!

jennifer said...

I think I still have my pair of toe shoes also but they aren't in that good of shape. I saw a picture on a blog the other day of pointe shoes that had been glittered. I may have to spruce my old shoes up a bit!