Forever Bound Art

Lucky Shoes!

In Shoes on June 13, 2012 at 11:55 am

I have been finding old cobbler’s shoe forms and assorted accessories for shoes lately.   Is it because women love shoes?    In one day, I kept finding pieces here and there.  I took it as a sign and bought them all.   Notice the cast iron BIG BOY stand  in the left?   Those cast iron ‘shoes’ are placed on top and then the shoe making material is placed over that form.   The beginning of mass production of shoes in various sizes!   I am wondering if BIG BOY is the same company who made pot belly stoves?  Can anyone tell me?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.
My favorite piece is the blue children’s shoe stretcher.   Gotta keep those shoes for a long time you know?!   Mom would place those stretchers inside the shoe and let it stretch the material just a bit more.  (don’t grow child!)     This collection is really timeless and quite beautiful in my opinion.   Let us know if you want a closer picture of any of our shoes.
FBA
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