Okay, so maybe it blew a gale and was a bit nippy today, but on the whole it’s been quite lovely here in Nevada, which has put me in mind of gardening. I’m a terrible gardener – I do try, though! – and since it was bad weather today, how about admiring some beautiful bloom-inspired shoes from history?
|Museum of Applied Arts, 18th century (German)|
|Bata Shoe Museum (blog), 1780s-1790s|
|Eleanor Meriwether (blog), gaiter boots, c. 1840s|
|The Met, early 1840s|
|LACMA, 1849 – aren’t these ADORBS!?|
|The Met, 19th century|
|Whitaker Auctions, 1870s|
|Manchester City Gallery, 1880s|
|The Met, 1891|
|Vintage Textile, 1925|
There are gobs and gobs more, of course – to find these and more floral shoes (and just more historical shoes in general), follow my “Shoes” boards on Pinterest.