Posts Tagged ‘shoes’
Those of you who know me well, know how much I love shoes. I have a nice collection of shoes and some great shoe stories. I tend to buy at least one pair of shoes wherever I travel to and if I travel to Spain it is more like 3 pairs. I am also not very tall so I always wear heels to add some height.
I damaged my left ankle when I was in Spain this fall when I missed the bottom step at the apartment we were staying in. When I returned home two weeks later, I had it x-rayed and discovered I had broken it on both sides. This required an operation to bolt it back together with 7 screws. I was in a plaster cast for 2 weeks and then an air cast (boot) for the past 8 weeks. I returned to work after the plaster cast was removed and managed to do my book signings and presentations as planned. The only thing is, I have only been able to wear a right shoe. My husband thought it was very funny when I had only right shoes lined up ready to wear. So he took a picture.
When we visited Fort Lauderdale a year ago, I found the perfect shoe in my size. Unfortunately the sales clerk couldn’t find the mate to the shoe. I even went back the next day to see if they found the other shoe but they hadn’t. I was heartbroken as I really wanted to buy that pair of shoes. Since it was the right shoe on display, I wish I had purchased it as I would be able to wear it now! (but who knew?)
New sensible shoes
The orthopedic surgeon has informed me I can start wearing shoes on both feet again, but not heels, which is all I own. So I had to invest in some sensible shoes. They are Ok but they don’t make me look or feel any taller.
I am happy to report that I am on the mend and hope to be back to normal by the new year. In the meantime I have a few pairs of shoes in which the right shoe is much more worn than the left. I could have worse problems, I know.
Do you have any funny shoe stories to share?
When I travel, I love looking in the shop windows. I like to see what is popular in other countries. Years ago, when I worked in retail, I often created the store window displays. I enjoyed that part of the job a lot so it is fun to observe the creation of other window display artists. Our latest trip had many great window displays that I would like to share with you. The pictures are not always the best as shooting through glass has its limits.
I was delighted to find a store that sold Steiff toys. I used to sell these toys when I worked at a gift shop years ago.
Steiff is the home of the original Teddy Bear, named after Theodore Roosevelt after he visited the factory and commented on how the bears looked a lot like him. My children have a nice collection of these adorable stuffed animals.
I also sold Hummel Figures in that same gift store owned by a wonderful German woman. I discovered this display in Vienna as well.
A display of children’s traditional drindl dresses in Vienna, Austria
I love checking out the shoe store windows in other cities. There were some wild displays in Budapest!
Do you enjoy looking at the shop windows when travelling?