Marie Antoinette and Her Shoes

It all began with the movie Marie Antoinette starring Kirsten Dunst.




Then I found a miniature tiny leather shoe that intrigued me. I wondered who in the world could have fashioned it and why.

I’m fascinated by beautiful shoes!

What’s really strange is that I don’t own very many pairs of shoes and definitely nothing like the confections made in the Marie Antoinette movie. To me a beautiful shoe is like artwork.


So armed with my imagination… I created these two shoes that I hope Marie would have been proud to wear, hopefully the first two shoes of many from my new line called Confections de Marie.


Please peruse the pictures below. I hope you enjoy.


Also, a shoe I will design in the color of your choice (pink, white or green) will be included in the giveaway starting tomorrow celebrating my 50th blog post. Please stop by tomorrow to see the goodies and leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. Thank you all for being so supportive and wonderful!















If you are interested in the lovely vintage wallpapers used on these shoes... they were purchased from the lovely Heather at Pretty Petals Boutique. Thank you Heather!

31 comments:

Cheryl said...

Nancy!!!! OMIGOSH!!!! These are amazing!!!! I think you need to edit this post to say that you'll be giving away something else and you need to just pop these in a box and send them STRAIGHT AWAY to Somerset Studio magazine! And I mean NOW! These are AMAZING!!!! Gorgeous. Unique. Inventive. LOVELY. Whimsical. BEAUTIFUL. I adore them. Truly! Now go do it!!!

Sherry said...

encroyable!!!!
they are magnifique and tres belle!!!
Marie herself would want these shoes!

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Nancy, those shoes are adorable, so delicate and feminine. I do own rather a lot of shoes but nothing quite so pretty as these! Your Giveaway promises to be a bit hit!
best wishes,
Lucy x

The Feathered Nest said...

YES! YES! I will give you the address to Somerset, my dear!!!!! Nancy....these. are. incredible....DO KNOW THAT????? Honestly, I have chill bumps!! I'm so sorry that I failed to add you to my bloglines blogroll...I'm bad about not going down my list on the blog....anyway, WOW!
Get busy, make more. NOW.
XXOO,
Dawn

Britt-Arnhild said...

When I saw these shoes I thought.....OH MY GOSH, then I see that Cheryl has already said that.....so I am sitting here speechless :-)

Beautiful shoes are bound to take you to beautiful places.

madrekarin said...

Beautiful shoe confections! Airy, delicate, sweet, flirty- all the things shoes need to be. :) I love them!

Karin

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Nancy I say do as Cheryl said, send them off to Somerset Studio. They are absolutely beautiful.
Alison

Meggie said...

These shoes are so lovely! The colurs are perfect and the design spectacular. They look almost more like candy than like shoes...how delightful!

Miss Sandy said...

Nancy,
I just saw these shoes over at The Feathered Nest and I am awed by them! These are some of the most original and awesome confections I've ever seen!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Nancy, OH MY GOODNESS!!!! These are SO amazing and yes just as the other girls said... you should definatly submit these to be published. Don't ever worry about your art! You are a NATURAL! I see it plain as day. :))))))

xoxoxo Heather

karen benson said...

These shoes are wonderful, Marie would be proud to wear them! Please enter me in the drawing!
karen b....kben1334@sbcglobal.net

Lori said...

Nancy, i saw your wonderful shoe creations over on Dawn's blog and i just had to pop over and tell you myself that they are just gorgeous!!! and i SO agree with all the other girls who said you should send them off to be published!!!

For Love of Home said...

Nancy, I saw your shoes on Dawn's blog, send them in to Somerset now girl they are to die for.
Also love your husbands blog, what a sweetheart he is to do this for you.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I saw your shoes on The Feathered Nest, but for some reason I can't see them here in your post. All is see is a square with an "x" in it :-(. I will be back tomorrow!
Penny

Nancy said...

I found your blog via The Feathered Nest, and I think the shoes you created are amazingly beautiful!

hoganfe said...

Oh Nancy you are a creative genius - too fabulous and precious!!
xo
Mary
hoganfe handbags

Elaine L. said...

Dawn (feathered nest) posted about your artwork and the shoes are beautiful and so delicate. I love them!

~elaine~

Fete et Fleur said...

Hi Elaine! Thank you so much for visiting me and your sweet comment.

Nancy

Heidi said...

Your little creations are pure artwork! They are amazing and dainty. Great work!

~~ Heidi ~~

Dana said...

They are incredible! Maybe you should design wearable shoes too!

Penny said...

Your creations are simply amazing! Wow, wow, wow! I think Marie would have been extremely proud!

tongue in cheek said...

Have you ever thought about going into shoe design, I know I would buy a pair!

Betzie said...

These are so so sweet Nancy!
Oh, if I could only get my square toes into shoes like that!
I'm sure Marie could too...lovely idea and so feminine and FRENCH!

Trisha said...

Having my own shoe fascination (since childhood), I soooo understand. And the Marie Antoinette movie is a real treasure. I am sure she would adore your shoes! She'd be crazy not to!

Trisha Evans
my2roses
a vintage white - coming soon!

Bethany said...

Gorgeous and dreamy are all I can think to say about your wonderful creations!!!

Pat said...

These are totally amazing!

Anonymous said...

Just starting the escapade into the world of blogland reading and your shoes enticed me to send my first comment- even if it is only one word - Exquisite!
Anita
golfwidowal@aol.com

Janet said...

I came in a round about way through Betzie and all I can say is these are incredible! I agree with the others....send these to Somerset right now.

Babsarella said...

Absolutely stunning!!! So delicate and beautiful!!! I think Somerset is gonna flip!!!

Ulla said...

These are truly wonderful! Marie would be swooning!!! Bravo!

Madeleine said...

these are amazing!
they are soo sooo sooooo beautiful!
good enough to make anyone melt at the knees.
xoxoxox