The Red Shoes


She awoke to the morning sun streaming in through eyelet curtains. She rushed to the closet, threw open the door and dropped to the floor, cradling the shiny red shoes. She had worn these pretty little shoes every day for the last two months. They were her princess shoes. When she put them on, she was magically transformed into a vision of loveliness. She slipped them on her feet and stood up, smoothing her wrinkled pajamas. She ran to the mirror and there, looking back at her, was a princess. The same princess she discovered the first day she wore her beloved shoes. She waved at her reflection and danced around the room with joy.

A mini tale inspired by my childhood red shoes, pictured below.

Wishing you and yours a beautiful Easter,
~ N ~

36 comments:

lorhen82 said...

What a sweet story! Love the little red shoes! ~Lori

Natasha Burns said...

Beautiful story Nancy! Happy Easter to you and your family :)

LiLi M. said...

Love the shoes and the story! Those are the shoes that I always wanted but somehow I always ended up with brown real leather inside and out shoes with laces, very unelegant. I hated them, but since I loved to run and climb as a child my mother must have thought those were the best for me :-(
Happy Easter to you and your family!

LissyLou said...

Lovely story. what gorgeous shoes, i'm pretty sure i had a pair like it as a child. x

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a sweet Easter tale. Wishing a wonderful Easter!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Nancy!

I remember feeling that way as a child. Your red shoe story brings back sweet memories. Very well told!
I really enjoyed looking at the photos of your glass class. Your cloche style is beautiful Nancy!

Have a blessed Easter!
Bisous, Sherry

PS Love your sweet profile photo!

LindaSonia said...

Sweet story and so neat that you actually still have your shoes!!

Happy Easter, LindaSonia

Lori said...

that is SO sweet Nancy...i had those shoes, but mine were boring black...my mom still has them and WILL NOT give them to me...have a Blessed Easter!!!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I love your little shoes!
Happy Easter to you!

LW said...

Love your pretty little red shoes and your story....

Happy Easter!

Louise

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I love taking objects and using them as a writing prompt! It evokes such memories and allows the pen to flow! Have a beautiful Paques! Anita

Janet said...

Happy Easter to you, too. I love the story and the red shoes.

bluemuf said...

What a lovely story Nancy, and I love the red shoes.

Happy Easter to you too.

Hugs karen

Stephenie said...

What a cute story...I really love your post...Most of all those cute red shoes...Happy Easter!!!!!
Stephenie

The Victorian Parlor said...

Those shoes are adorable! I love the story too!

Have a happy Easter:)

Kim

Rosemary said...

Love the shoes Nancy!!
Happy Easter!
Rosemary

Elyse said...

i adore this post.

happy easter!
happy red shoes!

xo

BailiwickDesigns said...

Oh, how many of us had red shoes just like yours when we were little? I did, and I loved them! ::Jill

Betzie said...

Ahhh...to have red shoes that would turn us all into Princesses!!! I sure would love a pair that would make me 25 again!!! Do you have any like that??? Happy Easter!

NeereAnDear said...

Absolutely darling story....

Love your little red shoes.... you must have looked like a little princess when you dressed up

HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND BILL

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

Ulla said...

How did I miss that they were yours???
So sweet! And lucky you that you still have them!
Kisses
U.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Now THAT'S a sweet story. I have a similar story I'll share one day...

Bless you and Happy Easter!
Spencer

Debi said...

Hi Nancy,
What a beautiful story! Oh I can just picture it! I remember feeling that way when I was a child.I think you have inspired my next painting!
Thank you for your sweet comment!
Happy Easter,
Debi

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Dearest Nancy,

You are STILL a Princess, even though the little shoes don't fit anymore. {Just ask your husband, I have a feeling he's a Prince}
Happy Easter~!
xo Lidy

rochambeau said...

Happy Easter to you and your family!!
May you always carry the power of the red Mary Jane's with you in your heart!
With love,
Constance

shiborigirl said...

Happy Easter, Nancy!

Every girl should have some red "Princess" shoes in her closet, whatever her chronological age. I like yours :)

Hugs,

Kate

Valarie said...

I loved the story Nancy...how lucky you are to still have the shoes. Ihope you have a wonderful Easter. Valarie

TattingChic said...

Darling story! I felt the same way with my white shoes when I was little. :)

Miss Sandy said...

Red shoes do make a girl feel special! I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend Nancy!

Jenny Fowler said...

A sweet tale Nancy. Happy Easter to you and the husband! :)

Patti said...

Oh what cute little red shoes. The story is so sweet.
Hope you had a Happy Easter Nancy.
Hugs
Patti

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

What an enchanting tale. As I read, my mind wandered back to sweet memories of my daughter and her first pair of ballet slippers.....tiny hands pulling at the soft, flexible leather as she wiggled her toes until her feet disappeared, one after the other, into a slipper. She, dressed in a pink tulle tutu, stood and began to twirl, again and again, across the room.....and back again, to music only she could hear. We all clapped, and laughed, and envisioned her debut with the Royal Ballet. Thank you for sharing your red shoes, they are very sweet.

Best Wishes,
Kay

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Merci pour ĂȘtre venue, Nancy! Yes, I can't wait to hear the details. Love to all!! Anita

Bonnie said...

Hi Nancy, how wonderful that your parents saved your little red shoes. They are beautiful. Thanks for visiting over at D&D and thanks for your comments on the contest. How awesome is it to have Anita as a SIL?!

French Cupboard said...

That's so darling! My youngest son had a pair of red boots that he wore out. He just loved them. Used to show everyone. Now they sit on the window sill in the mudroom. I smile everytime I see them.

Blessings.. Polly

Renee said...

Every little girl deserves a pair of red shoes.

xoxo