Beautiful Ballet Creations


I know that many of you out there enjoy owning vintage ballet slippers. This post might give you ideas for what you can do to spice yours up a bit.

This weekend I was invited to help with a fundraiser for a dance school in our area. One of the ballet moms had a brilliant idea to paint pointe shoes and sell them at the school's next performance.

The students gathered together after rehearsal and their imaginations took flight. We had a black swan shoe, shoes with the sun, moon and stars. Shoes painted like candy and one that Marie Antoinette herself would have worn. It was marvelous fun and even the teachers got into the act. Below is a favorite shoe created by one of the students.


The little Mermaid Slipper


15 comments:

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Beautiful!! All those different shoes would of made a gorgeous display.

Danielle

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Magnifique, tout à fait superb. Tes chaussons sont féeriques et la couleur est bien sûr LE COMBLE!!! BISES, Anita

June said...

What a great way to have the girls make a memory Nancy! This little shoe is such a lovely creation!!!

I love your beautiful post about you being a tomboy until you would put on your sweet red shoes.
The pictures of your shoes are pure perfection. Of course you muct have made the pretty tulle rosette on the white pair???

Thank you for your lovely message that you left for me today. I always cherish your visits.
sending hugs

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

What a lovely idea. I've got a dozen pairs of toe shoes just waiting for a little inspiration. This is always a great place to begin.

Chatelaine said...

What a great idea for a fundraiser! That show looks absolutely fabulous and I'll bet that shoe brought top dollar.

LW said...

Oh how beautiful…
What a wonderful idea and a great fundraiser.

I was thinking about you and wondering if the queen’s cobbler has been making any shoes lately?

Louise

Priscilla said...

Beautiful.
I think I need to go through my storage to find the old slippers to decorate. Nice memories maker.

Fay said...

How very pretty i wear ballet shoes all the time in the house they are so comfortable perhaps ill modify them a little ! fay x

NeereAnDear said...

Oh so beautiful!!! What a wonderful .... exciting and creative idea for a fund raiser ....

Would love to see all the shoes .... I imagine they did or will do well to raise funds for a good cause ...

You must have had a blast .... now I get what you meant by you were surrounded by shoes .... I guess so !!

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

Dapoppins said...

Beautiful! I just love the swirls!

lvroftiques said...

What a great idea! I wish you'd photographed every single one of them Nancy. The shoe is lovely but the photography is exquisite as always *winks* Vanna

Marysol said...

Your romantic vision gives new life to everything you touch.

Makes me wish I still had my ballet slippers. Oh yeah, I was a ballerina once, and I still remember that day. Ouch.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

So sweet...so pretty!
My little ballerina is all grown up...and yes, I have all the slippers saved.
Congratulations on winning Melanie's give away! Hooray! :)

Kate said...

Beautiful! I am sure it will bring top dollar in your fundaiser! Any ideas for stinky old hockey skates? I have loads of those around!
Kate

Cooper City Antique Mall said...

How sweet! I just sat trying to figure out what I could do with a pair of vintage shoes I found and here you were.