Since today is considered in many social media forum's "Throwback Thursday", I wanted to toss out a photo of me on my first birthday, along with the first pair of shoes I wore, dipped in bronze. It was the "thing" back in the day to bronze baby shoes, though, I have not carried on that tradition into my own family. How I got to thinking about this whole phenomenon was that a tshirt quilt client came by the house this week, and immediately glanced up to the top of the china cabinet and noticed the brass shoes "peeking" out from it's perch. She said I was only the second person she knew who even had such an item (young lady that she is!), and I even forgot it was actually up there and never paid close attention to it.
So I brought down the dusty photograph and shoes for closer inspection. Of course, I do not remember that day, but I still have that red dress (handed down to me after two younger sisters who wore it, and then "The Best Daughter"). Somewhere I have a photo of "The Best Daughter' in the same dress on her first birthday too, sans bronze shoes.
So raise your hand if you had one of these, or do you even remember those bronze shoes keepsakes? I had to look it up and there is still one company out there that does it (American Bronze Company), and has been since 1934! They can re-dip if the "bronze" is decaying and peeling....
BSoleille! The bright side of a "found" keepsake!