Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tales of a shoe hoarder, episode 12~

Ok, ok.... so I'm still stuck on the pink shoes we wore in my sister's wedding. They are So freakin' cute!

I hope to resume my shoe hoarding posts to normal soon.

However, today's post is special.


I have joined Etsy to bring you The Scarlett Rose Garden Shop.

"A mixed bouquet of vintage fashoin & handmade goods."

Shoes are my main focus right now.


These are some of the shoes that I have listed, or am getting ready to list.

They are either vintage or embellished.

When I got married over 8 years ago, I searched high and low for Marie Antoinette style shoes. I burned my eyes out on the internet and could only find shoes for $200 or more. I ended up finding a black pair in a thrift store, and I "reupholstered" them with the fabric from my wedding dress.

Today, they are still hard to find. There is really only one shoe that shows up for retail, and it runs between $50 and $70. And yet, the heel is too spikey and not so 18th century looking.

So I have decided to alter shoes to resemble colonial and victorian times, or a mixture of modern day with the past.

I'm having fun with it.

It has kept me quite busy lately!

And that vintage pink baby scale I showed you recenlty? It will come in handy to weigh things for shipping! Cool, eh?

You can click on the photos to enlarge them, or if you would like to view my listings please click

I would love to hear from my fellow blogger friends who have Etsy shops as well!

Wish me luck!

*please note: if searching sellers for The Scarlett Rose Garden on etsy, leave off the "THE"*


Amber said...

Hey Nikki! I'm so excited to visit your etsy shop! I love the heels on Marie Antoinette shoes--they really need to come back in style. I too have a shop--there's a link to it in the side bar of my blog. Have fun with etsy! It's a great little community!

MelMel said...

Hello...such lovely shoes...I love the greeny ones in the last picture..I could be very happy wearing those!
Have a great

Anonymous said...

Many good wishes with the success of your Etsy Shoppe!!
Shoes??? Your shoes are 2die4...
Our daughter is our resident "shoe maven". I am constantly tripping over them. Question??? Why does one person need so many shoes & purses?? I guess it is her "thing"!!
Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Justine said...

Ooh, good luck with this, Nikki! It's such an unusual item and will probably fill its own niche! good for you!

Justine :o )

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Good wishes and may abounding success come your way! The shoes are great and I can tell you are having a lot of fun tweaking them. I always have trouble finding heels. Ya see my tiny foot has not grown since the fifth grade. Mama always tole me with each child my foot would grow. Mama lied. I still have Pygmy feet.

May blessed success come your way
and have just the best weekend!

Sherri said...

Nikki, good luck with your etsy site! I have one for my jewelry, which I need to add more to this weekend! It is a great experience!

Jaede said...

Good luck Nikki !! I think your shoes are lovely and should do well xxx

One Shabby Old House said...

I love them all. You are going to be a huge success and one day we will say we knew her when...
Good Luck

Ms. B @ Millie Deel said...

I LOVE the pumpkin pie shoes and would buy them as I wear a 7.5/8 as well but I can't stand shoes that are tight. I'm gonna go cry now because I really love them :(

Anonymous said...

Love your collection, you hoarder you :)
I have been collecting Irregular Choice shoes for about 2 years. Nothing beats a good collection or better yet a good deal!

Christie said...

Hey Nikki!
Ohhh...the shoes are gorgeous! My fave would have to be the pink ones with the feathers, but I love them all! Congratulations on your new shop, I know you are going to have so much success with this new and fun venture! Best Wishes to you!

Thanks so much for coming by for a's always such fun to see you've stopped by!
Big Hugs,

Lallee said...

Nikki, your shoes are just beautiful. As soon as they are discovered I just know they are going to be a big, big hit! Wishing you the best of luck.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations on your new venture! May God bless you with much success!

The shoes are gorgeous! Now for the right people/sizes to find each other!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your etsy store!! Your shoe collection is supurb.

Juddie said...

Oh, that satin pink mule adorned with a feather just slays me! Too wonderful!

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