Monday, December 12, 2011

Vintage Skates

I went ice skating once in high school. I didn't fall, but that is only because I never let go of the side! I have found a much better use for ice skates these days. In the middle of summer I stumbled upon a garage sale with 3 different pairs of vintage ice skates. These tiny little size 13 skates were too cute to pass up. I knew that as soon as Christmas came around, I would decorate them up and put them on display!
Aqua is one of my very favorite colors and I couldn't pass up these aqua picks from Michael's. White, silver and aqua are pretty colors together no matter what time of year it is!
I didn't glue anything onto the skates, so I can change them around any time I want. I definitely like to use ice skates for decorating purposes instead of ice skating!
I have been so lucky lately and have won some really great giveaways. Tracie at Fishtail Cottage was having one heck of a giveaway and I was lucky enough to be one of the many winners! This pretty little salt shaker ornament is what I won. It was created by Debi at Garden Party. Thank you both, Tracie and Debi, for the chance to win such wonderful goodies!


Barbara from over at 21 Rosemary Lane said...


Your skates look adorable, so pretty with the aqua ribbon. Love the fact that you did glue anything to them so if you want to change your color scheme from year to year you can.
Wonderful idea and beautifully exacuted!

Have a great week!

Terri said...

You are brilliant! I love what you have done with your skates. And I think you are so smart not to glue it all down. I do that too, because I know I am going to want to change it up.
Thanks so much for sharing with us.

koralee said...

What a lovely idea...thank you for your sweet note you left me the other day.
Christmas is coming much still to do but that is the fun of the season. Have a great day. xoxoxo

Katherines Corner said...

a sweet idea, they look terrific. I have a friend who is a professional ice skating coach. She would truly adore these. Hugs P.S. Please add your sweet blog to my blog list page and don't forget to enter the Tis The Season Giveaway it ends soon.

Unknown said...

love your skates Trisha,

so glad you came by and thanks for adding my giveaway button, new friend!


Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Your skates are charming and so wise of you to not alter them permanently. I passed up some at the thrift store the other day because I didn't know what to do with them. Bummer! Yours are so cute! I'm your newest follower and I hope you can pop over to Cottage and Creek and follow back. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

The skates look just beautiful!

Jenny's Heart said...

Verry cute! I love the way you decorate!
Merry Christmas

vikki said...

I used to skate as a girl. I still have my skates and put them on my porch with my children's fathers sled. Can't use either of them any more for their original purpose, but they look nice on the porch at Christmas time. Love the colors you used.

Doni said...

Oh how cute! I love the ribbon for the ties! If I'd have bought something during the summer, I'd have lost it by now! You were really thinking ahead!
Thanks so much for joining me here for Pearls and Lace Thursday and sharing your lovelies with us!
Blessings, Doni