Sep 12, 2010

The Carmen Shoes

"Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination."
~Mrs. C.W.Earlte, Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden, 1897
The English garden at Oxford's Christchurch


So I exercised my imagination and came up with these little shoes. I know, I know. It's not spring, rather it's fall. But my own personal garden is going crazy right now and it looks so lovely in the backyard that I had to create these while I had the inspiration. I just love English gardens and have tried to recreate the types of flowers you would see in an English garden in my backyard, complete with an arbor hedge. Of course, mine is the size of a postage stamp while I would love to wander the grounds of a large English estate, while of course, I pretended I lived there.
And if purple is not your color, you can always purchase these shoes with a rose colored flower instead. I had the hardest time deciding which pair to put on Tessa today.
Ainsley's favorite dolly right now she named, Carmen. So in honor of that, I named these the Carmen shoes in lilac and rose. Tessa wore the rose ones today with a little fall outfit to church, though the lilac ones would have matched just as well. This dress was bought at Old Navy by my sister-in-law. It also came with the cutest little pageboy sunhat in the same fabric. A-DOR-ABLE! I was rushing around so much today that I missed getting a picture.

At any rate, you'll just have to take my word for it that she was super cute!


  1. The dress is super cute! I love the shoes!

  2. LOVE the shoes! Wish I lived in that house with the garden!!

  3. Must be nice, to have a mom as talented as you!!! Cute dress.