Nancy Holton's fond memories of her grandmother's collection of decorative shoes sparked her own interest in collecting miniatures shoes. They were fun. I just loved to look at them, says the longtime East Dallas resident. The shoes in her collection come in a variety of materials, including brass and wood, and range in size from one to four inches. She made her first purchase for the collection at a second-hand store. The milky-white, 2-inch long shoe, featuring delicate porcelain flowers in varying hues of pinks, blues, violets and burgundies, remains her favorite. Holton finds her pieces through traveling, antique stores, flea markets, friends and family. The only requirement to be included in the collection: ÒI must love the shoe.Ó
Donna Smithson is a neighborhood Realtor. If you have an unusual collection (or know someone in our neighborhood who does), tell her about it by calling 972-733-5653.
Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Lakewood/East Dallas.