Sunday, September 1, 2013
For the Love of Shoes
We recently welcomed Deb Kramer to the tea room for an entertaining afternoon full of tea and shoes! Deb brought a variety of shoes to share with us. She started with these early shoes and explained that the Spats on the far left were short for spatterdash. Used of course to protect the fabric portion of the shoe from splashes.
This basket featured pumps form the 1950's and 1960's, including shoes from well known local shoe stores such as Hermann's and Creggos. The pump on the far right was made from Cobra skin. During WWII all leather was going toward the war effort so shoes were made from other materials such as raffia, cork, and reptile skins.