I love shoes! Years ago I made myself padded shoe bags to protect my favourite shoes in the suitcase or overnight bag. One of my handmade unique shoe bags would be ideal for your precious wedding shoes: to transport them on the day and just the thing to store them in afterwards.
This softly padded shoe bag is made from luxurious white Moiré Satin with a silk content. Moiré fabric is so beautiful: it has a smooth shiny surface that reflects light differently according to which direction you look at it.It is lined with 100% Polyester blue lining fabric and completed with a white tasselled drawstring with a silver coloured metal bead, which is enclosed in a white satin ribbon.
Today's contemporary weddings can still enjoy the etiquette and traditions of the past. I decided that it would great to offer Brides a shoe bag combined with a vintage lucky sixpence for her shoe and what better way to do this than to embroider the wonderful traditional rhyme for brides, in a Wedgwood blue colour!
This actually dates back to the 1870's and each part of the rhyme has a meaning:-
'something old' - the old item provided protection for the baby to come;
'something new' - was to mark the optimism of the couple's new life together;
'something borrowed' - the item borrowed, from another happy bride, would bring good luck (originally to be an undergarment of a woman who has been blessed with children, thus communicating fertility to the bride);
'something blue' - blue is a sign of fidelity;
'and a silver sixpence for her shoe' is for good fortune and hopes of prosperity and was usually given by a loving father to his daughter. Just right to slip into your shoe to help banish those wedding day nerves.
Could this be your 'something blue' as well?
Includes a soft fleecy cloth to wrap around your shoes.
Your sixpence will come in a cute white chiffon bag. If you would like a specific date on the coin pleaseContact us and we will see what we can do.
If you would like to have your shoebag personalised with your name, as in the photo example above, or if you would the rhyme in a different colour to match your wedding theme please Contact us.
Approx size of bag: Smaller 28cm x 33cm (11ins x 13ins) - comfortably fits up to Ladies UK shoe size 7
Please contact us for a larger size 32cm x 38cm (12.5ins x 15ins) - comfortably fits Ladies UK shoe size 8 -10
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The sixpence is a much loved genuine British coin which is now out of circulation - I knew there would be a reason why I collect these before they disappeared!