I fell in love with this fabulous pair of stripey ribbon shoes at Target. I bought them a size too big as there were only two pairs left in our store. With a comfort insert inside, they fit just fine. It's always a pleasure to find such a sweet item at such a great price.
The lovely orange ribbon shoes in the second photo are a pair from a painting in the Metropolitan Museum. Wouldn't they make a lovely pair of shoes today? I wish I knew how to make shoes, for I would make this pair. Imagine these orange shoes with some fun stripey tights and a short sassy dress. Adorable.
The painting is of the Raymond children and was made ca. 1838 by Robert Peckham. It's a beauty isn't it? The faces are incredibly realistic and finely worked. My son was wondering why the girl had short hair. With a change of dress she would look stylish today with her short hair and her amazingly lovely orange shoes.