Do you own anything that you love beyond words but just can’t find a use for? I have many such items, and I’m constantly looking for something – anything – to do with them.
One prime example is my beautiful Jimmy Choo wedding shoes.
Photo by Raw Photo Design
I love the crap out of them, but I really don’t go anywhere dressy enough to justify their usage. I’m well aware that they’d probably still look amazing with a pair of jeans and T-shirt, but to be honest, slingback pumps just generally aren’t my style, and … shhhh … they’re not very comfortable. Still – we all know how I feel about gold glitter. A pair of shoes this beautiful – and expensive – just doesn’t belong in a box in the back of my closet.
Another example? A giant monogrammed glass dome from Pottery Barn.
Photo from Pottery Barn
When I registered for this massive thing, I had visions of using it to cover an artfully-arranged platter of baked goods, or a half-eaten birthday cake, or … I don’t know, something else Pottery Barn-esque. And I have done that, like, once. But it has spent most of its lifetime sitting on the bottom shelf of our console table. What a waste!
So, you can imagine my excitement when I saw a post on Arianna Belle’s blog about displaying a special pair of shoes under a glass dome.
It was the perfect solution for me! I didn’t waste any time in rearranging the cabinet in my office (the one room in our house where gold glitter decor is acceptable) to accommodate my new display.
I’m in love. I don’t have a pretty pedestal like the ones in the inspiration photos, but a gold disc from T.J. Maxx worked out all right.
I think the “F” gives it a certain wedding-y touch, since it was one of the first monogrammed items we received.
And hey – they match my glitter art!
Would you ever put a pair of shoes on display in your home?