Vintage White Ice Skates
In a Vignette of Whites and Creams
There is such G R A C E and B E A U T Y in the gliding
~ across the glistening ice ~
Oh how I wanted to be one of those girls
who twirled and danced and swirled
upon the frozen pond.
Those who do it well
appear to make no effort,
but it must take hours and hours and hours
of practice to have it look so natural.
I actually only tried it once or twice at a rink.
I could roller skate
So wouldn't I be able to ice skate too?
I could not even stand up without my feet sliding out from under me.
Perhaps if I'd tried more
or had lessons... it could have happened.
Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates
was one of my favorite childhood books,
and in the movie, was it Danny Kaye who played Hans?
The Romance of Ice Skating
has always stayed in my heart.
So when I came upon these vintage skates
I knew they would be wonderful winter decor.
And one day I was inspired to set up a still life
and photograph these nostalgic skates
After printing them
they get a touch of glitter and a jewel.
They are available in my new Etsy shop
I would like to give one of these prints
"Ice Skates and Grace"
to one of my blog readers
The winner can choose this print
or another item in my shop.
Just go take a peek and leave a comment on this post
telling me of your two favorite items there
Become a follower too if you want,
but it's not a requirement!
The winner will be randomly chosen on Monday morning.
(This will be a short entry time so I can get the item mailed this coming week)
If you order something from the shop,
you may choose another 'free' item should you be the winner.
And I'd love to hear if you know how (and enjoy) ice skating!!!
the image above is a link to the shop
R E J O I C E!
Christmas Joy Abounds!!!