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Friday, May 14, 2010

My Pink Pointe Shoes, Sweet Memories and Inspiration.

Taking a stroll down memory lane... 
Imagine my great surprise, when a couple of years ago my Dad arrived at my doorstep with a H*U*G*E black garbage bag, and told me it was filled with my childhood stuff!!... "I have no room for this anymore and thought you might like to have it."
Needless to say I did the happy dance, and I though I screamed with joy when I found my pink pointe shoes among my soft toys and teddy bears, and other precious stuff in there!


I have to thank my dear Daddy for this gift!

They're certainly not in mint conditions, but I love them. I love the memories they have attached... Pink pointe shoes and tutu hanging from the tree on Christmas morning, as soon as I opened my eyes! Memories of a ballerina with pretty bunches and smiling to the world... a world of promises... a world I saw through my rose-colored glasses, where Prince Charming saved the beautiful Princess from the evil spell and they lived happily ever after!

Many moons have passed since I wore these pointe shoes, but I haven't lost my serene attitude (maybe a little childish) of seeing life like a fairytale. Or as my hubby says, as a Disney movieI am deeply thankful for I can almost always see beauty in the world through my eyes. I still wear my rose-colored glasses. This helped me making it safe and sound through the storm to a peaceful harbor when life hasn't been gentle with me.

This is what I think when I see my ballet shoes. They remind me of that ballerina in pink wearing her rose-colored glasses. Hope you have yours always on, too.
Monica x.

28 comments:

  1. Hi Monica,
    That was so sweet of your Dad! I never had the priviledge of being a ballerina but I used to pretend to be one when I was a little girl. Fortunately for me, my Prince did come and rescue me from my drab life and even though we don't live in a castle, we have been living happily ever after! Thank you for sharing your memories. Love your shoes and the story you shared. Happy Pink Saturday weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  2. What a darling post, Monica! I think I do see you that way. I am so happy all of your childhood things were brought to you intact, especially the ballet shoes. How special!

    Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  3. such lovely story and the shoes came with precious memory! thanks for sharing.. and like you, that pink shoes really special!.. Happy PS!
    Have a good weekend!
    xo
    fitty

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  4. Oh, I was just looking at some pointe shoes today and dreaming. I still do ballet every day -- it's the one exercise I've found that I will stick with -- but I'm much too old for pointe. What lovely memories you must have and thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures with us!

    ~ Kelly

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  5. So beautiful post Monica, sweets memories for a great dancer!!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  6. Doing a big blog catch up Monica! 11 of your posts to read and drool over! What a beautiful story, I hope you never take your rose tinted glasses off! Rachaelxo

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  7. Love the shoes but I love your attitude more! Good for you!

    Happy PS,
    Jacalyn

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  8. I'm so happy for you! I am imagining that Christmas morning....I would have LOVED that scene! If I had a daughter she would sure take ballet.
    I have my rosy glasses on!!!

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  9. Pearls, lace , flowers and slippers!!

    What a perfect pink display!!

    HPS!!

    Debbie

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  10. HAPPY PINK SATURDAY MONICA,
    I HANG MY BELOVED AMY'S BALLET SHOES ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE EVERY YEAR. THEY ARE PINNED TOGETHER WITH A BEAUTIFUL PINK BOW. I HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT HANGING THEM ON THE WALL ALL THE TIME
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING THOSE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
    HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  11. Oh I haven't had these when I was young:((
    but now I have a second chance......my little daughter.......( I hope).....
    Fine weekend

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  12. Monica, so nice that your father kept these treasures for you !
    Beautiful the combination of the roses and your pointe shoes !
    I always try to ware my rose-colored glasses but it's difficult sometimes !
    Nice evening,
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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  13. Hi, Monica, I'm bj and just came over from Beverly's Pink Sat.
    I love your post and all the pinkness and I also love your pretty blog...
    I am your newest follower..come see me when you have the time.
    xo bj

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  14. What a beautiful post, Monica! Now I'm teary-eyed! Perhaps I should pull out my old pointe shoes too (though mine aren't are as pretty pink as yours... they are a little grungy... I probably wasn't a very graceful ballerina - lol - tap shoes were actually my preferred dance shoe; I still have my favorite blue & silver tap dance costume stashed away with the pointe shoes).

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  15. So beautiful post Monica, sweets memories..............


    Keep it tight, and cherish them!

    Hugs from Ria...........

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  16. Ballet slippers are so romantic and your pictures with the petal pink roses are just yummy. I am like your Dad, my children are handed their old stuff or physical memories at just the right time to mean something to them.I am so glad to see so many young Moms being sentimental in this hurry-get-it-quick-and -throw-it-away-world!Your post is a blessing.Meg

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  17. Enjoyed your stroll down memory lane. Those shoes simply have to be special. They are beautiful! And those roses are gorgeous. Oh, I saw a sweet puppy on your sidebar...precious. Lots of neat things to look at ... and I actually think I've been to your blog before. Some nice things here! Thanks, Jenn Happy Pink Saturday

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  18. I a, sp g;ad those shoes are HOME with you now. Memories can be such a warm & wonderful thing! HUGS! Charlene

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  19. What a lovely post, Monica! I have my daughter's pointe shoes, too, on display. I'm afraid she won't be getting them anytime soon, as I so love them!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  20. How sweet of your dad to bring your childhood memories to you like that. Love the roses too!
    Now your shoes are home and you can polish up those rose colored glasses and keep on your journey with new vigor!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  21. Doing a little Sunday morning blog surfing. Great way to spend a quite day. Oh, how I wish I could see the world that way. Worn out point shoes and wonderful memories. Lucky you!

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  22. Hi Monica! I feel exactly as you do. I look at the world through rose colored glasses and hope that I never lose my inner child. I love ballet too and am glad that you are reunited with your beloved pointe shoes!! I'm your newest follower and I hope that you will come to visit me too.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  23. Monica, this is a gorgeous vignette. I love that your dad saved your toe shoes. I used to have mine hanging in the closet of a guest room that I decorated with some of my favorite things to delight guests. And I share that same sense of wonder with you. Let's not grow up! Okay???

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  24. I love how you see the world w/ such beauty Monica! Your shoes are precious treasures!!

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  25. Hi Monica,

    Such a lovely post and glad that you were reunited with your pointe shoes and bag of treasures.
    The roses, pearls and the pink ballet shoes make a beautiful photo.

    Have a great week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  26. Lovely post!
    What a nice dad and I am happy you were reunited with the shoes.
    i took ballet but never got to those shoes....

    Thank you for comments. I don't do the translator because I think it translates so wrong. I might start write both in Swedish and some in English. Thank you for asking.
    I just don't think I have enough english speaking readers....
    Have a lovely day!
    In Vermont it is raining right now!
    Hugs Bodil.

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  27. Ah, Monica. This is a beautiful post. I think the world would be a better place if we all had a pair of pink pointe shoes and a pink attitude.

    Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend.

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