Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Storing Vintage Shoes the Vintage Way

Have I mentioned that I love shoes?! Well I do, especially vintage ones. The biggest reason I love shoes (and any accessory for that matter) is they will fit you no matter what size you are at. I have vintage shoes that I bought while I was in high school, and while my high school jeans no longer fit, the shoes that I bought then still do!

I also am quite smitten with vintage storage items, particularly ones like THESE and THESE. So, I was quite tickled when I found this vintage shoe storage box for only $4 at an estate sale a few weekends ago. I finally got around to organizing it the other day and couldn't wait to share it with you all!

This is the label that is on the back. I think it's cute that says the "smartest of home accessories." That must have been a great selling slogan. I can see an ad saying something like "the smartest housewives buy Protex" or something like that.

Here's the finished outcome. The box only fit eight pairs of shoes, which I am sure was ample storage space back in the 40s, but nowadays, this only helps store a fraction of my vintage shoe collection. I plan on sharing my entire vintage shoe collection soon! Until then, here's a small peek.

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Tasha said...

Ooh! I particularly love the back of those tooled shoes I spy in the top row.

Since I'm more a wedgies girl than a heels girl and have what was apparently the world's most popular sized shoe (6), I rarely find vintage shoes that are my size/work for me/fit right/aren't $$$$$. Boo!

That's a really cute way to store them. I'm doubting back in the day they would have had multiples of a container like that, even if us modern gals might need 'em! LOL

BaronessVonVintage said...

ooooh, awesome!! and look at those shooooooes. LOVing those ones bottom right (is that an egyptian pattern????)

Danger Will Robinson said...

Great find! I am jealous! And yes, what are those shoes on the bottom right?

Unknown said...

I NEED THIS!!!! Where can I get one? :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This is so great!! I love it! Your shoes look right at home!

MarieBayArea said...


jac01 said...

What was the protex company and when were they in opewration?

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