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DS Advent Calendar, Day 15: Vintage shoe lasts

Dated Posted: December 15th, 2011

Written By: Leila

Welcome to Day 15 of the DS Advent Calendar. I love today’s gift: vintage wooden shoe lasts. A shoe last is a form in the shape of a foot used to construct or repair shoes. These beauties are from an old shoe factory and are covered with little nail holes from leather work and old hand-written shoe sizes, and look great displayed as a collection or just on their own as part of a vignette. In fact, the whole lot of them was just returned from a House & Home photo shoot – they displayed a basket of them on top of an armoire and arranged single lasts on top of a pile of books for an upcoming issue.

Vintage wooden shoe lasts, $10 each.

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