Well, at least the dawning of a new week brings me a few steps closer to the arrival of a new pair of clog boots (insert exclamation of delight here) and it means that another exciting arrival is on the horizon, too! But more about that as the event nears! In the meantime there are wooden wonders to overwhelm us with awe. Let's take a look!
Cape Clogs on sale on Zulily
You'll have to sign up to take advantage of the savings on this site for retail deals, but it doesn't cost anything. And I have to say on more than one occasion the daily e-mailing has contained something that caught my eye. This listing for example could get you knocking around in a new pair of clogs for only $39.99 or a new pair of clog boots for only $129.99. If you're already signed in, this Zulily link will take you right to the page you want.
Now where do you think we'll need to use that?
A couple weeks back, regular reader Grace wrote with news of co-worker JH whom she spotted working a pair of sturdy clogs (covered on ECHID here). In her e-mail she mentioned that JH had ordered some new clogs to replace the worn out pair he wanted to retire. But imagine his surprise when his slip-on shoes arrived with an unexpected extra item. JH told Grace,
"In the box with the clogs was the "Most Zen Gift"...a curved piece of plastic with the Troentorp name and logo... A shoehorn for clogs... Is that a clog horn? What could be more zen? I think I hear the sound of "One Hand Clapping."
To which I replied, at least they didn't send you a pair of shoelaces!
A different kind of wooden shoes
Behold the work of Denise Nielsen and George Worthington. This husband and wife team from Saugerties, NY, has been creating exceptional works of art together for more than 25 years. As they explain on their website's FAQ page:
We first worked as jewelers, carving in wax and precious metals with flexible shaft power tools. We realized with some modifications that we could carve larger sculptural wood pieces using the same technique.
I've long had a fascination for shoes made of wood, but I never dreamed they could look as exquisite as these!
[On my feet as I blog: nada at the moment, but I did have on my Arielle2 lace up booties for my grocery store run. Yes, normally you'd find me in a pair of wood-soled shoes, but this style was a recent Topshop acquisition that was a little snug. I gave them some major stretching on Friday, and I wanted to test drive my modifications. The verdict? I made them more wearable so you know I'm smiling!]