Not just an ordinary basket…a basket of hopes and dreams.

Mmmmm, shoes. 

Shoes, the things you put on your feet before you go out the front door?

Well, um, I do own some. 
That’s as about as interesting as it gets. 

This isn’t just a basket.
 This is a carpet saving, morning survival,
“Mum, where’s my shoes?” basket. 

It used to say “when I grow up I’ll have a wardrobe,no a WALK IN, wardrobe full of shoes to store in my Imelda Marcus style collection.”  Fast forward a few years and I am grown up and the reality is I live in a pair of scruffy pumps and my sturdy FitFlops, which I swap for an old faithful pair of Fly London boots in sock season. Style has been replaced by comfort and practicality. 

I still have my shoes hopes, they’ve just been replaced by dreams. 

So do you really want to see a photo of my shoe collection? 

Thought not!

So here instead I’ll show you what I do for for keeping all the family shoes in one place, ready for the morning rush. And to preserve my sanity.

I keep all our everyday-ers in a basket by the door. 

One day this will be full of Jimmy Choo’s. 
(In my dreams.) 

With love from lovely Devon

Thanks for the link up!


  1. Carie
    24th September 2014 / 12:04 pm

    Ours isn't even that beautiful a basket – it's one of those folding crates and it lives in the bottom of the cupboard under the stairs so all the shoes pile up outside the cupboard door unless and until my mother in law is due to visit, and then they're all hastily bundled inside! Oh to dream of a proper walk in wardrobe!!

  2. Ali Chapman
    24th September 2014 / 2:04 pm

    I upgraded from a black, folded basket and still find random shoes scattered around downstairs so it's still work in progress.

  3. 24th September 2014 / 9:01 pm

    Love your shoe creation. I would need about ten of those as I am so obsessed with buying kids shoes. lol Although I would need to teach everyone to actually put them in the basket. lol Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  4. Ali Chapman
    25th September 2014 / 10:37 am

    Thanks for the #sharewithme (again) Jenny

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