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Pop Up Shop!!! ~ Antique & Handmade Goods to Welcome St. Nicholas!

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Welcome to my December 2nd Pop Up Shop, with offerings themed especially for St. Nicholas Day! Many years ago, when my sons were quite young, we lived in Minnesota where my children’s nursery school and many of our neighbors celebrated St. Nicholas Day on December 6th. On the evening of December 5th the children would put their shoes by the front door and leave carrots in the shoes for St. Nicholas’ horse. In the morning they would discover that St. Nicholas had filled their shoes with small toys and treats. ❤ My boys always loved this early December celebration, which heralded in the Christmas season. It was one of my favorite things too… after all what could be better than a holiday celebration in which shoes play a major role? You can probably guess that means I am extremely partial to shoes, which I freely admit 🙂 Doll shoes, baby shoes, new shoes, old shoes… I love them all! So in honor of St. Nicholas Day, and shoes, I am offering the following items for sale.

St. Nicholas Day Pop-Up Shop
Before and After… a decorating idea ❤ Antique Baby Shoes w/ handmade spun cotton carrots to leave out for St. Nicholas’ horse on the night of December 5th, displayed with antique toys, small treats and a spun cotton Santa to depict the items children find left in their shoes. Antique baby shoes and spun cotton carrots sold as a set. Spun Cotton Santa sold separately. All other items are for display purposes only and are not for sale.

It’s a busy day in the doll’s house, as the dolls decorate the parlor and set out their shoes for St. Nicholas. Down in the kitchen freshly baked gingerbread has been left to cool, before being made into into houses…. Drawn by the irresistible smell of their very favorite food, a trio of bears have come to call & made themselves at home.

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Almost everything is one of a kind. If you are interested in purchasing an item, or items, please email me at In the case of more than one person wishing to buy an item, it will go to the first email received. If for some reason the transaction isn’t completed then I will contact the 2nd person in line and ask if they would like to buy the item in question. Everything includes FREE PRIORITY MAIL through USPS to any Untied States address. International Orders  will be charged exact postage + a $10.00 handling fee for all international locations, except Canada, to help off-set the time it takes me to deal with customs forms – and in many cases the requirement that I actually take the package to the post office rather than scheduling it for pick-up. Canadian orders will be charged exact postage.

Payment: Paypal – I will send you an invoice – please provide me with the email address you use for your Paypal account. Credit Cards – If you want to use a credit card, but would rather not go through Paypal, I will be happy to process your credit card. I will call you to get your credit card number, expiration date and security code. Please provide your telephone number. Personal Checks –  Payable to Paula Walton and sent to 172 Aspetuck Ridge Road, New Milford, CT 06776-5611. Lay-away is also available to fit your budget. A deposit will be due now with equal monthly payments to follow.

Shipping ~ If you order before 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Sunday 12/2 and pay with Paypal, I will make sure that your order ships out on Monday morning! Depending on where you live, this may make it possible for your items to get to you by Wednesday, December 5th, just in time for St. Nicholas Day… fingers crossed! Although if you are like me, I keep my St. Nicholas themed decorations out until after Christmas. lay-away
Handmade Spun Cotton Carrots
* A note about all of the spun cotton items * I hand spin loose cotton fibers in the traditional antique manner to create all of my spun cotton ornaments. Then I hand paint each one. The larger carrots are accented with antique rayon seam binding and the doll size carrots are topped with silk ribbons. Each bunch of carrots has a handwritten note to St. Nicholas ❤

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December 1st Pop-Up Shop Offerings

IMG_7202 (2)Doll Size Spun Cotton Carrots for your dolls to place in their shoes. $29.00 per bunch. I have 9 0 bunch available. Each bunch comes tagged with a note to St. Nicholas ❤

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Little Spun Cotton Santas $25.00. I have two  one blue and one red available. Red Santa is sold.

Hanging Glass & Tin Display Cases Large $69 Small $49. I have eight of each  6 small and 7 large available. I love these little cases! They are perfect to show off and protect all kinds of small treasures. I like to keep tiny doll accessories in mine, so that I can admire them while keeping them safe from kittens and little hands.  Lovely with found bird’s nests, antique Christmas ornaments, or little St. Nicholas Day displays.

The large cases are 12 inches wide x 9 inches high, with 3 equal sections that have interior glass dividers. The small cases are slightly less than 5 inches wide x 9 inches high.

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The Lamb Sisters.

IMG_6065 (2)Miss D. Lamb SOLD, seated on the left and Miss A. Lamb SOLD, standing on the right, are both looking for new homes of their very own ❤ 20 inches $1575.00 each

Read more about them in this post –

A $ 85.00  SOLD Amazing shoes to display at Christmas with spun cotton carrots and to use for doll shoes the rest of the year! ❤









B – $78.00 Tiny high button baby shoes w/ spun cotton carrots, just the right size for larger dolls. ❤





C – $75.00 Sweet early baby shoes made from faded red and black leather, with brass buttons and spun cotton carrots. One button is missing. Perfect for a large papier-mache or china doll, display or as study shoes for making doll shoes.






D – $95.00 Adorable white button baby shoes and spun cotton carrots. These shoes originally had something glued to the front of them, I have no idea what that was as nothing but a trace of glue remained. I’ve made them crepe paper rosettes, but you could certainly remove the rosettes and add your own trimmings. These shoes close with white mother of pearl buttons, two of which are missing. If you would like replacement buttons, I can add two antique buttons, but I don’t have an exact match.




E – $70 Pale blue and black button up baby shoes w/ spun cotton carrots.





F – $75 Little black leather button baby shoes & spun cotton carrots.

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G – $45.00 White button baby shoes.





H – $45.00 White button baby shoes.





I – $30.00 Mid- 20th century lace up “Roman Sandal”  baby shoes. I love this type of shoe on a large teddy ❤





J – $30.00 Embroidered ankle strap leather shoes. Another pair that would be very sweet on a large teddy bear.





These next seven pairs of shoes are very worn children’s shoes that I stockpiled when I was making very big bears. I dressed the bears in vintage 1920’s – 1940’s romper suits and dresses with these shoes on their feet ❤ I still love that look! Adorable on teddies, or cute displayed in prim rooms!

K – $22.00




L – $22.00



M – $22.00


N – $22.00



O – $22.00




P – $26.00 Girl’s red leather double buckle shoes w/ one buckle missing.




Q – $14.00




R – $14.00 Tiny Grey Cowboy Boots!





S – $27.00 Size 6A Women’s Black 1940’s Flexi-Walker Peep Toe Heels ❤



T – $38.00 Sled Ice Skates w/box!!!


U – $27.00 each Three pair of doll size lace up boots w/boxes from The Country House.




V – $25.00 Vintage Doll Skis! Great for Christmas or to accessorize a doll.




W – $11.00 Vintage Doll Ice Skates!




X – $3.00 if purchased with another item. Single Vintage Doll Ice Skate. Cute Christmas ornament!



Gingerbread Color Vintage Mohair Bears

Y – $54.00 Large Fully Jointed Vintage Mohair Bear. Soft, cuddly bear, big enough to give you a “bear hug”! Some moth damage, especially on the paw pads. Wearing vintage baby shoes and mittens made from hand dyed red wool.

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Z – $44.00 Unique Vintage Baby Bear. I’ve never seen a bear like this before. She wears a pink oil cloth bib and has a hinged metal mouth, with a hole that leads to her “tummy” which is accessed via a zipper in her back. I’m assuming that the idea is that a child could “feed’ her, then the “food” could be removed by unzipping her back. Sewn joints, considerable moth damage, but still very cute in a zoomy kind of way 🙂 To top everything off she is wearing pink shoes!




AA – $35.00 Happy, Hug-able, Vintage Mohair Bear w/Velvet Paw Pads. Cute fully jointed bear. Some moth damage and a loose neck joint which makes it possible for the head to crock to one side and nod, which is actually very charming. ❤




BB – $95.00     Handmade fully jointed bear, antique white mohair, rod jointed arms and legs, disk jointed neck, glass eyes. My own original design ❤

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Thank you for coming to my December 2nd Pop-Up Shop ❤




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Humid & Sticky …

94% humidity today and my paint is not drying… so rather than stressing about it I am just going to go with the flow.  After all this is August in New England and you can just count on hot, sticky and humid a  lot of the time. 🙂 SO, this weeks 3rd Thursday is going to be a clothing event!!! ❤ Come by at noon (eastern time) on Thursday for a fashion show.  I’ll have some dresses and accessories available for immediate sale.

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Today is Red Shoe Day!

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It is a bitterly cold snowy day here in Connecticut!  Far too cold to try to keep my studio warm enough to work in.  Instead I am seated in my parlor, hand stitching tiny red shoes.  My parlor is a cozy place to be on a winters day, while a frigid wind teases at the two-century old window frames and blows tiny gusts of icy cold air into the room to remind me why I am glad to be indoors.  winter studio

Making little shoes is a delicate, slow project, just right for this time of year.  I am making two pairs of red shoes, each a bit different, for two very loved a cossetted dolls.  They should be finished in time for the dolls to wear them for Valentine’s Day.

Red leather silk trimmed shoes