We awoke to a dusting of snow, so I felt it was time for a winter sports post. The only winter sport I really know anything about (firsthand, that is) is sledding. We have plenty of high hills that made for some pretty fine sledding when I was a kid. But skating was out of the question. First of all, we have few natural lakes and ponds, and secondly, the ones we do have rarely freeze to the point where one could safely skate upon them.
This advertisement folder is from the Quality Shoe Store in High Point, North Carolina. That area of the state has lots of ponds, but the weather there is even warmer than it is here. So why is a picture of people skating being used in an ad for shoes in an area where probably 99% of the population had never had on a pair of ice skates? I suppose the answer is for the same reason people in the South sing White Christmas, when the likelihood of that happening is pretty darn slim! (Well, except for last year, when it snowed on December 18th and then stuck around for a month. People here probably won’t be singing Let it Snow this year!)
I may not know a thing about ice skating, but I DO know a great outfit when I see one. The hat and scarf remind me of a super Sonia Delauney set that The Way We Wore has for sale. I’d strap on skates any day in order to have and wear that great ensemble.
Just don’t let me actually get on the ice!
Posted by Gina Americana:
Posted by Karen/SmallEarthVintage:
Posted by Lizzie:
Karen, I’ve got some cards from the 30s showing skiers in cute, colorful outfits. I’ll have to post them to give you some ideas!