Black & White Wednesday: Snakeskin Boots

Sixteen years ago my precious niece, Tigerlily, received these custom snakeskin boots from Grandma & Grandpa when they traveled out West.
BW Boots Single

The moment I saw them on her I just knew that there was no way I could ever part with them...and if she had to grow up...well, then, the boots would remind me how little she was forever and ever and they do....

Color Boots Double

Actually, they remind me of Tigerlily and WonderBoy because he sported them too. A rite of passage of sorts...cooler than cool; the kind of hand-me-down kids can't wait to get their feet into.

BW Tryptich

And now, the littliest of the 3 babies in my life finally fits in them. I was saving them in the back of her closet for her to grow into a wee bit more...but I don't really need to tell you how willful she is now, do I?

BW Boots Double

She called me out to the yard the other day and there she was, proud as a peacock in this little ensemble put together by none other than Princess Darling herself.... she was hunting for "glow in the dark" bugs she told me (lightning bugs, as I call them....or fireflies).

Boots Walking

I didn't have the heart to tell her that she wouldn't be finding any in broad daylight.

I'm.never.giving. these. boots. away.

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  1. Beautiful captures! Those boots are sure to be in many photos over the years! :)

  2. Love these in black and white. And little legs in cowboy boots are the best!

  3. Oh so cute! Her and the boots are a perfect match!

  4. I love the boots! Each kid has their own pair of boots around here. You can barely pry them off at bath time. lol

  5. I don't blame you for not parting with these. They are adorable...along with those little feet inside them. Why do they have to grow up so quickly?


  6. Those boots belong with the Darlings! So cute :) Everyday she looks more and more like a little girl than a toddler...they grow up so fast!

  7. Oh my goodness!! Those are just perfect with her outfit! And I have one that is willful like that also. She is such a doll and I don't blame you for never, ever giving them away!

  8. OK, that settles it. You must come to Texas before she outgrows those, she'll fit right in!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!

  9. Awh.....I love the story of these wild boots that will live on forever. This just made me grin so big.

    Especially thinking how proud-as- peacock Princess Darling mst have been....strutting her stuff in those boots. A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!!!

    (Miss my roomie too.....xoxoxox)

  10. oh so. cute! i love fun family pass-down items and those boots are amazing! and of course sweetie sports them perfectly :)

    too funny about looking for "glow in the dark bugs" in broad daylight. i laughed out loud when i read that!!!

    xo ellie

  11. I was wearing boots when I first moved to Florida - only to replace them eventually for flip flops :)
    Grew up chasing Lightning Bugs in Missouri. Have not seem one in years.

    Love the boots and the beautiful model wearing them!

  12. Those boots were made for ROCKIN!!! So glad that you did not part with them.......they are spectacular!



  13. I love treasures like those! I love that all of the kids have worn them and passed them down : ) I think you need ANOTHER baby for when Sweetie pie grows out of them ; )