harry the cobbler

i brought you my torn,

my snapped,

and my chewed…

and what did i find, but you made them like new!

dear mr. harry, i have to admit

i was a skeptic at first

but now you have me convinced.

i promise to buy better-quality shoes.

i’ll save money in the long run, and my feet will be comfier, too!

for fix ups and touch ups,

polish and shine…

i’ll come to you whether in rain or in shine.

call me crazy, but i just couldn’t help myself. i had to write a poem for harry the cobbler. (is it just me or does the word cobbler make you think of a fairy tale? (or peaches. mmm peach cobbler.))

i had never been to a cobbler before, but i took three pairs of shoes the other week. one’s heel had been a chew toy for magnum, another was coming apart at the stitching, and the elastic had snapped on one of my sandals. harry fixed all three (plus re-heeled a matching heel) for a total of $21. a.mazing.

pleated poppy

linking up at the pleated poppy for what i wore wednesday!

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  • Selah July 24, 2012 at 6:00 AM

    Hah! The title totally made me think of peaches – probably because I just made peach cobbler over the weekend. I tried to have a cobbler fix a pair of boots once but the metal shank of the boot had actually snapped in two so it wasn’t repairable. :(
    Shoes are one thing I do spend more on. My feet and shins are messed up from years of dance training so I have to wear supportive shoes. I buy at Marshall’s and on sale to save but basically I wear the same two pairs of shoes all the time.
    LOVE this blouse! That aqua / turquoise is my favorite color (I have blue eyes so I wear blue a lot).

    • Caitlin July 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM

      Yum. I would request that you ship me some. ;)
      Oh so fun! What type of dance?
      That color blue is my all-time favorite color. Troy has to keep an eye on me or he’d wake up to find every surface painted with it.

      • Selah July 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

        I use this recipe for cobbler, except I substitute melted butter for the oil and whatever fruit I want:

        I started taking ballet at 15 and ended up majoring in dance in college, where I did modern, ballet & jazz.

        • Caitlin July 25, 2012 at 6:46 PM

          Thank you so much for the recipe! I can’t wait to try it out!!

          And how wonderful! Do you still dance?

      • Selah July 25, 2012 at 7:12 PM

        You’re very welcome.
        I haven’t danced for years.

  • Van July 24, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Love your poem.

    • Caitlin July 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM

      :) Thanks Van! Hope you’re having a wonderful night!

  • The Leather Skirt July 25, 2012 at 5:12 AM

    You want a great pair of shoes… uh… boots?

    Try Born. Spend the money… I promise!


    • Caitlin July 25, 2012 at 6:46 PM

      Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll definitely look into it after this year is up :) Have a great night!

  • Audrey @ Putting Me Together July 25, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    I have a few pairs of shoes I’ve wanted to take to a cobbler, but haven’t yet. out of sheer laziness. But you’re convincing me.

    • Caitlin July 25, 2012 at 6:48 PM

      Girl, do you KNOW how long I had those in my closet before they made their way to the cobbler? Let’s not discuss it…just take them. You’ll be so glad you did!

  • CC July 28, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Ummmm…. Peaches! I love peach cobbler. Hmmm. Peaches and shoes. Both wonderful things. Just not together. ;) Glad you got your shoes back in good condition. ;)

    • Caitlin July 29, 2012 at 8:35 AM

      I just lol’d. Definitely not together! Blech.

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