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Cinderella Bookends

I’m a sucker for a swop shop, hospice and negosie winkel (a negosie winkel is a general store where you can find anything under the sun for an absolute bargain)I found these gorgeous shoes at our local hospice in Centurion for R50 and they make the perfect Cinderella bookends. All I needed to do was add some bling from the local China mall down the road and voila, bookends straight out of a fairy tale.

Fairy tale bookends

Fairy tale bookends

P.S I didn’t even have to clean the shoes, I don’t think they’v ever been worn.

P.P.S The bling added that extra sparkle and made the shoes heavy enough to stay put.

P.P.P.S The books also came from the Centurion Hospice. This little shop is open to the public every Friday from 08:00 to 16:00 and Saturday from 08:00 to 12:00. You can buy kitchenware, books, clothes and furniture donated by the public and all funds raised are used for the operation of the Centurion Hospice and to care for terminally ill patients.

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  • Posted: June 10, 2018 13:03

    Nikki Gwin

    This is the first picture I saw on your blog when I clicked over here today. I LOVE your bookends! What a smart and sassy idea. :) gwingal
    • Posted: June 13, 2018 05:37


      😊 Ahhh Nikki, thanks so much
      • Posted: March 15, 2019 14:48

        Nici Jones

        Me too, this immediately caught my eye and I thought what a lovely way for my daughter to recycle her wedding shoes, which adds some sentimental value too. Thank you so much for this idea. :)
        • Posted: March 16, 2019 14:47


          You're so welcome Nici and thanks a bunch for taking the time to comment. It makes me so happy when visitors connect 💓
  • Posted: May 8, 2017 07:28


    These are simply adorable. It is a great idea and in a pinch you can always grab the shoes and wear them.
    • Posted: May 8, 2017 15:33


      :D Pinch is right ELise. I wouldn't be able to walk in heels like that but they do make awesome bookends ;-)

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