I was never really good at ice skating. My parent's got me lessons one year and I remember being really excited.
Growing up in New Jersey, it was the thing to do.
We had a shallow lake near by that would freeze over in the winter. Everyone would go skate on it when it got cold.
And sometimes, if I was really lucky, I would get to go to NYC and skate in Rockefeller Center!
When I was young, I did meet Dorothy Hamill at the Ice Capades in NYC. That was exciting. (that shows my age) Even got her autograph!
When I got older I met Scott Hamilton. It may be corny but it was still a thrill. It is such a beautiful sport.
One year I got hurt skating and that was the end of my skating dreams.
I was never good at stopping and ran right into my mom.
She fell on top of me and her knee went into my shin bone causing it to be bruised.
I limped around for weeks while everyone had fun on the ice.
I hung up my skates and continued my love for skating in front of the TV.
I love watching figure skating.
So when I saw these skates I knew what I wanted to do with them.
I wanted to paint them white!
I had these for over a year with the idea to make a wreath with them but never got around to it.
Then I opened the store dreamingincolor!
I wanted to add my personality to the space.
What better way to be welcomed then this beautiful wreath?
I can still feel the chill in the air and the feel of the ice when I look at these skates.
The only thing is...... I wish I had my original skates to use here. These are hockey skates that I had found and repurposed.
I have another wreath for sale at the store but this one is mine!
Some things you just gotta keep for yourself!