Well, I have come to the end of a 20-year-long era–my Smith and Hawkins boots. Remember Smith and Hawkins? Hope you were able to visit one. We had a beautiful Smith and Hawkins store in Indianapolis. I can’t tell you how many dates Mr. G and I had there. He always knows the way to my heart. Even in the dead of a dark, cold Indiana winter, it was spring at Smith and Hawkins. I bought my first REAL garden boots there, actually Mr. G bought them for me. (TRUE LOVE!)
The first pair lasted 10 years and the 2nd pair is coming up on 10 years. The second pair was bought at Target who carried a few things from the Smith and Hawkins line for a while. Seriously, these boots really should have been replaced last year, but I held on hoping that whoever decided to close all the Smith and Hawkins stores, would come to their senses and open again!
Here are my beloved boots in better days. Standing by the door ready to go at a moments notice.
The first issue in the replacement process is giving them up.
The second issue is their replacement. So many options.
I have made a decision to buy these beauties. Are they over the top ???
Time will tell if I have made the right decision—I ordered online. But, I do like the look of them. What do you think? I probably should have sent out an APB to all of you to ask for recommendations, but I am hopeful. Just in case, if you have a suggestion please leave a comment!
Today was the last day for the boots and we made it a doozy!
My plan was a bit “ambitious” for a day with time constraints and “old” boots. But we did it … all I had planned and more!
I guess you could say that these boots (and I quote my good friend and Rose Chat partner in crime, the Redneck Rosarian) are “worn slap out”!
Here’s picture of me and my boots a few years ago… TIRED. DIRTY. HAPPY.
Do you get attached to things?