|Pewter shoe money box|
I was given this by a relative as a child. It used to have a pale pink satin ribbon where sensibly there ought to be laces, but I seem to recall appropriating it for a much more important (yet now utterly forgotten) purpose. I never was very good at saving my money, but much to my surprise when I recently unpacked this I found a handful of coins from foreign countries.
I just love how this supposedly nasty old woman with so many children lived in a shoe that had love-heart shutters on the windows. Following the picture that is painted of her in the nursery rhyme, I highly doubt that she would have chosen such cutesy window furnishings. See, there I go over-thinking again.