Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sign Of A Seasonal Change

The Australian Boot Company has had a store on Queen St West for many years but just recently painted their present location bright orange which caught my eye and reminded me it is time to drag out the Blundstones and clean them up for the days of sandals and flip-flops will soon be over. These boots are so popular here that I have been at dinner parties where there were 6 or 8 pairs in different sizes and colours lined up by the door.  My pair have bright red elastic inserts on the side - surprised?
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29 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

You'd be hard pressed to find someone here wearing them! :D

I did google them, they have a nice line in boots, that from an old shoe salesman (many, many years ago!)

llandudnopictures said...

Eye catching!

Eyeliquor said...

Love it.

EG CameraGirl said...

They look like such comfortable boots but I'm not quite ready to give up my sandals yet.

LĂșcia said...

Hahaha, I'd be surprised if your pair had no red at all!
Love the style of this store!

Believe me or not, for the first time in my life I'm craving for mild temperatures. After 2 dry winter months with temperatures above 30°C (yesterday it was 34°C), all I can think is ice, icecream, fan and air conditioner. :(

Lowell said...

The facade will garner attention. I've seen Aussie boots here, too...name of "Ugg" or something like that? Haven't heard of Blundstones, though. Really don't need heavy boots in Ocala, even in the winter.

Pat said...

I love the brightly colored building, especially as it is contrasted next to those drab buildings! I like the advertising painted right on the brickwork too!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wish you'd post a picture of those boots. I'm curious.

Crafty Green Poet said...

nice bright building!

Deb said...

Eyecatching colour job, now of course I want to see a picture of the boots...

Gemma Wiseman said...

I am surprised at the popularity of Australian boots in Canada! Certainly an eyecatching shop front!

Jackie/Jake said...

Great sign! Toronto has so many.

Mo said...

Certainly bright

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great sign coordinated with the storefront paint job. Those shoes sound interesting.

Randy said...

You can't miss that place. Nice shot.

Andy said...

The store looks so eye catching and clean. Have you ever gone home with the wrong shoes on:-)

Genie said...

You certainly cannot miss this storefront. Love the idea that people wear their boots anywhere and everywhere. You need to post a hot of yours. genie

Jack said...

They are smart to give the store an eye-catching paint job. It really stands out.

Red inserts for your boots . . . am I surprised? I am still working on an imagined image for RedPat, but the image does include bright colors and an artistic temperament.

hamilton said...

I love my Blundstones.
should we share pics of ours?

Kitty said...

ha, they must be similar to uggs?
I can't imagine wearing them to a party. lol.
Nice catch.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

definitely a bright facade

Dianne said...

that is a happy building!

Sharon said...

That color looks good on this building. I'd say red inserts for you boots is just about perfect.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love to see Australian designs doing so well overseas, you will definitely have to show us a shot of you wearing your jaunty Blundstones with their red inserts Pat.

Lesley said...

Love the bright colours. I almost missed the boot outline for the wires and shadows!

Halcyon said...

I've been wearing closed shoes the past two days. I miss my sandals already!

Clytie said...

Those colors really stand out. I have to say I didn't see the boot outline until Lesley mentioned it.

tapirgal said...

*I* like it. I wonder how the neighbors feel about all that color.

JM said...

This is really cool!