Thursday, June 28, 2012

I’m RICH ....and don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!

I have new SHOES!

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Or at least I think that’s what they are!

But I just HAVE to ask all of YOU!

What do you call these?

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It’s so funny living here in Florida! You think Florida...it’s in the South, right?

A Southern accent should be the norm?

Well, think again!

There are so many people that move here from all over the world that I have a hard time being understood! Of course when I talk to my girlfriend, Sherry from Back 2 Vintage we don’t have any problem understanding each other. Of course she’s from Mississippi and remember...I’m from Arkansas! But when I go into some of the stores around here, I have to repeat what I say. I thought I was going to have to SPELL this one out!

I asked an employee that was working in the shoe department in Be*ll’s  where the houseshoes were. Then I said slippers. He didn’t understand either word until I said them both again. He directed me to another part of the store. When I got there, I asked the lady in that department if those were the only houseshoes or slippers they had and she said....”What?” So I said it AGAIN!

By then I had said houseshoes 4 times

....and slippers 4 times.

But all of my hard work paid off!

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I went wild and got two pairs. I felt like I deserved them. I had to work so hard to be understood. (and I had a really good coupon! heehee)

So I just have to ask....

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what do YOU call these?

These are definitely ‘favorite things’ so I’m joining Katherine’s Corner this morning!

Enter the Summer Fun giveaway

HERE !!!

47 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Terrycloth flip flops! I like both colors, but the blue ones better. They look comfy. We don't have anything like that in Chicago. Chablis and I wear regular flip flops constantly and have a variety of colors. We wear them year round.

laurie said...

slippers and i think they are beautiful,

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Why, they are slippers of course. You see, we are Yankees, and they say here in the south that M&D have accents - I don't think so.

Yup, they have a difficult time understanding southern, like when you ask if a store carries an article and the salesperson says, "why, we sure don't" -

Hugs ♥
Prudence

Actually I am a Northern CA girl, but I am a Yankee too.

maddyrose said...

I'd call them lovely, especially the blue ones. I lived in Florida for 5 years and the only friend I had there who had a southern accent was from Indiana. Huh? Enjoy your new slippers. Hugs

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Okay, darling new profile pic AND beautiful pedicure!!!
Whatever those things on your pretty feet are called, they sure look comfy! Ha! Perfect for Summer.
Take care,
M.L.

Chatty Crone said...

I call those beautiful! And I really do love Flamingo's! You deserved two pair for sure. sandie

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

Hi Dianne, those are definitely flip flops! very cute one too I'd say :)
After living for two years in Arkansas, I think I can understand you :)

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I am from California and those are slippers. Not flip flops. Flip flops always have the "V" shaped strap between the toes. Those are super cute. Nice pedicure!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Oh, the pictures of the blue slippers didn't come up at first....cute. Those are flip flop slippers!! :)

Epic said...

Our family friends are all snow birds in Florida, sorry for the Canadian accents we're sending your way!-) Btw, those are super cute slippers.

I'm popping by to visit from Katherine's linky!
Cheers,
Char
http://1epicmom.com

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Totally get you, my friend. If they weren't made of fabric, I'd call them flip-flops, but these would go under the slipper category to me.

Here's a couple of words to keep handy on your next shopping trip. ;)

Zapatos (shoes)
Zapatillas (slippers)
Chancletas (flip-flops)
Sandalias (sandals)

Spanish comes in handy in Florida, but believe me when I tell you, I get the same blank stare even when I ask in both languages. hee-hee Maybe we should offer them some B12. ;)

OH, and I'll take both pairs. Adorable!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

slippers is what I call them..

if you think getting folks in fla to understand something wait till you try to explain FRONT YARD to someone who works for the cable company . calls themselves Phil yet speaks with a pakistanian accent and has no idea what a F R O N T Y A R D is... oui vey and for this I pay over 100.00 a month..

glad you found the slippers you wanted.

ImagiMeri said...

They are slippers, but in coastal areas.......anything that shows your toes are flip flops.

I only wear slippers around the house, but mine are all closed-toed. I live in Arizona, so we don't like much on our feet, as they sweat badly.

Hugs,
Meri

Barbara F. said...

I call those the cutest "slippers" I've seen! Flip flops to me have something between the big toe and the 2nd toe. I would understand 'house shoes', too, Yankee gal that I am! xo

Karen said...

I've always called them slippers... never heard of houseshoes before!

I wouldn't call them flipflops because around here those are generally made of rubber and can be worn to the beach in the rain, etc. etc... those would be destroyed in those conditions... so... slippers.

Anne said...

i call them slippers... and they're SO CUTE!

Olive Cooper said...

I would call them bedroom shoes. So I am different and from S.C. and they would definitely not understand me.

Diann said...

both of these look beyond comfy! I would have bought both pairs too!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Well, of course, I would have known exactly what you meant!!! They're houseshoes to me!!! How could he NOT understand that!!! LOL! Love the flamingos!!!

cynthia lee designs said...

They look like slippers or house-shoes to me...and so very cute!!
hugs,
Cindy

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I call them slippers, but they're cute enough to wear anywhere you go.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I call them slippers also but totally understand 'houseshoes'. Gosh, we 'southerners' talk just fine thank you! Love the flamingos don't ya know! Hugs, Linda

Kasia said...

You do deserve them girl! lol No matter what they're called and they look fantastic on your beautifully manicured feet. :) We just call em slippers, and i have a pair similar to your pink ones and I LOVE em! So comfy! :D

Hugs,

It's me said...

Both are verry sweeeeet !!...xxx...

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Seriously??? That is bizarre -- how could anyone not know EITHER term?? I call them slippers but have also heard them called house shoes. Both pairs are cute and look so SOFT!

LBP said...

Oh for Heavens sakes! I'm from Virginia and I would call them bedroom shoes but I would exactly what you were wanting if you said house shoes or slippers! And both are just as cute as they can be.

Linda

Della said...

I grew up calling them houseshoes...cause you wear them in the house! I lived out west for so long that I adapted to calling them slippers. It's just like the pop/soda thing. On the east coast it's soda, out west it's pop.

Angela Moore said...

I call them beautiful terrycloth slippers

Debby said...

I would call them slippers......do you remember when flip flops were called thongs. My husband still calls them that. Boy, do you get weird looks with that one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

You're back in Florida? We just crossed paths ;>)...we're in Oregon now after a stop in Colorado. Hope you didn't have any problems with Debby. My MIL used to call these things "mules"....don't ask me why. She wore them all the time around the house. Me, I just slip on a pair of floppy socks.

Dorothy said...

They are "bedroom shoes" in Alabama! :)
Or,just slippers.... lol

sissie said...

I call them slippers but my Mom would have called them house shoes.
I'm from West Virginia and we say slippers. The northerners that live here in North Carolina, and there are lots of them from New Jersey and New York, always ask me to repeat myself! LOL! I can't understand them either.

hugs
Sissie

JG said...

Diane, both pairs of your Slippers look so comfy! :)
~Judy

Fruto do Espírito said...

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Gostaria que também seguisse o meu espaço que, a partir de hoje torna-se extensão de sua casa, para minha alegria.

With love to you!

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THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD,
That's Relationship!

I shall not want,
This supply is!

MAKE ME WALK IN GREEN PASTURES,
This is rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters,
This is refreshing!

He restores my soul,
This is healing!

GUIDE ME FOR THE PATHS OF JUSTICE,
That's Guidance!

FOR THE LOVE OF YOUR NAME,
This is on purpose!

THOUGH I WALK THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH,
That's Testing!

I will fear no evil,
That's Protection!

Thou art with me,
That is fidelity!

YOUR STICK AND YOUR staff they comfort me,
This is discipline!

Prepare a table before ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES,
This is hope!

UNGE MY HEAD WITH OIL
That's Consecration!

And my cup runneth over,
That's Abundance!

SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY A follow me EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE,
This is a blessing!

AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
That's Security!

FOR LONG DAYS,
This is eternity!



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Vee said...

Wow. After that comment above, I thought I'd never get here. Ha! Slippers is what I'd call them...really cute ones.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I would say either, but I guess more people would understand slippers, but usually they would be big fuzzy things....Let just call them cute and comfortable

Carol

Mary said...

I call them cute...house slippers. Haahahaha. I think they will be great for lavender dreams, after all, it's nice to treat yourself to new shoes, no matter what they are called.

Cheapchick said...

Slippers - both are very cute!

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Hanizah Hanafiah said...

Love those pink flip flops!

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Barb~Bella Vista said...

I call them slippers and they are adorable.

I have a slight Southern accent and have lived here all my life. I LOVE being Southern.

Have a great week,
Barb

Donna said...

I would call them slippers. I thought that the horseshoes term was used in the midwest.. The last pair has a flip flop design which I've never seen in slippers before! I've never really like the feel of that piece running between my toes, so I opt for the sliding design.

And your pedicure looks divine!

gloria mckellar said...

I'd call them slippers and I love the blue ones especially:) Following from a blog hop and hope you would pretty please follow me too:)

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Katherines Corner said...

first I call them cute
then I call them beach shoes, or slippers or flip flops...but cute is really what I call them thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party. I hope you have a wonderful weekend xo P.S. I'm having a party at Katherines Corner today and just a reminder that the giveaway is ending

ImSoVintage said...

Slippers :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

ROTFLOL this story crack me up! ;P

I am hosting a giveaway!!!

xo,
RJ

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

We call them slippers....or house shoes.
Your pedicure is gorgeous, btw.


Ciao bella
Creative Carmelina