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Twinkle Toe Shop -Ozona Slipper Exhibit 2015

From a sewing circle type operation, with a boss called Mama to a plant which sold over $872,000 worth of bedroom slippers in 1963 is the story of Mayde.

A casual hobby that started in 1944 on a ranch 50 miles from the nearest town, Mayde’s scuffs first started as a Christmas gift giving venture during World War II when selections were unsatisfactory at the local general store. The scuffs (slippers) were so well received that by March of 1948 Mayde set up a factory in her hometown of Ozona, Texas. The factory was called The Twinkle Toe Shop and by August of that year the shop had 12 employees and 14 accounts.

By 1949 the business had outgrown its Ozona plant and so the factory was moved to San Angelo, Texas where it then became The Bailey Shoe Co. In 1956 the Bailey Shoe Co became a trademark. Mayde’s Scuff were sold in upscaled stores like Nieman-Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Sanger-Harris, Volk Bros, Saks Fifth Ave, Marshall Fields and Macy’s.

Now you can view the actual slippers made by this Ozona company.  The slipper exhibit is on display now.


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4 Responses to “Twinkle Toe Shop -Ozona Slipper Exhibit 2015”

  1. Sheryl pfluger says:

    I am trying to locate my grandmother,s name along with Mayde Bailey. They were partners and I want to see if her name is listed. I would love to talk to Mayde ‘s family if any know contacts are on file. Thank you, sheryl pfluger. 325-234-2424.

    • Sheryl pfluger says:

      My grandmother is daisy Beatrice Ramsey and lived and ranches in the area in the 40’s , 50’s. Sheryl pfluger

    • Jennifer Medina says:

      I’m Jennifer Medina I’m employed part time and titled as a tour guide for the Crockett County Museum. I have read your comments but things have been hectic, and I’m not in the office full time. I’m so sorry we haven’t been able to help you look for this information you are interested in. I will start working on this for you asap. If I need any help or questions with this search, I’m glad you’ve sent me your email and phone number incase of any questions. Thank you and I will start working on this for you! If you have any more questions for me here is my email feel free to email me with questions or give us a call at (325)-392-2837

  2. Bill Smith says:

    Hi, I am curator of the Terrell County Memorial Museum in Sanderson and I have written an article about Madye Bailey ( because she lived outside of Sanderson on their lease when she invented her scuffs. I was unable to find a photo of Madye to publish with the article, and as I am about to submit the article to the Cenizo Journal of Alpine, I wonder if you might have a photo or studio portrait scan of her that you could send to me? It would be most helpful and greatly appreciated. You are welcome to download my article, which is in pdf format. Let me know if payment is required for the photo.
    Bill Smith
    ‘Terrell County Museum

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