Thursday, May 13, 2010


Hello Everyone,
I would like to introduce you to a new addition to our family. No, it is not another baby Grand Daughter, or another pup, chicken, cat, turtle........As wonderful as that would be this  is  still fabulous ! It is a vintage dress form!!!When I saw her I knew she would be coming home with me, well us.  Don had to carry it through the
market to the truck;) himself, where I was unloading lolol. I had to giggle when I saw him carrying it.

Isn't she wonderful?
I bought an antique top and bloomers for her the same day and they fit her perfectly.

I added some gorgeous white vintage flowers and a vintage hat too.

And look!!! She has legs!!!!!!!I don't see these with legs very often and always thought it would be fun to own one.

This top has the name 'Mary' embroidered on the side of it. So sweet.

You can see the writing through her bloomers.  She is a size 8.

And there she stands for now. In the middle of our stairs. (The stairs curve so she fits snuggly)And doesn't take up any room, but.......
Don hasn't seen her there yet so she may still be moved;) We will see.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!
'Till next time......
***Update to this post.  Don just came home and saw her and said he hopes he doesn't mistake it for an intruder.....and that he is moving...lolololol


  1. Are you going to use her for sewing or just decor? I would hate to bump into her in the middle of the night! lol!! Congrats!! ;-D


  2. hahaha Did Daddy see her there yet???? I can't wait to hear the comments. ;-) She is quite fabulous!

  3. Oooh, I'm swooning! What an awesome addition to your home! I so love dressforms, have a small but growing collection of them! But yours has LEGS ~ that is terrific!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  4. I head of someone calling the cops because of a prank with a manikin!
    I just love it! She is perfect.
    Have a great weekend!

  5. She's gorgeous!
    I just KNEW it was a dress form before I even read the post! Your title gave it away.

    And with legs, too? Lucky duck!


  6. ...ohhhhhh ~ she's fantastic!!
    Adore her soft white bloomers and vintage flowers:) What a find!
    xo, Rosemary

  7. Never seen one with legs......the good thing is she won't eat a thing (O: (O:

    Hopefully your husband won't mistake her for an intruder and shoot her in the middle of the night! LOL LOL


  8. I Am Sooooo Jealous ~ She is Perfect....

  9. She's a poor Husband will freak out more than once, you'll see!!!

  10. i love her. she is a tall girl, so she could easily pass for middle of the night intruder. lol.
    how funny that she resides on the stairs!! i have a little girl mannequin that used to sit on my stairs when i lived in germany. when folks came to visit, they would scream when they saw her. must say she even spooked me sometimes. haha. now she sits on a big window sill. maybe our mannequins will scare the intruders away!!
    thanks for sharing.

  11. Hi, Debra,
    I have always admired those dress forms, too. Yours is wonderful, and I couldn't help but laugh at what your hubby said. Thank you so much for coming by for a visit, dear friend, and for your kind comments. Sending lots of love your way~ Vicki

  12. I bet she's an excellent dancer... you know... having legs and all. I guess I could ask Don, since he had to dance through the market with her! Nice find!

  13. Oh I have never seen one with legs!!! she is beautiful!!! I love my Chloe..I have her in my bedrooma and my husband for the longest time said he felt like someone was standing there..LOL
    I love dressing them and playing dressup..Great find!!!!

  14. That is a great dress form! I also like the vintage clock collection. Thank's for stopping by....Julian

  15. Mary's a real "looker" and she's got some real legs too! I've never seen one with legs!! Pretty funny about your hubbs. That might get a little creepy in the middle of the night. ha ha. Loved your white Wed. post too. great crowns, and pups!

  16. Hi Debra,

    The dress form is SO wonderful. Talk about a score!

    You'd asked if my mom and I make the millinery flowers or if they're vintage... Neither actually! They're contemporary with a vintage look. I'm always amazed at their construction.


  17. Debra,
    She's a beauty! Never seen the industrial looking top with legs, usually a cage skirt bottom. How cool! Curious how much their going for these days, I have one I'm thinking of selling. Lisa

  18. Oh,I am so jealous! I have been looking for a dress form!I have seen only one and she needed MAJOR adjustments!Mary was a great find:)

  19. Debra I have never seen one with legs before! She is a beauty. I love the way you have decked her out.
    I'm still laughing about your husband hauling her out of the market!!!

  20. I love her ~ what gams! I almost bought one this week as well - but I was too lazy to carry her thru the market to the truck. I'll be kicking myself for a few more days, maybe Miss Bloomers can do it for me:) Great score!

  21. Oh wow Debra....she's fantastic and like others have said, I have never seen one with legs. What a score! xo

  22. Very cute post! By the way, love the photo with the clocks!