Sunday, September 25, 2011

Playing Dress Up!

Hi Bloggerettes!  Don't you just love it when something just falls into your lap  after months of searching in vain. Well, it happened to me.  I've been wanting one of these for a long time, a very long time.

She's now wearing lots of vintage lace and doilies.
And, a LuLu Necklace, a gift from my sweet friend LuLu Kellogg.
Thank you LuLu!!

Ain't she purdy!

Here's how she came to be all mine.  A dealer was moving out of her booth and she sold everything in it.  I was lucky enough to get this cute chick!

I pulled out all of my vintage lace stash and went to town

 wrapping and pinning.  I felt like a dress designer working frantically in her "magasin de robe de Paris!"
I have lots of plans for her.

Okay, get out there and create, make, sew, paint, cook, bake, write, photograph, repurpose or find something wonderful and show it to us!




A Vintage Green said...

Unique too.

- Joy

Maureen said...

A girl after my heart! Bring out the lace and rhinestones! My problem is that I am reluctant to bring the doilies and lace into the shop because I don't want to part with any! I'm working on that...

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Ok, I have to type like THIS!!!!!!!!!! OMG!! I LOVE this. She is hands down, my favorite. I would wear that outfit!!!!! Oh girl, you did really good on this. DON'T SELL HER!! If you must you can give her to me:), but don't sell her! What is her name??? I am suggesting Caroline...!! You can guess why can't you?

Gail said...

She's beautiful and you Sissie are so creative! The way you pinned the lace and doilies on her is stunning!

Enjoy your evening,

Linda @ A La Carte said...

She is lovely and I like her lace dress! She will be so much fun in your booth.


In the Light of the Moon said...

I'm still looking for one of hit the jackpot on this beauty!!Hugs,Cat

sonya said...

Hi Sissie!
I'm still looking for one too! :) I'll find one-I'm not giving up! You have dressed her so beautifully! Have fun with your new friend!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

ooooh..she is so very chic! i MUST find one for myself. I have to be the only one here in blogland without one!

Anneke said...

wow, i am speakless when i see something so beautiful.
thanks for sharing with us

Claudia said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful find! I love my dress form and I know you will love yours, too.



Oh I am thrilled for you! she is beautiful all bedecked in those scrumptious makes me just want to keep crocheting....adding to that ever growing pile over on my blog!

thanks for sharing...and also for your visit!

ciao bella

creative carmelina

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Sissy! What a lucky chickie you are! I love her... what's her name?? :-)


The Vintage Farmhouse said...

She's perfect!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I remember when I found my dress form. I kept thinking how do people find them and then there it was in a thrift store, an old Acme size A dress form. she had been sitting for so long she had been marked from $75 to $45.....I practically threw myself on her!! I love yours all done up with vintage lace!


Victorian1885 said...

Congrats on the great find..I love her vintage lace top you designed for her! Have a great week!

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Totally divine, Sissie!!!!!! I LOVE IT.

Barb ♥

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Yes, she's quite purdy!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Sissie, she's wonderful! Lucky you! Love how you dressed her up with such sweet doilies. Have fun playing! xoxo

Bobbie said...

You are so lucky...can't wait to see what you do next with your new friend. Have a great week. Bobbie

Riet said...

Oh my Sissie, I love it, what a beauty. You made her so special with all the lace and the glitter
.Hopefully you are a bit over your blues now friend.
Have a nice day.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

she's absolutely glorious!!! Hey, Lulu is coming to my house for lunch today. I'm really looking forward to it!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I had an old one from the original abercrombie and fitch when it was a mens store in Boston...they were selling all their props when they turned it into the teens iconic store it is now...anyway i had this dress form with a mahogany top...and let it go when I moved to a smaller home once. I miss it now!! YOu lucked out Sissie~she looks purdy too!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I absolutely love what you did with the dress form! Fabulous idea!

Sweet Meanderings said...

What beautiful vintage lace and such a unique way to display them!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Sissie,
Oh she is sweet! and I love how you dressed her in doilies, very creative! two thumbs up from me.
I have a vintage dress form too..right now she is wearing a Elvis Jacket....she's a big fan! One day I will have to post about "Gary's" Elvis Days.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Lululiz said...

Well, how lucky was that? Right place, right time. You made her such a beautiful outfit, all those gorgeous laces and doilies, they look fantastic on her.

Sharon Wengel said...

She is beautiful ! Love her lace and doily dress.

bj said...

OMG...SISSIE...I've seen a lot of these and this one is, by far, the prettiest one I've ever seen. I have always been about half scared of them...but this one, I could live with. She is beautiful..I want the outfit..I would wear it. :))
You really did a fabulous job on .......ummmm..
EMMA...yep, her name MUST be EMMA.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

She is beautiful, Sissie! I love how you covered her in lace. It's like have a Barbie for grownups to play with.

White Whimsy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the lace.

Debbie said...

Wow!!! she fits right in at your house, Sissie!
I know I've said this before, but I'll say it amaze me with your creative ideas.

High Street Cottage said...

What a charming project~ love the use of the vintage doilies, I have a few laying around my home. I agree with Debbie, she's perfect for your home, Sissie, and thanks for stoppin' by the High Street Cottage:)

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations, Sissie! I think I remember you mentioning you wanted one of these before...and now you have one. She is gorgeous...absolutely gorgeous...but would I expect any less from you? love her- xo Diana

Annesphamily said...

Oh Sissie this is so beautiful! You can get so creative and do some many beautiful things with her! Awesome! Hugs Anne

Passionate for White said...

She's very pretty and well worth the wait!

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Hi Sissie....I know what you mean....I love my "girls" and won't part with any of the 7 wolfe mannis I have.....customers think I selfish, but we know how difficult they are to come by....lucky you!

Jenny said...

She's simply lovely! Thanks for introducing us to her!

Nancy's Notes said...

Sissy, she is stunning! You are one lucky lady, she's a real treasure! Your design work is fabulous!


liZ evans said...

Beautiful! I love doilies!!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

She is lovely Sissie I know you have wanted one of these for a while now so glad she came into your life.
I have been wanting to send you a email about me opening up the little pink house out here on the North Forty and renting booths but still have not wrote or decided what to do. Sounds just like me doesn't it.
Hope all is well

Dorthe said...

And she looks very Paris chic Sissie,
I`m so happy for you,you was there on the right time, to grap, her.
Hugs, Dorthe

Cindy said...

Cool Sissy! I know you're going to have a blast dressing her! I want one too!


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