Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My Passion for Dressforms!

My Passion for Dressforms!
I've got a new passion ~ dressforms! It all started several years ago when my dear daddy found me ~ 2 ~ at a yard sale! One I used to display jewelry on when I was doing my craft shows, the other I saved for my wedding gown.
Then I found this spiffy little black velvet number, to which I later added a black velvet beaded evening bag.
She even has her very own dainty little necklace.

These two both came from Ross's last year.
Even the backs of these are so elegant.
I also have a passion for pretty little mini dresses & gowns like this one in the above picture that I added a little rhinestone bling to!
Two more that I love, one on a hanger & the other that seems to go so well against the Laura Ashley Isabelle fabric that we lined our armoire in.


A pretty little ballgown that I purchased recently. Her left scrolly arm was broken so she was marked down. I intend to repair her......eventually.
Another of my favorites, an elegant ecru dressform & a porcelain dressform hinged box.Just as pretty from the back!
I was very fortunate to get a beautiful new blog banner here from a great blogger named Polly at Counting Your Blessings. She was my inspiration for my post on dressforms tonight. Her photography is beautiful. Free banners for blogs ~ such a sweet & generous thing for you to do! Thanks so much for your kindness, especially for those of us that are computer-challenged! You simply must check out both her sites! She has some wonderful things!!

Polly also has a wonderful idea about giving & receiving, so please do visit all her sites!! You will be so uplifted & surprised!!!


Next time I'll post pictures of the dressform I made & decorated for my mother for Christmas 2004!


Hugs,


17 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Wow Stephanie you sure do have a passion for them. You have so many dressed to perfection.
Alison

IsabellaCloset said...

Oh Stephanie I just love your dressforms! How pretty they are.
Your new banner is pretty too. Polly is such a sweetie, like you are!
Hope you have a beautiful day.
Hugs & love ~Mary~:-}

Counting Your Blessings said...

Stephanie, what a beautiful collection! I love them too. I only have one small size gal and then 2 of the full size but if I could find old ones, I'd have a collection for sure!! The banner is right at home here =) Thank you for being so sweet. Blessings... Polly

Connie said...

My dear sweet friend Lucy, is there anything you DON'T have a passion for?!?!?! Hmmmmmm????? Beautiful, beautiful, just beautiful!! AND......be sure and give that sweet gorgeous mum smoochies for me. :-)
Smooches,
Connie/Ether

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH STEPH!!!!! Talk about eye candy!! I LOVE this post!!! I WANT a dress form so badly. I saw some at Marshall's the other day, I should have bought it, it was a great price! I may go back for it this weekend ~ especially after seeing YOURS! Oh my gosh, those dresses are so beautiful! Where do you find such pretties? I am drooling over that whole dresser top, lol!!

Love ya and miss ya!
Amy
Thank you for your kind words about my little cottage :) Your the sweetest!

Lisa Gallup said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! :) Your dressforms are BEAUTIFUL!!

celestina marie said...

Hi Stephanie, I am in love with all your gorgeous dress forms. They are perfect with all your pretties. Your wedding dress is beautiful and the display with it stunning! I love you new banner too with music. See you soon.
Hugs to you!
Celestina,
La Rea Rose

Mary Isabella said...

These are so beautiful. I really enjoyed them....Mary

Cherub Kisses Boutique said...

Hi Stephanie!!
You have the neatest collections!! :o).... and I also like your new banner too!!
... boys keeping
me super busy here... Ty's senior prom this Saturday ... next week he travels to Reno for BPA National competition & graduation soon after that ;o)
Thanks for peeking in...
Big Hugs to ya!!!
Dionne

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Wow, I think it might be time to get out my wedding dress for a little display. Actually that reminds me, I have my grandmothers wedding dress in a cupboard some where, even better!!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Cathy said...

Hi Stephanie,

It's such a pleasure to meet you. I adore your blog. The pics of all your dress forms and your beautiful treasures are feast for the eyes.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I look forward to getting to know you better.

Take care, xoxo
Cathy

vickie said...

Steph, I love all the dress forms!
Especially the one you made for your Mom. They are all so pretty!
love ya!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. You have the best stuff!!! I'm coming over!

Lori said...

Steph, Why am I not surprised to see things I have in my post? I have one dress type form though and will email it to you later, it's so cute and different! P.S. Well when we gonna do a me'sie, you'sie swap? I have two goodies here actually three for you just waiting!! later,love, Lori

shirl said...

Steph this is such a beautiful post! I love that Ashley fabric too! I'm doing a bulliten board in it. I've never seen mini dressforms like that before, I made some for a doll house once, don't know what happened to them!
The banner is beautiful!
Love you!
Shirl

bluemuf said...

Stephanie,

I just love your dressforms and the dresses. They are fantastic.

Karen

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I too love dress forms/mannequins, but I've sold just about all of mine. Thanks for stopping by.