Friday, August 1, 2008



Our friend Tiffany at Shabby Scraps is hostessing a party today & is asking everyone to show off their dressforms! I have such a mania for these that I couldn't wait to join in & show mine again!

My very favorite dressform display is my wedding gown back from 1974. Oh gosh, I'm vintage now!!

This little black beauty is named Elvira & she moves around the house, but is currently in our bedroom.

I made Izzy (named for the Laura Ashley Isabelle fabric used to make her) for my mother for Christmas back a few years ago. She was definitely a labor of love!

She features a crocheted collar from my grandmother & a vintage rhinestone brooch that belonged to my late mother-in-law.

This pretty wire dressform is from Ballard Designs.

I found this adorable idea for a lamp from the HGTV site. I'd love to try to make one of these sometime!

Now, back to a few of my favorite miniature dressforms in our bedroom.

The small dressform to the left is a tiny porcelain hinged box.

Back side is also decorated.

This little prom dress dressform is displayed in my granddaughter's bedroom.

Two of my favorite miniature dressforms in antique taupe in our bedroom atop my wedding plantation cupboard.
Beautiful detailing on the backside, too!
Another inside our armoire.

Hope you've enjoyed my little mania (hubby says "illness") for dressforms ~ careful, or you might catch it, too!! And there is NO CURE! Now, I'm off to visit all the other party participants HERE! Thanks so much, Tiffany, for having such a great idea!!

AND don't forget to visit my FFM shopping blog Angelic Accents a la Carte HERE today (see post below for a sneak preview of what I'm offering this week) & all the FFM participants HERE!! Happy Friday Flea Market shopping!!



Carol said...

Oh I have to say that your Izzy is my absolute fave! I so love her patchworked body it looks fabulous!
Best party wishes from Germany sends
Carola of Boxwood Cottage

Connie said...

SteeEEEeeepppphhhhhhhhhhh, I didn't know you had that many dress forms!!! I'm gonna cry; I don't have a ONE! Now I'm gonna have to go fine one...... They are quite adorable and exquisite though, my sweet chick friend,

celestina marie said...

Hi Steph, WOW I love all your dressforms. Hard to pick a favorite. I think I love the one from your MIL and your wedding dress is just stunning! You have everything so perfectly displayed. You have such a good eye for this. Just beautiful!
Congrats on the award too. Oh and your FMF items are fantastic as always. I also enjoyed reading about the unimportant things. I hope you got my emails.
Hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Mermaid Queen said...

Wow I'm amazed at all your dazzling dress forms. Really pretty! ~Martha

Rosa said...

Your dress forms are lovely!

Kim's Treasures said...

Beautiful dress forms!!

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

Hi, Stephanie, and thank you so much for stopping by. I felt SO SMUG when I told Tiffany I had TWO dress forms to show off, but oh my! Your MANY dress forms are FABULOUS! Beyond compare!

Your mirror collection in your eBay store is delicious - so many beauties. How on earth do you part with any of them?

Yes, the wedding cake windows are marvelous, and SOOOO fun to paint. If and when you want one, just drop me a line at and I'll send you details and possible windows for your consideration.

I've added you to my blogroll and will be checking back to see what other fabulous goodies you have!

Warmest regards, Ronda

Carla said...

Stephanie, you have such a nice collection of dress forms, but my absolute favorite is Izzy with that beautiful fabric covering and sassy fanny flourish! It was such fun to stop by your blog.

hopetreestudio said...


Thanks for all the photos! Denise

Just Being Crafty said...

Stephanie, I just have to say that you have the most dress forms I have seen today and they are all so BEAUTIFUL!!! I love Lzzy, you did a wonderful job on her and did you make the dresses for the other ones too. Have a wonderful day.


Kathy said...

Beautiful dress forms...and Izzy, WOW! I can't even imagine how you did that, she is amazing ~ absolutely beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Stephanie, where in the world did find all those dress forms? i love the bride dress, is that yours? I am just full of questions today. Did you make some of them? I enjoyed your fun post.


vickie said...

Well Steph, your dress forms are just awesome, especially Izzy and your weddin dress!

Saucy said...

You have the grandest collection of all the day... well done!

**hearty applause**

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

WOW! what a collection!!!

M ^..^

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh the work you must have put into Izzy. I just love her! Blessings... Polly

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Izzy is beautiful, Stephanie! Just gorgeous. But, I have to love that lamp! So unique! Everything is so lovely,


LiLi M. said...

Hi! I love your collection! You have quite a few! Yes! I don't understand why I was happy until now with only two. More more more!

Alisa said...

What a lovely "illness" you have! :)
Izzy is fabulous!!

Rosemary said...

I love them all. I especiallly like your wedding gown from 1974, mine is from 1976.
Thanks for sharing all of the great dress forms.

Maija said...

Wow! They are all so elegant! Izzy looks sweet with the patchwork design!

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Wow Steph! I've heard of collecting LOTS of things but never have I heard of collecting dressforms. I love that you have your wedding dress displayed like that. The one you made for you mother in law is wonderful! Thanks for showing us!

Holly said...

Summer Breeze! Makes me feel fine! One of favorite all times songs...

Hi, Steph!

Collecting dress forms is new to me. What a novel idea. :>

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Shhh! Don't tell anybody, but Izzy is my favorite form I've seen yet! You did a fantastic job on her. All I can say is WoW! Have a wonderful weekend. Twyla

Sharon said...

Steph I didn't realize you had so many dress forms. I particularly love the fancy creation displaying your wedding gown and the one you made for your Mom.

Marina Capano said...

Hi! what nice party! ohhh!!! I lost!!!:( well, by the way I enjoy your post so much! you have lovely dress! so cute!......and.......Happy Pink Saturday! Have a wonderfully pink saturday!!
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The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Stephanie your wedding dress and veil are gorgeous! Izzy is FAB!! Love the collar and brooch, and that they are family pieces.
Great collection of mini forms too.

Thank you so much for the award! I'll come back and "pick it up" as soon as I can!

cherished*vintage said...

Wow! You have got the forms. Love 'em all. Love your pictures too, thanks so much for sharing!

rosechicfriends said...

Oh My GOodness...I didn't know that dress forms came in so many sizes and sure have a wonderous collection. But I do love Izzy..she is so beautiful...lucky your mom!

Have a blessed day...Lorena

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Steph!! I LOVE all of your dress forms! Especially Izzy. My absolute favorite though is your wedding gown!! Divine!!

tiffany~shabby scraps said...

so glad your gals dressed up too! My nadia is in good company. TFS! xoxo, Tiffany

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Stephanie!
Your dress forms are all fabulous! Each one is unique and special. It was so fun looking at all of them, thanks for sharing!!
Have a great week!
Hugs, Sherry

Shirl said...

Hi Steph, you have a beautiful collection of dress forms. I love them all but am patrial to the lacy antique looking ones. I was looking at one last week and almost bought it but told myself I don't need to start another collection. LOL
Love Ya, Shirl
Shirls ROse Cottage

The Rose Room said...

Wow, that is some collection of forms, 'vintage' and otherwise. Love Izzy in particular! Take Care, Rachaelxo