Monday, January 30, 2012

mannequin love...

If you follow me on Pinterest, you might have seen my "Mannequin Love" board.
I just love vintage mannequins and when I come across one that I especially love, I pin it and name her in honor of the blog where it originated from.

To share a few with you, there is Rene...





Michelle...



Melinda's girls...





and last but not least, Tot's girls...



I have one that I would like to give a makeover to.
Maybe I will decoupage it and dress it up to look like Melanie...





Or maybe paint it black and give it a french look like Yanet (from 3 Sun Kissed Boys when she guest posted for Suzanne over at Meridian Road)...




I just know that this old lady needs a makeover...




Come to think of it, I would love a makeover too!!


I will probably just paint her white and save her for the At Home With White Show at the shop.


Speaking of the shop and mannequins, look at this unique one Mary Ellen just found...




It is original, not painted!


Visit my Mannequin Love Pinterest board to see the rest of the girls.


Thanks for visiting...have a wonderful week!!

26 comments:

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Sandi,
Your speaking my language!!
I am so in love with vintage dress forms!! I want to add to my collection, but hubby thinks that 3 is enough, he might need to think again! :)
Thanks for adding my girls to your wonderful line-up.
Have a beautiful day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wow--these are so cool. Thats why I don't pinterest--I would never get off. I always check what people have pinned from my blog though:)

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I love dress forms too. Gee TOT must have hit the jack pot!!! I redid one of mine and just put millinery hats on my others. They are really fun to have around. You will have so much fun changing yours up to make it your own:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

On Crooked Creek said...

Sandi,
I have a vintage dress form in my Studio. I named her Lizzie...short for Elizabeth! She dons my crocheted peach Spring top and gauze skirt. I've been thinking she needs a change...the photo of the black dress form is so very tempting...but probably won't happen. Thanks for sharing all these unique antique "ladies"!
Fondly,
Pat

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I think I am in love with Melanie...if you can love a mannequin! What great examples you found, Sandi! xo Diana

SueBee said...

Mine looks like yours!! I do need to dress her up and giver her a name. You have inpsired me today!

Betsy said...

I can't pick a winner in your fabulous beauty contest.

Cindy said...

What a fun post! I love that you give them each names and personalities. I would love to have an old mannequin... i'm going to go over and have a look at your pinterest right now!

Cindy

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Sandi,

Oh I do love vintage dress forms!!! But I can't seem to convince my hubby to have one in the house...actually, I'm kinda outnumbered with the boys, 3 to 1! lol Maybe I will "sneak" one in! lol Love those inspiration images too!!! Have a great week!


XOXO's,
Jessie

LizlovesVintage said...

Sandi,
You know I love them!!! Where is mine? Ha, Ha. Just kidding.
Thanks for your sweet comment my Friend :)
xxx Liz

Tutti Chic said...

I love all "the girls" sandy!!:)

Heaven's Walk said...

Looks like they're all ready to party, Sandi....!!!!! lolol!

xoxo laurie

Evi said...

I have a weakness for dress forms.
These are so charming. Love the skirt made out of the rolled paper.
Really creative.
XX Evi

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

LOVE these, I have a weakness for these gorgeous old gals!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These are all great, Sandi! Following on Pinterest!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

These are very cool! Don't you just love pinterest? I'd love a neat mannequin but don't know where I'd put it...:)

michelle said...

Those are beautiful and WOW on Melanie! So many fun things to chose from and dress them up.
Thank you for sharing these.
xoxo

Susan said...

The girls are looking good, and I love how personalized they are! I'm sure your makeover will be just what your girl needs.
Wish I could adorn our home with one, but we're tight on space and my husband wouldn't give this girl an appreciative welcome. :)

Victoria said...

I'll have to check out your mannequin board! How cute all the names are:) I'm weird because I have no desire for one...I did copy the miniature dress form you decoupaged a while back and that's mannequin enough for me:)

Robin said...

Dressing her up for different holidays would be so much fun.

Susie said...

I like the one with the curly paper skirt and pearls..sweet. Funny how many of those things are out there. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

Sandi said...

My favorite is TOTS GIRLS!! Love them and would love to find one!

I have one exactly like the teal one at the end of your post, but it is light pink. It is the only one I have and I would LOVE a older , shabbier one. hee hee :)
Blessings~

Debbie said...

I'd love one of these too! Melanie is my favorite.
Have fun with your "gal", Sandi. I'm sure she will be beautiful.
xxoo

thistlewoodfarm said...

I can't wait to see how you dress her! BTW....I love that idea from Melanie. Perfection!

blessings,
karianne

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What lovely dress forms! Thanks so much for including mine!!! I think my lady needs a pretty vintage crinoline! I can't wait to see how you dress up yours! That last vintage aqua one so lovely!
Michelle

Alabama Amy said...

I so want a dress form. I love these pics.

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