Friday, August 1, 2008

A Winner and My Dress Forms

Happy Friday Y'all! I used the random number generator and the winner of my vintage wallpaper giveaway is Kathy from Colby Cottage. Kathy is an amazingly creative person and she makes the most adorable things. She is also a dealer at the same antique mall I'm at, Monticello. I always seem to find a treasure or two in her booth. Congratulations Kathy! Drop me a note with your address so I can get your prize in the mail to you.

Thanks everyone for all of your heartfelt comments of support and encouragement. It has been such a fun first year of blogging and I look forward to many more!

Now on with the show!

As I mentioned on a previous post, Tiffany of Shabby Scraps is hosting a Show Me Your Dress Form party today. Stop by her blog to get a list of participants.

This is Manni. She is a dress form I bought from my friend Bobbie a few years ago. She lives in my bedroom and loves to wear lots of jewelry and vintage slips and dresses. I love to change her outfits from time to time.

Here is an older picture of her that many of you may remember from either my blog or my Flickr pics. I actually upgraded my account recently and got a few free Moo cards. This is one of them featuring Manni.

I have sold a few dress forms in the past (can't keep them all). Here is the most recent one I sold at Expo. I named her Millie, but told her new owner that she could name her whatever she wanted.

This is what Millie looked like before I ripped off her ugly blue/gray fabric.

And here she is at Farm Chicks in all of her farm girl glory.

And finally, here is Manni again. An older picture of her in her special spot in my room. She loves roses too and it's a good thing as she is surrounded by them.

If you are interested in seeing more of my house decorating pictures you can click on the "Decorating" category on my side bar.

Hope you enjoyed my dress form pictures.

My hubby is taking me on a dinner cruise date for our anniversary tonight while my daughter goes to a concert with her friends. Tomorrow hubby's folks arrive for a weekend visit. Have a great one everyone!


Counting Your Blessings said...

I love your Manni! Hi, hon. I haven't been by for a while and it's lovely here!! I'm so jealous - you got to go to Farm Chicks? I'm finally going to Marburger this Fall!!

I'm glad you told us that you ripped the blue fabric off Manni b/c it hadn't occurred to me that it would be so wonderful underneath. I've seen those gals before and not gotten them but now I'll keep my eyes open for one =) Have a wonderful time with Hubby. Blessings.. Polly

Maison Douce said...

Happy anniversary, Lisa!! When I tried to join in for the dress form show and tell, it was already closed, but I may post some pictures of mine, anyway..!!

Alisa said...

Oooo, I adore Manni's jewels both when she is dressed up, and well as when she is dressed down!

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Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Lisa!
Haven't talked to you in ages... Happy Anniversary, and Blogiversary, and Happy Manny day!
My favorite pic of yours is your Manni dolled up in charms. Wreeetwreww; makes me want to borrow a couple. LOL
Have a beeeeautifuL day,

Saucy said...

Manni fits right in at Farm Chicks! She looks fab in a crinoline. I think I should try to dig out my mother's somewhere now...

Kathy said...

Manni is wonderful, all of her different styles...she's a little gypsy girl, that one!

My Shabby Roses said...

Oh boy, I love Millie, I should have been at Expo. Great pics Lisa!
Congratulations Kathy, it looks like a wonderful wallpaper pack.

Carla said...

Manni looks great casual or dolled up. Love those layers of necklaces with every look.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh I love that pink dress! How beautiful!

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Beautiful dress forms! Happy Anniversary. xo, suzy

just being crafty said...

Manni looks wonderful in all her clothes and Happy Anniversary. Have a wonderful weekend.


Maija said...

Manne is so slim and elegant and Millie is so rock and roll!

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Ooh La La! Manni looks stunning in that slip and layers of beads!
Fun to see the one you sold too..
Great decor!

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Yours is the third blog I've been that's showcasing dress forms. I never knew people connected these until now. Yours are very pretty!

Have fun on the dinner cruise (and after!) LOL!

cherished*vintage said...

Manni is a sight in her nightie! Loved what you did to Millie too. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!

colbycottage said...

Hi Lisa,I am so excited!! I don't think I've ever one anything ever.I absolutely love old wall paper and have none.Its something I just recently realized how much I love so this is my first.Thankyou so very much!!! I also love your dress form,Shes quite wonderful Kathy

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I came over from Debbie Kays blog. So nice to meet you. Manni is just lovely! Happy anniversary!

Shab-n-Chic said...

Love your mannequins...I rarely run across them here in San Diego, but I did see a really cool one with an ornate iron stand last week. I should have bought it..oh well!! stop by Vignettes when you visit San Diego. Joy of thevintagerabbit is very close to our space!

miss gracies house said...

I have a "millie"-type form and was wondering what to do with that blue and gray fabric-if that is what she looks like underneath -that will be way cool! How was your dinner-cruise? THAT sounds like a lot of fun!
I am soo glad you started blogging-I found you first,(of all the shabby blogs)you know:) I'm soo glad I did!

tiffany~shabby scraps said...

mannie is gorgeous! i especially loke her vintage pink gown. THanks for supposting me and Nadia!
xoxo, TIffany

Tammy said...

Hi ☺...I found your blog yesterday evening and it is truly lovely!

I may have to be on the lookout for my own Manni as it looks like so much fun!

Congrats on your blogversary, you have a beautiful and inspiring blog!♥

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