Friday, March 6, 2009

That Manni is Such a Ham

On my way back from Monticello last week, I called Isabel to chat and she told me that my picture of Manni made it into a mosaic that Tara Frey had done on her blog. I hadn't read Tara's blog in awhile so I thought I would see what Isabel was talking about when I got home. You can see Tara's mosaic (featuring Manni) here. What a nice surprise. So, it made me think. Maybe I should take a picture and show you what Manni is looking like these days. She has been moved to another part of my bedroom and is currently hanging out with my vintage hats.

As you can see, she is currently sporting lots of pearls, her favorite cropped denim jacket with a few rhinestone pins, what you can't see is her newest vintage slip. Here's another, less arty picture.

Sally Ann, on the other hand, is currently residing in the living room next to the rustic cabinet with all of my wedding toppers and other miscellaneous keepsakes. She's sporting pearls around her neck too. She thinks the more, the better and I have to agree. She has been wearing a tattered part of an old wedding dress that I found at the GW bins and a raggedy crinoline underneath that. I thought the old millinery rose would add a nice touch even if she is topless.

Now that I think about it, I'm wishing I hadn't sold this amazing antique dress I found last year. It would have been perfect on her.Maybe I'll find another someday. A vintage wedding dress would be so cute on her too. Hey Isabel?!

I have been working hard on some projects the last couple days including painting and recoving this little vanity bench.

I also got one coat of paint on a little cabinet that needed it, but it started raining before I could finish the job. Yesterday I took a few things over to Monticello, including this cute white corner cabinet I found a couple weeks ago at the Deseret shop.Only thing it needed was some glass knobs and a tiny bit of distressing. I love those kind of projects.

My friend, Mitzi, went with me over there and of course we just had to stop at a few thrift stores along the way. We met Isabel over there to help her gather some things for Expo which she is doing this weekend. Today I will be helping her set up do a little shopping as well.

I want to acknowledge an award my BFF Timi gave me a few weeks ago. I apologize, Timi for not mentioning it sooner. What does this award mean you ask? I copied this quote from Timi's blog to explain.

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated."

Those are some big words in there. I didn't know what aggrandizement either, Timi, thanks for explaining it.
Anyway, I gotta run and get ready for my busy day. I will be back some time this weekend with pictures of my day at Expo and hopefully some good stuff I found there. Hope you have a swell weekend!


LovingPrettyThings said...

I've wanted a dress-form manni for so long! I love "her" adorned with it!

Connie said...

Yeah, but she's "blingy" and my kinda chick, honey!! Hah.

debi @ life in my studio said...

Wow, Manni and Sally Ann are looking stunning!!
And I love all the wonderful projects you've been working on...beautiful!

Stephenie said...

I love Manni, She is just so stylish.... I love the fabric on your vanity bench. Your corner cupboard looks so pretty.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I love the pictures showing the denim jacket adorned with beautiful necklaces. They go well together. You have been busy painting etc..!
Isabelle x

Liz said...

Personlly... I think that denim and pearls is a classic. I'm loving your blog!


Rachel Knoblich said...

Manni looks great with the pearls...and jean jacket. I finally started my own blog. You can check me out at

Barn House said...

Congrats on your blog award! Missed seeing you yesterday at Expo. Hope to see you again soon...


English Cottage in Georgia said...

Loved your projects...
As for Manni - "if you've got it, flaunt it". She certainly has beautiful taste.

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