Monday, April 7, 2008

Meet Millie






Yippee! I finally found a girl of my own. A dress form mannequin that is. Which is NOT an easy feat in this....well...shall we say "behind the times" town. I found her in an antique mall. She was old but looked new. No grungyness or style. So I took some tips from Heather and created Millie from Paris. I paid $15.00 for her!!! I found the gorgeous pink millinery flower at "THE WORLDS LARGEST GARAGE SALE" I will tell you THAT story in my next post. You can read another dress form success story here. And please go read my Friend Lori's hilarious story about how she acquired one! I was so jealous! Do you have your own "girl"? Or maybe a sweet story about one? Tell me about it in my comments. I would LOVE to see how you dolled up your gal!

14 comments:

Little Pink Studio said...

I love your new gal!! You did a wonderful job making her look really old, and you dressed her beautifully!
I have a vintage one, my husband bought me for Christmas, and I adore her! Only problem is, even though she is little, most old prom dresses and stuff I have found to dress her in are even smaller than she is!!
I am sure you will enjoy Millie, and what an awesome price too!

Lori said...

eeeek!!! you are SO sweet!!! and i just love your girl:) she looks darling with all the little Brandy touches that you added! thanks for posting my link...i went to visit the other gal too and left my link there!

oldflowers4me said...

i am so happy for you singing and skipping love jo- you are going to have so much fun playing dress ups with her-

mendytexas said...

I just adore your new girlie! She is divine! I'd love to find one some day....Enjoy having her around!
:)Mendy

Kerry and Rachel said...

Love the new girl. She must be good company in the studio. Does she cook and clean as well?
Cheers!

Altered Kat said...

Millie is too cool!
So are you!...check out my blog for an award I think you deserve! :o)
Kat

Secondhandrose said...

What a good find and I like her adornments. Sadly, I don't have a friend yet. Still on the look-out.
Come for a visit. Karen

Sleepy Hollow Craft Company said...

okay~ I am really gettin' jealous over here!!! She is AMAZING!!! LOVELY!!! and I so so so am going to have to get one of these~ that's it~my mind is made up! LOL!

Loudlife said...

Congratulations! I remember you mentioning that you really wanted to find one. Millie turned out beautifully, too! I love the belt with the pearls and everything!

I would love one, but our house is so small she would have to live in the dining room or living room and the spousal unit objects to things that are too "girly." I can't imagine why...

xo
Laurie

Sarah said...

Millie is lovely! I've been looking for one of these dress forms for a while. I think I'm gonna have to break down and spend the $$$ for one. I keep thinking I'll come across one somewhere for a steal..but that's not the case. Millie looks very pretty!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Roxanne said...

Brandy!!! I absolutely love sweet Millie. She's lovely, as well as your photography! Picture perfect! As I mentioned last week, I found my girl at Round Top. I'm introducing her on my blog today...I hope you'll drop by and meet her. What camara are you using?

Roxanne said...

oooops!!! You can see her at www.roxannetheartist.blogspot.com

Bristol said...

I am looking for a girl like that. Before I got in to alot of vintage things I always ran across mannequins. Me looking for large furniture pieces I walked on by. Now I am obsessed to find one and can't find one I like. Is that not how it always goes~~
Enjoyed your blog
Bristol

Stink Bone Jones said...

I love this set up! I requested it for my flickr group. I must visit your etsy shop now.

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