Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Meet Millie....
Isn't she beautiful?? I am SO happy! I have been wanting a dress form for soooo long! I really wanted a vintage one, but I rarely find them and when I do they are so pricey! So I decided to just find myself a newer one and this weekend I found this pretty lady on Craig's List for only $35!!!
I will probably end up "aging" her like the fabulous Heather showed how to do in this post, but I just couldn't wait to play dress up with her!!
She looks so much prettier in person, but I just couldn't seem to get a good photo of her. My 5 year old sweetie asked me "What is she going to wear?" and "Mama, will you put her head on?". Then he told me "Hey! She looks just like the walking trees on Luigi's mansion(a level on Mario Kart) only she's wearing a pretty dress!"

36 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hello
Your lady is beautiful...I have covered at least a dozen of those with vintage fabric and also I have painted them and mod podged...they always are very fun. I should have taken pictures before I sold them :( but who knew there would be blogs...
Enjoy your good find
Blessings
Rebecca

Lori said...

Michelle, your girl is lovely!!! i'm glad that you were able to find her...she will be even better once you age her up a bit...i love how you have her all foofed to perfection!!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Great find! I have a wire mannequin but I want one like your's. I love how you have dolled her up!

Cindy said...

That is the most beautiful thing I've seen today. Where is Craigs list? I want one.


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blushing rose said...

How lovely she is & will be anxious to see what all you do to her. The 'ladies' are becoming very popular once again. TTFN ~Marydon

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

Congrats. You got your girl. I am a Dress form nut, so I know how happy you are! Happy White Wednesday.

Tanza said...

This turned out soo beautiful !! I LoVe how you have dressed her soo pretty.. Enjoy your new find !!
hugs ~tea~xo

Miss Gracie's House said...

What fun you will have with Millie!
I have "tea/coffee* stained new dress forms. Just put it in a spray bottle and go at it...do it a coat at a time (dry in between) until it gets as dark as you want it. It runs so it gives a nice *aged* water-stained look!
Rene'

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Millie looks fabulous! You have arranged her really well.
Isabelle x

pamperedgirl38 said...

Millie is very lovely! She was a great find! I just Loove Craigs list!
Traci

The Faded Cottage said...

Oh Millie looks so adorable, love the lace choker and lace at the bottom! She will look fabulous after you age her. Can;t wait to see the transformation!
Sweets to you, Janice

Rebecca said...

Loving your new friend. Gorgeous with or without a HEAD!

xoRebecca

French Cupboard said...

She's a beauty! Great find. Blessings... Polly

Vicki said...

Oh, Michelle,
She is beautiful! I think she is perfect just like she is. I will have to admit: I am a little jealous! I want one, too! I am just kidding, but I do really love Millie and think you have done a wonderful job with her. Sending best wishes your way. Vicki

Torie Jayne said...

She is just so lovely!x

charmedwishes said...

her neclace is so pretty. i am also a romantic at heart so i can really appreciate these things. i had a nice things reading your posts, i will be visiting again soon!


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Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

oh, how pretty. I would play dress up too!! Definitely worth the $35. A great find!!!
♥ Rebecca

June said...

Hi Michelle,
I love the name Millie for your girl. The way you have adorned her is just beautiful. Have fun with that one.
Hugs,
June

Cottage Rose said...

Hello; Oh the cute and funny things kid's say,,, love it... And I just love your dress form,,, and wow what a great price.. I have always wanted one too, I will have to check that site out. Never been there before...

have fun with her...

Hugs;
Alaura

Atelje Skärvan said...

Hej!
Hon är helt underbar,grattis.
Kram AGNETA

Paula said...

Dear Michelle,

Millie is beautiful! I am so happy you found her for such a good price. I love all the pretties you have displayed, and look forward to seeing how you age her.

Love, Paula

Ember said...

She is beautiful, I love what you have done to her. That little lace skirt is to die for.

Donna said...

Thanks for stopping by my American Pie blog!! I can not Wait until 2010!hahaa...They're in for a Big surprise! Love your blog sweetie! Beautiful things!! Happy night to you!hughugs

Jeanne said...

She's beautiful! I just got my own "Millie" a couple weeks ago too! So much fun...it's like playing with dolls for grown-ups!
xo
jeanne

Elise said...

Hello, I'm leaving you a comment to say just what a beautiful blog you have here. Such fascinating and interesting posts. And your pictures... just perfect ! Thank you for sharing all this - and best wishes to you...

Cottage Flair said...

The dress form is beautiful! I want one too but same thing, hard to find and pricey. You really scored with that find. She looks lovely just as she is but post if you age her.
Jennifer

Cottage Flair said...

Me again, Your blog is really pretty. I just scrolled down and saw the plate someone sent you. I have the matching sugar bowl and two creamers.
jennifer

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Gorgeous! I want one too!! For awhile I was searching for a vintage one on craigslist every day! I finally found one for only $30 but someone beat me to it!

Rachel Knoblich said...

She is a beauty! Loving her! You got a great deal on that form! I have a wire one that has white lights inside of her. She is wearing vintage white clothes and she makes a great lamp. Thanks for the great post!

Kathy said...

Your dress form is gorgeous...what a great find!

Tammy said...

Cool! How fun. It's like playing dressup when we were little. SHe's a bute!

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling,
I am back and have missed you terribly!! I have a post on my blog that explains my lengthy absence but enough of that, I just wanted to stop by and see how you are doing and to wish you a sunny day. I am now off to read the posts that I have missed and to look around your lovely blog.
Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥
P.S. Millie is gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh thank goodness! I thought I was the only person who named her dress form! Yippee! I named mine Genevieve and Antionette! :)

Mona, TX

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Millie is beautiful, I love all the white. I really would love to have one like her. You know I passed up one at a yard sale and she was only ten dollars. I wanted to go back to get it later, but I forgot where the heck the yard sale was. I was very disappointed to say the least.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Hi there! You lucky duck, I LOVE Millie! She's a beauty, and what a bargain...wow! I need to get on the stick and start dolling up my girl now, too. Bling her out a bit, ya know? ;-)

~ Anne

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