Thursday, July 1, 2010

in my house...






You might remember from earlier posts here and here that I love the human figure as art.  One night recently as I was cooking supper, I glanced in our dining room and saw the setting sun making some nice patterns on the three toddler dress forms I bought at an antique shop years ago. The toddler shapes were so unusual that I couldn't resist them. After some searching, I found just the right welder to make stands for each of them and they now live in our dining room. One snowy day this past winter, I made the lock and key wraps for their necks.  They're an off-beat touch; just the kind of thing I love.

30 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

So much personality is added to the room through these - thanks for sharing your image of them!

LINDA from OEKE said...

Seriously odd .. but the more I looked at them, the more I thought 'cool'. Nice idea (-:

M.A said...

I love colour & style choices.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

i love dress forms also. This is a wonderful picture. xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

*The Beautiful Life* said...

We are kindred spirits for sure. I have at least 6 dress forms/mannequins and they are among my favorite things in the house. I've even named each one appropriately according to how it looks.

I just love your key creations for them!!

Those photos you took would make great blank cards, by the way! :)

Thanks for sharing the mannequin family! :)

Ruth

cityfarmer said...

your offbeated-ness clicks with mine ... like our vintage hearts beat at the same time.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Very cool. I have an old paper mache form that I love.

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

I really enjoy them in the pairing of three and those old keys are just fab!

How's that mantel display coming along? I think I may have found a piece for above my sofa :) Made me think of you...

bluehydrangea said...

Donna, they are fabulous. And the lock & keys wraps give them even more personality! I love seeing glimpses of your home!

My Interior Life said...

These dress forms are so unique - what a statement they make. I love it!

Razmataz said...

I do love dress forms, however my daughter hates them in the house as she jumps everytime she sees them.

I think you did a wonderful job in turning them into art forms. How did you think of that?

Paisley said...

I've been looking for one of these my self. I want a dress form that I can cover in funky fabric as a decor piece. They are so $$$!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

You are amazingly creative.

shari @ little blue deer said...

These are amazing, Donna, you are so clever! What a cool find!

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

Love these! I have a sewing form tucked away in the corner of my dining room on top of some old hat boxes... I've put my grandmother's Greek worry beads around her neck. I think we've both got the same idea. Love your lock and key wraps. Such a cool addition!

Charlotta Ward said...

I must confess that they scare me a little..but I think you are fabulous and I really love your style. I would do anything to see your home. It seems so amazing and full of your creativity!

xx C

knack said...

so very cool! love the acessories you made for them......

happy thursday!

xo

Milk and Honey Home said...

This is beyond COOL! These really tell us so much about your style and home. Lovely! Julie

Holly Goes Lightly said...

Perfect!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I find them very charming. As for the necklaces..brilliant. Your style always impresses me. xx

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Just saw a dressmaker form in a consignment shop in ATL last weekend. It was among lots of other things yet it really stood out!

Amy said...

I have always wanted a vintage dressform. It does add a quirky but nice touch to a room. I had a friend who had one in her hair salon. Her decor was a Victorian parlor theme and she had a few vintage pins on the form. I always liked that idea.

P.S. I like the key necklaces too.

Layers and Layers said...

Thanks for leaving a comment and my blog . . . Mostly because it allowed me to find yours ... Really interesting perspective, fresh & beautiful! Look forward to seeing them all.
Best, Sharon
Layers & Layers

Splendid Willow said...

Donna, you creative, artsy girl! MOMA might be calling soon!

Happy 4th weekend to you and your family.

And thank you for your support & friendship. You are one amazing lady.

Much love, Mon

camdesign said...

I truly love your three... my judy hangs out in the corner of our livingroom...
Just makes a quiet statement, just fab for sure.

clustres said...

I like your offbeatedness! These are great!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I wondered about this, as one is your profile image! Love them!! Janell

Kathysue said...

Love your art form!! They are wondeful and a great conversation piece! Kathysue

Anonymous said...

I love reading your website for the reason that you can always get us new and cool stuff, I think that I must at least say thanks for your hard work.

- Henry

Hill Country House Girl said...

Scrolling through some of your old posts and this is my favorite! These are fabulous!! I have regretted selling the dress forms I have had- especially the really old ones . I have two that someone covered in shells a long time ago and I have viewed never to part with them!