Friday, August 1, 2008

Shabby Scraps - Show Me Your Dress Form Party!

Happy August everyone!
Whoo hoo! I'm so excited today has arrived, I just love parties, and this one is going to be so fab! Thanks so much Tiffany (Shabby Scraps) for hosting today's "Show Me Your Form" party.
Ok, so I haven't been fortunate enough to find myself a vintage dress form yet, but one of these days, I'll find that perfect one for me - I just gotta believe!
In the meantime, my dear friend Stella helps ease my pining for an older form. She, being a much younger lady, happily models a white chiffon vintage 50's prom dress for me, in our living room. She's a classy lady who loves to flaunt vintage accessories like her frilly hat, waist corsage, pearls, and gloves. Stella is a lot of fun to have around!
My intentions have always been to give Stella an aging makeover. One of these days, I suppose I'll get around to it...
My form is named in honor of my maternal Grandma. While visiting my Grandparents when I was little, I'd loved to play on the exercise bicycle that was down in their dark (their very dark) cellar like basement. Grandma had a old dress form down there too, just sitting in the corner by the bike, and oh my, it always freaked me out!!! All kinds of stuff went through my head while I'd be riding the bicycle. Why didn't it have a head? What could have happened to its arms? How can it be watching me when there is no head? Is that really what boobs look like?
Can't imagine what ever happened to my Grandma's dress form. I sure wish I had it now....

43 comments:

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Your dress looks very pretty all dolled up for the party! Maybe you will be inspired by my dress form, it is a new form covered in vintage fabric. xo, suzy

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Love what you've done with the form named Stella!! I've seen several "aged" forms and they look beautiful...I think you'd be happy doing that to Stella!

~Blessings,
Jan

Linda said...

Stella looks gorgeous! Love her dress. Hugs, Linda

Connie said...

Ohmygosh, she's so sweet, cherished chickadee!! I had a dress very similar in high school for a dance. I just loved it and it was yellow. Sweet post, honey.
Smoochies,
Connie

Mermaid Queen said...

Love your old prom dress just beautiful! ~Martha

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

It's fun meeting you and Stella at the party! I LOVE LOVE LOVE her beautiful dress! And I love your blog too! My Gertie was "new" and I did the "aged" technique on her with paint, stain and Paris stamps. But you almost can't tell she has been "aged" because I keep her covered with so many jewels :0 ~ xoxo ~ Joy (and Gertie too)

Rosa said...

Your dress form and my mother in law share the same name. Beautiful dress!
Rosa

Shannon said...

I love Stella! She is beautiful. I am still laughing - especially your wondering how that dress form in the cellar could be watching you when she had no head!!

Shannon :)

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh can you imagine having gram's dress form now?!! My kids are still freaked out by all my dress forms and mannequin heads. =) Blessings... Polly

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I wish you had your grandma's dress form too. Those things mean a lot to us don't they. If you're like me you'll end up with a dozen just trying to scratch the itch of not having the one you really want. Anyway, Stella is lovely and looks like she'd be the life of the party! Have a wonderful day! Twyla and Lindsey

Alisa said...

Ooo, she's gorgeous in her prom attire!

Karen said...

The dress is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous photos. Thank you for sharing. She is beautiful!

Karen at Ciderantiques

Katie said...

Stella is lovely...Funny story about the dress form in the basement!...Take care, Katie

Rosemary said...

She looks so pretty all dressed up.
Have a fun day at the party!
Rosemary

ceekay said...

Great Dressform! I can't believe how many people have one....talk to you later, gotta go shopping..now where will I find a dress form????

Saucy said...

Welcome to the party Stella, I love your frock! You're having so much fun with her!

Don't let my Clara know that Stella has such great clothes or all I would hear is "Stella this" and "Stella that".

A Thing for Roses said...

Stella is very lovely! Loved the grandma's basement story.

XO

Lisa

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

So pretty!!!

M ^..^

My Shabby Roses said...

Cute, Cute, Stella looks beautiful!

Sandra Evertson said...

Fabulous!
Sandra

Carla said...

Beautiful outfit on Stella--so feminine. I'd like a vintage form too but got impatient and antiqued a new one. Still on the lookout but having one to play with now does help, doesn't it?

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Love Stella's attire! Enjoyed your story of Grandma's dress form too.
You have a lovely home!
Nikki

danasmith said...

Your form looks also! She looks like she's going to a 60's Prom! My friend, Andrea, over at www.velvetstrawberries.typepad.com also has a Stella...I love the name as it was my Grandmother's name. I also have a daughter named Caroline....love that name so much!
Dana
WWW.TheThingsILove.typepad.com

Cheryl said...

Stella looks very pretty! She's a doll! Love your story! Of all my dress forms and mannequins, I have never thought of naming them... It's been a fun post! Hugs to you! Cheryl :)

LiLi M. said...

With a vintage dress like that and those flowers... who needs a vintage dress form?! Love the story about your grandma's form. Maybe one of these days you walk into one. I wouldn't be surprise as you are gifted with the golden junk touch I believe.
Have a nice weekend!

Maija said...

Stella is so lovely and well-dressed!

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

I love that dress!! very cute! xoxo, Joanna

ZanyMayd said...

Oh My Stella sure is Fancy today ~ Thanks for stopping by to meet "Lucy" We both love to meet other bloggers....
cheryl

Kathy said...

Beautiful...and I love that story, too cute!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

LOL!! I love the part about your grandma's dress form in the basement!! Too funny!! I think I would have been thinking those same exact things when I was a kid! Stella looks fabulous!! I'm always on the lookout for an old form myself so I can dress her up and have fun with the rest of you ladies!!
Michelle

Cathy said...

I love Stella! She is dressed so elegantly! That's what's fun about these forms--we can dress them up the way we would like to dress up!

Cathy :)

Ps--your little dress should be arriving very soon.

Pamela Jane said...

Stella looks so poised and ready for the party, just like the photos taken before the prom. Very different from the spooky form in the basement.

Jerusalem said...

Oh I love the prom dress! I want something full and poufy and tulle filled next go-round! So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Stella looks grand in her prom dress. Beautiful!

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

Stella is GORGEOUS and that prom dress is the PERFECT dress for her -- just awesome!

Loved the story about your Grandma's dress form -- who indeed wouldn't love to have her now. I'm sure someone does, and cherishes her very much.

So glad you stopped by to visit, and so delighted to have visited you!

ceekay said...

Ya know Karoline, I did look on Ebay and Craigs list...but I think I need to take out a loan. Somehow, I just don't think hubby will see the justification of not putting gas in the tank and buying a dress form....but do not be dismayed...I will prevail!

blueberrybuttons said...

Hi Karoline,
Love those candle holders and your dress form. Thanks for sharing with us and keep up the good work!
Cheryl

Nerissa said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog through the dress form party. I enjoyed reading your blog. Your form is beautiful!
Nerissa

Alison Gibbs said...

Karoline, Stella looks beautiful. When she is all dressed up you wouldn't know if she was vintage or not.
So pretty.
I am having a giveaway come on over and check it out.
Alison

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

so pretty!.. how did I miss your girl!.. I wonder.. anyway.. it looks like your girl is ready for a dance party.. I can imagine Stella enter the floor dance looking so elegant and dancing gracefully.. so pretty!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

She's just beautiful! Love the dress. Gorgeous. Wouldn't it be nice for you to have your grandma's dress form. If we only could see the future, eh?

Have a wonderful day
kitty

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Lovely Stella! Lovely vintage prom dress! Lucky you to have both!
*Heidi*

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

She looks beautiful! Love the dress, so much fun to see all these beautiful ladies dressed to the nines. Your blog is beautiful as well.

Michelle