Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Been Looking For A Friend....

....and she found me today.  Back in 1996 when I started in this crazy business I bought a wonderful old dress form, and promptly sold her. What was I thinking?  Since then I've seen a few like her, but there were always too many Georges on the tags.

 Today I stopped at a little antique mall that I rarely visit and there she was.

 She was tagged with a very reasonable price.

 Her fine form was obscured by a poodle skirt and a wool coat.  The salesperson cheerfully disrobed her so that I could check out her assets, and called the dealer who graciously lowered the price a bit.

I think she was waiting there, just for me. Ever feel that way about your finds?


  1. She is very beautiful -- congratulations on your find!

  2. Oh my HEAVENS Jan....She's BREATHTAKING....And pefectly PERFECTLY shabby....i SO wish I had one like her....NEXT TRIP I'm bringin' some back with me....YOU BETCHA....!!

    So GLAD you found her....!

    Cheers for now Lovey,
    Tamarah :o)

    PS: Oh yes....I'd LOVE to be able to 'ditch' it right this minute....I must be 'patient' though.... ** wink **

  3. Oh how perfect she is. Love the industrial look of all her metal, Oh the stories she could tell.
    great find.

  4. Hi Jan, oh she is breathtaking, its one of the nicest I have seen. It really must have been fate...Tamara x

  5. Oh she is stunning!! I've recently had a day like that too, finding something that was just waiting for me to take it home!

  6. Jan this is my FOURTH visit back to this post....I have a SERIOUS crush on this piece.... ** sigh ** ....Is it May yet....hahahaha....!

    Cheers Lovey,
    Tamarah :o)

  7. What a super fabulous manny, look at the wire top too. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great rest of the week.

  8. Your new friend is lovely,you are so lucky to find her.


  9. Congrats, She's Incredible ~ I'm waiting on a Her, Just like Yours..... Have a Wonderful Weekend.

  10. This is the one thing I do miss from a dissolving of partnerships! Her name was Lizzie (Border - no head! LOL) and I can count a thousand and one times when I could have used her ample assistance over the years.

    One day I too will find a new Lizzie to replace her - when the time is right and when she is a "few less Georges"!

  11. I would love to find a dress form.. they are so expensive! i'm your newest follower.

    Come see me @



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