June 6, 2010

I Found a Mannequin!!!

 

For over a year,  I have been looking for an affordable mannequin.  I have found numerous ones that cost $200.00 and up, but that is ridiculous!  I didn’t want one that badly!

I was more than excited when I found this one at one of my favorite local antique malls.

 

 

I have never seen a wicker one!!

The metal base is great…lovin’ it!

 

 

I was going to paint her cream but the green is growing on me.

Maybe, I will just sand it lightly to expose a little more of the

natural color wicker.

 

 

I picked up a few more vintage treasures at a junk store for - cheap!

I love a bargain!!

 

 

I fell in love with this mirror.

 

 

Angels and cupids make me happy!

 

 

This floral headband looks a lot like my bridal hairpiece.

 

 

This little cloche has a hanger inside.  I think I will paint the base white

and use it to display (and protect)  the one Christmas ornament

that I have from my childhood.  

 

 

When I went into the bedroom to photograph the mannequin this afternoon,

the sun was low in the sky.

The room was dark, but the stain glass windows were alive with light…

it takes my breath away every time!

 

I am joining the fun at Rhoda’s and Linda’s parties.  Click their party buttons to see more treasures.

 

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GIVEAWAY REMINDER:

I would love for all of you to enter my $50.00 CSN gift card giveaway here.

 

SNEAK PILLOW PREVIEW AND MASON:

 

Our precious boy is posing in the pile of pillows that I just finished for my Etsy store.

I will finish a few more and post them here and add them to the store in a couple of days.

Rhonda

21 comments:

  1. Mason is so cute! I love that dress form, looks like you found some great treasures, and your stainglass windows are gorgeous!!! hugs~~~Daphne

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  2. How do you have time to make anything for your Etsy store with such a cute baby around. I'd be busy kissing his little sweet cheeks and neck all day and get nothin' done!

    Your mannequin is fantastic. One way to lighten it up and avoid sanding (the wicker can be pretty sensitive) take a chip brush and very lightly brush (almost dry brush) some off white or white over the existing wicker. A little goes a long way. Try it on a cheap garage sale basket if need be to see how much you want to do. Just my opinion.

    Can't wait to see what you do with this beauty!

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  3. The baby is precious. I love that dress form. I have been looking for one as well, to play dress up with.

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  4. Sooo.... how much did you get the mannequin for?!??!?!

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  5. Great finds, Rhonda! That mirror is gorgeous and I love the cloche! What a great idea to showcase your childhood ornament in it.

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  6. Rhonda, that mannequin is great. I love the green but any color would look good on that. Love your other stuff too and look at those windows. Mason is growing so fast!

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  7. Love the mannaquin! How much did you have to give for it? The stained glass windows are beautiful.

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  8. Oooooooh that dressform is divine! What a great find - sooooo jealous!

    Jeanine

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  9. Little Mr. Mason is sooooo cute!!

    That mirror is amazing! What a find!

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  10. Love the wicker dress form!

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  11. I love the green wicker dress mannequin, keep the color! I'm always on the prowl for one too- I'll find one at an affordable price one day. I love every piece you found; it all has so much character.

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  12. Oh, my goodness! Mason is a precious boy!
    Your wicker mannequin is so cute. I love the wicker! I'm sure you'll make her gorgeous!
    Love your other finds too.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  13. Rhonda,

    Love all your treasures -- the mannequin and mirror are beautiful! (What did you name the mannequin?) The favorite shared treasure is the sweet little angel propped up on the pillows!

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  14. So many beautiful treasures. I love the mannequin, I have been looking for years and finally found one that i fell in love with on Saturday. It was a little costly but after waiting for so long and finding one that I truly loved it is living at my house now. Mason is just so adorable.
    Debby

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  15. Hi Rhonda... What great finds! That mirror is my favorite... so lovely! A wicker mannequin is so unusual and fun!
    Bella

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  16. Rhonda,
    I love the mannequin, so glad you found one! Mason is so cute. Love all your other treasures too! Blessings, Vicky

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  17. he is too cute! Love your new finds!

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  18. Mason is precious!!! I could just pinch those cheeks!! I love the mannequin. I agree with you on sanding it lightly first. THEN if you don't like it you can paint it. Great find. I too love mannequins and they are very expensive and I have not seen a wicker one before! Yeah you!

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  19. That sweetie pie Mason is a DOLL! SO adorable! The pillows are just perfection! LOVE'em! The mannequin is quite the find! I love the green! Seek and ye' shall find right??

    Have a great day!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  20. Every time you post pics of Mason...I forget what you posted about;)! He is such a yummy little thing it is hard to focus on anything else!

    Your mannequin is gorgeous! I have been looking for one too...without much luck! I love the color...but I'm a green fan! The mirror is my favorite...it is so you...and so me...I want one!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  21. Just curious ... How much was the green manequin? I have one just like it that I want to sell but not sure what to price ?

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