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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pearls and Lace Thursday #114 Dress Form Loveliness

Can something old and worn and rusty and out of shape truly be called lovely?
It can if it's our grandmother or a dress form!
I don't recall ever having been anywhere in my childhood that there was a dress form.
I only saw them on television or magazines.
But regardless of not having been raised with them, there's just something about a vintage
dress form that makes my heart beat a little faster.

For the past year I have been trying to come up with a name for my own dress form.  Now don't get any ideas at all that this form is in my own SHAPE (just wishful thinking)...
I think her shape makes her look like she has a spunky personality; you know the type, won't take any sass off of anyone.  Stands up to the storms of life and goes on, yet is gentle and loving to family, friends, and animals.
Ok...enough of that!

As I pondered a name to call such a character, I thought of combining a few names like Emma and Ruth, middle names of grandmothers, and then I thought of the nostalgic names from the past like Cornelia or Gertrude or Ethel.  Then I saw a name from the past that broght to memory a dear sweet lady I knew when I was in college.  She and her husband, though very elderly, still had a spark between them of love and devotion.  They were members of my church and had decided to give their time to the college 'kids' class, and host dinners and such in their home.  Such a lovely home and such wonderful people.
Her name was Nadine.

So, I'd like to introduce you to Nadine, my cheeky, spunky, and very lovely dress form!
You know what?  She has never sassed me, never been embarrased when I've dressed her in pearls and laces (in fact LOVES them too!), and is just the perfect houseguest.  She never nibbles on our food (and that's how she keeps her shape I'm sure!!).  She lives in my spare bedroom and has never once scared me to death standing there!  She just makes me happy!

It's time for Pearls and Lace Thursday!  Please join us by clicking on the Link button below and show us something Lovely that you have posted.  I am so excited with those of you who joined me last week, as well as thrilled with those of you who have recently started following me!  And the comments you've left are so a sweet!  Thank you so much, and a huge welcome to you all!

I will be joining a few parties as well this week!  Sneak over and have a look!

Mosiac Monday at
Make it Pretty Monday
Today's Thrifty Treasures at
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at
Cowgirl Up Party Monday
Just Something I Whipped Up
Knick of Time Tuesday
Cottage Garden Party
Blissful White Wednesday
Adorned From Above
What's It Wednesday
Whatever You Want Wednesday
Grace at Home
Time Travel Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Minute for Me Thursday
Open House Party
Home Sweet Home
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
Frugalicious Friday
A Crafty Soiree
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Inspiration Friday
Thrifty Things Friday
Simple and Sweet Fridays
Shabbylicious Friday
Potpourrie Friday
Flaunt It Friday
Pink Saturday
Sew Darn Crafty


Emma Kate at Paint and Style said...

Love it! I have a 'thing' for manneqins too! x

Stephanie said...

How cute and fun! Thanks for sharing :)


Trisha said...

Nadine is beautiful-love her name and love how you have her all dressed up! Thanks for letting me join in on the fun!


Anonymous said...

Your mannequin is gorgeous...sure wish I had room for one of my own. Maybe in our next home!
Now following you to see more of your beautiful things!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love your dress form Nadine. I can tell that she loves to dress up with lovely laces and pearls. So elegant and pretty.


Heirloom treasures said...

Doni,Nadine is so beautiful with her lace and pearls. xx

Unknown said...

Hi Doni, love love this post today! I'm feeling Nadine...such a refined lady! Thanks for introducing her to us!

Melanie said...

Nadine......What a lady she is too.
Maybe if she's a good girl she might own a vintage prom dress some day. Can you imagine how beautiful she would look in one !
I adore her lace collar too x

EllenaElizabeth said...

Nadine sure is a wonderful model for your beautiful laces and pearls.

Maureen said...

Oh how I wish my mother had kept her dress form... I love your Nadine! The lace and pearls suit her perfectly! Thanks for hosting; I am joining the party this week too!

Curtains in My Tree said...

You named her good

I love dress forms also and have always wanted one with the wire bottom skirt

my first dress form already had her name on her which is Sally Stitch on her original label

Nadine is dressed in her best pearls & lace

lvroftiques said...

Your Nadine is lovely indeed! I think she really knows how to accessorize *winks* Pearls and lace suit her perfectly. Vanna

LV said...

Whatever you do, it turns very nicely. You always share some the prettiest things ever.

Donna said...

Nadine is one lovely lady! You two will have so much fun together:) I recently bought a new dress form and just love her! She keeps me company in my craft room!

Ann said...

Nadine is totally sweet. After years of looking I finally found my dress form, now named Marvey, last weekend. It's just so exciting.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Nadine is perfect ! Somehow mine (which is all metal) decided she was Gisele. She is the perfect companion, listens well and never complains.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

love Nadine and love pearls and lace!
new follower!

Debra@CommonGround said...

she's beautiful and I love her wonderful pearls!!

Marti McClure said...

Wonderful dress form! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Thanksgiving too. ~Marti

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Wow. How beautiful and feminine. This is so enchanting..

Light and Voices said...

Welcome to bloggerville Nadine!
Joyce M

Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said...

Nadine really knows how to pull off a beautiful strand of pearls!!
She is just lovely. I love how you added the pink roses too. My weakness.
Have a happy Thanksgiving Doni & Happy Pink Saturday too.
xo Tami

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Nadine looks lovely, Doni! I love all her lace and pearls. Truly a lady with some spunk! Have a wonderful weekend and I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving this coming week.


Warm Heart Bears said...

I love this post and your beautiful blog. Definitely a new follower!

Tami Von Zalez said...

I will be back for Pearls and Lace Thursday ...

Popped in from Pink Saturday.


Chubskulit Rose said...

Such an elegant creation.

iHeart PINK
Have a lovely Saturday. Come and see me when you get a chance.

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

aww I love your dress form and you have made her so lovely. I always enjoy your beautiful blog post. Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving.

Wilma said...

Hi Doni,

Love Nadine, and all your beautiful
The photos are great.

Hope you're ok...

Hugs, Wilma.

Wilma said...

Hi Doni,

Love Nadine, and all your beautiful
The photos are great.

Hope you're ok...

Hugs, Wilma.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Thanks so much for sharing Nadine on Simple & Sweet Fridays, she's so pretty!


Bohemian said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Annesphamily said...

I like your sweet dress form! Her name is perfect! It is lovely to see you here and I came over from Beverly's Pink Saturday! I will enjoy my visits here and am new following you! Hugs Anne

Annesphamily said...

I like your sweet dress form! Her name is perfect! It is lovely to see you here and I came over from Beverly's Pink Saturday! I will enjoy my visits here and am new following you! Hugs Anne

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Doni. Your photos are exquisite.


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