Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My dressform, Felicity

For years I have wanted a decorative dressform. I don't know what it is about them but they always inspire me to sew. Even though I don't make clothes unless it is for a canine. I see a dressform..and I want to make a pillow!

Well a month or so ago Chantel and I were at Goodwill and Chantel found one. It is perfect! It is really heavy, the stand is like iron or something. The fabric is french and neutral--so perfect! It is in perfect condition.


The only problem she had was she had a black stand..which looked fine but a little too black for my craft area.


A little paint and accessories and she is perfect!


I named her Felicity which is a French name meaning great happiness. I can tell you I did a happy dance when I found her at Goodwill.

I am just tickled to have her.


It has been a beautiful Fall so far. Yesterday was 78 degrees. Not the norm for Oregon in Fall but I am loving it. It is great painting weather! 

Chantel went to her first homecoming dance. She looked beautiful. I can't believe how she is growing up!


The homecoming theme was old Hollywood. when I picked her up at the end of the dance she and her friends were limping out--dancing all night in heels took its toll on their feet. They had fun though!

This sunny weather have kept my baskets looking good.


I still have the occasional rose to bring in the house too!


The sun coming in the house looks so pretty.

I am off to finish painting my dining room chairs...but I have this terrible urge to make a  pillow! :)


Thanks for visiting!

34 comments:

ShantyGirl said...

LOVE Felicity!! Glad ya'll found her your daughter looks beautiful for her dance!!

Lady of the Woods said...

oh how beautiful! its perfect especially after being painted. I adore the chandelier...would love to see a full pic of it, those drops hanging in the edge of the pic was tantalizing, I love love love sparkly things! I just picked up a round silver tray and 1/2 price from the thrift store, one I've been watching, getting ready for Xmas! lolol, can't believe I said that! :D And love that blue in your room! just saw a blue on some website that I want to pain this last room in, such a beautiful pale aqua or duck egg blue...lovely!

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful post. All photos are gorgeous. Your girl is just a beauty! Love the chandy, too, Hope you have a wonderful week-xo Diana

Sweet Melanie said...

Love it Sandy!!! What a score! Love it so much better white and all dolled up...just perfect. And I am trying to hang onto what little bit of flowers we still have and my ferns. Yours are so beautiful! It's been getting really cold here at night so I don't see too much longer. Your daughter looked absolutely stunning!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You did a fabulous job modifying the dress form. Love the change. Your daughter is really growing up. Beautiful photo of her.

Down to Earth Style said...

Love the dress form and her name :). The white does go well in your office and the fabric. Chantel is beautiful!!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Sandy I cannot believe you got that dress form from Goodwill. That is the most amazing Goodwill find I have heard of. These go for so much money so you got a great deal. I love her all dressed up. Just adorable.
Kris

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh your dress form is fabulous!! What a great goodwill find! I never see forms like this for sale! Your daughter is adorable, fun and sad to see them grow up! so glad you are still having great weather

Carol

Melanie said...

Felicity is lovely and perfect now that you have painted her stand! I would have been very happy about finding her too! Now that you have her, your house will never be without pillows! Loved that!

Chantel looks so pretty! Gosh they grow up too fast don't they? Glad that she had fun! Hope that she created some happy memories!

shellehill.com said...

Beautiful! Felicity is sure to keep you company.

sissie said...

What a wonderful and lucky find!
You've made her look so pretty and she's perfect for your craft room.
Your daughter is lovely.

Hugs
Sissie

Karen said...

Wow what a great Goodwill score. Felicity is amazing. She looks great in your room. Chantal is growing into a real beauty.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love your dress form and the way you dressed it!

Your daughter looks beautiful! I love the dress!

Janae said...

Chantel looked so pretty in homecoming dress. I love the way Felicity has turned out, you decorated her just perfect, now I think I need to give Anastasia a new look, she needs a make over too :) The weather has been so great, it's been wonderful.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Sandy,what a great find,she's beautiful. Love the way you have transformed her.Chantel is certainly looking so grown up and lovely in that gorgeous dress and shoes.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

PS I don't know how you get your hanging basket to look so fall and cover the basket. Mine really struggle to cover the basket.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You lucky, lucky girl, Sandy! What a great thrift store find. I'm sure if one ever wound up at the thrifts here it would be gone in a matter of seconds. I love it in your creative space!

Okio B Designs said...

I don't know which is more beautiful - the dress form or Chantel. =) What a great Goodwill score. The ones here NEVER have spectacular pieces like that. A girl can hope...

Jeanine

Amy Jo said...

You lucky duck! I paid full price for mine and it isn't near as gorgeous. Chantel looked so pretty. Oh they grow up so fast.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

W. Latane Barton said...

What a find, Sandy. I love it. And, yes, the white stand is so much more 'with it' in your room.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Just checked in the mirror and yes, I am green with envy!!! I have been coveting one of those dress forms and yours is perfect!! Isn't Goodwill fabulous....when you hit it just right! Love your blog and your style! Visiting from What's It Wednesday!

Lady Pamela said...

Looks like you won the Goodwill lottery. Felicity found the perfect home. Enjoy her company.
*Smiles*

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your new dress form, she certainly has that French flair!
Chantel looked amazing.
Hugs,
Patti

lynn said...

she's a beauty, sandy, just like chantel:) love felicity's french print and charms. she's a darling addition to your pretty craft room, too. and you are lucky to still have gorgeous flowers. have a great night!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I cannot believe you found that at Goodwill! That is amazing. After her makeover she is perfect for your craft room. I love the scarves and fabric flowers you have hung around her neck. Chantal looks lovely!

20 North Ora said...

Felicity is just beautiful!! Lucky find. Your flowers are still looking really good. Ours here in Oklahoma have begun to droop and die off.

I am your newest follower.

Judy

Diane Jordan said...

What a wonderful and lucky find!
You've made her look so pretty she is so lucky to have a mom like you. I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape.
Your daughter is lovely.
XXOO
Diane

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Cindy said...

OI can't believe you found that at Goodwill! Wow! What a find! And Chantel looks just beautiful.

Cindy

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Ohhh great find, I'm jealous!

Patty Rumaker said...

Great find! I also have been known to give certain objects a name - I thought it was just me. I love the way you have adorned her with the perfect items. Lovely!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Laura said...

I love, love, love that dressform! It was pretty before, but you really classed it up! So beautiful!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Popped in to let you know we featured you this week at Ivy and Elephants. Please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.
Hugs,
Patti

Sandi said...

I want to shop at your Goodwill! That dress form is amazing! {I think she is by Peacock Park because I saw ones like that in her warehouse sale one year, but I could be wrong) At any rate...BEAUTIFUL!!!
Blessings~