Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Vintage Wire Dress Forms and Mannequins
I just learned that this particular old wire dress form is the one that inspired the structure of the Statue of Liberty. I just had to begin the post with this information because I found it so fascinating.
I don't think I'm the only one with a fascination for the vintage dress forms. In searching websites I found a variety of shapes, as well as a variety of ideas utilizing these wonderful pieces of history.
I've managed over the years to acquire quite a few items I knew I would treasure, but so far I haven't found a dress form that I can afford. (That is such a stumbling block for satifying all my wants. LOL)
Here are a few that I thought were worth showing you:
There are so many fun and beautiful ways to use vintage items in your home. I like to create a grouping of items of various sizes and textures that enhance each other. At one time I did the window displays for a store that had crafted and vintage items. These groupings were a main focal point in each display. Try creating one on a table, dresser, shelf, or mantel in your home, I know you'll love it.