Tuesday, February 7, 2012

~Collecting Dress Forms~



Welcome Friends~ It's a Dress Form Ball today at Carol's blog, The Polka Dot Closet and so I have a few forms to share in the fun.


From my studio, I have a black and white dress form in full size wearing a damask apron, pink, black and white scarf, vintage pearls, brooch and of course, a pink cowgirl hat dangling off her neck.


Also from my studio I have a pretty feather dress form I created using a dress form ornament that I attached to a vintage thread spool, white roses at the neckline and sequin trim.

And another studio form in pink to hold crystal supplies, bits and babbles and little ornaments used to design with.

One of my favorites is this wire from that I display with a crocheted vintage collar and it stands on a dressing chest. I love this form to hold necklaces or scarves.

For pins and also necklaces, I enjoy this dress form that was originally a pin cushion for the sewing room.

From my recent dining room redo, I have this frenchy iron dress form wearing my mother's vintage scarf, waist beads and crocheted collar and vintage dress pattern neck rose. If you would like to visit my redesigned dining room click HERE to view.

This wire dress form is a helpmate in the sewing room to hold supplies from the hooks that come off the forms front. It hangs on the wall near my sewing machine.

In my guest bedroom I display this pretty dress form above a vintage wardrobe. This one stands along with a vintage hat stand and a vintage hat from the
40's.

Lastly another favorite is this distressed ivory and iron dress form. I display this one in my shabby cottage bedroom. She is wearing a pink vintage hat and pearls.


Thank you Carol for hosting this fun party. I look forward to visiting many more participants today at the Ball.

Till next time, have fun and see you soon.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

31 comments:

Sherri Mitchell said...

Hi Celestina!
Oh my, the pretty black and white feather dress form is my favorite I think. All those lush feathers! Ooh la la! Also, that gorgeous distressed ivory and iron piece....

Anything Vintage and pink, I'm there! For some reason this year, I've been adding touches of a light grey into my cream and pinks, which I just love.

Thank you for showing your beautiful dress forms! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead ~ xo

Marilyn said...

They are all so frilly & feminine even without the bling on them!! You have a lovely collection!
Have a Peaceful Day!
Marilyn

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Celeste, My, your ladies look fabulous, and all ready for the ball! It's going to be lots of fun ~ my lady is all ready to go, and I hope she behaves herself, lol :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Terri said...

They are all so lovely! And are sure to have a great time at the party!!
TFS!!!
Hope y'all have fun at the ball!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

okay....I have a suggestion. Make that gorgeous feather dress form into a tassel (maybe it already is...I can't tell) and if you do I will be the first to buy one. :) All your forms are so fantastic!!...Ben, my shop manager, is by my feet at this moment. Golden's are the BEST! We keep thinking we want to get Ben a play mate but two fur balls in the house may be too much.

Ginny said...

I love the feather form! How clever was that? I have one dress form. It is black iron and I dress it according to the seasons. Right now it is wearing a mink stole (my mothers) and a felt hat with a feather (the Princess Di look!) was mine and I actually wore it often! The form is in my little girlies room and they love to dress it up with ribbons and jewelry!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

The black and white ones are so pretty! You have so many sweet dress forms! Loved visiting you at the "Ball"!
Deb :)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hello Celeste! You have a lot of sweet dress forms! ♥

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness, I am so glad I sent two carriages to pick up all of your girls!! The house must seem empty with all of them at the ball!! I love the black and white one and the one in your bedroom I would LOVE she is oh so shabby! I am so honored and thankful that you attended, I promise to get the girls back safe and sound!

Carol

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... love all of your beautiful dressforms!... I think my favorite is the last one, in your shabby cottage bedroom... Tessy sends love and thanks for her birthday wishes from you and Miss Beazy!... xoxo Julie Marie and Tessy

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Very nice collection of dress forms! Popping in from Carol's dress form party to say hi!

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina,
I have always enjoyed these little dress forms. These are so lovely. I found one at Ross when I was shopping one day, and I had to get it. It was a champagne dress, 20's style, and very unique. I think my favorite of yours was the black and white one. I think the color combination of black and white is so bold, classy, and pretty. You're so clever with these dress forms, my friend.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Aledia said...

What a wonderful collection!
My favorite is the black and white...

Thank You for sharing and I'm now a follower :)

Have a great day!
Aledia~

Nook and Cranny said...

I enjoyed looking at all your dressforms. I specially like the black and white one with all of the feathers, oh la la.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Sandy said...

I would say this Dress Form Ball was created especially for you and all your "lovelies". I've enjoyed having a tour of all your girls and their unique qualities. Such fun! I'm your newest follower...please come over and visit and follow me when you get a chance. Love to meet and greet you!
Have fun at the Ball.
xoso
Sandy

Betsy said...

What a wonderful collection you have. I really like all the jewelry they're wearing. I really wish I had room to display all of my gals. Yours look so nice in each room.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Wow girl....you have some great dress forms. Each one is pretty and very different!!

debi huntsman said...

You have a wonderful collection of beautiful girls. Thanks so much for sharing them!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Celestina Marie,
O MY! So many pretty dress forms with each one being as lovely as the last!!
Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

Hugs,
Debbie

1CardCreator said...

These are all so beautiful, I love how you used them to decorate and still kept a practical use for them! Wonderful collection!

Mari said...

Celeste wow these are all gorgeous, I'm loving the wire one also, but they are all beautiful, thanks for sharing your gals with us ;)

Hugs~
Mari

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

You have such a beautiful collection of dress forms and love them all.
Especially the one in the guest bedroom alongside the fabulous vintage hat. thanks for showing us and hope that you are having a happy week.

Hugs
Carolyn

Marydon said...

I knew you'd have the most spectacular group of 'ladies' in your home, Celeste. They are all magnificent.
Hope all is well with you & you have a lovely eve ~
TTFN ~
Hugs & love,
Marydon

~CC Catherine said...

Oh my Celeste, and I'm so excited to have purchased my own FIRST dress form. My grandmother's vintage black nightgown is on it. I've taken some pics, I need to share them. It's in my office that has the Tiffany Aqua blue walls in...and it's just so nice to walk in and see her. At the foot of the dress form that stands on it's own are my Grandmother's shoes...black with colorful threads weaving a floral design in them. They fit me perfect! (the shoes that is) :) The nightgown is so skinny...she must've weighed all of 98 lbs when she wore it. My grandmother died 8 years ago - she would have celebrated 100 years this May if she were still living. I drove to AL this past weekend to visit her sister, now celebrating 98 years in July. Her name is Ruby... My grandmother was Odessa Inez...different names. :) My great grandfather used to call my grandmother "Dessie". My grandfather insisted on calling her "Inez". So, she was Inez from 16 on...

Thanks for sharing ALL your lovely dress forms...I love them ALL!

Rebecca P said...

Wow, they are all so beautiful. There is something about dress forms I just love. Every time I see one, I have to take it home.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, Celeste, they are all soooo beautiful!!! Amazing, my friend!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! You are pure inspiration!
Love,
Cindy

Blythe Ghost said...

Hi Celeste,
They all look so pretty, I can see that these could be very addictive.

BTW I couldn't understand why you weren't posting anything then suddenly realised it was silly ol' me . . . now you can see me following and I can see you in my side bar at long last.

Good to catch up with all the reading I missed too!
Warmest hugs,
XXX

Marie Antionette said...

Happy Valentine's Day Gorgeous!!!
How's my Sweetie?
I love all the dress forms, everyone.but I love the most is the new one that is in the new dining room.LOVE,LOVE,LOVE.

Email me Hon and let me know a good time to call you this week.
I love you,
XXOO Marie

EllenaElizabeth said...

Love all of these photos, thanks for sharing.

Something Special said...

You have such a beautiful blog, home and of course I love your dress forms. I sure have enjoyed meeting you too. I am a new follower and would love a visit from you. We have lots in common. Hope to be back for a visit soon

HeartVintageDesign said...

Beautiful and love the feathers.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..