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For The Love Of Mannequins

Mannequin Art

We see them everywhere…  store windows,  flea markets, interiors, and used as art. They all have a purpose and somehow tell their own story.  There is something unique and charming about them.  I know they can’t talk, but yet they seem to speak.  Saying something about their past, what they’re trying to sell, or simply just being a statement piece.  Who are these “things” I am talking about?… 

Mannequins.

I have a love for them. 

Mannequin Country Living Fair

 

 Vintage mannequins are my favorite. 

Vintage Mannequin

 

Mannequin

Yet, I am drawn to the creative types that make them into pieces of art.

Mannequin Art

Some sell their found mannequins, and others just can’t give them up.

Mannequin

Me being one of those people.

… and believe me, I had a buyer who would pay anything to have my mannequin.

I just couldn’t do it.

  I couldn’t sell her…

Mannequin Art

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I was fond of Rebekah Blocher’s mannequin from the Country Living Fair 2011 and 2012.

Her mannequin was the inspiration for my mannequin.

Stay tuned…

for a tutorial of how I made her.

Here she is before…

(please ignore the workshop mess – yikes!)

Mannequin DIY

Do you have a mannequin love too?

Are you searching for one?

or

Do you own one?

See you next with a tutorial…

Enjoy!

Angie

****Photos above taken at the Country Living Fair.  Rebekah Blocher and Bloomsbury Loft

are two of the booths photographed above***

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8 Comments

  • Nana Diana

    oh- I would LOVE one- Yours is beautiful and I couldn’t have parted with her either-xo Diana

    January 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm Reply
    • Angie

      Diana, I wish I lived closer to you, I would hunt and find you one!

      January 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm Reply
  • SheilaG @ Plum Doodles

    Your mannequin is lovely, Angie- I can see why you didn’t want to part with her.

    January 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm Reply
    • Angie

      Thank you, Sheila!

      January 10, 2013 at 9:55 pm Reply
  • Betsy(@coastal-colors)

    I love these mannequins! I have one like Miss Mustard Seed’s. I found her at High Cotton Antiques. I have really enjoyed having her in my office. I love the way you made her skirt! She’s gorgeous!

    January 10, 2013 at 9:49 pm Reply
    • Angie

      Thank you, Betsy! I have seen your mannequin in your photos from your blog. I LOVE it! I would love to have another just like yours. Hmmm… High Cotton? Lucky find! We may have to road trip there sometime soon. 🙂

      January 10, 2013 at 9:58 pm Reply
  • Miss Charming

    Oh, Angie, I just love her! (Better than the inspiration piece.)
    Last October, my daughter and I ran across a beautiful mannequin styled like a mermaid with a poufy skirt of blue and green chiffon, shells, pearls and drift wood. It looked amazing and ended up being the inspiration for my daughter’s Halloween costume. I enjoy seeing the creativity and beauty in the styling of these mannequins.

    January 13, 2013 at 10:26 am Reply
    • Angie

      Thank you! The mermaid sounds cool. Did you get a picture of it? Some of these creative/artist peeps amaze me!

      January 13, 2013 at 10:54 am Reply

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