Meet my ol’ Gal “Miss Mannequin Dress Form”. Robed and eager to welcome our friends and family into our newly made-over guest bedroom, emblematic of an old cozy Vermont Inn.
She’s not vintage, nope not even close!
And everything in between.
And she’s brand spanking new…
After years of looking for a fashionable vintage mannequin dress form to add to my decor, and at an affordable price, my patience wore thin.
I just wasn’t willing to spend $700+ on a vintage dress form, unfortunately. How about you?
I wasn’t always infatuated with the vintage dress forms that I was finding while out “Thrifting with the Gals” either.
The mannequin dress forms were either the wrong style, too worn and stained, didn’t have a stable base, etc.
And after scouring Etsy and eBay as well, I settled on this Female Off-White Jersey Dressmaker Form available from Amazon.
And I love it!
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It’s Time for Thrifting with the Gals
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If you are joining me today from our guest host, Wendy of WM Design House, welcome! I just love Wendy’s Saturday series “Meet Me in the She Shed“, all about crafting and DIYs. Wendy is joining our “Thrifting with the Gals” blog series this month and is sharing How to Make a DIY Moss Frame Art Gallery. You won’t want to miss it and please tell Wendy I said hello!
Miss Mannequin Dress Form in the Bedroom
This Ol’ Gal, Miss Mannequin Dress Form will reside in the larger of our two guest bedrooms gussied up with a welcoming Cascade Ridge Robe made by Sundance Catalog for our guests to enjoy. A robe that is designed with the mountains in mind.
The blue is no longer available, unfortunately, but the same robe in red here is just as spirited.
Ella thought a matching hat would look smart on our new dress form, similar to the one that the model has on in the Sundance Catalog. But with spring in the air, I told her that we’d have to now wait until the fall to add her favorite accessory.
But all kidding aside, there are so many little accessories you could add to this mannequin dress form in the bedroom. Like a blow dryer around the neck, a hairbrush in the pocket, a necklace, slippers, a nightcap, eye shades, etc…
So much fun trying out all the different things!
Next, I added a silver heart necklace with a rope chain to delineate the dress form’s feminity.
And I’m just mad about the little antique grocery store shopping tags that I found over on Etsy, now sitting on the bedroom’s side table.
*These bedside tables are not anything fancy and they’re not antique. But my dad made them for us back when we purchased our first bed around 26 years ago, with our first home. The bed was unnaturally high so he built the tables for us to match the height of the bed at the time. I recently painted them Chantilly Lace white to match the trim in this bedroom. The four-post bed in this guest bedroom was also a gift from my parents when we again purchased this home in Vermont, and is just as tall. So we treasure these simple handmade bedside tables.
I definitely think a pair of cozy matching slippers would be restful at the base of this mannequin dress form.
What do you think?
Any other suggestions you may have on what else to add?
Let me know in the comments at the end of this post.
You may also enjoy Mother Nature And An Antique Millinery Hat Mold post.
Mannequin Dress Form Displays
I was so taken with adding and decorating this Female Off-White Jersey Dressmaker Form in our guest bedroom that I decided to style another one I also own at my vintage window booth.
It’s not as glamorous, but it does the trick!
It was now time to take off the winter scarf and hats and get this ol’ gal, Miss Mannequin Dress Form II ready for spring.
I first added a string of pearls along with a blue and white striped ladies’ dress shirt with the collar up.
I found this American flag bunting on Amazon and decided to make a festive skirt out of it for the shop’s mannequin dress form.
I simply wrapped it tight around the waist and used a safety pin to secure it to the shirt.
Now this mannequin dress form is all dolled up in the window, headlining all the colors of spring for the window shoppers outside and inside during this drab mud season we are currently in here in Vermont.
You may enjoy the post, Thrift and Antique With Me Right into Mud Season.
And she’s all ready for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend too.
To see more about my vintage booth business check out these posts.
Mannequin Dress Form Decorating Ideas
I have pined over dress forms in home decor for some time now and I hope you found inspiration enough here today to get started with your own mannequin dress form too.
Here is a round-up of a few more of my favorite mannequin dress forms from around the web.
Don’t you love these Christmas dress forms too? See more in the post, 32 Antique Christmas Decor Treasures to Look for in 2022.
You can also view and follow my Pinterest board, Antique & Vintage Collectibles | Dress Forms for even more ideas.
I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Vermont.
Be sure to also check out our Home in Coastal Maine where we spend summers and weekends craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.
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