Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tell me Where do people find things like this?


I know they must be still around but I think its often the case of who you know rather than what. I do know that Nicole from Circa
whos blog I stole borrowed this picture from, knows many things about vintage and knows many people involved in Vintage and she was so very lucky to get these beauties.
I just would love to have me at least one wouldnt you?

16 comments:

A Treasured Past said...

Wow, gorgeous, I'll take the other..hahaha

Vintage Coconut said...

Those are some mighty fine statues! I doubt I will ever get my hands on any.. so until then I will collect mannequins! LOL

Kitty said...

Yes it very much IS a case of who you know-personally I find that networking really pays off in many ways and access to stock is just one of those ways. It's great when stock comes to me instead of having to go and look for it! Mannies like that are extremely rare though.

brismod said...

They're amazing and still in reasonable condition. You just wonder who hung on to those for all these years.xx

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

Hello from Texas. Just dropping in tonight and enjoyed reading your blog. I have never seen the kind of mannequins you have pictured. They are truly beautiful!

Vicky said...

I would love one for my backyard !!

librarygirl said...

Completely amazing... would like one in stone as a garden ornament!

ladychiara said...

Nelly they have so much more personality than modern day mannequins don't they! I often see things and think now where did they get that? If envy is a sin I'm in big trouble LOL :)

ladychiara said...

Oh Nelly what a wonderful mum and Nanna you are! Nanna? Grandma? They look amazing and best of all look like they had heaps of fun!

Lyndel said...

oh Nelly, if I remember correctly, those were mannequins for bras. Berlie or Hestia or similar in the 1950s. LOVE THEM

Scarlett Fontaine said...

ooooh those are fantastic! I'd swap one of my ugly vases for those lol. Scarlett x

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

haha oh goodness these costumes are so cute!!! I love the rockstar and pippi longstocking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh no our buildings where I live are nothing like what I posted in that Cape May town in NJ. I live 3 hours away from that place. I live only 20 minutes from NYC, so our houses vary from looking all apartment looking brick plain buildings to just regular little houses of plain taste.

I wasn't pretty at 13. . well I was but didn't know it. Everyone called me ugly back then and I had no friends, so really having the shaved eyebrows just made it much worse. I didn't really draw them in anymore once my eyebrows were somewhat visible (so they just looked grey most of the time). Thanks for the comment!!

The Thrifty Reenactor said...

We saw the most amazing Victorian dress form with paper mache head and attached metal cage crinoline. It was in beautiful condition and sold for $875! I had wanted to bid on it but not at that price:). These are pretty cool!

Blessings,

Kim

Vintage Sunday said...

Good things come to them that wait dear Nelly ~ I'm sure there'll be one with just your name on it at an op-shop one day! :) God bless, Brenda

collecting feathers said...

Hi Nelly,
I was just writing to you...serendipity. Hair no better, my daugher told me I looked like Princes Mary's drop kick pregnant sister (no offence mum!) My husband makes comments like "Can you go back and ask them to do somethin?" I tell him it is like returning soup at a restaurant...you know it will come back with spit in it. Sigh. I will just have to continuously wash my hair and develop some obscure dermititus!
Back to you...yes I would desperately want oneof those beauties. I think people have 'connections' but when asked who the connections are they change the subject. Have a goodweekend

Kylie said...

I have no idea where people find these, but I'd love to know that's for sure!