My name is Cynthia and I love interior design, architecture, antiques, all things vintage, all things British (a tried and true Anglophile), a love of things that are time worn and hold secrets of days gone by. I love animals and try to respect their place in our world. I enjoying talking about the most beautiful places in the world, some exotic, some in our own neck of the woods. I love family and friends, music and movies. And most importantly, I love talking about these things with a daily dose of humor because I love to laugh and we all deserve to. So come on...let's go for a stroll.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Dress Forms That Are Not the Norm

The French Nest

I'm back and had the most incredible time at Renninger's Extravaganza in Mt. Dora Florida (177 acres of antique dealers - try to imagine it - I only saw about 1/4 of it and I was there for almost 3 days).   I had a most wonderful time with my friend Martha and cannot thank her enough for her love and friendship.  She is a joy and is incredibly supportive of me in this new life of mine.  Always willing to share her incredible knowledge of all things old, she gives me information and advice that I couldn't buy in a 100 books.  During my visit, we spent an entire day at The French Nest, the store where she and her partners, Shelley Nelson and Marsha Stokes, sell the most beautiful antiques and vintage items you will find in perhaps all of Florida.  One of the things I found so wonderful while visiting the store is that the ladies have named all of the vintage dress forms and mannequin heads in the store.  It made me want to find even more beautiful dress forms to gaze upon.  So my blog today is devoted to these lovelies that remind us of days when women really dressed...dressed to travel by plane or train, dressed to go into town to ride the street car from store to store, or even before that, dressed to ride in a buggy seat along dusty trails, holding on to their hats and looking extraordinary while doing it.  Take a look at these great dress forms.  Credit posted if known.
Victorian boy dress form

The French Nest

The French Nest- Marsha adds these beautiful angel wings

Calamity Kim

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