Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday Treasures

This Tuesday I wanted to share my favorite flea market find from Sunday. You see, Olivia has some new duds. By the way, Olivia is a dress form I am giving a little makeover. I have been searching for something unique for her and have had trouble figuring out what direction I wanted to take her in. Well. . .this little bit of pink tulle and lace was sticking out of a pile of old clothes in a booth at the flea market. It caught my eye right away. When I pulled it out. .

This is what I found. I knew right away I had to have it. All it took was this vintage crinoline and I knew exactly what to do with Olivia. She needs lots of work still, but I am thrilled to have found that one magical piece that is going to bring her to life so to speak. Isn't it funny how one piece can spark your creativity and bring it all together. As if this weren't enough, I also got a beautiful goodie bag in the mail yesterday full of vintage pieces which will be perfect accents for her as well. I am setting a goal to get her ready . . today her transformation begins!


Patricia said...

That is a wonderful crinoline and looks just gorgeous on Olivia! Can't wait to see what this has triggered in that creative head of yours. Can't wait for the next installment of "The Transformation of Olivia"
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Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

You are lucky. I have a dress form sitting in my studio and I have yet to figure out what direction I want her to go in. I have a feeling but I don't know how to carry it off. It's only been since last October. LOL...I love that pretty crinoline. I remember starching our crinolines and hanging them on the clothesline to dry. The heavier the starch the better.

Kim Di Maggio said...

What a find! Love it and can't wait to see her coming along.