Friday, August 1, 2008

I Have Someone for You to Meet

There's a party going on today and Tiffany is hosting!

She has asked us to help her convince her hubby that she is not crazy and dress forms are beautiful, not creepy!

So without further ado, I would like to introduce you to...
Callia Adèle

Yes I know, she is not the typical dress form, but I adore her dearly nonetheless. I have been searching for just the right "real" French form, but have yet to find her. My sweet Farmboy has even looked. He thought he was going to get to surprise me last Spring with one. He had called around Austin and after describing what he was looking for the lady said, "I have just what you want!" When he got to the shop he took one look at it and said, "Yeah, not so much." But really, just knowing that he has been looking makes my heart go pitter patter!

I used to have, 10 years ago or more, a lovely wicker form. She was displayed wearing the most beautiful long, deep blue, velvet 1930's gown that had the sweetest lace collar. However, in a fit of insanity during my divorce, I got rid of both because he had purchased them for me. I now regret it knowing that there would have been no emotional ties to them anymore. Oh well.

I will continue my search for the other form. I know that when I find her, she and Callia will be the best of friends and they will simply look gorgeous posed next to each other in a lovely corner of my home.

Speaking of form placement, Tiffany, it might help you out to know that when Callia came home with me, I asked my Farmboy if he thought she should go in the family room. His immediate response was "NO, put it in the bedroom!" I believe I have deduced the reason for this... he doesn't want any visitors to see it. Maybe you can use this placement reasoning with your husband. Good luck!
And a big Thank You for hosting this get together!

To everyone else, thank you for stopping by and make sure you visit Shabby Scraps for a list to all of the other lovely dress forms out there!

Have a beautiful day

30 comments:

Lori said...

Alisa, your dress form is really sweet...that is such a bummer about the wicker one, of course you weren't thinking clearly at the time...maybe you will find another one someday...i wish i had known about this sooner, i would have played too!!!

Diane said...

Oh, Alisa, she's lovely. Very different, yes. Have never seen one like that!
Diane

Mermaid Queen said...

What a pretty dress form. I like her because she's unique. Take care,
Martha

Rosa said...

Callia Adele is as unique as her name, she's great!
Rosa

Kim's Treasures said...

She's beautiful...one of my favorites! Have a wonderful day!
Kim

Carla said...

This dress form has such a lovely, lacy look. I understand your quest for a genuinely old one, though. I antiqued a new one but you can be sure I'd pounce on an old French form if I ran across one. There's just something about them!

Whitney Johnson said...

I'm longing for a dress form... Yours is soooo pretty, Alisa! My DH has no end of jokes about dress forms {typical...:)}. Once in Phoenix there was a news story of an old mannequin (at a shop) which was found to have a real skeleton in it! Seems that's how they used to make them. Now that's creepy!
Happy Day -

Rosemary said...

I love it. It's different, and very charming.
Rosemary

Kathy said...

Oh, that is one of the nicest dress forms I've seen, so beautiful and unique ~ I LOVE it!

Have fun today!

Saucy said...

Pitter patter indeed! You've got one swell farmboy there! I like your sweet form!

Sandy Michelle said...

Your dress form is unique and beautiful! How sweet of your 'farm boy' to be searching for another one for you!

Sandy:)

Sherry said...

Getting rid of something that has unhappy emotional ties is something we all do...and if we know then, what we know now -- and you knew you would still love the dress form even though you no longer love that man.... *sigh*

Still..you have this beautiful dress form and it's one of the nicest I think I have ever seen -- I love the delicacy of it!

janae said...

Our "girls" are from the same family :)! I am going to check out your blog now...I always love finding new blogs!
Janae

GeorgiaPeachez said...

You girl is quite lovely! xo, suzy

danasmith said...

I love this form. I've never seen one like it! I'm going to keep my eyes out for one like her!
Dana
www.TheThingsILove.typepad.com

just being crafty said...

Oh I love Callia Adele she is so pretty!!! I would like to have a metal dress form someday. Have a wonderful day.

Kathy

LiLi M. said...

I love to meet you and Callia Adèle too!

Maija said...

She's lovely! The first I have ever seen in this cool style!

Jenn said...

Alisa... she's a beauty! I love it that she is original. I have NEVER seen a dress form for sale anywhere! Maybe someday..... I can dream!

ZanyMayd said...

What a Beautiful Dress Form ~ She is Perfect.... thanks for stopping by to visit with "Lucy" ~ so nice to meet new bloggers.
cheryl

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

love your form! She's very unique. I haven't seen many white/cream ones. xoxo, Joanna

Nerissa said...

Alisa ~ Your form is stunning. I've never seen one like that before. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier today. It's so nice to meet other bloggers this way :)
Have a great weekend
Nerissa

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Callia is really lovely. You are lucky to have her. I would like to find one just like that. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Pamela Jane said...

Such delicate filigree shapes surely deserve her unusual name. Good luck with the hunt, Alisa.

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What a neat form, I've not seen any like her before! I hope you find your frenchy some day soon.
Too bad about the wicker form and dress... I know how it is tho!
Best,
Nikki

Brenda Kula said...

Been there, done that. Think you can banish the memories by tossing the stuff in the trash. Bye-bye. Doesn't really work that well, but then I don't have the items around anymore. So I wouldn't know. I think we all do a bit of that!
Brenda

cherished*vintage said...

Callia is so pretty! What a sweet hubby you have on the lookout for you. Great post!
-Karoline

Lola Enchanted said...

How lovely!!!!~

tiffany~shabby scraps said...

callia is beautiful! I have never seen a form like her! I will be sure to tell walker your advice, as i am sure he would rather "hide" nadia, than show her off!
xoxo, Tiffany

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Callia is beautiful! I've never seen one like her. Very unique. I'm sure you'll find your "French Form" one day, and like you say, they will be the best of friends! LOL!

Kitty