Over on houzz.com this week, Susan (author of Between Naps On The Porch) featured an ideabook called "Decorating With Dress Forms". It was interesting to see the uses and places people have incorporated display forms into their home. I too have a dress form, now tucked in the corner of the office. I love seeing it every time I walk into the space - but I especially love the way it looks at night, with only an up light highlighting it in the corner. My form (a Ralph Lauren - American Living form) is very symbolic of my twenty-five years I worked display in the retail industry. Currently, it is simply adorned with two of my symbolic accessory items: my SATC Carrie rose and my signature walkthru pearls...
I use to have another form, back in my old apartment. It was draped in a wooden beads and turquoise stone collection. I parted with it when I moved out about seven or so years ago. This one now is the perfect homage and latest addition to the office (blogging think tank). I may even include some of these B&W shots in the office. I'm looking forward to putting it to use to give examples of applying a wardrobe to a space. Here's a tip if you're longing to have a form of your own: Just walk into your freindly neighborhood department store (for example JC Penney or even Macy's). Ask to speak with the Visual Manager at the establishment, and simply ask if they have an extra display form you could have. They are usually looking to keep their workshops clutter free, and in some cases, many stores now-a-days haven't hired the man-power to maintain all the forms - so they are sure to have a few extras they can part with...
It felt good to get back to blogging the week (after taking off last week). Thanks for hangin' in there during my absence, and thanks to the new followers as well! Have a wonderful weekend with your fall chores, DIY projects, shopping, thrifting and decorating... See you back on the blog on Monday.
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