Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vintage Dressform

I spent a little time browsing one of my favorite antique shops, yesterday,
and came upon a treasure.
Isn't she beautiful??
The iron stand that she sits on says
Hallborchert Dressform Co.
New York / Chicago
Look at her beautiful "bustle" behind.
She is a lovely full-figured gal with a relatively small waistline.
(The dealer that I bought it from says it is from about 1880.)
I think she is a fabulous addition to my sewing room.
What a wonderful display piece for vintage-inspired creations.
I do hope she likes tea...her companionship is much needed here on the farm!
She needs a name, of course.

How about Henrietta Butterfield?
or
Winifred Crestwood?

Any suggestions??

8 comments:

Ruth said...

I love it, Bev!! I keep saying that when the kids are grown I will finally have room for treasures like these in my house.

Ruth

Anonymous said...

wonderful find..I know you've been looking for her for a long time..glad she found her way in to your sewing room

Autumn said...

She is lovely!!!!
She was meant for your place!!!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Bev, your antique dress form is beautiful and I am sure a rare find! Love those curves for vintage style glamor!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Bonne said...

OMG! That's perfect for your sewing room! How did it ever survive this long, we can only speculate. Possibly 130 yrs? Incredible slice of history. :)

Katmom said...

oh Bev,
what a wonderful find.....don't you love vintage shops?
Enjoy your new found friend....and don't forget the scones for your tea.
hugz

smoothiejuice's hectichousehold said...

rock on ...she is adorable!

karen said...

How wonderful it that? I love the name Henrietta! Perfect! She is a beauty and will look lovely in the sewing room...mine too! :D

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