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?