It started simply enough... a 'hand' here, an 'arm' there...
This was by no means going to be 'easy', on a strict budget (and mind you, this was BEFORE the days of 'On-line' MarketPlaces!!). MAYBE if I got enough 'parts' it would eventually all come together??
school art class pottery project
The thrill of the adventures in finding each new 'DUMMY' has lead me to give each a significant 'Name' (for ease of reference!!)
cosmetology prop, having an eternal bad hair day!
Have you ever seen one of these 1950's store clothes hangers?? There is such a wide variety - this 'could' become a collection in itself (alas, we have only found this design...)
'The Journey' has been a !FUN! added bonus to this whole 'quest'...I remember the day niece 'L' and I were doing a community sale adventure and stumbled upon 'Miss Laurel' (named for the road where purchased!)- A FULL size Dress Form w/ adjustable height iron base!
Since that day, a few others have joined Miss Laurel!
'Miss Kitcat' -
Upholstered torso on revolving wood base
BonWit Teller's store closing sale in 2000, when we rescued a poor, long-forgotten display mannequin, left in a pile of parts in a corner! We brought her home, and soon she was relinquished to a box in the basement, having been deemed a 'FUTURE PROJECT'. Name of project: Mrs. Bonnie Teller...
~FAST FORWARD TO 2015~
and Mrs. Teller is 're-incarnated' to Sesame Shimmer!
(you can read the full HISTORY here)
|SESAME SHIMMER rocking the Summer '80s' Look!!|
Sesame has been a center of conversation at MANY house gatherings, and has earned her keep as SalesModel of many of our on-line items
As to be expected, she keeps inviting 'friends' over to our house... with any luck, maybe a few will find new homes!!