Friday, July 25, 2008

Our Favorites

My Ladies and Gentlemen
Cindy at My Romantic Home has asked us to show our favorite things. One of mine is my Ladies and Gentlemen. Every time I bring home someone else, my family comments that the "head hunter" is at it again.

One Sunday on the way to church I was telling them about my lady that I want for my studio, aka "dress form." As they questioned me it came out that she would have no head, and no arms or legs - just a body. My son said, "So now you're not just hunting heads, you're hunting bodies, too?" Well, yes, I guess you could look at it that way. But somehow I prefer to think of them as my ladies and gentlemen.

This pretty little lady below came home with me from one of my favorite antique stores. They had brought her home from a flea market in England.

Bach and Beethoven came home with me from two different estate sales. I especially love Beethoven! He is very handsome.

The other living inhabitants here just stared when I bought jewelry for some of my ladies.

They are so fun! I can't wait till I can get my dress form. I am still trying to decide on her name. It has to be just right!

Thanks for visiting!

Shannon


24 comments:

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

What a great collection! This is so much fun seeing everyone's favorite things! Your son's comment made me laugh out loud! That sounds like something my kids would say!

ceekay said...

Very funny! You have a very unique collection!

lisa said...

Your ladies are beautiful and the gentlemen, well they are quite handsome. I love your collection!

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Tricia Anne said...

Such a fabulous collection! I especially like the diamond necklace draped on the neck of your lovely lady! The "head hunter" comment is classic ... I laughed! :o) Our families know us too well don't they? Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

paintinpatti said...

You have a lovely collection. I had to laugh at the 'hunting for bodies' comment by your son. That is too funny!

Jayne said...

I love your ladies gentlemen,and I love the great family comments! Smile..
Jayne

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I Love your ladies and gents ! And the jwelry on the ladies is such a cute ideal !
Thank you for your visit and do come back soon .

Joy said...

That is one of the most unique and intriguing collections I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing!

linda t said...

Love your collection!

My dress form is one of my favorite things!
I named her Mrs. McGillicutty. I have more fun dressing her in vintage garments.
I actually linked to some of the posts I did about her on my "favorite things" post.

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

I absolutely LOVE your collection! All of your pieces are just beautiful!!

Pink Slippers said...

What a great little story about your son. Your collection is very elegant and must be fun when you find a new one.

Liz said...

You little head hunter you! That is the funniest thing I've heard all night. I only have one bust, but she is so regal. They are perfect in that spot that nothing else will go in.

Debbie said...

You have such a lovely collection! I was prepared to say which one I liked best. But by the time I finished looking at all your beauties, I couldn't pick just one.

And that comment your son made had me laughing right out loud and hubby just had to know what all the fuss was about. Too funny!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I too love a good bust. :)

judicreations said...

I love your collection of treasures. They are lovely. You have a gold and black frame with a lady in it. Is that frame a plastic frame? Do you know about how old that might be? I am asking because I stopped at a sale yesterday and purchased 2 gold and black frames that were plastic that had a the whole body of a lady in each one. I was told they had been in her attic for 50 years and before that belonged to her mother-in-law. I will attach pics at my blog too. I like mine and yours too! Nice blog.

Bettsi said...

What a wonderful and unique collection! Your fine friends are fabulous!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Interesting and very unique collection - thank you for sharing it with us!

Blessings,

Sher

At Home Redesigns said...

I love them! They add a lot of character and charm...even if they have no bodies!

Legacies For You said...

This collection is "to die for." I've bid on similar "ladies, gentlemen and children" at quite a few auctions, but usually the bid goes beyond my budget. I know that I really need one for our new Tuscan great room, so you have spurred me on to try to win the bid at this week's sale (if there are any available). I might have to use the "head hunter" tag for my good friend who has quite a few of these guys!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That's a very unique and charming collection! Enjoyed the photo tour.

Marianne said...

Hi. Isn't Cindy's idea great.
I love you ladies and gentlemen. Especially the first lady. Your collection is wonderful.
Take care,
Marianne.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a great collection. The lady with the jewelery is my fave of the bunch...sorry Beethoven! LOL! Thanks for sharing. I'm so glad Cindy did this as I am enjoying everyone's treasures.

Carla said...

Don't worry about the family, Shannon, many of us out here in blogville adorn anything and everything, too. Did you know Tiffany of Shabby Scraps is having a dress form party on August 1? I like your collection of busts and wish you luck finding a dress form.

judicreations said...

Hi Shannon
The necklace looks so elegant on your lady! I wanted to let you know that I have posted pictures of the vintage ladies in their frames today on my site. I've put them into my bedroom and love them!
Hope you are having a great day.
Judi