3/10/13

Vintage Dress Form

Since last years "Dress Form Ball"... I've added a new dress from to my ever growing collection.... this post was previously published on 9/26/12...
It has been a year since I spied this fabulous dress form with a skirted cage at a street fair in San Juan Batista... she was $500.00.... isn't she beautiful! The price was outrageous... is that the going price? who knew? My thinking was more along the lines of $75.00 tops---- Yes, I live in the small city of Harrington, and my name is Pollyanna~
 
I knew I would come across one more along the price I was wanting to pay--- I'm extremely lucky like that. Well, I've gone and done it and it only took me one year and one month to do it---

A wonderful 1914 Victorian Dress Form with a metal cage skirt and cast iron stand on wheels in excellent condition.
 This dress form has all of its original paper labels... and even one hang tag that was dangling in the inside of the form----
The backside of this hang tag explains the controls of the dress form. Number 8 was especially funny as it read, "Ratchets inside of bust form, which control the broadening of the shoulders and enlarges the bust, can also be adjusted for deformity." Deformity? interesting.

This beauty has an expandable wire metal collar, there is iron keys that adjusts the form up and down and.... out. She will adjust up to 66" tall. When all pushed in like in the pictures the measurements are: Bust: 32" Waist: 25" Hips: 38" Across shoulders" 15"
  
Are you wondering what I paid for this charmer???? Are ya?... are ya? It was marked $100.00.... I got it for $60.00! *woot-woot-happy-dance* I did some google searches on this dress form--- one sold via Ruby Lane for $450 bucker-roooooos~ 
I think this is number 6 in my dress form collection. You can view the rest here. I have linked up to The Polka Dot Closet's 2nd Annual dress form ball.

31 comments:

Diannia said...

Oh my you've gone and done it GF!!!! She's gorgeous! I'm peagreen with envy!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! You did get a deal. I gave up looking for one long ago - to pricey and don't really have a place to put one anyway.

vivian said...

PERFECT!!! Couldnt have gone to a better person! will you dress her now? She is lovely just naked even!
went back to take a peek at the others.. this one is the queen of the bunch for sure!
have fun with her Cheryl!
xoxo
vivian

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Oh my word! You did find this gorgeous Victorian Dress Form at an amazing price! It is beautiful So glad I stopped by, am now your newest follower,
Kathy

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Cheryl,
SCORE!!!!!! Ohmygosh I am so excited. I love getting something I absolutely can't live without and practically stealing it. I swear I would have been smiling for days! I am your newest follower. I found you through a comment you left on my blog, (and thank you very much for the nice comment) by the way, and I had to pop in to meet you. We have a lot in common, and I knew I would love this blog; so I followed! I'm looking forward to seeing all of your adventures. It's so nice to meet you!!
Hugs,
Julie

must love junk said...

LOVE your dress form, and love the price! I, too, found a fantastic one (almost just like yours) for a steal a few years back. Now they're insane! Anyway, congrats!
I'm your newest follower :)
Susan

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!! What a find!!! That is one spectacular dress form and I can't believe she has all of her tags!!! I hope you don't have to adjust the bust for deformity LOL! I am so glad she came to the ball!

Carol

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

You hit the Jackpot:)Love her. Have fun at the Ball.
Hugs,
Marie

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I love especially the vintage dress forms that have this metal cage skirt. She's such a beauty and was certainly a great find for an even greater price. Congratulations!
Hugs,
Julia

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ohhh, what lovelies you have!!!

I scored a caged mannequin last year, are you sitting down, $13.00!!! YEP THIRTEEN!!!! Found her at a garage sale not too far from my house!!!

xoxo
Marsha

Celestina Marie said...

What a treasure you found. Love it and the old hang tag included was perfect. She is a beauty. Have fun at the Ball.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

DJAjewels said...

What a great find! Lovely!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Way to go on a great deal! Don't you just love getting a great price on something? ; )
~Michele

Renee said...

WOW! Beautiful dress form...and wonderful blog.
~Renee @http://nostalgic-summer.blogspot.com/

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

She's a real beauty and well worth the wait to find her at such a great price.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Cheryl, and what a great buy, too! I love these vintage dress forms with the metal cage.

Ana said...

Hi Cheryl,
She is a beaut! What a great find at a spectacular price. Lucky ducky. I remember your button dress form from last year...just lovely.

❤Ana

Maureen said...

Awesome! Patience is a virtue; this time it really paid off... What a great dress form!

Createology said...

Patience is a virtue and All things come to those who wait. Wow! I never believed those until now. You really scored and she is beyond fabulous. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

SavannahGranny said...

How awesome is this. What a deal you lucky girl. It looks in fantastic condition too.
I am so glad you found it, I know it is in great hands.
Hugs

Di said...

Wow you are some shopper, I love her. I sure haven't been lucky in finding one like her. I just found mine, Lucy but she is probably from the 80's. But she dressed up just fine. I love, love yours, hopefully ours will meet up at the ball! Di@Cottage-Wishes

Jeanie said...

I have no idea where I would put a dress form if I had one but I do love them and you got a steal of a deal! Three cheers!

Cathy said...

Oh my goodness she's gorgeous! I'm pea green with envy! She's absolutely fabulous!

Cathy ♥

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

Wow she is a beauty! and a lucky find.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Nanna said...

what a fantastic find! she's a beauty!
Helen

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful form and beautiful price! Hope she has fun at the ball!

Judy

Kelly_Deal said...

You got that lovely dress form for $60.00?????? I'm so jealous! That tag is super cool too!

The Porcelain Rose said...

Wow! What a steel! You lucky girl.
I have a form just like this one! Mine has a brown fabric torso and the hoop skirt expands.... for dresses like in Gone With the Wind. I paid $350 for mine and I thought that was a great price. So jealous.
Ball hopping.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful treasure with us.
Elizabeth

Deborah Willhoite said...

Oh my goodness! You lucky girl to find one like this and the steal you got it for!!! They are both totally awsome! I've seen a lot of mannequins in my travels, but I have never seen one like either of those! Really love them both!

Have a nice weekend!

Debi

Laurie said...

Cheryl, I am STILL looking for one of these gals with the cage. I will find one! Meanwhile, I have to drool over all the details of yours!

Jester said...

That is an awesome find! I've been looking for one. New ones go for 100. Since I have an interest in Victorian clothing I would love to get my hands on one. Envying you!