An unexpected treasure!
Last Saturday I took a day off, Mr. Wild and I stopped in one of my favorite local antique shops in a small Mississippi River town. Way in the back of the store was a new vendor with a couple of dress forms.
I've always wanted one but never planned to buy a vintage one until I saw this one!
She was very reasonably priced, clean and straight, a few small holes that look like moth holes in the fabric but being at least 80 years old, who wouldn't be a little moth-y!
I cannot get a good picture of her pretty rhinestone brooch but you sort of can see it...
And a crochet edged shawl...
She has nice cast iron feet with some detail, which of course again doesn't show up very well.
Mr. Wild dug out an old 1936 Sears catalog and found a similar dress form in there
I thought it might be interesting to see a picture of the catalog page. It's so close, mine is an Acme but they have the same old heavy cast iron base (the one with the skirt has the fancy legs in the catalog) that tells me she has to be from the 30's.
Look at that price....$6.75!!!
I also found one of those little wood sewing boxes in the upper left corner many years ago, same exact thing as in this catalog...although I did not pay .89 cents for it!
Now I have a way to display and enjoy looking at my frilly 1950's prom dress!
But she needs a name and I can't decide....it's has to be old fashioned like Lydia or Emily, I had two great Aunt's... Dora and Hilde....still thinking....
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