Showing posts with label dress form. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dress form. Show all posts

Friday, June 30, 2017

Patriotic ReView

Hi Everyone, I'm always surprised at how fast summer flies by. This weekend will start a wonderful extended weekend for many of us, lot's of family and casual fun inside and out, so here are a few photos of one of my favorite Holidays, Independence Day! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Clad in Liberty

I wanted to do something different in the Dining Room this year to honor the July 4th celebration. I think we all love vintage dress forms and I think they're the perfect way to "dress up" any Holiday. I have two in my office/studio that I keep my vintage necklaces on, but this one little gal had been used in one of my antique mall spaces, but was now relegated to the garage stash. 

So I invited her in to take center stage for a 
Real Vintage Patriotic Display
I think she's beautiful all decked out in her Patriotic finery.

A vintage lace scarf, triple strands of 60's costume jewelry pearl beads, and one of my vintage clock necklaces add to her girlish charm.

As for this display, it is a vintage flag draped over my dress form. I would never destroy a flag by cutting it up for clothing. All the flags I use are over 50 years old, and have been placed where they will not be harmed or treated disrespectfully.

I was inspired by these wonderful images 
that you can find on my Pinterest Board, Red/White/Blue

And now, on to the rest of the Dining Room

My white vintage windowbox is back, now filled with white Geraniums 
and little old parade flags for the July 4th Holiday.

 I'm using my French Grain Sack with a red stripe as a tablerunner
on top of some bleached burlap for some extra coverage.

I searched the web for "vintage look" flag pillows, and while I found some great ones, nothing had the old look I was hoping for. Then, when I was getting my parade flags out of storage I realized one was loose from the "pole" so I just added it onto this old ticking pillow that my husband's grandmother had made about 60 years ago. So easy and gave me that perfect aged vintage look...'cause it is!

Sitting on my old church pew and white matelasse cover

I think she may stay here in the Dining Room where she can
 challenge me to find other ways to decorate her for the seasons and Holidays.

Don't forget that Be Inspired will be going live early this week.
Gather up all your Patriotic posts, old and new, and come link up  here at 
7 PM Central Wednesday evening. July 3rd.
see you then!

Just a note on my thoughts as to how I choose 
to display antique and vintage flags,
 that I shared last year:

"About my use of the flags in decor, and this is my personal opinion: because these flags are antiques and relics, and not "dedicated to service or actively commissioned flags" I don't feel it's wrong or disrespectful to use them as I have. They have been salvaged from flea markets, antique malls and swap meets, etc.  where I found them boxed, folded, and wadded up in corners and under tables. So my use of them in display, to me, is perfectly respectful and honoring of my love of Country and the American flag."

Joining in on these weekly parties:

Hope you're having a great week!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Be Inspired # 130; Artistically Speaking

Welcome to Be Inspired!
 I have a beautiful and one-of-a-kind amazing transformation to share with you today. Judy from 20 North Ora, talented seamstress and designer that she is, has a new companion; Introducing Miss Begonia.

Just when you think it's all "been done" with dress forms, you find this talented lady who has brought this to a new artistic level. Judy took scrap laces, doilies, ribbon, fringe, and even chandelier crystals and waved her magic wand to create this vintage masterpiece. You'll want to go see her process and what she started with. Judy, you need to add "dress designer" to your credits. Just heavenly...

Perfect for Easter and Spring, Kimberly from Serendipity Refined has created this adorable Reclaimed Wood Bunny ArtShe even shares a tutorial. Don't you just love that butterfly?

Tricia from The Little Cottage on the Pond
has been restyling her bedroom,
what a wonderful relaxing space!

love this plate display, too!

Anita from Cedar Hill Ranch has had a great series on "What I wish I knew before blogging"  that you'll really enjoy. Anita tells it like it is with all the ins and outs.

Vickie from Ranger 911 will really brighten up your day with her Spring Flowers and her wonderful mirror that she changes with the seasons.

And in honor of St. Patrick's Day, Mary from At Home on the Bay shares her delicious recipe for Irish Soda Bread...yum.

Thanks gals!

Today's Sponsor Spotlight is on Dee from French Bleu Vintage. Dee's shop is overflowing with wonderful antiques and hard to find vintage goods. If you're looking for that special piece for a gift or for your own home, please browse through the shop. French Bleu Vintage is offering a generous 20% discount by using the code ComGr20, and with any $20 purchase you'll recieve a Free "Roses" Shopping Tote. To stay up to date on what's new in the shop and new promotions you'll want to join French Bleu Vintage on Facebook, and join the mailing list for updates at French Bleu Vintage Blog.

These are my picks from the shop,
Hope you'll take a minute to browse all the pretties.

Thanks Dee, I always love coming by to see what you have new in the shop!

Time to link up all your inspiring posts and projects to
Be Inspired

(and as always, please "Pin" from the original source)

Please have a link back to Common Ground within your post to be featured.
and please check out these other Friday Parties for some Springtime fun!

Hope you're having a great week,
Hope you'll join in for the party!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A few romantic whites...

I'm always drawn to spaces in white,
so today I'm sharing a few lovelies 
from my visit last week to

I fell in love with this dress form 
adorned with a vintage lace table topper!

(does she look familiar? she's in my header)

always something inspiring at "The Suitcase".

And remember,
The Marketplace is live all week.
(a party to link up your Etsy and Online Boutique items)

Sharing at:
Blissful Whites at Timewashed
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Pin Party at Fox Hollow Cottage

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