|Please excuse the not-so-good picture|
it was taken at night, in my dark house!
Yep, that's right - I found this very nice dress form on Craigslist. Her price was just right, and even though the ad had been up on CL for over a month at that point, she was still available because she was a "Girls" model, rather than adult size. Hey, doesn't matter to me if she's child-sized! She certainly works well enough for what I have in mind!
I'd wanted a nice dress form to showcase my necklaces, both in photographs and at shows, even though I have necklace bust after necklace bust. Sometimes a cool dress form adds the perfect finishing touch. The new ones were out of my meager price range, so I decided to keep checking Craigslist and Ebay. Those that showed up there were never quite what I was looking for. I knew what I was looking for, too, but wouldn't be able to describe it unless I saw it, of course.
So I kept looking. And looking. And looking.
I was especially going to keep my eyes open this year during our jaunts through the Brimfield Fair, the largest outdoor antiques fair in New England. (I've talked about Brimfield a few times....*love* it!) I felt sure I that this time I was going to find something that would please my eye and satisfy my husband's sense of....errrhmmm...fiscal responsibility.
Imagine my surprise when, two weeks before Brimfield, I find the perfect, ideal, couldn't be better solution on Craigslist! She's nice and distressed, vintagey and well-loved. She's completely functional, if I were indeed a dressmaker, and is perfect for my developing style! To say I'm happy would be an understatement.
And so please watch for more of Gracie in the future. I'm sure she's going to make the perfect assistant!
Have you ever found Something Perfect on Craigslist?
Or at a yard sale or antiques show?
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