Friday, August 1, 2008

~Show us your Form~ A little friday FooFoo*

Greetings and Smoochy Holy Kiss daaaarling! ;) I am so happy to be a part of today's "Show us Your form" ParTY*. Mostly because being in the company of other manny-lovers I don't feel like such a kook! LOL I know ya'll know what I'm talkin about! Some people don't "understand" us.* ;) Some people as Tiffany's husband are rather "frightened" at first.... you know... with headless bodies here and there... and then people like us who actually dress them up...????? Is it just me or do ya'll get A LOT of raised eyebrows? My husband is wonderful about it... my daughter- in- love "LOVES" it; and I see that twinkle in her eye as well... but my sons.... well;.... when they see Momma carrying these headless forms here and there and spending HOURS having photo shoots... well I think they are worried a phone call to Bell View is in my future! -- Do you ever hear your kids say, "Dad... is Mom okay?" !!!!!!!!!!! THANK MY LORD, for WONDERFUL, WOMEN LIKE YOU WHO "uNdErStaNd." So.... On with the show!....
This is the Contessa Urina Mariah. Named, partly by the lovely Phyllis from Shabby in the City. I had found this mannequin at the local FLEA and of course was positively delighted by her (ahem) charming qualities. Her fabric was hanging half off, so when I brought her home I finished ripping off the rest. Then taped off the top part and walked back inside JUST FOR A SEC to grab the spray paints; and letting Abe our beloved Pembroke corgi out- as I went in. I grabbed the paints and walked out the door only to see him IN THEE ACT... DESECRATING her base! Leg hiked, and mid-stream I am completely HORRIFIED! "Abraham, HOW could you?" I scared my beloved half to death.... and after consoling him, had to go get the 409 and paper towels to console the Contessa. Later, on my blog, I shared the story with everyone and Phyllis had the PERFECT name: Urina! So there you have it: the Contessa Urina Mariah.

This manny's name is Maude. She has the heart of a servant and is usually found donning her aprons in my craft room. She LOVES aprons and Pearls and vintage brooches the best! But what girl doesn't? *
Here is Urina Mariah, PUTTERING around the Potting shed. She loves FLORALS, AND usually has my pruning shears and a pocketful of posies.
Here she is: Keeper of the Potting shed.
Had to add this one... and I think, this is where the family... gets worried. LOL

Urina Maria IS OFTEN found in the garden. Here, she played hide and seek in the cornfield! Do yours do that too??????????????????
Feather boas are a girls best friend. Especially with a country straw hat full of FRESH off the farm millinery!
This is as dressed uP as Maude ever gets. She's much more comfortable in her old frock and apron.
And the Contessa Urina Mariah.... has been planning her wedding.
She never takes off her skeleton key... and wears it close to her heart. Maybe, she'll have a garden wedding? Maybe all of your manny's will be invited? LOL

Well thanks for visiting the Potting shed today! I'm off to go see if anyone else posted or if I should indeed just check myself IN* Be sure to visit Tiffany at Shabby Scraps and the long list of others who weren't afraid to SHOW THEIR FORM!
Have a beeeautiful day,
Blessings,
L

23 comments:

Carla said...

Your ladies are special and your photo sessions are such fun! Poor Urina has really made something of herself after such a humble, puddled beginning! I couldn't find an old dress form fast enough to satisfy my fever to own one, so I antiqued a new one in my backyard in full view of the neighbors. I had some trouble getting the glaze to look right around the bosom area and I did a lot of dabbing and patting and you get the picture. Thank goodness when the 'hood doesn't get us we've got the blog!

hopetreestudio said...

Hi love all your photos. Denise

Laurie Ann said...

What fun photo ops for your mannie's. I'm sure you love them all equally, but Maude is my favorite. Too cute! You are so full of joy. You made my heart sing this morning!

Rosemary said...

Wow, they get around!!
Such pretty outfits too!
Thanks for sharing,
Rosemary

Kathy said...

What a super cute and funny post, I loved it. "Contessa Urina Mariah" ~ too funny ~ that is definitely my favorite name so far!

Have a great day!

Amydeanne said...

oooo she's beautiful! i love her! Great photos Lea! :)

Saucy said...

Wonderful! The skeleton key is a sweet little accent, what is it's meaning to her?

A Contessa! My goodness. I had no idea there would be blue blood at this party. *curtsey*

Edie said...

I think you're having too much fun. LOL. A girl's gotta have friends right? :) I don't have any dress forms but I would LOVE to mosaic one.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Great post!!

M ^..^

Counting Your Blessings said...

That picture of her at the doorway of the shed is wonderful!! Love it. Blessings... Polly

Debra said...

I just LOVE this! I want one of those gals. Your pictures are fabulous.
Debra

paisleycat said...

I sooo enjoyed your mannie picture show.. I can see how that could be very addictive...And that is a good thing...Also luv your aprons...

LiLi M. said...

hahaha!! I love the picture of the window dress lady in the mirror too. I have a kind of head model in a window behind the door. I have to tell you that not only burglars are scared! Lol
Nice to meet you!

Alisa said...

The Contessa and Maude are delightful! Thank you for sharing.

Maija said...

So pretty! The one gal in the field did freak me out a little!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Lovely Dressform Post Lea..
Hugs Patty

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Urina! HA! Your story was a hoot... love the name Maude too. They look great.
In the corn field...*snort*....
Have a great weekend!
Nikki

cherished*vintage said...

Great forms! Loved all the photos and stories. Thanks for such a fun visit!
-Karoline

She'sSewPretty said...

I love the contessa. I wish I had one of my own. I'll have to keep looking.

shabbyscraps27 said...

your ladies are gorgeous! I promise you, you are not a KOOK today! TFS, and supporting me and nadia!
xoxo, Tiffany

Shanda said...

Hi Lea, I didn't get to partisipate in the "manny party". I would have loved too. I enjoyed your post very much about yours. I never did know how your's got her name. That's too funny.
I made a double batch of your zuke bread the other night at about 10:00pm. I just stayed up and bog hopped while it was baking. Hubby was still gone and it was a rwather delightful evening if I do say so myself. Me the computer, your read baking, I was off the next day and it was just peaceful . The aroma from the bread was just wonderful.. Needless to say, I know have a "new" zuke bread recipe. I made two giant loaves and six giant muffins with the batter. I loved all the sugar and cinn. in it. It came out sweet and so moist I called it almost wet. It was so good. I have one of the loves frozen, I intend to savor it on the first true crisp fall day. I just love that day, it always makes me feel born again, renews my strength and gives me a spring in my step. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I have two questions. Was it your mother's? and do you peal your zuke before making bread. I left a stripe of skin, like every other one. It turned out great, but I was just wondering if i done it right and how you do it.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

OH URINA! And Maude! So glad you two are keeping the family in stitches (ha!) and keeping the crows out of the corn no doubt...you girls are earing your keep :)

ShabbyInTheCity said...

OH URINA! And Maude! So glad you two are keeping the family in stitches (ha!) and keeping the crows out of the corn no doubt...you girls are earing your keep :)