Thursday, March 3, 2011

A little corner in my Kitchen!


I am very influenced
by all things french!!

For French Inspiration Thursday,
I thought I would share
a little corner in my kitchen.

I have a passion for dress forms.
I think I own 18
(we will have to talk further about that at another time, lol)

I love dressing them up, either seasonal or with lot's of bling.

Both of these were gifts from my adoring husband.

I found this at a local flea market. Not really sure what it is, maybe some type of seeder, but had to have it.


I also love primitive portrait paintings..I am fascinated by them. I purchased these from a market in PA several years back. I think them to be in perfectly worn and chipped condition without any frames....

and let's not forget about the toile wallpaper....

This post is being linked to French Inspiration Thursday's. Thank you
The French Cupboard, for hosting this.
I am also linking this to:
Charm Bracelet Diva's
Do you toile party

Debra from Common Grounds
Vintage Inspiration Friday's



Grace said...

How HUGE is it???? lol Gorgeous things. I love your dress forms but come on 18 and you can not sell your greatest cutest friend Grace 1? are you kidding? whahaha So are we getting any more sneak peaks of your prize to guess? I like my idea of a moroccan smoke ideas anyone I did not say to smoke pot!! Love ya Grace xoox

Red Shed Cottage Chic Antiques said...

Can so relate to your "dress form" issues! What's not to love.
Thanks for sharing!
Pardon My French
at The Red Shed

Kelly_Deal said...

beautiful dress form! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Oh! It's big Grace!! LOL!!!
Sorry. Misery Loves company..but addicts don't share!! hahahaha!!!! Anyways....blah blah!! I'm still looking for you..can't help it if I keep .. keeping them... heehe!

Thanks for the visit Valarie..I do love them...just about any condition too!!!! I think it is becoming a!!!

Hi Kelly, Just visited you! love your tin!!!! Have a Happy Day!!! ;p

Counting Your Blessings said...

EIGHTEEN??? I'm so jealous. I especially love the one full body one that you have. Obviously, you are dressform-spoiled and need to share. ;)

So glad you showed us some of your collection. Would love to see MORE.

Blessings... Polly
French Cupboard
Counting Your Blessings

Ozma of Odds said..., Love, LOVE the french cage dress form!!
xo, Rosemary

Gypsy Brocante said...

18 dress forms??!! You are a very troubled woman and I can help ... I'll be straight over to relieve you of a few {or more!} ... seriously, lucky you! that's quite the collection ... I can envision all of them dressed up and posed for a big family photo ... see, I'm troubled as well ; )

thanks for sharing your collection and linking up to Voila! at FC,

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

and they are all in your kitchen? Love all your lucky lady you!

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving your dress forms and I just found a seeder recently too! I have it hanging in my kitchen!

My Shabby Roses said...

18! I've never met anyone that had 18. Your dress forms are just wonderful. I'm still waiting for my caged dress form.
Happy French Inspirational Thursday!

Carla said...

I can vouch that i have seen them first have a beautiful but...yet...troubling addiction! lol. dressform-aholic!!
xoxo Carla ;)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely LOVE your dress forms!! I would love to have one like those!!! I have a regular sewing one and also a molded body type one that some find a bit creepy- but hey, kinda like the frenchy look!! Stopping by from Common Ground today ~ nice to meet you!! Now following :) stop by and say hello sometime!

Queenie said...

Love the toile wallpaper and your dress forms are so unique and pretty too :)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. Found it on Charm Bracelet Diva. I linked up with her Toile Party. I am going to be one of your followers! Please take a look at my new blog and be a follower and leave a comment or tidbit of advice. I have crafted, junked and antiqued for years. I love your manequin and am in the market for one now to put in my studio. The round metal screen thing I believe is a miner's gold sifter...not sure, but I have one similar & that is what I was told. Thanx for sharing and I will share your sight with my gal pals. Greetings from the land of dixie.Tiff

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

How fun - love the dress forms! So glad you like the Frenchy fabric. I'll love to see how you use it! Linda

Debra@Common Ground said...

You have some beauties! A real community of them! So glad you linked up to VIF!