Garage Sale Dream Come True!

I am so excited to share this with you. A couple of weeks ago I was reading the evening paper and saw an ad for a Garage Sale...IN DECEMBER. Now, it's very cold where I live in the winter and it's even more unusual to see a garage sale ad this time of year. However it said that it was indoor...so I thought that I would go.
To my astonishment, this dress form is what I saw first! I have wanted one of these for so long, but they are too expensive for my taste.  Here's the best part, I ask the seller how much he wants for it and he tells me 250. I KNOW that they are expensive but hey, this IS a garage sale! Then he says to me, "Surely you will take it for $2.50!" I said, "SOLD".  Yes that's right, I got this beauty for only two dollars and fifty cents.

My mind races on creativity overload when this happens and I am already thinking of what I can do with her. When I get home, I search my home for a book that I can tear up. I am known for decorating with books for lifts and levels and found one that the spine was torn. It was a Spanish book, but what the heck! Here (above) you see me already covering her in the pages.
 Here she is all done in all her glory!

I took her upstairs in my Master Bedroom and dressed her first in a fancy hat.

And finally in my wedding dress. Yep, I love her and here she will stay. Terry

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  1. She turned out beautiful! I love to get the Suzy Stitch brand and remove the fabric cover to show their brown paper "skin". =)

    Blessings... Polly

  2. Terry, wow! Only $2.50??? Amazing. I love how you ran home and decoupaged the paper on...looks great! It turned out just beautiful.

  3. I'll trade my form (my size 0 body) for yours!!! Ha! Love it Terry. Do I have any bids on that teapot? Just Kidding! I wouldn't sell it for anything! It looks good in my kitchen. Thank you Terry from your big sister.

  4. what a fabulous find! And for 250!!! ha ha Cute story =D

    You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the Monday blog party!!

  5. What a great story!! I have been wanting a dress form for years...doubt I will ever find a deal like you did and it turned out so beautiful. I would call that an early Christmas gift!!

  6. What a deal and such a great transformation. I guess you mode podged it. Thanks for sharing this, too.

  7. She turned out great and what a deal - score! Happy WW


  8. Now that was a great find! I love what you did with her! :)

  9. Did you feel like fainting???? I would have, I cannot believe what a wonderful find and the mannequin is in good vintage condition! I love what you did to it! And she looks so happy wearing the wedding dress. Congratulations on your best score I have heard of this year!
    I am a follower!

  10. $2.50!!! Wow I would buy a 100 of those at that price! You did a great job transforming her!

  11. Good for you- I can't believe how cheap you got her. Obviously the man had no idea what he had there did he? Now you need to name her- mine is named Josephine and some days she is the only one I like to talk to :)

  12. Wow $2.50...What a bargain. I have two vintage mannequins have had for years I plan to do a post about very soon.

  13. I love what you did with this!! I have an old dress form like this and might have to try this on it- it is so charming! and what a DEAL!!! Thanks for sharing at my party!

  14. At a time in my life where garage sales were not my #1 priority my mom pulled up to one with me in the car. To my surprise there was a dress form there and it was nearly identical to my measurements (bust is bigger than mine...typical). I got it for $10 and she is the love of my life next to my husband.

  15. 2.50!?!? Holy cow! That's a steal! She looks great covered in book pages.
    I've wanted a dress form for years, I'm just not willing to shell out all my grocery money for one. You give me hope!

  16. Wow, I wish I could find a deal like that. I would love a dress form too. I adore how you fancied it up. What a clever idea and it is really fun that it is a spanish book. Entertaining to read! How about Wuthering Heights! I have to find one to recreate your little lovely! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Christmas.

  17. Some people have all the luck! Ha! I've always wanted one too. It turned out great!

    Warmly, Michelle


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