Monday, February 25, 2013

~A SWEET DRESS FORM and a FABULOUS OLD DESK~

Winter has finally come to Oklahoma and I'm trying desperately to be a good California Girl and not WHINE about the sleet and snow that will soon blanket the ground.  (I'm happy with the rain tho~we need it!)  I guess after being cooped up from hand surgery for so long I WANNA GET OUTA HERE and have some fun.  That said...I know Spring is around the corner and glorious days of junkin' and slummin' are on the horizon!

See the vintage dress form at the top?  It is a great old piece and made of wood.   I can't wait to do something fabulous to it!  I'm thinking vintage lace, etc
About three years ago my big sister rescued the one above from the TRASH and we had so much fun recovering it.  She uses hers in her shop for display (I borrowed the picture from Facebook) and everyone wants to buy it!  Imagine that! :)  Her shoppe is in Dickson, Tennessee and it is darling!  If you are close to Nashville you MUST go visit PLANTATION WHITE!
On Saturday I did a little bit of local tag sale shopping and I snagged this awesome solid wood desk.  She's screaming out for a makeover and I'm going to give it to her!  I can just see this beauty dressed to the nines with my favorite soft white paint!  YUM!
The inside of the widest drawer had the burn-stamp of Ballman/Cummings - Ft. Smith, Ark.  I just found an amazing article on this company...you can find it HERE.  I just found a dresser and mirror on eBay and it's price is $700.  Oh My Gosh...not gonna say what I paid for the desk but it wasn't anywhere CLOSE to that price!

This week I'll be working on restocking my suffering website.  I haven't listed anything new since before my surgery so I have LOTS to catch up on!

Happy Monday.

Love to you...

14 comments:

NanaDiana said...

That desk is a great find and that is one good looking bust you have there (hahahaha) I bet you are so tickled to be opening your shop and getting settled into it- xo Diana

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I love the dress form and the desk. You can tell both are made very well! Have fun changing them up! I can't wait to see what you do. Spring will be here before you know it!!!
Karen

Elizabeth Johnson said...

What a treasure that desk is! And it looks like its in great shape.
Are you about to blow away?! The wind is a whistlin' outside my window tonight!!
~Elizabeht

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I just posted my dress form today that I dressed...so fun! Yours are gorgeous! Do say you are coming to the Dress form ball...Please your girls told me they really wanted to go!!

Carol

Maggie said...

the desk is so cute; love the shape of the top small drawer...a neat detail! All ready for you to work your magic!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,
Lovely wood desk and perfect dress form you got!
Enjoy the makeover.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Rebecca! I wish I had the room here for a larger dress form. I was going to suggest Carol's Dress Form Ball to you, which is coming up in a couple of weeks, but I see she has already been and mentioned it. : )

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the desk!

I have a quick question. I bought an old wooden tool box before I had my surgery in December. It is a dull red, but I wanted to paint it white and rub some paint off so the red shows through in some places. I've never painted wood before. Can you tell me what I need to do?? Do I need to sand the box? What kind of paint should I use that will allow me to rub some off in the end.

Thanks for your help.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Linda said...

I love the dress form! I have a little one that is a necklace holder! I want another one that I can pin things on to store/display!

I like your little desk...and I know it will be wonderful when you are done with it!

I am anxious for Spring too...but I am glad for the moisture that came with the two snow storms.

Hope you are mending nicely and that you will soon be good as new!

Love, Linda

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

I can't wait to see the dress form and the desk....I just redid a vanity and chair this afternoon. They are headed to my booth tomorrow....that space is only a month old and neglected due to the bathroom reno....but that is coming to an end... praise the Lord.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

annaKristianne said...

Hi Rebecca,

Your blog continues to be an inspiration for me =).

What a beautiful desk!

Hope you and your family are doing well.

Love,

anna

Theresa said...

My Hubby is from Nashville! The next time we go there, I am gonna shop at your Sister's place:) Love the dress form and that awesome desk! I bet you got a great deal on it! Can't wait to see it all prettied up! Have a blessed weekend, HUGS!

Val said...

My sister lives in Whitebluff, Tennessee! I will have to share this link!

Phyllis said...

Great find in that desk. It was made in my hometown! How cool!!

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