***** To be honest I am baffled by all the google changes going on. It seems soon as I learn one thing, something changes and it's something else to learn. I was upset that we will be losing Picnik. I was a premium member and absolutely loved it. And now, it seems we will be losing our Google Friend Connect. Ok...never mind. It seems if you use blogger you will still be able to use GFC for now. I really dislike asking people to sign up for this an sign up for that but I think it's necessary for now. :( I would love it if you would click the "like" button for facebook and the Net Worked blogs thing over there on my side bar. I am grateful for your friendship. xoxo ****
Carol of the blog The Polka Dot Closet, announced last month she was having a party. I knew Carol, way back when, before she came out of the closet, with her fabulous blog that gives us the secrets of her "how to's". Ms. Carol's party quickly became the "go to" party of the season. And I for one, will not sit home on a Tuesday night, so here I am (actually, I was so excited I came skidding in a whole lot early). We get to show off our dress forms, our mannequins, our head pieces and maybe even our alter ego's. :) All my girls are working girls. Let me introduce you.
Is this blue eyed girl sweet or what? I "found" her not too long ago and she was delighted to come home with me. She told me so! She's hand painted. Her job, for now, is to sit by me as I work at the computer and keep me company. :) She's really good at her job!
This lady is the work horse of my studio. She is in so many of my site photos, dressed in whatever vintage clothing I am featuring. When not working, she makes a fine resting place for the jewels I am using in a project.
Last winter, something overtook me and I got ambitious. Giving this old cracked head a new "do" of vintage dictionary pages took forever. But in the end, it was worth it. Sweet old hats look so fine on her tres chic coiffure now. History Lesson: Today she is sporting a Fascinator from the 1920's, perhaps worn by a flapper girl. Fascinator: small fancy hat, extravagant hair accessory, frivolous head decoration. You may have seen some outrageous fascinators at Kate and William's recent wedding. Dating back from the 16th-17th century, over the years they have fallen in and out of fashion. An alternative to hats, they feature arrangements of feathers, beads, netting, ribbons and flowers. This one, worn by my girl, is quite modest, featuring curved feathers and prong set clear rhinestones.
And last, but surely not least, we have Mademoiselle Ava, also known as flat chested girl. She resides in my antique shop booth, and is dressed for whatever the season may be. Here..... she is all ready for the 2011 Christmas party. Wearing her gorgeous skirt, fashioned from only the best newspaper, her sweet vintage stole (sold) and her best jewelry and holiday waist adornments. Ahhhh....to be that thin.
Thank you Carol for hosting this fun day. I hope you all enjoyed a look at my girl friends here in the studio. Next post I hope to show you my booth at the antique mall, fondly known as MAC. Until next time.... xoxoxo
Joining these blogs and their fabulous parties this week. Go take a peek at all the inspiration and fun.
WIW at Ivy & Elephants,
LaurieAnna's Farmhouse Friday, Potpourri Friday at 2805, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Vintage Inspiration Wednesday at A Very Merry Vintage Style, Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound,
and a new party has joined the blogging world, Joy of Savvy City Farmer is hosting Thriftn' on a Thursday