Today it was Mum's turn. She phoned this afternoon. Her voice vibrating with excitement. She was out and about and found at one of her favourite haunts...
Abigail. Mum says that is her name. Mum used to own one but along the way and with the many moves we made as a young family, her dress form was given away. Mum was just talking about this over Christmas and there she was. Abigail. Just waiting for her. Complete with cast iron stand and even the wing nuts. Mum said, soft and a little bit worn but with a lot of life left in her. Perfect. Husband had to laugh at the wing nuts. I am sure he was thinking that his dear mother-in-law is a little bit of a wing nut! Mum says Abigail is older than her previous dress form, maybe 1940s. And for a grand total of... get ready for it... $2!!!!! That's it. Thrift store score!
Check this out. Abigail's insides. Mum was getting very artsy with her photographs!
And you can check here at Sophie's blog for more flea market finds...
$2!! that's incredible well done!!ReplyDelete
have always wanted one of those! how fab and for 2 bucks total bargain. nice insides too, she looks hungry!ReplyDelete
WOWEEE what a treasure abigail is!! only $2???.. that's unbelievable!! her inside's remind me of a show back in the 70s, bionic woman lol!!ReplyDelete
I, too, have always wanted one, and for $2 thats incredible!ReplyDelete
YIKES what's the name of that shop that restores my faith in op shops ;-)ReplyDelete
Ohhh I am so thrilled for your Mum to find Abigail ... it's like they were meant to find each other ;-)Thanks for the gorgeous story!
wow, very cool!ReplyDelete
i am in such awe for abigail, and your creative mum! i have never seen an adjustable abigail neither! how clever! 'score' is an understatement!!! ;)ReplyDelete
Oh how lucky - a truly great find. It is very nice to meet Abigail - I am sure she and your Mum are going to be great pals!ReplyDelete
wow - her insides are spectacular - almost skeletal!ReplyDelete
Oh what a great find! Lucky gal, your mum. :)ReplyDelete