Tuesday, February 8, 2011

They Needed a Pretty Place!

First instead of listing dresses on Etsy, I needed a prettier dress form. Then of course I needed a prettier place to store the dresses!
Awhile back I got an idea from another fabulous blogger Maison Douce to use old shutters, screens or closet doors to turn into a portable closet!



I was lucky enough to have 3 sets of old closet doors in a great vintage chippy green. I used two for this project. (I think I might use the others to make two more to put in the sale) and an old closet bar. I had to cut the bar to get it to fit. I still need to get some brackets to attach the middle together. Then I will be able to just take the bar (it's removable) out and fold the doors in to move it.



I took off the old funky plastic knobs and added some acrylic knobs I bought at the craft store for $1.60 each.
I think I will add a mirror to the outside and some hooks to display handbags and jewelry.
Doesn't she look awesome with the turquoise beads?










Linking to:
Faded Charm  for White Wednesday
Type A  for anything Goes
Pink Postcard  for Transformations and Treasures
Tales from Bloggeritaville  for Thrifty Thursdays
Brambleberry Cottage  Time Travel Thursday
Common Ground  for Vintage Inspiration Friday
My Romantic Home  for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage  for Feathered Nest Friday
Finding Fabulous  for Frugalicious Friday

52 comments:

  1. great dresses. love the blue and white lace one.

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  2. @Tammy
    I've found them all at The Goodwill Outlet (.69 cents a lb!!) I keep meaning to get them listed on Etsy but I probably won't get around to it and then they will end up in my annual yard sale. Wish I could keep them all! Alas I am a plus size gal and couldn't squeeze in them if I tried.
    thank you for reading and leaving a comment Tammy!!!!

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  3. Well first of all, "she" needs a name. Now what can we name her. Something musical I think..hmmm....And second of all, she's lovely. I wish I had her figure!

    Cindy Bee

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  4. @Bee Lady
    This is true...she does need a name. Would you like to do the honor of naming her??

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  5. Wowsers, I love the dress with the sash. Great folding closet idea too!

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  6. @Amy @MaisonDecor
    I wish I could take credit for the folding closet idea. I know I saw something very similar on someones blog but I've gone back through and searched and searched and can't find it!

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  7. Goodness...everything looks great! You have quite a pretty collection of vintage dresses!

    Love the beads on the mannequin too!

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  8. those dresses are just fabulous! there is NOTHING like a vintage party dress...new designs, even the ones that look vintage, still don't compare. you have a lovely collection and new pretty place for them!

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  9. Oh how I love vintage dresses! You have some really romantic pretty ones! Love it! Great idea! Traci

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  10. Those are some lovely dresses! And your closet turn out cute!!
    Theresa
    aka:tot

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  11. Such gorgeous dresses and clever way to display them!
    Happy WW,
    Susan

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  12. I just love all of these wonderful dresses! The shutter closet is a great idea and would be a great way to make use of my stash of old doors in the barn. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

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  13. Wow am I ever drooling over here! Yowza those dresses are KILLLLLER! I would have loved to have my hands on those when I sold vintage on Ebay. So makes me want to try again. I never did try Etsy. Loves me some perty vintage dresses. Thanks for sharing. Oh and thanks for joining me on my blog. That rocks!!
    Deb
    http://dejarenew.blogspot.com

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  14. oh, it looks like Cinderellas closet!!!!

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  15. Love the vintage! Pretty, Pretty! Neat closet idea too!

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  16. Great idea but my eyes were too busy looking at the dresses to notice anything else ;O) hehe!! Lucky girl!!! TYFS!!! Many Hugs!! Tammy

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  17. Love the hanging idea, and the dresses are pure vintage lovliness. Can't you keep them just for display?

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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  18. 69c!!! What a bargain, even if they are not plus-sized! Gorgeous :)

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  19. Oh my goodness so pretty!
    Love
    Alison
    x

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  20. i wish we had a goodwill outlet. they are beautiful, i love vinatge clothes. thanks for linking to my party today, love bothe links.

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  21. I love the way you've made over the mannequin. It looks so cool!

    I'm a-following!

    Sarahx

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  22. I do love the folding closet! The dresses are amazing! Do you have a little girl who likes to play dress-up and have tea parties? I would be searching for a reason, any reason to keep the pretty dresses! I think I am going to check out the Goodwill Outlet this week for the first time ever! (I hear you should wear gloves...do you think so?) How about Melody for your mannequin? Just a thuought. I always love visiting you at the Farmhouse, Nicki!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  23. @Amanda
    I have two girls...so I might just end up hanging on to a couple of the dresses. I find them fairly often at the Outlet. It is amazing to me the people that just pass them on by. I don't wear gloves to the Outlet, mainly because I forget to take them.So there is a lot of hand washing as soon as I get home. Gloves are recommended! I think Melody would be a great name!
    Thank you for visiting Melody!!

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  24. these are just dreamy! Love the Marilyn dress and the blue one reminds me of Cinderella (with the birds decorating it!) :)
    Fabulous idea on the makeshift closet- thanks for sharing that! And thanks for linking up!

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  25. Lovely! I think your little closet is adorable as is your dress form! :)

    ~liz

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  26. love, love, love your idea to display your dresses, and your dresses how fabulous are they.
    I want the blue & white one in the last photo. I really do, so did you list them on Etsy yet?

    Found on Faded Charm's White Wednesday.
    I'm now a follower. Great Blog!

    Melissa

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  27. Great idea, love it !
    The dresses so remind me of Cinderella (I was looking for the little mice - you know the ones
    that do the sewing..LOL)
    Hugs,
    Kammy

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  28. Oh my gosh--this is exquisite!!! It truly is like going back in time--thank you for the beautiful journey!!!
    XO

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  29. Love the wispy fun look of the dresses. The door closets are cute...great idea!

    Sylvia

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  30. Your dress form and little closet is so pretty!
    I love the beautiful vintage dresses.

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  31. What stunning dresses! The Judy is beautiful too!

    Sue @ Beach Bungalow
    xo

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  32. Such beautiful clothes in a gorgeous setting! (And a really clever idea!)

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  33. Wow! The dresses are gorgeous!! I love the blue and white one! Your pictures are fantastic!

    http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

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  34. Such beautiful frocks in a gorgeous setting! What a clever idea for a closet!

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  35. Well I guess I liked this twice as much as I thot I did!Ha!

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  36. Wow, what great dresses, I think I would like to go to prom just once more! Cute display closet!

    Carol

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  37. How fun and pretty are those dresses?? LOVE them! :)

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  38. Oh how beautiful! I am visiting via the Valentine linky.
    I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  39. Oooh, beautiful vintage dresses to go with all those wonderful dress forms. Isn't collecting vintage beauty fun? ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party again. Hope you've also entered my giveaway.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  40. That's awesome! What a great idea! I love using the doors. Those dresses are fantastic.

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  41. Hi Nicki! What a wonderful way to display your gorgeous dresses! Love the blues. Vintage display really adds to the feel of it all. Thanks so much for linking up for the party!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  42. I love your closet...and your dress form...and your dresses...

    Janet

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  43. What a pretty, dreamy post; thank you for sharing.

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  44. What gorgeous vintage dresses and love the way you have photographed and displayed them- so charming! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  45. I am a new follower! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    ecstatic that I found your blog!!!

    How truly divine!!!

    And sublime!!!!

    An aesthetic wonder!!!!

    I'm looking forward to reading all of your past posts.

    I'm getting ready to go live in Italy for almost a year but promise to stop by often!!!!

    Hugs/thanks for the visual joy,
    Lana

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  46. These dresses are so delicious! Well done with the closet doors - love the new knob!
    Truly beautiful,
    kathy

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  47. Such a pretty collection. Thanks for sharing,
    Julie

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  48. Beautiful dresses! however, I'm dying over the dress form! I have been in search for one, that I can modpodge over! Very beautiful.

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