To go with a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital download "Skyfall" set, I gave hubby something from his past - a vintage James Bond Astin Martin toy car he used to have when he was young. An avid Bond fan, (well, the REAL Bond was from Winnipeg, you know), whenever he would watch 007 movies, he would mention this metal toy he once owned... who knows whatever happened to it. Probably handed down to his nephews and lost over the years.
He loved it and I loved that I could find something vintage for him, for HE gave ME something vintage too!
I finally have a dress form! I have been searching eBay, Etsy and the local antique shops for one that wasn't too expensive without success.
Then I discovered a vintage form for a reasonable price (ie. one-third it would have cost me on eBay!) on Kijiji Canada.
The woman selling it wasn't far from my home, so I picked it up on Valentine's Day.
She's perfect for both practical and decorative uses: I can put her in my bedroom to hang my work clothes on, or she can join me in my studio, displaying beautiful lace and / or jewellry.
And the best thing? I will be able to participate in this year's Dress Form Ball at the Polka Dot Closet!
What fun that will be... last year there were over 100 participants. I'll bet there will be many more come March 11th -- I can't wait!
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