Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mannequin Love


I've always called my Mom a gypsy...



because she loves jewelry.


She's known to pile it on.


It's who she is, it fits her personality!


She's got great style and has amassed quite a collection over the years.


She bought this amazing vintage mannequin years ago for an attic room she converted into a closet.


But it wasn't until this weekend that she got the idea to use her to display all of her wonderful pins & brooches!

  I think she quite enjoys her new bejeweled friend.

32 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful and you KNOW how I love mannequins!

Debby Lee said...

I love this! Maybe because I used to dress mannequins for a living! Loving your Mom's cameo! xo

cityfarmer said...

I just KNOW your MUM and I would get along famously!

lisa golightly said...

I LOVE this !!!! I want to meet your mama ... she seems like a lotta fun ... but then the tree isn't too far from the acorn, right ? XO Lisa

ashlina {the decorista} said...

oh my goodness. i absolutely love this...perfect display.
xoxo

Maya said...

I'm not a jewelry person, but this display on the mannequin is great!!!

Hamptontoes said...

Just had a computer glitch, not sure if my comment went through. Love your mother's whimsical touch to her home! I like to wear brooches with a very simple outfit...it completes the ensemble.

As for my post today and your comment. Our guest bath also has the toilet quite close to the shower. You actually trick the eye into thinking there is more space in the bath with the curved shower curtain rod...it adds another dimension to the room. It is high enough that noone bumps their head on it and it is very practical. Or you could hang closer to the ceiling for a very dramatic look...it's stunning, but then you have to make your shower curtain to go from ceiling to floor (it's actually very inexpensive and is a big bang for your buck.) Just a thought.

Enjoy your week!

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

What a great way to display her broaches ,, very cute!!
Hope you are doing well!!
xoxo
Edyta

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Love the hat, love the manequin and really love the pins!!!

John Taylor said...

Love it, perfect display. Wow, never thought of such a wonderful, unique way to display pieces that are normally hidden in some drawer.
John Taylor,
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Linda Merrill said...

That's a great idea!

bluehydrangea said...

Love this idea...what else does your mother have up her sleeve?

Privet and Holly said...

Now we know where you get your inspiration genes, dear La D! Love it that she knows what she likes and is proud to put it on display. I also love it when collections ARE on display and not squirreled away in a drawer, box or closet. Fun
stuff! xx Suzanne

Beach House Living said...

Fabulous! I would imagine this is the Summer look. What a great collection of pins she has and that hat. Just love that hat!

Tricia Rose said...

That is truly something else - and practical too, since she can see it all at a glance!

I put all my earrings down the edge of my white linen curtains, beside my dressing table, same deal - i can see them!

Kitty said...

So fab I can hardly take it! Haven't checked in forever, but I thought of you in California as I bought a gardenia topiary for my deck. Summer is the only time Indiana is awesome. Lots of love, Kitty

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

No only is she a gypsy (and I imagine a fun one) she is a genius! This is a perfect way to see all our "stuff" in one spot. Love it! Thank you also LTerri for your support and prayers for my dad, it was so thoughtful of you. Much love to you and your fashionable gypsy mom. XO

Kerry said...

Oh I just knew your mum was all kinds of fun from the photos you've posted of her. And a genius gypsy as well!

The Zhush said...

Wow! Clearly amazing creativity and great style run in your family...that is some fab dna you have got going on there!

pretty pink tulips said...

Clever, clever, clever!!!!

La Dolfina said...

Kitty~ it's so good to have you back!!!
You've been missed :)
So glad you're having an awesome Indiana Summer!!!
Love you!
xo

Cristin said...

your mum must be a lovely woman - so clever!

xo,
cristin

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Wow...Terri, this is gorgeous! Your Mom has great style! Love the brooches & pins and the vintage friend! Now I see where you get your great taste!!
xoxo Beth

French-Kissed said...

Such a great way to keep it all in view so she can enjoy each piece every day!

~jermaine~

Kathysue said...

Terri this is so perfect, Love it and I know how fabulous her closet is so I can totally see Ms manequin in there. I think my Mom has a couple of the same brooches as your Mom. My Mom just collects she never wears her stuff but will spend hours going through it and admiring it, too funny,Kathysue

Cashon&Co said...

That is beyond cool!!! I need to show my mom.... She would love this idea, what a great to enjoy all her brooches! Fun post chica!!

Patti's Artful Design said...

Love your Mom's mannequin! Very chic! I bought me one this year for my sewing room. She is a bit hippy and the prom dress is just a bit too tight, but her jewelry looks magnificent too!

Lumo said...

I quite enjoy her new bejeweled friend! What a collection, what a mannequin!

shari @ little blue deer said...

That is such a cool way to display jewelry! How clever! I love it!

cynthia - thedailybasics.com said...

OMG You have got to see this show at the Forbes Gallery in NYC at 5th and 12Street. All mannequins like this WITH COSTUME JEWELRY You mom will freak! Look for our post on this next week!

Iva said...

ohhh how fun!!!

sharon said...

Hi Therese
What a great and clever idea, no more stabbing your fingers on brooch pins as you hunt through a box, this must look fantastic!
Tried to send you a couple of emails and they are returned each time - really sorry! Your ribbon is on it's way, may even have arrived by now.
Have a great weekend
Sharon