Anyway-the article in question is by Tiffany Kirchner-Dixon whose blog is called 'Shabbyscraps'She bought an antique dressform. She thought it was beautiful but her husband thought it was awful and morbid. The dressform-'Nadia' was in danger of being thrown on the fire. She issued a challenge on her blog for readers to share photos and stories of their own dress forms-'Show me your form' She had over 50 respondents! Her husband was won round and Nadia lives! I liked the article and the idea of the challenge as it shows lots of people who can't resist the old and worn and find these things so inspiring and full of life.
Here is my own version of a dress form which I made a few years ago after seeing this jewellery advert.This is impulse buy number one. It is an old art school desk-which came with a stool too and is just great. It has lots of marks of use over the years and is a very versatile piece of furniture. It converts in two ways to two different types of drawing board and also has useful storage. I love it! It has replaced my little Ikea table as my main working area.It even came with a free painting that I didn't notice until I got home. Look at the lovely flowery bolts. Only £20! They had six of them. If I had a big house I would buy all of them and use them as a dining table.Then there was this-I can't work out if an adult being childlike made it or if a child made it but it made me smile. I think I will use it for story telling at school.Then I went in the old bottle shop above the market and bought loads of these clay pipe bowls-I thought they would make interesting flowers as part of my dolls or some other doll related use.
I wonder what impulse buys you have made recently?