Thursday, March 11, 2010

Go Figure

The closest mall is an hour away from where we live, so I'm usually out of the loop when it comes to the latest trend and I don't pay too much attention anyway. Except the other day, when I came upon this perfume bottle and stopped dead in my tracks.

This one was right next to it.
The sight of these bottles were a reminder of my elusive quest to acquire the perfect dressmaker form. Just recently one literally walked by me and right out the door at one of the antique stores I stopped by. I had to actually suppress a scream because it was the most beautiful one I had ever seen, as it was being carried by a very lucky lady who had just snagged it from an aisle I was headed down. Unfortunately I didn't even have the presence of mind to snap a photo of it, but I did watch it being carried out of the shop and forever out of my life.
So for now, I'll just have to console myself with my miniature one.

The perfect size to hold a few of my favorite pins and brooches.

And the really sad part is, the antique dealer shared the price of the dressmaker form with me after she walked out the door, and it was exactly the same price as just one of those perfume bottles. Go figure.


Maurie Kirschner said...

Man, I hate it when that happens! I hope you find an even more perfect one and for less!

Very fancy perfume bottles, but what I love is the little idea you had to display your broaches. I'm going to to have to keep my out for something like that!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Lili,

I would so like to get a dressmaker form for my sewing room . . and of course, I'm looking for an antique one. I'm sure you'll find one and probably for an unusually good price at that.

Ange said...

I am crying for you! Ahhhh those are the hard moments to live... May you find another one. If it's any consolation - I think the JP Gauthier perfumes smell TERRIBLE ;)

Piecefulafternoon said...

I try not to look at what others are carrying in thrift shops and antique stores - saves me hours of woe. :-)

Your miniature is darling - the perfume bottles - questionable. So what are your plans for the dress form when you find the perfect one?

hometown girl said...

oh i feel your pain! i've wanted an old dress form for the longest time, i think i might have let out a scream if i were you! susan

Low Tide High Style said...

Aww, another lovely dress form will come your way! And our closest mall is an hour away too!

Kat :)