So are you curious? What could possibly be so grand that one would devote an entire day of traveling to retrieve? Well, it was something that I had been searching and researching for some time, well over 9 months, since first seeing a similar item. I asked questions of bloggers who had possession of this, searched Ebay for pricing and then Craiglist. I continually expanded my search in areas outside of my hometown until I "found" this item. Inquiring about its availability was my next step and when
Did you guess what it is???? Look at that patina and metal love going on there!
Ok, ok, I won't keep it from you any longer.
This is my most recent "find" off of Craiglist.
Isn't she bee-A-u-tee-ful!
The condition is so remarkable for its age. A date of Dec 1, 1908 is located near the base set screw. Can you see it?
I was told by the seller that the original owner was a 90 year old Polish woman who sewed her own clothes...ALL of them. Her name was Gorniak and I am awaiting her first name, if the seller can remember or locate it. It has been suggested by my blogging, mannequin-owning friends that she needs a beautiful name, any suggestions??? I was hoping to name her after the original owner, of course, depending upon what that may be.
Here are more loverly pics of my beautiful, old girl...hmmm she's about 102 years old! She certainly looks great for her age, dontcha think?! I hope I look that good when I get that old...haha
Take a look at that cage and those legs!And notice the detail & craftsmanship of that vintage cast iron leg & caster, they just don't make things like they use to!
A SPECIAL thank you to Laura over at 52 Flea for some guidance, she was a dear blog friend to offer advice when i was trying to decide between two mannequins. I am indebted to your kindness!
I have another post in the making regarding a first for me in the auction world that Mr. Farmhouse and I attended several weeks back. All I can say is "I did real good!"
Until then, thanks for being patient with me...I am not a regular die-hard blogger, suffice it to say there are priorities that must be attended to on the home-front. If you haven't seen Amy's post over at WhisperWood Cottage , you must take a look...some food for thought.