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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

As Rare As..............

As you have all probably worked out by now I am mad about antique mannequins.  Now what are the chances of two of these exceptionally rare beasts coming my way in the same week?  Well, that is exactly what has happened.  The lovely Jolande from Holland who is also mad about manni's contacted me last week to say that she had a miniature Napoleon Stockman for sale.  I didn't need asking twice and here he is.........

Isn't he adorable?

I love his little hands and articulated fingers.

and that cute little derrière..........

A couple of days after Jolande contacted me about the Stockman I was having a nosey on a certain auction site and came across something else that made me go weak at the knees..........

Without further ado a deal was struck and she arrived this morning (after two very sleepless nights).

She has been strapped into one of my Edwardian corsets and I absolutely love her.  You won't believe it but the gentleman I purchased her from was totally honest with me and told me he bought her last weekend at a car boot sale!!  Our local car boot is good, but not that good.  

So as you can tell, there is some serious manni love going on in this household today.  Enjoy the rest of your week.
Jo xx


  1. Yay for your new mannis. They are wonderful. xx

  2. Both of those are great!!

  3. How amazing - I'm green with envy! I just move m'sieur - and yes, he does have a neat deriere...

    BUT! That gorgeous corset girl - she is just stunning.

    Good for you!

    Rgds, Carol x

  4. Just amazing Jo - you were lucky to find them! Now...where is that car boot sale??

  5. Hi Jo, See you are still finding wonderful treasure! Look forward to seeing you at Hatton Park, it's been ages, must have a good catch up xxx

  6. WOW, I love that corset mannequin, what a find (for you and the car booter). How many do you have now?
    Ruth x

  7. Very jealous of your finds! ha ha. Fingers crossed for sunshine next week at Avington!!! x

  8. I nearly spat out my cup of tea in disbelief just then, when I read the seller found your amazing corset mannequin at a car boot sale!!!
    That would be my find of the month...year...decade....LIFETIME!
    You are one very lucky girl Jo!
    Maybe you should start a book of your beautiful mannequins as an archive? - I'm sure there would be lots of interest.
    Niki x

  9. Fab! You must be thrilled to bits Jo.
    I can just imagine your sleepless nights anticipating their arrival in the post.
    Hope your Fair at Avington is a good one....
    Julie x

  10. Hi Jo,

    What fun to see him back :-))
    Enjoy your beautiful Stockman Napoleon ... ... ... ... ... ...
    And the Corset Bust... ... ... ... ... ... ...BEAUTYFULL !!!

    Beye, Jolanda

  11. So wonderful Jo! And I want your beautiful corset and the figure to fit into it... Jane xxx

  12. Just like a city bus, you can wait hours for one and then two show up. They are magnificent - jealous!

  13. Is it only me that finds the young man scary? See you on Saturday, have a great day at Avington I wish I was coming.
    T x

  14. lovely blog. Do you want to follow each other darling? XoXo


  15. Lovely to see you on saturday. The brocants looks fabulous, what a lovely event to be part of. Hope you're enjoying a rest in the garden Heather x

  16. That corset mannequin is fantastic! What a find!


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