February 6, 2012

The Dress Form Linky Party, Starts Now! And a Dress Form Giveaway!


Lady Anita Man Cordially invites you to....




Everyone is welcome!  Link up as many dress forms as you like, old or new posts, any dress form, big or small.  The party is open for linking all week through the 14th

If you want to continue to have a ball, I would love for you to follow The Polka Dot Closet

 If you think your readers would like to join in the fun, please link back to the party!

Barr Display has generously offered to give a dress form to
One commenter chosen by Random.org


One comment only please

The Drawing will be February 14...SWEET!

Details on ordering this $21.00 dress form are available on the post



The party has started so, please grab a glass of champagne and
 Join Lady Anita Man and the other guests in the gardens


The party will run through February 14

Thank you so much for coming, please mingle with the other guests.
I hope you have a Ball !

Carol
Email followers, click on the title of this post and you will be taken to the blog to see all of the dress forms
 If you need help linking up your dress form post please email me, using the button up in the upper left hand corner of this blog

118 comments:

Tee said...

I've been so excited for you and your party. Your decor and layouts have so much class! Sorry for being underdressed in my granny nightgown, lol.

Gale said...

Just wanted to let you know I shared your party at www.squidoo.com/blogevents ...please feel free to share any other future parties you'ld like posting by leaving a link in the comments at the bottom of the page. :-) Looking forward to seeing all those pretty dress forms!

Cheryl said...

lol... Anita Man... thats a hoot! I should name one of mine... Dontwanna Man.... shh don't tell my hubby lol

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

My lady is happy to attend! Thanks for hosting the party, Carol! Fun giveaway, too!

marda said...

As I sit here at my computer.. sans champagne or wonderful goodies, and in my stretchy pants and t-shirt, I'm glad I can still get invited in. I look forward to all the creations. I've not tried decorating a dress form yet, but I do intend to in the future. Yours alone has sparked my interest. Thanks for hostessing such a lovely part.

marda said...

that's "party"!!!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am so thrilled to join your party! Oh the inspiration from so many.
Thank you for sharing your dress forms and so many creative ideas.
It is an honor.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hey Carol ~ I just linked up, an old post, but a pretty dress form just the same...I hope you think so too! ~Stacy~ xo

Chris said...

This will be such fun.......I'm excited to see all the creativity!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Now that I looked on your post about ordering the $21 dressform I am wanting to make one of those! Add it to my "I want to do sometime soon" list. Please enter me in the giveaway--that is so awesome!

Aledia said...

I'm so delighted to be able to join your party! I'm looking forward to seeing all the ladies that will be in attendance!

I would love to be entered into the drawing :)

Thank You so much for hosting this fab party!

(hugs)
Aledia~

pliccb said...

I love the look of your lady dressed in her vintage sheet music and lace! I have a full size lady, Esmeralda, but she hasn't quite decided what she would like to wear yet.

Peggy said...

I had intended to enter a mini-dress form however time just got away from me! Thanks for hosting the party and a chance to enter the give-away!
Peggy

debi huntsman said...

Oh, Lady Anita Man looks absolutely ravishing in her beautiful long white gown and pearls! And what a wonderful hostess!

Thank you for this lovely party. Your giveaway gift is beautiful, I know that Violet Ann would just love to have a new sister.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
It was my honor to join the Ball!! If I am not lucky enough to win that stunning dress form than I plan on ordering one for myself to dabble with!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Deb

Betty Sneeringer said...

Anita sure looks like she is ready to party! Have a great ball!

Betty

Dearest Jackdaw said...

Well.. I think I've done this right! Everyones dress forms look so beautiful! I have too many I was forced to sell one :( Will tweet about this via @dearestjackdaw ♥

laurie said...

what a beautiful linky party, I will let someone else have my spot to win the give away, i wouldn't know what to do with a dress form, I jsut come to drool over all your beautiful creations, I think you are amazing in what you create, I might not do the things you do with crafting but I truly love coming to see all your new projects! Beautiful!

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Introducing the Ladies of Linens Lace and Lattes! Thanks for inviting us the ball. Please enter our names in for a drawing to add to the family!
deb
linens lace and lattes

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I poked my head in last night at 11 but no one was here yet and then I promptly fell asleep. LOL So I will add some orange juice to the champagne and just join in the party this morning. Thank you Carol for hosting this sweet party. My girls and I are delighted to be here. :) Love, Lynn

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

ROFL.....I just got it!!!! Anita Man....

Susan said...

I don't have a dress form to join the party, but I am sure enjoying viewing all the others.
So very pretty!

Gina said...

I'm wondering when the gentlemen will be arriving. :D

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Thanks Carol for hosting such a wonderful party. Kate has been looking forward to it. She's such a showoff.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol,
My comment did not go through so good reason to party again. LOL
The party is so nice and your pics are so welcoming. Love your dress form and would love to enter the giveaway too. Such pretty gardens as we sip champagne.
Thank you for hosting this special Ball.
Looking forward to visiting the many party goers.
XO Celestina Marie

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Yeah, the Party has started! My lady is waiting for her carriage to take her to the ball :) I know this party will be a huge success ~ thank you so much Carol for hosting this!! I would LOVE to enter your Giveaway!! Looking forward to seeing all the "Ladies" who are attending!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Marilyn said...

After reading your post about the Barr site, I ordered my girl, she arrived, is put together, but still bare! We'll see what I can throw together and put on her before the party ends. I have a prom dress I made back in 1969 that I'm thinking would be perfect, IF I can get to the far back reaches of the closet where I THINK it is. I would think that dress is VINTAGE! Making me O.L.D.!!♥♫

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh I love this party...I was just at LIFE IN MY STUDIO....debi's blog and began the drooling fest....and now here ... everything is so pretty!

I don't have a 'real' dress form...but how would I love one. The only thing that comes close in my house is the small wire form that I use to hold all of my ETSY creations. I wish I could share her on your linky list...but she's not dressed in clothing.

here's the link in case ...http://www.creativecarmelina.blogspot.com/2012/01/organizing.html

I'm off to peek at the other entries.

ciao bella





CREATIVE CARMELINA

White Whimsy said...

What a fun party. Thanks for hosting. Love your blog and have been following for awhile now. Off to visit the other ladies at the party.

Pollyanna said...

Thanks so much for hosting this lovely event. .... The goodies are divine and the setting .... breathtaking. Not to mention how fun it is to meet other girls who exist just to look lovely!!

Kristen said...

I just love your blog. I am loving this party, so many beautiful "ladies" I hope I win, so I can have 1 too!!!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I see everyone is arriving in style and in time! Anita looks absolutely lovely! Congratulations my dear on hosting a maaaavelous party! ♥

Trisha said...

Oh, how I wish I had a dress form so I could join in on the party! Until I have one of my own to dress up, I will look at all the lovely ladies from everyone else!

~Trisha

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Eeeek...this is so much FUN! Anita, you are beautiful!!! You have outdone yourself with the "Ball"! Drinks, food and new friends! It's a wonderful time.
I must go meet some new gals now!
Thank you Carol!
Warmly,
deb

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, Thank you so much for hosting this fun party. Penelope Rose and I are both excited to be attending. Hugs, Sherry

stefanie said...

what a great party!!! thanks, who doesn't LOVE dress forms?!!!!

Debbie said...

Maybe I'll win!! That would be wonderful. I was/am too cheap to get one even though they are only 20 bucks so I have to peek through the windows of the ball.

Actually, I'm still planning to mingle about. I'll just pretend I'm a waiter serving that champagne.

I love the gorgeous wedding dress on yours.

Gayle said...

I had a dress for YEARS ago when I actually used it for fitting my handmade clothing. But it's been gone a long time now and it makes me sad after looking at all these beautiful pieces shared in your linky party. Thanks for hosting!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Please enter me now back to look in awww

Shelley Germann said...

I have been wanting a dress form for some time now. I missed out on two very nice antique ones at auctions recently. I even bid waaaay more than I would normally! Eventually I'm going to get around to making my own. I've seen some great tutorials out there, but I would LOVE to win this cutie! That's for the chance!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

cannot seem to link up or look at all the dress forms, help,

Karen

Primitive Seasons said...

This is so much fun with the chance to see everyones entry. I just entered my form and can't wait for the prize to be awarded.

Mary

VL said...

Such beautiful creations! Once I finish some of my other projects I should really take a stab at one of these!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Carol, Penelope was a bit late for the ball. We just about forgot. How could we miss such a glorious occassion? Thanks so much for the fun party and fab give away. I will be hopping back later to visit all of these fine ladies. Thanks for the champagne. I'm not a drinker, so I'm feeling a bit light headed. lol!
Hugs,
Jann

JoAnne said...

Having a fabulous time at the party Carol!

Betsy said...

What a fabulous party Carol. Thanks so much for inviting all the girls; they're having a wonderful time:-)

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I decided to come back and link up, thanks for your comment.
The only thing is.....when I did it the first time, nothing happened, it didn't work, so I went through the linky tool again....only to find my link posted twice. If there is a way you can delete one that would make me feel better. If not, I'm sorry....


Thanks again!
Ciao Bella

CREATIVE CARMELINA

Ruby Jean said...

Oh so EXCITED to finally be here at your Beautiful Dress Form Party... We were running a bit behind this morning but so Happy to have finally arrived... It looks like you already have quite the crowd I am going to have to get out and Mingle a Bit.. :)

Susan said...

I love, love, love your blog & all the inspiration you give. Can't wait to work on one of these in the future!

Crossing my fingers
xoxo
twentyfour7
Susan

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Thank you for hosting such a ball! I'll have a glass of champagne and visit with the other guests!

Createology said...

Thank you so much Carol for having this beautiful linky dress form party. The inspirations are amazing...Blissful Dear!

Janet said...

Thank you so much for hosting such a charming affair! Miss Viola is simply amused, indeed!
Blessings,
Janet

Debbiedoo's said...

Whoo hoo...look at all these beautiful dress forms! What a fun party..Looks like a great turn out Carol. I am going to go through and visit a few!

my cup of tea said...

LOVE this!!!! Please enter me in this fabulous drawing! I am now a follower! So fun!
~donna~

Sandy said...

Carol... thanks so much for hosting such a lovely ball.

I'm so excited being a part of such "fun".
Miss Anita Man is the hostess with the mostess... so beautiful. I hope she and Hedy get to meet, told Hedy to be sure and look out for her... give her a big hug and kiss for being such a lovely hostess too.
What fun I'm having going to each and every site commenting and drooling over all the dress forms. We love our dress forms, don't we? Can't wait to see more as the days go by.

Cheers to you!

xoso

Sandy

Larain said...

This is a very classy affair, I just love all of them and the people who made them are just wonderful. I hope they do not drink toooo much champagne in the beautiful marquee. The ladies are all so clever. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to further updates.

Sher from Tx said...

O my! I've always dreamed of owning a dress form but didn't know where to get one! Every single one is unique and beautiful!

bea il mio mondo shabby said...

Il tuo Blog รจ meraviglioso!!! Complimenti! Un abbraccio Benedetta

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my look at all those gorgeous dress forms! So wish I had one so I could join the fun party!!

Anonymous said...

Oh they are all beautiful. I would love to win a dress form. It
would be the best birthday gift for me.
Carole R.

WhyCuzICan said...

How wonderful, Carol!

So nice of you and Lady Anita Man to have the Ball on my birthday today (Feb 7) :) Just got home from birthday celebrations so a bit late to the party today, but sooo happy to be here. I'll be entering 4 items throughout the Ball!

Hope there is a designated driver but since it's my first Ball in years, and it's my birthday, I'm gonna have a couple of glasses of bubbly!

Smiles, and I hope I win the dress form!

Oh, and I've been stalking you (err- following you) for a long time now!

Suzanne in slightly snowy NW Illinois tonight at WhyCuzICan
('cuz it's TRUE)

Katherines Corner said...

Your lady looks lovely! I can't believe I can actually participate in this. I recently created a dress form and I'm giving it away along with a couple other goodies in my giveaway. Thank you for such a fun linky and giveaway opportunity. I hope you'll enter my giveaway too. Hugs

Diane said...

This is such fun! Thanks for putting on such a fun event! Love seeing everyone's creations and have found many new blogs to follow. Oh....please enter me for the dress form giveaway too....Thanks, Diane

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

So fun! The Linky thingy went crazy and linked me 3 times! Now I don't know out to delete! Can you?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Carol,
I don't have a dress form to share, but I just wanted to look around at all the pretties and i would love to have a chance at winning one. Looks like you are having a great party:)

Blessings,
Linda

Mari said...

Oh boy I'm soooo glad I made it to the ball.....lol
How fun is this Carol, I just knew this would be a blast I was not going to miss.....
And a wonderful giveaway too....
Count me in, tthanks for hosting such a wonderful event ;)

Hugs~
Mari

Tire Swing Mom said...

Thanks for inviting us to your "ball". This is a really cute idea. Thanks again.

pipigirl said...

i so wish i could attend the ball, but im going to have to sit this one out. my GLITZ will have to wait for another formal invitation. although i have my linens and lace ready, my tattered wallet will not allow me to put them on. maybe if Barr were to help me out in that department, ill be in attendance next year and not watching from the end of the drive when all pull up in their carriages. enjoy, and i will be watching. ive been waiting for this for some time, but my fairy godmother said it wasnt my time. til next time, pipigirl ~^~<>:(**)

Bfox said...

I checked out every guest at the ball. They were all absolutely fabulous. I had to make sure that I made it to the ball. Even if it was in the kitchen.

I would like to be a part of the give away.

Samatha @ Donna Karan tuxedos said...

If only I'm free I am very much willing to attend the ball. Bad thing is, I'm grounded by my husband.
Good luck and I hope you all enjoy.

Sally said...

Enjoyed the party!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway :)

sallydotpuckett@yahoodotcom

Jacque said...

Good Morning Carol!

I'm having a great time at your ball! So much creativity out there in this big beautiful world!

Thank you so much for hosting the party. It's given me the inspiration to proceed onto the next level of altering my form. My goal is to use it as a piece of art on the wall and eventually placing it in a shadow box. One day, it will happen!

Have a great week!

Tiedupmemories said...

Thank you for inviting Betsy! What a beautiful party! I didn't mean to post twice.{ Having difficulties with Mr. Linky.} I just love all the dressforms!
Thank you,
Tracy G.

Carol said...

What a beautiful party! Thanks so much for hosting.
Anita Man ....I love it!!
Carol

Judi said...

It is so great to see all of the different ways the dress forms are decorated! Luvin' it!! Loads of inspiration for sure!! Judi

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the invitation, this has to be the Event of the season! All the attendees look fab!
Alice

Ironstone and Pine said...

What a wonderful idea!! Im off to enter my gal Louise..... :)

Tarnished Rose said...

Wonderful party! I've seen so many beautiful creations.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - fabulous posting! I can't believe I didn't have more dress form photos on my blog...so, I posted that little metal dress form - I LOVED it, I wish I had put a NFS tag on it...someone bought it during a sale day.

-pamela ;)

By Nela said...

Beautiful!! I found your blog and I liked the content. From today I still, if you want to invite you to visit my blog and if you like it, I would like to have you as a follower on my blog to keep in touch. With warm regards.
Manoli.

lvroftiques said...

Hi Carol!!
Thank you so much for allowing my girls to attend this lovely ball! Oh my goodness they're sooo excited! And I'm in dressform heaven!! I've never seen so many amazing ones in one place! Thank you for hosting!

I tried to link a post repeatedly last night but the linky tool wouldn't let me...So I'm a little late with showing off some more of my girls *winks* Vanna/your newest follower

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love seeing all the dress forms.

I did a post once about mine and somehow it's gone from my old post , the pictures not the post

I will have to do another post since these are all so wonderful

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

What a fun party! I'm enjoying all these pretty things!

Liz said...

Wow! All the dress forms are so beautiful! What a great party, Carol! Thanks for hosting it!

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

I just found your blog through one that I follow. I decided to join in on the party...looks like fun. Thanks so much!

Del said...

Ooh la la, such chic ladies. This is fun. I just packed away a silk dress that belonged to my mother, not wanting to give it up. Now I know what to do with it! Party on ladies.

Roselle said...

Carol:
LOVE this party!!!
You are the best!
Thanks for hosting this fun...we are getting SNOW right now in NJ so I will enjoy the garden party thru blogland!
xo
Roselle

lynn said...

the ladies look great, everyone! great party idea, carol:)

Graceful Rose said...

Carol what a great party! I had a ball dressing up Bertha, I hope you will stop by and see her. Thanks for hosting such a fun party!

Marydon said...

How grand a party!, Carol. So many lovely 'ladies' in attendance.
Have a beautiful eve
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sweetie...
My beautiful Sis, Marydon told me all about your party. Had to pop by.

Oh how beautiful all of the gorgeous ladies are that are present this evening. (I will be submitting my beautiful gal Minnie in a day or so, she still needs a little lovin.)

I so enjoyed the champagne and conversation in the garden. Simply divine. Thank you for inviting me. I am now following you, I can't wait to see what you share next.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Deborah said...

Carol, such a beautiful idea for a party. So glad I joined in. This is fun. Not entering the giveaway but your forms are so beautiful especially the one in the wedding dress.

kristiB said...

Carol, thank you so much for all the help in linking up to this! Don't know what I would have done without you, Miss Anita Man is sure looking very Haute Couture! You and her are definitely "The Hostesses with the Most-est"!!! Now, where is that cute young butler with the champagne tray????

Terri said...

I've been having such a good time visiting other blogs and seeing what the ladies do with their dress forms.
Totally fantastic Party!
Thanks so much Carol, for being the hostess with the most-ess!

Ethel said...

So glad I found your party, Callie is so excited to participate. She belongs to my BFF Mabel and I think she looks just gorgeous. Would love to have one for my own, but for now I'll enjoy looking at all of them in the party. Thanks for hosting.

Rosie said...

What a fun party. I'm a little late, but so happy I made it. I just love playing dress-up with dress forms. This is a great idea you had.

Coloradolady said...

I can not tell you how long I have wanted one of these, and NEVER find a single one around here!! I am going to visit this place and see about ordering one...I am so crossing my fingers that I win this!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I just had to run and add Sally Stitch to the party. I have more dress forms however Sally's picture was available

Love this party and I am going to look at everyones dress forms

xoxo Happy Valentines DaY

Darlene said...

Isn't it wonderful how everyone has a unique concept? This is fun.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I'm late, I'm late, I'm late! And way over fashionably late! So sorry.
But I guess better late than never. Please forgeive me ♥ :)
Enjoying seeing everyones "ladies"...hey where are the guys?? LOL
Have a great day!
*hugs*deb

Bohemian said...

Oh what a Fun Blog Party... the Mannequin Triplets from Bohemian Valhalla were excited to enter. *winks* I SOOOOOOOOOOO Love Vintage Mannequins so I'm adoring all of the Eye Candy and Inspiration the Party Goers are showcasing! Thanks for Hosting!

Happy Valentine's Day from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Shabby Lane Shops said...

What fun! thanks for sharing ladies!

Something Special said...

Here is my one comment. I would love to win the dress form. I am loving seeing all the many different dress forms. How fun is it to see everyone's creativity in decorating these dress forms or mannequins. Thanks for putting this together.

June said...

Rats Carol...can you believe I don't even have one :( but I sure will love seeing everyone's all dressed in their finest!
Thank you so much dear friend for your well wishes on the RH feature.
I want to wish you the best Valentine's ever!!!!
hugs from here...

P.j. said...

Love your blog! I have the perfect vintage gown in need of a dress form, because I don't know a living person who could wear the gown--certainly not me!

Sharon said...

I would love to win the dress form.

Great party! I love all the pics.

Lyneen said...

What an awesome party.... love all the dress forms... I have to link one up, what fun and to have a chance to win onE!!!!! thanks for such a great time!!! I think I may have had one drink too many!!! LOL!

Sares said...

How fun is this! I have serious mannequin envy!

You asked about my methods for some pillows you saw on a post last week. Sometimes I use the iron on transfers, which work well sometimes and other times have me yelling at them in frustration. I also stencil with paint onto more durable fabric like burlap and canvas or dropcloth.

I am always reading your site and you have some truly wonderful ideas and are so generous in sharing! I think I need to try the waterslide decals.

Now I am off to visit the pretty ladies, have a great weekend!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the invite to party. It's my first and I'm excited. Love all the other party-goers. I've enjoyed checking them all out.

Sylvia said...

Hey Carol, thanks for hosting a great party but I goofed on the first picture, can you delete the first link up since no picture showed up?

Lots of beautiful dressforms out there, I am off t see more.

Thanks,
Sylvia

GrandmaSoucie said...

Yes, this is fun!! Driving Miss Daisy is happy to be here! She certainly loves her vintage pearls, vintage straw hat and vintage Christmas net apron!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Miss Carol,
Now who was the one who was afraid that no one would come to her party?????LOL!
Your dress form party is a big hit and I wanted to stop by to Congradulate you on such a fantastic idea!
I hope you will do this again , maybe next year. I have gotten so many wonderful ideas so I am sure I will have more dress forms to show if you have another Dress Form Ball!

Just wanted to give Kudos to you, my friend, on a job well done!!
I have thoroughly enjoyed this party!!

Hugs,
Deb

debb said...

Amazing!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, what a party! Truly incredible!!!

Vicki said...

What a fun party! I don't have a dress form to enter but I love looking!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

I would love a dress form. I love your party. Could you make it an annual or regular event? I have a dress form, Lady Jane, but our house is under construction and she wasn't prepared. So sorry! Everyone looks beautiful.

Marti said...

Enjoyed looking through your site. How fun!

HeartVintageDesign said...

I've been having so much fun looking at all of the other dress forms and Ms Mani is thinking about what to wear next year!