Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it.
I’d like to officially welcome Marie & Mirabelle to team Storyland Vintage! Mirabelle needed a little love and “rustoration” in the form of canvas to cover her naked form that my mom masterfully pinned and sewed onto her. After that all she needed was a little elbow grease from me on her wood base and now she’s ready for her close up, Ms. Demille! 😉 Both Marie & Mirabelle are lovingly named after my next door neighbor in East Meadow, NY. She was a very hardworking woman that kept her household impeccably neat. She would sweep the driveway every day and I remember thinking that it was so silly because she had two cans at the end with a broom laying on top so that no one could pull a u-turn into the driveway at the end of our dead-end street. I would often walk into their garage, getting on my knees and peering into the basement window, watching and smelling her cook “supper” like the little 6 year old creep that I was. But I guess I wasn’t too much of a nuisance, as Marie and her husband Sal both seemed to enjoy my company/harassment and in that loving memory I name these two dress forms after her. ♥