Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the middle 70's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before it closed in November of 2018 and have been a nurse for almost 41 years, with most of that time being full time!!! I recently had my knee replacement surgery done after putting it off for 6 years... I am NOW officially retired!!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Many Looks of Minerva - The Dress Form Ball

Today is the Dress Form Ball over at The Polka Dot Closet and Carol is our hostess....

Last year's Ball was so much fun.....

For this year, I want to share the many Looks of Minvera.......

Minerva is a Wicker Dress From that I bought in a local Consignment shop a few years back and she usually resides in my Living Room...

This is how Minerva looked at last year's Dress Form Ball......

Since then, I have tea stained Minerva's white lace dress that I bought for $5.00 to age it a bit. This is the dress that she always wears....

She is now dressed up in her Easter Finery.

Since my Living Room is peach, Minerva has peach accessories to accent her beautiful lace dress.

She looks very Spring like, doesn't she?

Usually, Minerva's immediate surroundings are decorated for each Holiday....

I have added peach roses........

One on her hat.....

One on her collar....

And a pretty vintage pin also on her collar....

She is wearing her pearls and a cameo necklace....

And another cameo pin on her belt which is made from a fancy peach trim......

Another rose on her lace gloves.....

And she has her parasol and hand bag......

Her hand bag was made by my dear friend, Rose Marie, who passed away a year ago. I embellished the bag......

Minerva is all set for the Easter Parade and then she will go to the Ball....

Yes, I have an uplight under Minerva's dress so she glows at night!!

I will be posting more of my Easter decorations in my next post!!!

This past year, I have gotten a kick out of changing Minerva's accessories for different Holidays!!!

  Minerva's Valentine Outfit......

Here is Minerva all dressed up in her Valentine's Day attire!!

Same dress, different accessories.......

Minerva blends right in with whatever my Holiday decorations are at the time.....

Same white hat but with a red rose and a red ribbon......

She always wears her pearls.....

A red rose on her collar and a red rose brooch.....

Her red beaded sash is actually a table runner!!!!!

 Look! Someone has given her a box of chocolates!!!

And you know I have to show you her at night!!

 Minerva's Halloween Outfit

Now at Halloween, Minerva was transformed into a Witch!!!

Well, sort of a skeleton Witch!!

She is a bit scary looking, isn't she?????

Once again, Minerva is wearing her signature lace dress.......

But Boy!

 Has her accessories changed this time!!!!!

Her veiled black Witch's Hat was bought on Clearance the season before....

So was the case with her black lace cape.....

Around her waist is a black lace sequinned scarf bought at a Flea Market....

But she still has her pearls!!!

 A Lady can never be without her pearls, can she????

And her brooch is actually a Halloween ornament!

Her Black sparkly shoes were bought at Salvation Army....

And she does look a bit spooky at night.....


 I think Minerva will be celebrating the Patriotic Holidays this Summer by wearing Red, White and Blue!!

Now Minerva isn't my only Dress Form......

This is Victoria.......

 Victorian was in my Bedroom for several  years but she has now been moved into my Guest Room.....

 Victoria is a sewing dress form that I bought several years ago for $1.00!!!

 For the first year, I had a vintage night gown on her but I then decided to display my wedding gown on her.....

Yep, that is my Wedding Gown from 1978!!!

Of course, Victorian is wearing pearls, along with some brooches.....

She is holding her fan and pink gloves.....

The gown has a ruffled bottom.....

 I like the way she looks in the Guest Room.....

 Victoria goes well with my Hat Heads too.....

I also have some smaller dress forms......

Jewelry Dress Forms.....

A Decoupaged Dress Form.....

And this is Rose......

Please excuse her nakedness, I should be ashamed of myself........

 I bought Rose through the link that Carol has provided at the Ball and I truly intended to have Rose prettied up but time got away from me.

So I will be getting ideas on how to finish Rose from all of those that are participating in the Dress Form Ball!!

I love Rose's base......

So pretty!!

So are we ready for the Ball?????

My girls are.....

See you there........

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