Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Wow. Wow, wow, wow. I am speechless since about 3:40 this past afternoon. The boyfriend called a "historical place" here in Portland (we were sworn to secrecy by them) a few days ago, on a mannequin tip we never followed up from months ago. Ever so glad he remembered!!!!!
Remember when I said I was up to somethin' a few posts back? Well. It's looking pretty solid that in February we will open our own Vintage store in downtown PDX. AAAAHHHHHCCCKKKK! So, so excited. This will mean a monstrous change in my current schedule, but I'm ready. I've dreamed about this for over 15 years now, and this is too good of a thing to pass up. The vintage "mall" scene here in PDX has served me well - been quite good to me in fact, but I am ready to take things completely into my own hands. I am quite lucky to have the full support and help of my partner. One of the latest phone calls he made was on these beauties....
All original 1975 Decter mannequins. I think 12 in all. Wow, wow, wow. There is no way we'll be able to fit all of them into the store, but I could not pass up these collectible mannequins for the scream-worthy price they were. True, we have some sorting and putting back together to do - but I don't care!!!!! They are gorgeous!!! I have to go back tomorrow to pick up the rest - it was so fun driving in the little Geo Metro with it packed full of "bodies". The group photo was them waiting on our buildings front porch to get carried inside. It's super fun carrying mannequins around - you get all sorts of funny comments and questions. I highly recommend it sometime.
I'll keep you posted on the unfolding dream!