I do not like dirt, or grime and I especially do not like cootie bugs. (notice I said nothing here about clutter - not that I like it, but that I do have it). So I have been torn. I have been wanting a vintage dress form for quite sometime and have been searching diligently for one. I have found one on ebay but... is it only me? Does the thought of where it's been (and I am not talking in a history sense) and the cootie bugs it may have accumulated, make you squeemish?
I have seen the beautiful work done by some artisans who paint their dress forms bringing them back to their antique beauty ( and I have loved them) ...but what about cooties? Now maybe I am making more of this than needs be, but the thought of bacterias and "micro-ooganisms" from years past gives me the creeps. I am ALL for vintage beauty, ALL for it, but in cases like this, I am all for brand new too. So I think, unless you convince me otherwise, that I will be purchasing this vintage inspired dress form from one of my favorite places - Pottery Barn teen.
I can paint on her, antique her, and I certainly plan to "dress" her in flowers, pearls, ribbons and jewelry. But at least my mind will never revisit the visions of old cootie bugs breeding on her. I do realize that someday she too, will be an antique but at least I will know where her cooties came from.