New Friend – Miss Penelope Rose

by Sherry
It’s always nice to welcome new friends into your life.
   I have a lovely lady friend that has moved into our home and I hope she stays around for a very long time.
My friend is not much of a talker but she listens well.
I have to admit when we first met I was a little jealous of her great shape but we have got past that now.
 I have noticed she is a little rough in places, but aren’t we all?
 She is really fun to have around and I have enjoyed having another lady in the house.
 Yesterday I pulled out my jewelry and we tried it on with different outfits.
My friend is not much of a talker but she does listen well.
She doesn’t have a lot of clothes but you gals know I love to shop.
Let me introduce…
Miss Penelope Rose



Right now she is a little naked!
   I have to go shopping for lace and other pretties to doll her up but I couldn’t wait to introduce her to all of you.  Having Penelope Rose around will be a lot of fun…sort of like a grown ups Barbie doll! 
I have wanted a vintage dress form for a long time but you know I am really cheap cost conscience.  I am happy to say that Penelope Rose was quite a bargain!
On another note..
 We leave for our trip to Venice and the Greek islands in eleven days!!
I am really excited,  and somewhat stressed with working on last minute trip details.   Now we are dealing with everything that needs to be handled with the sale and closing of the beach house.  It is suppose to close while we are on the cruise.
I hope you will bear with me if my post and comments are limited until we get back from the trip.
Is anyone interested in taking over the Open House party for three weeks while I am gone?   My email address is on the sidebar.

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Richard Cottrell August 12, 2011 - 8:08 pm

She is stunning and I love her next to your new vanity. It turned out so nice. Thanks for sharing. Richard at My Old Historic House. PS. Did you come by my blog this week for my free give away? Still have time, today is the last day

[email protected] Charm August 12, 2011 - 8:17 pm

Your new friend and roomate is a real keeper:) Hope you have a wonderful time on your trip…sounds like a great one!


sissie August 12, 2011 - 8:29 pm

Ooh, I love her! Yep, you can now play dress up with Penelope Rose!

Have a wonderful trip.


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting August 12, 2011 - 8:37 pm

Penelope Rose is a real beauty Sherry! Martina

[email protected] August 12, 2011 - 8:37 pm

Penelope Rose is pretty awesome. Have fun playing dress-up. Venice sounds wonderful. Have a great time.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage August 12, 2011 - 8:48 pm

Love your new "friend!" I have one too, although mine is not as vintage as yours. Mine can usually be found wearing my newest knitted project–right now a shawl, and whatever jewelry hasn't yet been put away. Have a great weekend!

Lori August 12, 2011 - 8:53 pm

Oh Penelope Rose you've got it going on girl!! She is terrific. I have been looking for one like that, with the cage on the bottom. I have a more modern one (like from the 50's), but yours is PERFECT!! Thanks for sharing her!!


Barefoot in Blue Jeans August 12, 2011 - 8:53 pm

She's fantastic! Does she have a twin?

The enchanted home August 12, 2011 - 8:58 pm

I absolutely love it Sherry!! What a special something to add such personality to your room…gorgeous and love that vanity. Greek islands and Venice…ahhhh, you are soooo lucky!! Enjoy and safe travels:)

d e l i g h t August 12, 2011 - 9:15 pm

Penelope is gorgeous! I have never seen one like her. You will have a wonderful time with her. Have a good trip

Christina August 12, 2011 - 10:28 pm

She's a beaut!
Love it!

Natasha August 12, 2011 - 11:39 pm

She is quite exquisite isn't she! She looks perfect in her new home too.

Best wishes,

Pam August 12, 2011 - 11:43 pm

Oh, she is a beauty. I love her old advertisement on her chest. Hope she will be fine by herself while you are gone on your trip.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style August 12, 2011 - 11:51 pm

Love your new friend. Perfect in your room.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) August 12, 2011 - 11:59 pm

Penelope Rose is fabulous. I think she is just perfect. Can't wait to see her all dolled up. Have a super time on your trip. It sounds like such fun. Hugs, Marty

Babs August 13, 2011 - 12:31 am

Miss Penelope Rose is certainly a beautiful lady, and has quite a figure. I'm sure you'll have fun accessorizing her… have a great weekend,

stefanie August 13, 2011 - 12:38 am

i would be jealous too!!!

Upscale Downhome August 13, 2011 - 2:41 am

She's pretty! I wish patina was considered charming on all ladies!

Honey at 2805 August 13, 2011 - 12:49 am

My Nannette and Babbette are so excited to meet your sweet Penelope Rose. They are insisting on getting dressed up for the event!

Susan August 13, 2011 - 12:51 am

Miss Penelope is a beauty!

The Polka Dot Closet August 13, 2011 - 1:10 am

have fun! I went to the Greek isles a few years ago and it is just magical! When I got back I told everyone I was moving and they could forward my mail to Santorini. Love your new girlfriend!


Debra @ Common Ground August 13, 2011 - 1:15 am

She's a beauty, Sherry!! Have a wonderful trip, sounds perfect! xoxo Debra

Sarah August 13, 2011 - 1:43 am

Penelope Rose looks like a charming addition to your home. ~ Sarah

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal August 13, 2011 - 2:14 am

Oh she is fantastic! I can sympathize with her age spots too 🙂

NanaDiana August 13, 2011 - 3:02 am

She's a great looking gal. And she has certainly held her figure well over the years. I hope she doesn't try to BUST out and run away! xo Diana

Bunny Jean August 13, 2011 - 6:59 am

Penelope Rose is beautiful and she has quite a figure on her… I'm glad to see you are getting along so well. Two beautiful women in one household could have it's moments.

I hope you have a wonderful trip with fantistac weather! A cruise in Greece is a dream of mine.

xoxo Bunny Jean
@ Bunny Jean's Decor and More! (my Main Blog)

Divine Theatre August 13, 2011 - 1:21 pm

Her sister, Tess lives here! I think I may have a post with her on it!
Have fun and be safe on your trip!


Gina August 13, 2011 - 2:50 pm

Penelope Rose is a looker, that's for sure! Have fun with her. I wouldn't suggest taking her on the cruise though! ;D

judi August 13, 2011 - 3:31 pm

oh sherry, she is divine! i know exactly how you felt with finding her…i found mine last year after looking for quite some time. here's my lucyna g….
i also found another at an estate sale for $15! i had to buy her at that price.
happy travels…look forward to some awesome pics when you get back.

Something Nice and Pretty August 13, 2011 - 3:39 pm

I never thought of that, the Barbie thing:)
Have a wonderful time on your trip too!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage August 13, 2011 - 6:48 pm

Your new friend is wonderful Sherry! I adore her!! What a treasure and love your fabulous little frenchy vanity too! Thanks so much for sharing at my party this week! I cannot wait to hear all about your fabulous trip!! Such a dream!

Marydon August 13, 2011 - 9:10 pm

Nekked or not, Sherry, she is stunnign! Love her jewelry!

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Have a beautiful weekend.

Toni August 13, 2011 - 9:52 pm

Your new friend is adorable. Looks fab next to that new vanity. Enjoy your trip.

[email protected] August 14, 2011 - 1:04 am

Sherry, you lucky girl! Penelope is wonderful. I sure wish I'd come across one.
Enjoy your trip…it sounds fabulous!

Karena August 14, 2011 - 4:30 am

Sherry very exciting and you can do so so much with her!

Have a great trip!


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[email protected] The Vintage Nest August 14, 2011 - 1:25 pm

She's a lucky old lady to find a home with you!

Betsy August 14, 2011 - 2:45 pm

I'd welcome Penelope Rose into my home any time. She's gorgeous and well preserved for her age.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing August 14, 2011 - 11:07 pm

How cool Sherry…I love her!

[email protected] August 14, 2011 - 11:11 pm

she is a good looking girl! [email protected]

lvroftiques August 15, 2011 - 2:46 am

Sherry Penelope Rose is fabulous! I know you're going to have tons of fun with her! And have a wonderful trip! (I know you will*winks*) I'm on my way over to Lynne's place in the hope that she's shared that cherub on a dolphin…. *winks* Vanna

Liz August 15, 2011 - 3:21 am

Your new friend Miss Penelope Rose, is too cute!

Have a wonderful trip, safe travels to you! XOXO ~Liz

Becca August 15, 2011 - 10:56 am

Nice to meet you, Miss Penelope Rose! She's so fun, Sherry! And, what a great spot for her … I know you'll enjoy dressing her with baubles.

Gwendolyn August 15, 2011 - 3:18 pm

She is beautiful! I love the idea of having a grown up Barbie doll … and she is perfect for that. Have a fabulous trip!

CalypsoInTheCountry August 15, 2011 - 7:19 pm

What a classic piece!
Sounds like you are going to have a fabulous vacation! I LOVED Venice but have never been to the Greek Islands. Should be some great design inspiration! Take lots of pictures and please give us a full report when you return! And thanks for stopping by today!

lulumusing August 16, 2011 - 3:11 am

I have mannequins in all sizes. What is the attraction? Who knows, but I can't resist and can usually find something clever to do with them. Yours looks well loved.

The Little Dog Laughs August 16, 2011 - 1:03 pm

She looks to be a fine guest, indeed, with many silent stories to share. Have a lovely day. Sweet blog ~ Alexandra

Sherry August 17, 2011 - 2:34 pm

She is just fabulous! Great prop for so many things. Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

bj August 17, 2011 - 9:51 pm

She's a fabulous one..Hope she doesn't scare you at night. 🙂

While you are gone, you COULD just preschedule the 3 OPEN HOUSE…set your schedule and post them automatically. I use that feature all the time and, so far, it has worked for me. Just BE SURE you get the right date in, that's the important thing.

Poppy August 18, 2011 - 12:56 am

Miss Penelope Rose has found a perfect home! She looks beautiful and is quite happy next to your pretty vanity. Thanks for having us,Sherry. Enjoy Santorini and Venice with lots of pictures to share with us.And congratulations on the closing of your beach house. I'm so happy for you. Hugs~Poppy

Chari at Happy To Design August 18, 2011 - 8:37 pm

Hi Sherry…

Ohhh…she's a beauty, my friend! What a great find! Yes, she will be so much fun to dress! Enjoy! Thanks for sharing her with us…I would love to find an old vintage dress form!

Warmest wishes,

Anonymous August 22, 2011 - 4:07 pm

I recently scored a similar "lady". We've named her Lucille. While our bedroom is being redone she is temporarily in the dining room. I draped a linen shawl around her shoulders, then added a beige crotched vest and a few necklaces. My DH added his worn out straw hat. Visitors all comment about Lucille and a few have asked to have her bequeathed to them.


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