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Old 05-02-2009, 01:10 AM
 
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oh my effin god. Well i'm not going to sleep
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:05 AM
 
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Do you have bring them all into one room and just sorta hang out on the sofa and all watch TV together?
They are just sit and stare. I kinda like real humans to hang out with!
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:16 AM
 
Location: In the Heartland of Hooterville!
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Weeeelllll....it is definately a unique hobby/item to collect but it would not be the oddest thing I've ever heard of!

Years ago while in college, I became interested in collecting carnival glass [got a head start from pieces passed on] so for a research paper in Comp.I I did my paper on something like the History of Antiques/Collecting-specifically dep. glass.

Anyway, this insurance salesman said an old farmer had called him to come out so he could get an ins. estimate on his collection and get it insured. When he showed up they headed out to one of these tin-type out-buildings with the farmer saying "you'll be surprised"... so not thinking much about it, (as he figured it was probably some antique show tractors or something along that line) but, when the farmer cranked open these huge doors the building was FULL of old outside ****-houses (outhouses!!!) These were stacked 3 and 4 high on top of each other, as far back as he could see!!!

Soooo, the one thing I learned is that anything, anywhere is a collectible to someone!!

As long as you enjoy it, have fun!
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
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I don't have a collection, but I do have a mannequin that I use to display artwear that I make. I had to move her away from her original position near the front door because every time I came home, I'd catch a glimpse of her out of the corner of my eye and think someone had broken into my house. My sister-in-law has one, as well, that is dressed as a French maid, complete with duster, standing near the front door to greet visitors. I'd love to have the space to have several more.
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:30 PM
 
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I don't have a collection, but I do have a mannequin that I use to display artwear that I make. I had to move her away from her original position near the front door because every time I came home, I'd catch a glimpse of her out of the corner of my eye and think someone had broken into my house. My sister-in-law has one, as well, that is dressed as a French maid, complete with duster, standing near the front door to greet visitors. I'd love to have the space to have several more.
The first night we had our 1st mannequin I went out drinking and forgot all about her. We were living in a high crime neighborhood. I had dressed her in mens clothing and her arm was positioned over her head. When I got home I came in to the living room and shut the door behind me. About that time I caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a man about to stab me. I fell backwards over something and was doing a crab crawl across the floor before I realized it was only a mannequin.

Another time I had several in the living room. I woke up very sick and had crawled outside for help. The neighbor woman called an ambulance to take me to the hospital. When the paramedics arrived they felt I was sick from fumes off the furnace. The male paramedic asked if anyone else was in the house. I asked him to please get my cat out. He started into the house, the next thing we heard was some screaming and him stumbling out the front door. He was not expecting anyone inside and was startled by the mannequins.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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GREAT! Love 'em! But then, what quirky artist wouldn't? LOL!
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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GREAT! Love 'em! But then, what quirky artist wouldn't? LOL!
My artist girlfriend got me started on collecting them, now we have 24 in a very small house. I have one in a suit standing to the left of me and 1 in a kimono to the right of me. We have 9 in one bedroom and 7 in another. We have one hanging out in the basement too!
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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I think some people over react about mannequins. But 24 sure is alot??!!!

We one one mannequin. Only because we have a part-time vintage clothing business. We gave her a name (Sylvana). And she's very tall and beautiful. We have alot of different wigs for her. One time I left her in front of the kitchen bay window (dressed in a 1940s dressing gown/lingerie) and people walking by kept gawking and staring. I didn't do it on purpose--I had just finished photographing her and the light was best in that window.

Anyway, our mannequin is usually situated in the livingroom or somewhere nearby. Sure, it's a little weird or kooky, especially if she's wearing a fur coat, uniform, or outfit people aren't used to seeing. My next task is to make a platform with wheels so we can push her around the house (to be photographed, of course).
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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So your whole house is sort of like the Old Navy commercial?
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:58 PM
 
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So your whole house is sort of like the Old Navy commercial?
Much better! We have much better mannequins!
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