January 14, 2014

The Queen Of Hearts

Meet the Queen of Hearts  
She is in Orange Tree Antiques store window.....And I had a little to do with dressing this gorgeous lady.


Sherrie the owner of Orange Tree had an idea for a Valentines store window display.  She gave me the mannequin, black corset, rhinestone belt, three decks of playing cards and a Christmas tree Skirt


Sherries vision was to dress the mannequin up with a bodice covered in heart playing cards.  Thats where I came in. 


I altered the corset top to get a tight fit, then brought out the glue gun and glued and glued heart playing cards onto the corset. Then turned the Christmas tree skirt inside out, added the rhinestone belt and brought her back to Orange Tree where Sherri added the top hat and shoes and put her in the store window


 She had the queen of hearts playing card blown up at a local printer to hang next to her.





Cripes you have no idea how many times she startled me as she stood in my living room for a week.  She's about 7 feet tall and every time I turned the corner I jumped....Glad she's in the store window where she belongs lol!

Happy Creating!
  
Carol

46 comments:

Trisha said...

Carol, she looks great! Since it is for Valentine's day, I wish you could decorate the King of Hearts to stand beside her. Have a great day, Trisha

vintage grey said...

So creative and fun! Glad she's behind the glass, too! xo Heather

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Your mannequin looks great very creative.
Denise

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Looks like a fun display--I bet she did scare you a few times :)

Kathy said...

A-MAZING!!

Nancy's Notes said...

What an adorable look!!

Ros Crawford said...

I'm speechless!! What an amazing outfit! That bodice is perfect!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOL! I would have jumped, too, Carol! It turned out great and what a great idea. She fills the window wonderfully. I love the card blown up, too.

Kelley said...

OH, THIS IS AWESOME! And the other props displayed... It's PERFECT! Sooooo cute!

Happy highways,
Kelley~

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Way cool for a display...fantastic job. Yeah, i would of been startled too...

Celestina Marie Design said...

Carol this is incredible. You did an amazing job. Queen of hearts looks stunning in the mall window. I had to smile when you said about her startling you in the house. 7 foot is a big girl!!
Great display!!
Hugs

Julie Shelander said...

Carol, Oh. My. Gosh!!! I Love Love Love!!! You inspire me, again. Shocker. LOL.
Hugs!
Julie

FredaB said...

WOW What a display you made. the bodice is so clever and the whole outfit is perfect.

She has one very beautiful face. You don't usually see them this pretty.

Hugs
FredaB

Melody Shingler said...

Gorgeous! She's soooo beautiful & sexy without being too revealing... "Nothing up my sleeve!"

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Beautiful display! Gorgeous face on her! What a wonderful job. I can imagine she was a little startling whenever you turned around....especially because she's so tall. lol Congrats on another job well done.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Wow! That sure gets your attention. I love Valentine's Day!!! Your Queen of Hearts is the bomb.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hello to the Creative Queen!
You certainly have the gift to recreate! She turned out AWESOME!
How is your new adventure going???
Warmly,
deb

Maureen Wyatt said...

She's an eye catching beauty for sure. Well done!

Marilyn said...

Your last paragraph cracked me up!! I can imagine meeting up with a giant in the living room. She does look like a very confident queen ready to take on any one!♥♫

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Totally divine. Girl, you could be on Project Runway's unconventional challenge.

Connie said...

She is shunning!

Debbie said...

It makes me think of a challenge from the Runway. I love your creative head. You never cease to amaze me. Plus, you're just plain fun.

The first shot made me think of Victor/Victoria for some reason.

Just felt the need to toss that inane comment in there.

Rosie said...

She looks terrific! Great job!

Ivy and Elephants said...

You are amazing! So very creative, she is a real show stopper. Great job!
Hugs,
Patti

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Oh my gosh Carol, that is absolutely fantastic! I just love whimsy and this gal fits the bill. Good job ladies! xoxo

Perfectly Printed said...

What a fun display!!!

20 North Ora said...

Darling display! Great job.

Judy

Savannah Granny said...

Carol, That's so funny, I can just see you jumping when you come around a corner. She turned out fabulous. She is one sexy lady and makes a great window display.
Hugs, Ginger

pipigirl said...

va va voom...ohhh la la....:)

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Just gorgeous ! Love that idea of playing with playing cards ! Sure you would be a great help for my Venetian next costume !

xoxo from Paris

Joëlle

Donna said...

What a creative and beautiful job!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's no wonder Sherrie called on you to do something creative with those cards. She's fabulous! Will she be attending the Dress Form Ball?

Nicole Furney said...

I love it! What a neat idea :)

Linda said...

I love it!! Beautiful Carol!!
Linda

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

You chickas did a splendid job! I think it's funny that she scared you! Ha!

Createology said...

Love this entire window display. Your hearts card bodice is fantastic. Next window dressing...Macy's Manhattan? Blissful Dear.

Iprefervintage said...

That's a fabulous display

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

LOL she funny. she's not playing with a full deck..

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Now that is an eye poppin' people stoppin' display !
I've made a Queen of Hearts crown but I do like the top hat !

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Csrol,
O MY!! I just love her!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment on Anne Marie's Bedroom. i know she appreciated it!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is so whimsical and fun...I'll bet everyone stops in their tracks when they walk by the shop!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

How adorable! I'll bet that was a super fun project. I am so glad you stopped by to say hello. Enjoy your Sunday!

Hugs,
Judy

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Great creative teamwork!!!

Little Miss Maggie said...

What a fabulous window. I sent the link to our shop owner. You put us to shame with this awesome creation.

Susan Clayton said...

Hello. Using my insomnia as a chance to catch up! Laughed when I read about the mannequin starling you! Dr Who has made mannequins forever creepy to me!

Diane said...

What a fun creative project the mannequin turned out fabulous.

Hugs diane