Simply Sam Trading - Antiques.Brocante.Gifts

We stock a variety of vintage, antique and hand-crafted items. Available on our web store or select antiques and beautiful 'proudly South African' hand-made Gift items on sale or to view at VinLee Art Gallery Hilton College Road, Natal Midlands. Hilton off-ramp, N3, Kwazulu Natal

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Look what I found in the Museum's Rubbish Bin

I'm all about recycling - love it. There's nothing gives me more pleasure than taking an old neglected 'thing' and restoring, either back to its original state, or up cycling into something quite wacky. This includes furniture, buildings, even broken pottery.
So you can imagine my delight, whilst driving yesterday, when I came across these two scruffy, yet vintage, mannequins outside of one of our Museums. On my trip to Paris last year I spotted lots, but the word 'Paris' stamp onto them had the prices sky rocketing. Needless to say my Parisian mannequin is still some where in Paris, to be bought on another trip.

So watch this space. I plan to give these sad mannequins a new lease on life, similar to the second photo below.


  1. That is an amazing find,look forward to see what you do with them!! i love these old bust forms!!

  2. Nice to hear from you Ann. I love them too. Can't wait to see how these turn out.