Saturday, October 6, 2012

She Was Wearing Jean Shorts and Chucks...

Ever since I saw the
 
Better Homes and Gardens 2010 Halloween publication,
 
I have been on the look out for mannequin legs.
 

 
 
 
 
Do you remember the issue now?
 
I saved it.  I had to search through my stack of "saves" to find it.
 
Well, one summer night's trash-pickin, yielded me a pair.
 
 
 
 
 
 
We were out furniture hunting in an older neighborhood,
 
and just as we turned a corner,
 
I saw two teenagers pulling these legs out of someone's trash can
 
and start to walk away with them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
She had on jean shorts and chucks at the time.
 
Someone had colored all over her legs with a marker.
 
 

 
 

 
No, no, NO!!!
 
They would only abuse her, I thought.
 
Why hadn't we left the house 5 minutes earlier?
 
Maybe we could've beat them to her.
 
Too late.  It was not meant to be.  They had her hostage.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
They were headed down the street with her in tow.
 
We kept driving around,
 
hoping they would discard her.
 
But they didn't, they walked on with -my legs-.
 
 
 
 
 
After some more fruitless furniture searching that night,
 
we drove home.
 
Late that night Dan went back out--
 
on a hunch--
 
to the same neighborhood-
 
and found my legs *discarded* (funny, hah ha)
 
in someone else's trash heap.
 
The teenage hoopla, done.
 
 
 
 
So, she's mine now, all mine!
 
She's gone and stuck herself in the coal bucket,
 
and she'll not be gettin' out till Nov. 1st.
 


 
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14 comments:

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Awesome!!!

awal.ny said...

I have coveted a pair of legs myself. When they are ready for trash day, you let me know and I will come and get them. They look great!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh I remember that issue and seeing those. What a great story to go with your awesome witch legs.

ImSoVintage said...

Wow, How cool are those. Love how yours and hubby's persistence paid off :)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

So very cool and I love the story of the find! The stockings are perfect too.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oh you lucky girl!!! and how sweet of your hubby to do the leg work to get these...ba dump dump!! te he!! I want her outfit!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Andrea,
These orange and black mannequin legs are so cute! It's so funny because last night me and my husband went into a costume shop and saw Dorothy's mannequin legs with the ruby red slippers, and I took a picture of it. Me and you think alike, my friend; mannequin legs are the coolest.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Super fun post. I think the mannequin legs in the orange striped tights is a scream.

Pam said...

Awesome find! Love the story about the kids finding her first. I guess she was just too much trouble for them after all.

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Nice legs!

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

I love it! The entire story, I love it! I am also jealous of those legs. I have the same photo sitting around waiting for legs. Ha! Yours look great! Great find and great hunch by the hubs!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh I love it! Lucky you! You have a fun blog! Found you over at 1929 Charmer and happy to be following you via GFC.

Penny Phillips said...

How funny!
What lengths will we go to? I would have done the same thing! Hugs Penny

the cape on the corner said...

that's a hilarious story-i can just picture you tailing them after these legs. you did much better with them!

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