Today was a good day for vintage finds! I still have one more shot to get to complete my vaccine so I have yet to do extensive vintage shopping. But, I did do some outdoor vintage shopping this weekend and it was so nice to be back! I found one thing for me to keep and two things to sell. To sell, I found a Witco snail and a gorgeous embroidered botanical picture. I will write more about these two pieces later this week.
Today, I am going to tell you about this sweet lady. Her name is Marie. I named her after the middle names of six great ladies I know. She is 10 1/2″ tall, made of very heavy plaster, and is hand-painted with bright pink and orange paint.
When I found Marie, she was sitting on a vintage dresser, waiting for me to happen upon her. When I saw her she brought the biggest smile to my face. At first, I expected her to be made of paper mache as many of the funky Mid-Century statues are. As soon as I picked her up, I knew she was made of a much heavier material.
I have yet to find her or anything like her online. If you check out the picture above, you’ll see that there is a part of the maker’s mark missing. The mark on the back says “IMRO 1951.” The first part of the name appears to have chipped off before the statue was painted. If you have any idea what artist or company made her, please leave me a comment below and let me know. I like to know that kind of thing!
This lady is definitely going to remain part of my personal vintage decor collection. She reminds me a lot of the paper mache figures I have collected over the years and I think she will fit right in!
Again, please let me know if you can help me figure out who made this lady! Please leave me a comment below if you have any suggestions!
♥ Note: All photos belong to Faedra.♥