Thursday, July 26, 2007



Hello, Dottie!!

I would like to introduce you all to Dottie. She belongs to Brad. Doesn't every 17 yr. old boy have a personal mannequin that rides around in his car?

Here is how Dottie came to be with us.

You all know we are avid Goodwill shoppers. One day, there she was, by the side window in Goodwill. Brad instantly decided to *purchase* Dottie (shhhh! she prefers to think of it as he "chose" her ;)

The only problem was that her clothing wasn't included. And Brad didn't like the clothing she had on. So off came the clothes. Which would be bad enough in itself, except remember that Dottie was BY the window. Which is right by the HIGHWAY. Poor Dottie. Fortunately for her, we were in a store that sells cheap used clothing. Brad decided to find her the ugliest dress there was (in his teenage opinion). So he found this yellow polka-dot number. And that is how she got her name. DOTtie. Finding a lovely hat as the finishing accessory, we dressed Dottie in her new finery....

Then we had to fit her in the car, which was quite the challenge, considering Dottie is permanently and only in a SEATED position. Which is great for riding in the car, but not so great for getting IN the car. We pushed and prodded, pulled and pleaded, and Dottie was settled in for the ride home.
Here she is:





Dottie always buckles up for safety!




We left the window open so Dottie could enjoy the scenery (and so that others could enjoy Dottie, which they certainly did ~ she is quite the attention-getter!)





While Brad was away, Dottie and I became better acquainted, enjoying a lovely spot of tea.


Her favorite thing to do, however, is "Chillin' With Brad". Yo.

33 comments:

Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

That is too funny! Awhile ago there was a story on the news about someone driving in the commuter lane with a mannequin in the car. I guess people are willing to take chances in this horrible silicon valley traffic.

Lallee said...

I see Dottie appearing in Vogue any day now ;-) She needs to relax when she's buckled in the car though--those arms look a little tense. She must have seen the paparazzi coming to snap her picture. And I'm not sure she isn't robbing the cradle there with Brad. How old is she anyway?

FrostingsNSparkles said...

That is hilarious!! Love the pictures :D

Lori said...

That is so cute and funny! I love the last picture of them chill'in!! Your son has got to have the most wonderful carefree sense of humor!! I love it! Lori

Lori said...

Oops, forgot love the tea party too! I wonder though do you think the first picture kinda looks like Boy George? Remember him? Lori

Cheryl said...

Haha!! Too funny! Mark was looking over my shoulder and cracked up, too. You'll have to introduce me to Brad's new friend sometime. :-)

Lizzie said...

I feel old- I loved the yellow and white polka dot dress.

Would Dottie be willing to share her wardrobe secrets?

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I too like the yellow dot dress! This is all so cute! What fun! Love his sense of humor!

Katherine

PEA said...

So that's where my yellow polka dot dress ended up!!! hehe Omigosh, I think this is just too funny, I can just imagine you two trying to get Dottie in the car and people watching! LOL Love it! xox

Simply Me Art said...

That has to be the funniest Post I have Ever read... Thank you so much. Dottie is Simply Lovely...P.S. Your Chandelier makeover is Fabulous. I Love it. Jamie

Sue said...

That's so funny! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I've been meaning to add your blog for sometime, but life keeps taking over, but I will get it done so I can come visit more often!

Sue said...

That's so funny! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I've been meaning to add your blog for sometime, but life keeps taking over, but I will get it done so I can come visit more often!

cammyk said...

This is too funny!! I especially love the last photo. Dottie and Brad seem to be a very happy couple.

MaryB said...

I think Dottie and Brad need to get matching tatoo's, you know to show their devotion to each other..LOL This was a great post, so much fun!

Sweet Remembrance said...

Becca...I love Dottie!
And I actually like her dress...

Rosemary said...

I love it Becca!!
Your son has a great sense of humor.
I would love to be driving along and see Brad and Dottie.
Have a great weekend!
Rosemary

Beth Leintz said...

Oh my gosh that is hilarious- but the picture of Dottie in the rocking chair makes me think it might be kind of scary to wake up in the middle of the night and see Dottie!

Anonymous said...

Now that is too funny! I bet it was lots of fun for you & your son. :)

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Sounds like lots of fun!!!

Naturegirl said...

This is hilarous..certainly a conversation piece.
Thank you for your comforting words regarding the loss of my sweet Freddi.hugs NG

PAINT MINE PINK said...

I am laughing so hard my tummy hurts! Thats so funny Becca! How cool is Brad, what a classic! I agree with Lori about the Boy George comparisoon too! hilarious! Thanks i needed a good giggle :)

xo
Shann

yours truly said...

I love Dottie! She's fabulous! Your son has great taste. This is my first visit to your blog and how fun. Thanks for the great reading and pictures!

Joyce of Cottage Collections said...

oh my gosh that is so funny! Brad is a lucky young man and I'm sure Mom is happy with his choice of lady friends!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh !!! What a total crack up ~ You gotta love teenagers !

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh gosh! You made me laugh!! I like your son's sense of humor!

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

How funny!! Dottie is a cutie...and quite a star now too by the looks of things!! Thanks for sharing.
Kathy :)

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

I think that is THE Cutest & Funniest blog I've ever read! Dottie is an attention getter I'm sure ~ what a classy lady....I can imagine what a blast Brad is having showing her off! Very, very, very cute!

Marilyn said...

Very cute son and I love his "date"!
Boys.......

Laurie said...

Oh Becca that is adorable!! I just love Dottie's dress! What a find!

Laurie (your shabby cottage friend)

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chiq said...

That is so funny! Just love Dottie! It's nice to see your son is showing here around. Must be nice if you're the new 'kid' on the block!

Charmingdesigns said...

I just read this! I am still laughing, I love it!! cant wait to see what else she is up to...Laurie

Allison said...

Hilarious! That is too funny. Seeing her sitting in the car and in the rocking chair - very fun. I enjoyed the picture of Dottie and Brad sitting together - such a cute couple :o) I bet she is very amusing - and I love her dress!

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

My Pink Boutique said...

Too funny! Brad has a great sense of humor.

:)
kimberly