Tag Archives: Mannequins

CEE’S ODD-BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE- STRIKE A POSE

Standard

CEE’S ODD-BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE – STRIKE A POSE

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: May 7, 2017

***

If you couldn’t tell, I like taking photos of mannequins. I don’t know why, but it might have to do with the fact I had a job once, of dressing mannequins at Sears. I just think mannequins are odd, yet pretty cool!

I’ll call this grouping, “Strike a Pose”. Some of these have a different than usual pose, and quite a bit of attitude! 🙂

***

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

 

RANDOM POST # 7 – MANNEQUINS, STAMPS, & TUPPERWARE ?

Standard

RANDOM POST # 7 – MANNEQUINS, STAMPS, & TUPPERWARE ?

***

I’m continuing with my random posts about the jobs I’ve had in the past.

These three jobs I had were in about the same time period, in the mid 1970s. It was after we came back from Germany, and before we had any kids.

***

One fun job I had was at Sears Department Store. I think this may have been in Paris, TX. I got to dress the mannequins for display on the sales floor. I could pick out what clothes to use, but had to be mindful of what was being featured and advertised at the time. It was always changing from week to week. I wasn’t there for very long, because we moved to another city.

***

This next one was I believe in Greenville, TX. It was at the S & H Green Stamps Redemption Center. Do you remember those savings stamps? You’d be given a certain amount of them at the grocery store, according to how much money you had spent. The stamps in this case were green. You’d take them home to paste into a savings book, which were given out at the store, also. Later, when you saved a bunch, you could take the booklets to the redemption center to trade them in for cool items. They had a catalog, too, that you could look through, and decide if you had enough stamps for what you wanted.

I worked at the redemption center store, where all the merchandise was kept. There was a counter, a showroom, and a warehouse part. I worked at the counter, and count we did. A lot of that, as we had to flip through each booklet a person brought in, to make sure they had filled it out completely, and if they had enough to purchase the item they’d chosen. It was a fun job, and the people I worked with were fun. One funny thing was I learned what a ‘finger cot’ was. Strange name, but a very useful item. It was a little rubber thing to put on your thumb or finger, to make turning those booklet pages faster. You could get a good grip on the pages. 🙂

***

This next job was at a Tupperware distributor place. It was here in this town. I worked in the office, processing invoices/orders, that the Tupperware dealers would submit. Each Monday, if I remember, all the dealers in our district would come in for a sort of get-together/pep-rally thing. They’d have their meeting, refreshments, and also turn in their orders, and pick up orders from the last week. I used the calculator a lot, and also did typing. and filing. I got to type up the mimeographed templates, for the newsletter, and then go run them all off on the mimeograph machine. We didn’t at that time have a copy machine. It was old school, I guess you’d say. It was messy work with the inks and all, but I liked doing it. Later, I’d address all the envelopes with the adressograph machine. I worked at this place for quite a while, then was let go. They ‘said’ it was because they were going more automatic in the office, or something, but I know why. I was pregnant. Pretty sure that wouldn’t happen in this day and age!

***

Stay tuned for more random posts about the many jobs I’ve had in the past. 🙂

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

 

 

 

ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – CLOTHES

Standard

ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – CLOTHESowpc-logo-21

One Word Photo Challenge: Clothes

Every week there is a new prompt word. We submit photos of our interpretation of this word. Click the link above to find out how to join in, and to see other’s entries. 🙂

***

IMG_3679

clothes hanging on my clothes-line

IMG_3690

vintage clothes (on a post-card)

IMG_3472

mannequin models

IMG_2848

cow & bull mannequins (in a shop inside Dallas/Ft.Worth airport)

IMG_2580

Paolo, wearing home-made king costume

 

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2016 BS

CEE’S ODD-BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE – 2016 – WEEK 26

Standard

CEE’S ODD-BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE – 2016 – WEEK 26 untitled

Find funny and odd photos you’ve taken, share the fun with others! 🙂

Here’s how to join in:

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 26

***

This group of odd-ball photos could be called the body part edition. 😉 I think mannequins and parts of them are funny. That is funny too, because I once had a job for awhile in which I dressed mannequins at Sears. I’d find some cool clothes to put on them, and pose them out in the store. That was a fun job.

IMG_3063 IMG_2800 IMG_2799 IMG_2995

Now, if I had a middle part, I could put them together in a freaky fashion Frankenstein mannequin! haha 🙂

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2016 BS