Bedazzled Mannequin {aka Mrs. Tumnus, the Faun}

by Edie Wadsworth on December 3, 2013

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I’ve had my eye on this project for at least 3 years.  Finally, my bedazzled mannequin dreams have come true.  I want one in every room, much to Stevie’s pain and suffering.

The first thing you should know about this project is—it’s prickly.  The second thing you should know is that your mannequin must be evenly weighted with greenery, lest she fall in the middle of the night and prickle your husband to death.  The third thing you should know is that all the trouble is totally worth it. As we were bedecking here with branches, she kept toppling over.  We solved this problem by stuffing boxwood into her backside.  Baby’s got back.

Y’all.  I LOVE my faun lady.  I’ve named her Mrs. Tumnus,  because I think she pairs well with Mr. Tumnus, from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.   I do believe that this is my favorite project of all time ever.  I say that for every project, but let’s pretend I don’t.

My friend, Tammy and I, tackled this, from the multitude of examples on Pinterest.  We had  the determination of Rocky Balboa and  the spirit of Sanford and Son. We wired the tops of the branches together and then wound some ribbon through them and tied them on. That makes it sound easy, which it wasn’t, but it wasn’t hard either.

Here’s what I need to know from you.

Should we keep her in the bedroom? (Stevie may veto this, but who knows, maybe he’s always had a fondness for faux fauns.)

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In the master bathroom? (She looks so pretty in here, because of the light walls and sparse decor!)

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Or in the living room, by the mantle?

 

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The only other thing I’m worried about is that she’s wearing my red scarf and my pajama shirt, which I may not be able to live without.  In other words, she may have to change clothes.

Okay, what’s your vote?

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{ 72 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Michelle Whitaker December 3, 2013 at 4:43 pm

So darn cute. Are you going to be in a Holiday House Tour? I would love to see more photos of your home decorated for Christmas.

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2 Jennifer December 3, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I do believe darling Mrs. Tumnus makes a stunning bathroom fixture. And just think, you could gaze at her adoringly whilst soaking in a bubble bath.

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3 Jennifer December 3, 2013 at 4:51 pm

I do believe darling Mrs. Tumnus makes a stunning bathroom fixture. And just think, you could gaze at her adoringly whilst soaking in a bubble bath.

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4 Lisa December 4, 2013 at 6:59 am

Mrs. Timnus looks so beautiful in the bathroom!!

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5 emma @ {from my little pink couch} December 3, 2013 at 4:57 pm

o my! I do love that lovely thing!!!
I think you should put her in the living room so everybody can bask in all of her loveliness!!!! she is presh!

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6 Emme December 3, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I love her in the bathroom!

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7 teresa December 3, 2013 at 5:22 pm

`bathroom. got to be the bathroom. (as long as she doesn’t prick you getting out of the tub….)

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8 Lacey December 3, 2013 at 5:23 pm

She DOES look pretty in the bathroom! But I do believe you would need to make all your gueguests use your bathroom:)

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9 Kolein December 3, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I LOVE her, wholeheartedly! You may have to buy several more, perhaps different sizes, and place them all around. Who could choose where she belongs? If I have to, I’d say the bath.

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10 kari December 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Bathroom!! Definitely! Tre cute!

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11 Tammy@InStitches December 3, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Oh, she is fabulous ! I say move her around every week.

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12 Kelly December 3, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I LOVE her. My vote is to place a smaller version of her in your bathroom vanity/counter, keep this one in the bedroom and make another for the living room.

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13 mandy December 3, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Oh my…she is precious…your commentary hilarious!!!! You needing that shirt and scarf made me spit my beer out;) My husband would laugh me out of the bedroom with a third wheel;) I say put her in the foyer…heck, on the front porch….or she may just need to move around daily….a mobile sister;) she would be cute on your porch by the fire…Mandy

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14 Shepea December 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm

At first blush I thought, “Why?” …and then I thought “Well, why not?”. Now, I’m thinking, “How the heck can I do that?” i Love it, girlie!

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15 Cindy Hancock December 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm

LOL! You are hilarious! Mrs. Tumnus would be a lovely addition to any room in your gorgeous home! I love the idea! She would look so cute decked out in a fur bunting and plaid scarf! Oh, and Yes, in the Masterbath, dah-ling! Merry Christmas! And may Mrs. Tumnus and her many “sisters” join your family…very soon! :)

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16 Julia December 3, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Oh LA!!! LOVE HER! (love you more for creating her!:-) I am always partial to creations like her in our bedroom- However, you deprive everyone else with her tucked up there- I think she would be gorgeous in a silver sequin shell with a white angora scarf…Merry, Merry :-)

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17 Sally December 3, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Okay, seriously? She is ADORABLE. You are brilliant. That is all.

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18 Marian December 3, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Bathroom, for sure!

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19 Teresa R December 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Definitely the bathroom; you could make a smaller one for the bedroom so your husband doesn’t get pricked that often

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20 Susan December 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm

I believe she adorns the bath exquisitely. Seems the bathroom steam might keep her green and beautiful.

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21 Annita Rowland December 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Beauty in the awesome master bath!

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22 Southern Gal December 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Oh, the bathroom truly sets her off.

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23 Ashley December 3, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Bathroom. She has less competition in there.

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24 Melissa December 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Your three last posts are a great example of why I love your blog. A recap of your Thanksgiving, a wonderful post on Advent and today’s fabulousness. Thank you.
P.S. I think Mrs. Tumnus should be placed in the living room so all can enjoy. : )

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25 Beverly December 3, 2013 at 9:35 pm

You are a certified glow-in-the-dark nutcase, but I’ll continue reading your posts just so I won’t miss your next project. Like others, she’s too precious to keep hidden away for your own pleasure, so my suggestion is not only to move her around, but dress her accordingly. On the front porch with a sweater and shawl; wearing something slinky in your Sultry Master; a flirty apron in the kitchen. Heck! There’s no end to the possibilities — just go for it – but always do it “Edie Style.”

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26 Edie Wadsworth December 5, 2013 at 6:03 am

I know. I should have warned you from the start!! I LOVE the sweater and shawl and flirty apron idea!
So good to see you the other day, Miss Beverly!!
xoxo

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27 Jeannie Jett December 3, 2013 at 9:39 pm

I think the shear cuteness factor warrants one in every room. Make one for the kitchen wearing Rosemary and an apron but call her Lucy.

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28 Edie Wadsworth December 5, 2013 at 6:02 am

YES!!

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29 Kaye December 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

AWESOME!!!!!!!! Just like you!!!!!!!!

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30 Edie Wadsworth December 5, 2013 at 6:01 am

you sweet thing!!

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31 Marie at the Lazy W December 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm

bathroom!!! that is flat out gorgeous. LOL

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32 Gwen December 3, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Bathroom, for sure! I love her greenery skirt.

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33 Jill December 4, 2013 at 12:05 am

Oh the bathroom for. Sure. The stark white background makes her shine! Love it!

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34 Jodi December 4, 2013 at 7:31 am

She is a woman and, like all beautiful busy women, are in all areas of the house. Move her from room to room and enjoy her (don’t forget she may want to sit a spell on the porch to rest after a busy day ;). Beautiful Edie, absolutely beautiful!!!

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35 Edie Wadsworth December 5, 2013 at 6:01 am

Oh, she would be ADORAble on the porch!!

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36 Caroline December 4, 2013 at 7:57 am

Bathroom!

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37 Kristen December 4, 2013 at 7:58 am

Love her in the bathroom. So beautiful!

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38 Gwen December 4, 2013 at 8:25 am

Just beautiful!!!

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39 Kristin @ bliss-athome.com December 4, 2013 at 8:54 am

So fun Edie! I just love it! xo Kristin

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40 Peggy j December 4, 2013 at 8:57 am

Put her on the porch with a welcome sign. She is to lovely not to be shared! Pj

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41 Jenny December 4, 2013 at 10:15 am

creepy!! that’s my vote!

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42 Edie Wadsworth December 5, 2013 at 5:45 am

lol! I think there are others who agree with you, Jen!

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43 chrissi December 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

She is so perfect that I think she would need to move from room to room so you could see her lovliness as you go about your day. At the end of the day, I would let her rest in the bathroom.

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44 Edie Wadsworth December 5, 2013 at 5:44 am

Y’all are so smart!!

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45 kristi December 4, 2013 at 10:22 am

I love the idea of putting her in the entry for EVERYONE TO SEE! So so cute!

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46 Edie Wadsworth December 5, 2013 at 5:44 am

Hmmmm, now that’s an idea, too!

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47 von December 4, 2013 at 10:40 am

In my opinion, she is lovelier in the master bath–she’s a real “stand out”. BUT, in the living room she would be a GREAT conversation piece.

Maybe put her in the bath and when guests arrive, send them to the bath right away to get the conversation going!

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48 Wendy December 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

What a lovely idea. My vote is by the fireplace, mainly because she will be more visible and a great conversation. She is very photogenic. Kuddos

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49 Edie Wadsworth December 5, 2013 at 5:43 am
50 Ashleigh {Dazzle by Day} December 4, 2013 at 11:03 am

She definitely belongs in the bathroom, Edie! Love it!

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51 Edie Wadsworth December 5, 2013 at 5:43 am

Can’t wait to get together, Miss Ashleigh!!
Yes, I think she’s pretty lovely in the bathroom, too!

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52 Nicole Sutherland December 4, 2013 at 11:03 am

Edie darling, What a fabulous idea. She looks great everywhere but the master bath lets her stand out. Happy Holidays!

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53 Edie Wadsworth December 5, 2013 at 5:43 am

Thank you, Miss Nicole!! So wonderful to see you this past weekend.
xoxo

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54 Pam Olsen December 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

Miss Bedazzle is beautiful and I think she needs to plop down in the living room so she does’t miss a thing during the holiday festivities!!

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55 Ginger December 4, 2013 at 11:48 am

LOVE her in the bathroom!!! Gorgeous room by the way. I must have missed the full reveal of that one.

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56 julianna December 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm

I love her in the bathroom!

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57 Evie December 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Um, I think she would look spectacular on the porch, looking out over the lake with some binoculars around her neck! :-)

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58 CathyC December 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm

The Bathroom!!!! I don’t know if it’s the light in there that makes her look so great, or what. But definitely the bathroom.

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59 Julie December 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Girl!!! You are cray cray…and I love that about you too. She looks lovely in all the spots but I think I’ll vote for the bathroom (or moving around). No bedroom. Let Stevie has his way on this one.

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60 Edie Wadsworth December 5, 2013 at 5:33 am

Yes. Yes, I am!!
xoxo

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61 kendra December 4, 2013 at 4:27 pm

girlfriend needs to be on a rotating tour of the house, as she’s way too fabulous to be stuck in one room all season. i sit here and wonder again … how do you do it?! I’d like to book my stay for next holiday season, please!! xoxo.

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62 Edie Wadsworth December 5, 2013 at 5:33 am

Come on down, Kendra!!

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63 Bev December 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Edit I love your guts but this manwomanakin is just totally creepy. But I’m happy that you adore her. What ever floats your boat!

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64 Edie Wadsworth December 5, 2013 at 5:31 am

Not to worry, Bev. Fauns aren’t for everyone!

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65 {darlene} @ fieldstonehilldesign December 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm

she just looks so lovely against all that white. I DO wish you could find a way to get cowboy boots on her…
you silly, fun girl!! This is what Stevie gets for that CHAIR!

PS we thought it would be a landmark moment to get pics with Santa… but this year may just have to be different. I am thinking we need a special Mrs. Tumnus photo moment in 2013.

PPS hubby is telling me that he sides with Stevie.

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66 Edie Wadsworth December 5, 2013 at 5:27 am

Well, of course we should get their pics with Mrs. Tumnus! And of course Matt sides with Stevie. He probably likes the chair, too!
Can’t wait to see you!!
xoxo

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67 Elizabeth Highsmith December 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Me thinks she’s too fancy to be witness to bathroom shenanigans put her in the kitchen and ask her to make me pie

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68 nest of posies December 4, 2013 at 11:33 pm

this is so awesome! i love her in every room!

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69 Kate December 5, 2013 at 2:36 am

She’s fun!! I think she’d be happiest in the bathroom: ) Merry Christmas!!

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70 Charla December 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm

The very first thing I thought of when I saw this photo was the dressmaker’s form (the GHOST!!!) in A Prayer For Owen Meany. Much cuter than “the ghost.” I think she’d be lovely greeting visitors on the porch!

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71 Kris {Driven by Decor} December 8, 2013 at 9:31 pm

She is awesome! I want one!!

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72 Julia December 11, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Edie,
A long overdue comment: Thanks so much for making the time to blog! Your Rocky/Sanford statement still has me laughing as it pretty much sums up every time my adult siblings and I gather at my parents’ house and our mother sweetly requests we tackle some project we are physically, professionally and mentally unprepared for! Thanks for being so real–for sharing your family, your faith, your recipes, your real life…you are authentic and funny and such an inspiration! So on days you don’t have time for all of us out there in internet land, know you are missed! Thanks again–Julia

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