At Auction >>> Debbie Reynolds' Iconic Costume Collection

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Debbie Reynolds

On Saturday, June 18, antiques dealer Profiles in History will be auctioning off selected items from legendary silver screen star Debbie Reynolds' iconic costume collection. Ms. Reynolds began acquiring these visual jewels back in 1970, when MGM studio opened the doors to its treasured wardrobe department and began to sell its contents. Through the years, she has added even more items through private sales, amassing one of the largest privately owned "fashion from film" collections.  Considered to be more than just movie memorabilia, these truly special pieces - gowns, accessories, etc - handcrafted, with exquisite detail, are the living artifacts of a by gone Hollywood era.  The sale will be held at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA, starting at 12:00 noon.  Check out some of the pieces offered below and click here to read more from the Wall Street Journal.

Marilyn Monroe's Dress from The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Audrey Hepburn's Dress from My Fair Lady (1964)

Charlie Chaplin's Bowler in The Tramp (1915)

Elizabeth Taylor's Headdress in Cleopatra (1963)

Vivien Leigh's Decorative Hat in Gone With the Wind (1939)
{Photos Via WSJ}

Actress Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds' daughter, discusses the sale in the June 2011 issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine...  Check out more below

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Ruthie Sommers ~ Tastemaker Tag Sale

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ruthie Sommers

Online retailer, One King's Lane, featured decorator Ruthie Sommers this morning as part of their Tastemaker Tag Sale series.  One King's Lane is devoted to hosting limited time shopping sales for home, pantry, & lifestyle needs, offering items at rock bottom prices, from some of today's top purveyors, dealers, & designers.  Ruthie's items were snapped up within minutes of the website launching her sale.  As I scouted out each piece, I couldn't help but recognize some of the furnishings from her L.A. home, recently published in the March 2011 issue of House Beautiful magazine.  Upon reading further details on One King's Lane, the picture became clearer....  with the addition of her 2nd child, Ruthie was in need of reworking her interiors & pairing down some of her more formal pieces in favor of a more family friendly style.  Check out more below....

Featured in House Beautiful & Included on One King's Lane -- Pair of French of Arm Chairs (left side of photo with backs to the loveseat)

Pair of French Arms Chairs -- $599

Featured in House Beautiful & Included on One King's Lane -- Set of 6 Upholstered Dining Chairs; Queen Anne Mahogany Drop-Leaf Table; Gilt Wood Chandelier

Set of 6 Upholstered Dining Chairs -- $3499

Queen Anne Mahogany Drop-Leaf Table -- $2799

Gilt Wood Chandelier -- $599

Featured in House Beautiful & Included on One King's Lane -- Iris Needlepoint Pillow; Outdoor Faux-Bamboo Sofa & Armchair

Iris Needlepoint Pillow -- $45

Outdoor Faux-Bamboo Sofa -- $1199

Outdoor Faux-Bamboo Armchair -- $499

Featured in House Beautiful & Included on One King's Lane -- Italian Brass Chiavari-Style Chair (top row, left corner photo); Pair of Shell Wall Shelves (top row, middle photo); Daisy Needlepoint Pillow (top row, middle photo); Petite French Armchair (2nd row, left photo); Indigo Ceramic Lamp with Silk Shade (2nd row, right photo); Indigo Lamp with Faded Red Shade (3rd row, left photo)

Italian Brass Chiavari-Style Chair -- $499

Pair of Shell Wall Shelves -- $299

Daisy Needlepoint Pillow -- $45

Petite French Armchair -- $795

Indigo Ceramic Lamp with Silk Shade -- $249

Indigo Lamp with Faded Red Shade -- $349

Featured in House Beautiful & Included on One King's Lane -- Pair of Chippendale Lounge Chairs

Pair of Chippendale Lounge Chairs -- $799

Featured in House Beautiful & Included on One King's Lane -- Tufted Bench in Raoul Fabric

Tufted Bench in Raoul Fabric -- $1649

{Images Via One King's Lane & House Beautiful}

A Vintage Modern Cape Cod Retreat

Friday, May 27, 2011

Throughout our stormy night here in Atlanta last night, I was finally able to read cover to cover the Travel Summer 2011 insert from last weekend's NY Times.  I am in love with a coastal getaway featured out on the Cape in the town of Wellfleet, MA.  In 1948, developers & designers Nathaniel Saltonstall and Oliver Morton established the Mayo Hill Colony Club, a exclusive private club and secluded retreat consisting of 10 seasonal Bauhaus-style residences overlooking Wellfleet Harbor.  This lush landscape compound catered to scholars, artisans, and celebrities of the day, all seeking a quiet refuge in the midst of forward thinking design.  Present owner Eleanor Stefani, along with her now late husband, Loris Stefani, purchased the retreat in 1963 from Mr. Saltonstall, and renamed it The Colony. Currently, you can rent these homes by the week or for a 3-day minimum.  Click here for more from the NY Times.

{Images Via Here & Here}

Decor By The Shore

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Just read about this wonderful show house - Decor By The Shore - on the coast of New Jersey benefiting the Sephardic Community Center (SCC) of Brooklyn, NY in today's Home section of the NY Times.  The interiors of this turn of the century classic residence are anything but old fashioned....  Tapped to re-envision the style of the rooms are some of today's top interior designers inlcuding Jamie Drake, Robert Passal, William McIntosh, and Jamie Herzlinger.  The show house runs from now until June 30 and admission is $30.  Blogger Sketch 42 attended last night's cocktail press event and posted some fabulous shots of the finished interiors.  Also included below are photos during the design install progress provided by SCC.

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