Thursday, September 30, 2010

Home Sweet Horse Truck?

This family has it made, horse truck and all!  It's a traveling family affair all in one.


Horses & people travel in style.


Grilling after a long ride.


Everything including a kitchen sink!


Master Bath.


Bunks.


Boots.


Beauty.




Happy family post ride.



And, then there's Lucy and friend!




Happy as they can be after big wins!






Two girls with their trainer, so proud of themselves.  Good show girls!

We'll talk soon.


Gwen

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Silver Fit for a Queen

There is a Queen of every home, right?  And, every Queen should have beautiful silver polished to perfection, right?  I say yes to both.

I love silver.  Ours is all polished and ready to go for the holiday entertaining season.  I must admit, I get lazy over the summer months.  I don't really use formal things like silver so I'm not diligent about it being shined to perfection.  But, with the "season" upon us, it's time to pull it out, polish it up and enjoy its beauty.

Feast your eyes on these silver pieces that are divine, delicious and dreamy.  I thought it only appropriate to match them up with Queens of the Silver Screen.


The Sophia Loren:  Exquisite, special and larger than life:  Tiffany Chrysanthemum 7 piece Tea & Coffee Set, Circa 1895.  The set comprises of Coffee Pot, Tea Pot, Covered Sugar Bowl, Creamer, Waste Bowl, Kettle on Stand and Two-handled Tea Tray.  Each piece is fully hallmarked with Tiffany & Co.


The Audrey Hepburn:  Delicate, petite and simply divine:  American Sterling Silver Bowl in Francis I pattern.  Made by Reed & Barton, Circa 1949.




The Bette Davis:  Classic, understated and elegant:  12 Sterling Silver Water Goblets.  Reed & Barton, Circa 1930.


The Jane Wyman:  Polished, smart and refined:  Edwardian English Sterling Silver Box London, Circa 1902.



The Joan Crawford:  Dashing, chic with a splash of style:  9 piece American Sterling Vanity Set in an octagonal design decorated with egg & dart pattern.  Tiffany & Co, Circa 1910.



The Elizabeth Taylor:  Unusually stunning, magnificent and regal: Lovely English Silver plated Fish Service for twelve with matching Fish Servers.  Pierce & Sons Silversmiths, Circa 1900.



The Marlene Dietrich:  Simple and dignified with an unpretentious style:  Antique American Sterling Silver.  Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co., Circa 1900.



The Hedy Lamarr:  Noble and radiant with an untouchable grandeur:  Revere style Punch Bowl, 10 hand hammered pedestal footed goblets.  Barbour Silver Co., Circa 1920.



The Ava Gardner:  Striking, brilliant and beautiful:  Sterling Silver Centerpiece Bowl Tiffany & Co, Circa 1894.



The Lauren Bacall:  Interesting, organic and one-of-a-kind:  Magnificent Georgian reproduction Sterling Silver five basket epergne is in the transitional George II/III style, has a central large detachable basket, four detachable arms with four smaller baskets, all mounted on a central pierced and cast frame.  Sheffield Circa 1924.



The Rita Hayworth:  Lovely and ravishing, deserving of a prominent place:  Set of four Sterling Silver Candlesticks in a subtle six-sided shaped with oval bobeshes and bases.  Tiffany & Co., Circa 1910.




The Lana Turner:  Unusual, stunning and legend worthy:  Tiffany & Co small retangular Gallery Tray with chamfered corners, beautifully pierced gallery with beaded and gadrooned borders, etched in Persian style motif.  Circa 1900.


The Katherine Hepburn:  Resplendent, handsome, bold and brash:  American Coin Silver Tureen with Elk Figurines.  Woodson & Hughes, Circa 1860.

You can visit Nelson & Nelson Antiques by clicking here to find more information on these beautiful silver pieces.

So, tell me, what is your favorite piece of silver?  I'd love to know.

We'll talk soon.


Gwen



Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Gem for the Eye to Behold

This jewel box sits on a pristine street in the heart of Memphis.  The attention to detail and perfectly appointed spaces make it a special gem.  It forges a strong case for bigger isn't better and quality always trumps quantity.

Enjoy these beautiful images and let me know if you agree with me about it's exquisite nature.
Have you ever seen anything more charming?
The shutters and lantern are perfection!
This Entry Hall has elegance and "come on in" in perfect juxtaposition.

A Living Room that is comfortable and lovely.
Beauty.
Cozy.
Sunny and bright.

Bedrooms that make you want to linger for days.


And grounds that create a courtyard atmosphere perfect for a glass of wine after a long day.

I know you'll agree this is one special place.  What is your favorite detail?

We'll talk soon.

Gwen




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