03/03/2011 § 7 Comments
I’ve already reported on the Ralph Lauren Home sample sale last weekend, but we haven’t yet had a chance to discuss the treasures I found. Most special to me is this darling phonograph I scored for only $25. Probably manufactured in the late 50s by Seabreeze, a Canadian corporation that now focuses on “home comfort products” like heaters and fans, the phonograph is in relatively good condition, albeit missing a needle. If you have any ideas on how/where I can find a replacement needle, do let me know, darling!
I’m not even sure if it works yet, but I was so drawn to the design and lettering, there was no way that I was going to leave without it. I actually bought it without a plan to get it home. Luckily, one of the sweet boys working the sale helped me get it in a taxi, and then the cab driver helped me get it out of the trunk, and my doorman helped me get it inside. A happy and lucky chain of events! So excited!
Do not think that I shopped only for myself! I picked something up for you, cherie, but of course!
I’m giving away a special Ralph Lauren edition of The World of Gloria Vanderbilt, a gorgeous book about a remarkable woman. This special edition comes in a pretty purple keepsake box with a frame-worthy print from a Toni Frissell shoot of Gloria for Vogue at her Connecticut country home, Faraway. The book details Gloria’s amazing life, from her birth into American aristocracy, her tumultuous and peripatetic childhood, her debut as a beautiful socialite, her marriages and children, and her varied talents as an actor, painter, writer, designer and muse. The book is simply lovely!
Entering is easy. In honor of a woman who was undoubtedly classy and fabulous, click around my 28 Days of Classy and Fabulous Things and leave a comment below this post telling me which day’s tip was your favorite and why.
You have until March 10 to enter, and I will announce the winner next week.
Bonne chance mes amis!!