I went and viewed Julien’s LEGENDS sale the other day and a few of the highlights for me were the following: Vivian Leigh’s antique bed frame circa 1860’s from Gone With The Wind while behind it was the iconic black and white, MGM photograph taken by Fred Parrish, who was the still photographer from GWTW.
Next was a life-size baby elephant stuffed animal possibly used to advertise the Ringling Brothers circus circa 1950’s. Following that is the Silver King bicycle by Hendee & Nelson circa 1890’s which was owned by Steve McQueen and finally the costume that was worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1950, 20th Century Fox musical A Ticket to Tomahawk where she and the other gals sang “Oh, What a Forward Young Man You Are.”
So many more things to see.
I always love a good auction preview!!!
Thank you @hollywoodreporter for this wonderful story about @waverlyondoheny!!! I could not be happier or more excited!!! Not sure how to link it yet but apparently if you google: www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/inside-antique-store-waverly-founded-by-lily-collins-jill-tavelman-collins-1215222 you will eventually find it. Being able to bring a #prouddaughteralert to @lilyjcollins made it even more special!!! Please check it out and let me know your thoughts.
#hollywoodreporter #lilycollins #waverlyondoheny #wehoshopping #prouddaughteralert #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign
Picture perfect Italian mid-Century gold metal side table.
Love the stylized flowers and leaves. I see these every so often but not in this great condition. In fact there was another one there from a different vendor but it had been left outside and was quite rusted. Way too far distressed. Very happy with this one!!! Found early this morning @pasadenacitycollegefleamarket.
#midcenturymodern #italiantable #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
New window display in The Gallery was inspired by the chair I bought at the NBC Universal prop “Garage” sale that I posted a few weeks back. The little painted table was also a find from there and the curtain from one of their past sales. It’s all about the ‘Vicious Couture!!!’
#nbcuniversal #mannequins #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
Obsessed with this Venetian carved silvered wood grotto chair from the late 19th Century that I recently bought @andrewjonesauctions!!!
It’s provenance was that is was sold from the property of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, formally of the late Mr. George Cukor, at a Butterfield & Butterfield auction held in 1985 and then sold to a private collector in Santa Barbara and finally to me!!!
George Cukor was an American film director who mainly concentrated on comedies and literary adaptations. He started his career at RKO directing films such as Little Women (1933) and others before moving to MGM when David O. Selznick changed Studios. He then directed many classics there such as Dinner at Eight (1933), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Gaslight (1944), Adam’s Rib (1949), Born Yesterday (1950), A Star is Born (1954),Bhowani Junction( 1956), and he won the Academy Award for Best Director for My Fair Lady (1964). He continued to work into the 1980’s. I love owning something that once belonged to such an iconic movie director!!!
#andrewjonesauctions #georgecukor #director #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #wehoshopping
This street art piece by @hijackart appeared overnight in the alley behind my store. I love the obvious placement next to the signs. Pretty cool!!!
#hijackart #streetart #wehoshopping
A couple of weeks ago NBC Universal had another one of their props ‘Garage’ sales. Always an adventure!!! One of my favorite finds was this antique wood gold leafed chair that had obviously been recovered at some point. Vicious Couture is now screen printed across the back which I kinda love. I wonder what it appeared in on screen? What a fabulous bedroom chair or perfect for someone that has a very spacious dressing room. It is a beauty!!!
Also the inspiration for my next Gallery window display which I am currently putting together. More will be revealed...
#viciouscouture #antiquechair #nbcuniversalprops #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
I viewed @Bonhams ‘Wonders of the Galaxy’ auction this afternoon. Some fantastic Hollywood artifacts with a little bit of something for everyone. An assortment of props, posters, scripts, photographs and costumes from early horror and science fiction films right up to James Bond and Star Wars were on view. Elizabeth Taylor’s wig and jewelry from Cleopatra along with John Wayne’s director’s chair back embossed ‘Duke’, and even the illuminating blaster pistol from A Forbidden Planet were only some of the highlights. Probably my favorite item was a rocking chair gifted by Katherine Hepburn to Spencer Tracy. Upon his death she continued to use it for curling up in and reading scripts. So much to see, learn about and just take in. Unfortunately the one item I actually went there to specifically view had been removed from the sale by it’s consignor. It was an MGM door knocker in the shape for the iconic lion’s head. Maybe the owner had regrets about letting it go. I know I would if I owned it. Oh well... it was an entertaining afternoon anyway!!! #bonhams #hollywoodauction #hollywoodmemoribilia
Mother’s Day is almost done for another year. I love this day because for me it is all about spending it with the person I care about most in this world just hanging out and being together. We usually end up at Venice beach walking and watching people and talking about nothing in particular but everything at the same time. We sit and watch the skaters and wander through the shops and look at the world passing by together. This is my happy place with my favorite person who also happens to be my daughter. I am the luckiest mom to have you for my friend!!! You are my life but you know that... I Love You A&F, Mom XO
#lilycollins #mothersday #venicebeach
TOLKIEN is out in theaters today!!! Another PROUD MOM Moment!!! The premiere was the other night and the fans of Tolkien came out in full costume. George R R Martin (author of the Game of Thrones with us in the third photo) was the moderator for the Q & A afterwards. It was quite the event!!! Such a magical film!!!
#tolkien #tolkienmovie #lilycollins #nicholashoult #proudmommoment
Found this morning at Pasadena City College Flea Market. It is not what you may think it is. Swipe to see the back. This chair was used for touring ladies in long dresses and gentlemen around the Coney Island Boardwalk back in the day. The metal arm would have had an umbrella to shield them from the sun.
Notice the 25 cent cost of the ride per hour!!! What a bargain!!! #coneyislandboardwalk #pasadenacitycollegefleamarket #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #decorator #designer #setdesign #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
Another PROUD MOM MOMENT!!! Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile on Netflix and in select theaters today!!!
#extremelywickedshockinglyevilandvile #lilycollins #zacefron
Not everyday Billy Gibbons from Z Z Top walks into your store and buys an antique fencing mask!!! Such a lovely guy!!!
#billygibbons #zztop #antiquefencingmask #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #wehoshopping
This early Thornton-Pickard camera has a mahogany case with brass fittings and a leather strap. They were a well known British camera manufacturer established in 1888. The company was based in Altrinchan, near Manchester, and was an early pioneer in the development of the camera industry. The innovative “Time & Instantaneous” shutter was designed and patented by Thornton in 1892. Throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s the company found it increasingly difficult to compete with cheaper imported cameras, and ceased trading in 1939. This camera is probably 100 years old if not a bit older. It is a handsome example and is in wonderful condition. I bought it from a camera dealer in England whose father sold me cameras before him. What a conversation piece from a bygone era!!!
#antiquecamera #vintagecamera #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor
Found these vintage wooden mannequin hands early last Sunday morning @longbeachantiquemarket.
Sometimes it pays to get up at the crack of dawn and this was one of those times!!! #mannequinhands #gifts #unusualgifts #uniquegiffs #designer #decoator #setdesign #vintagedecor #longbeachantiquemarket #wehoshopping
Edgar Bergen (1903-1978) was an American actor, comedian and radio performer, best known for his proficiency in ventriloquism and his characters Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. He was also the father to actress Candice Bergen. These porcelain decanters were produced in 1976 and were designed by Dave Nissan who worked for Regal China. They are in perfect condition and are really amazing in person!!! They stand around 12 inches tall and are quite impressive!!!
How fun would they be sitting on a bar once again.
#edgarbergen #charliemecarthy #mortimersnerd #vintagebarware #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #wehoshopping
This is the ultimate bourbon bottle!!! It may not look like that special or unique and not in the best condition but when you find out who it was owned by all of that goes out the window!!! This is an elaborately decorated decanter celebrating the 100th Anniversary of baseball accompanied by a handwritten note dated April 5th, 2013 which reads, “My uncle Joe DiMaggio got a Jim Beam Bottle, 100 years Baseball Anniversary 1869-1969. The bottle is empty as Joe drank the contents (cork is with the bottle.).” June DiMaggio.
She was his niece.
How incredibly cool is this!!! The JOE DIMAGGIO, who was not only one of the most famous baseball players of all time, but who was also married to MARILYN MONROE!!!
Does it get any better than this??? I think not!!! #joedimaggio #baseball #marilynmonroe #vintagebarware #wehoshopping gifts #unusualgifts #uniquegifts #designer #decorator #setdesigner #wehoshopping
Great colors in this mid century painting. Fun for a breakfast or a dining room. Couldn’t resist.
#midcenturyart #midcenturymodenart #midcenturydecor
#gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #wehoshopping
Who doesn’t need a vintage cigar box full of hand made little articulated wooden men? Me obviously!!! Ha! Ha! The cigar box I bought in Alabama while visiting @lilyjcollins and the little guys are from last Sunday at @longbeachantiquemarket.
#vintagecigarbox #woodenmen #gifts #unusualgifts #uniquegifts #vintagedecor #designer #decorator #setdesign #wehoshopping
This vintage Jim Bean Bourbon decanter is one of my favorites I have found so far!!!
I wish they still made them like this. How fun would a bar look if all the bottles had such character!!!
#vintagejimbeamdecanter #vintagebarwear #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #vintagedecor #designer #decorator #setdesign