19 December 2009

GV Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

...& with continuing admiration for Gloria Vanderbilt, HOUSE & GARDEN December 1969- Glorious and everything here holds up forty years later- interiors, decorations and the Gloria Vanderbilt style. All photographs by Beadle speaking for themselves.

Safe and happy snowy holiday weekend travels.

Ding dong merrily on high,
In heav'n the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riv'n with angel singing.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

E'en so here below, below,
Let steeple bells be swungen,
And "Io, io, io!"
By priest and people sungen.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, ye ringers;
May you beautifully rime
Your evetime song, ye singers.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!




  1. Happy Christmas Gaye! I hope it's as lush as these pictures.

  2. It's the simplicity of it all that really appeals, I think. Tres grande et tres chic!

  3. Love your math, girlfriend. It's FORTY YEARS!!!!!! I was a junior in college December 1969. By your calculations, I am 50!

    Love Gloria in excess anytime, anywhere.

    A lovely season to you, Gaye. You have been one of my year's favorite gifts.

  4. Home- you can not be 50-then you would not be the wise woman you are, but just a green 50. Ive made the change so you just aged ten years!
    GV does some exotic patchwork well-I love it.
    The sentiment is mutual & by the way what a lovely gesture from Lauren. I really appreciated that. GT

  5. So well deserved GT. I think that showcasing talent of these talented beyond belief young whippersnappers will continue to be one of the great pleasures of growing older. Of course, I will alway be doing that at a greater number.

    By the way, did you see my comment on EEE about Gil Schafer? What about a time traveling architect? Wouldn't that be fun? She/he could travel back and forth in time correcting great evils and saving civilizations from cottage cheese ceilings and strip malls!

  6. I so agree about GS. I left a comment about the post, but haven't seen it yet. Yes the time traveler would be a good scenario! GT

  7. Love using a quilt to cover a dressing table instead of something ruffly and frilly. Not to mention great quilt (log cabin pattern? i have no idea i can't even sew on a button) but the depth and color of that quilt with the Louis chair are great. GT right on... timeless indeed.

  8. What great taste, they really enjoy their objects thats obvious.


  9. that was lovely ! I always admired that lady.What a life she has had ( or is having) and she is still alive I believe ...and Anderson Cooper is my favorite- DOC

  10. And could that be an adorable little AC with GV at the dining table?

    I thought of you a few days ago, when GV was in the audience while Anderson was being interviewed on a talk show.
    She told of how embarrassed he was when she'd show up at his school in lavender fur coats. He immediately went back to 6 year old mode , remembering the trauma of having a Mom who didn't look like the other Moms. Priceless.


  11. THANK YOU for sharing this! I'm in love. And isn't it funny how modern some of these pieces look? How "now" much of the design is? (Especially the chinoiserie.) Style Court just had a post on Miles Redd, and the ability to make the current timeless too. I'd say that's what happened here.

  12. Imagine the juxtaposition of the patchwork and the fabulous wallpaper - money can't buy us love but it sure can help put together some dazzling beauty and provide some wonderment like GV gave us -

    Thanks for posting

    Suzanne on St. Simons

  13. wow -that is simply timeless. I especially love the use of the quilt on the dressing table (and the brackets in the dining room!)



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