Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Weekend!

More Grey Gardens slide show HERE


pve design said...

All those cats and not to be found in this photo.

jenny said...

there is much fabulosity in this room. much, i tell you.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I have loved your up close and personal rendition of Grey Gardens. Thank you.

To a beautiful weekend!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Thanks for the link to the great photos of Grey Gardens by the New York Post. The master bedroom is eerily beautiful. I am so impressed how Ms. Quinn & Mr.Bradley painstakingly restored GG's, down to pieces of furniture. What a huge labor of love. The whole story is quite compelling & magical. How about that birdcage with a single bulb over Little Edie's bed? There again, eerily beautiful..if that is even an appropriate phrase?!
Have a fun wkend (:

Visual Vamp said...

Good morning
Patricia if you look t the link to the slideshow you will find out about some of those poor cats.
xo xo

Visual Vamp said...

An e-mail from another Edie...

Dear Valorie,
Last I wrote was to thank you for including my book Swedish Interiors on your site!
I don't get to visit the Blog Goddesses very often but when I do reading you and Joni are
at the top of my list.

I am compelled this evening to write you a fan letter!

I was enjoying your article on Yves and Paris - and then I got to East Hampton. Wow.

Your descriptions of Grey Gardens, clear affection for the Edies and your memories
of starting out in New York and working in East Hampton moved me, literally, to tears. Not just any
writer could pull off design history, social commentary and a vivid look back at a unique, carefree
time of life so seamlessly. You are a marvel.
Thank you!

VV: Thank you Edie! You are too kind, and I so appreciate your reading my blog and taking the time to write to me.

Style Court said...

V, happy weekend to you too!

Rue said...

The wonderful story of how you met those two women made me want to watch the movie, so I've set it to record it on Sunday. I can't wait!

We've come a long way since RMS, haven't we? ;)

nice to "see" you again....


Anonymous said...

Well, there is reason to believe the cats were catered to much better in life than in death. That is my hope.

So, moving on. I realize the piano incident could have been a tragedy, but the way Ms. Quinn describes it has planted a hysterical scene in my mind. Like something out of a cartoon!

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh please tell me when I will be able to see this on dvd... I do not have HBO... you know possitively everything... do you know this too? Or if it can be watched online?
BTW I heard that you met Renae Moore today... how FUN... I would love to meet both of you in person... must find a way to N.O.!!!
ENJOY your weekend!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I am on pins and needles! I haven't had a moment to watch this film and the wait is just agonizing. Brilliant!

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Kwana said...

Hope your weekend was lovely. What a cool room.

Kwana said...

What a nut I am. I commented on the photo. Liked the room them went to the slide show. I had no idea it was Bid Edie's room. I thought it was a cool, yet, shabby room with a lawn chair and kimono accent. Loved the lighting. I really am attached to those women. Just love them and love their style.

Carla said...

Dear Valorie, I love places like this. I love when they are abandoned, empty with the wallpaper pealing. They have their own story. Beautiful. Carla

Lorna said...

A job well done! Thank you. I hope you can come visit and see the importance of being crazy.


The HBO film, starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lang is certainly a perfect tribute to both the original documentary and these two wonderful woman.
I was told right after filming of the HBO film wrapped up in the fall of 2007, that I would be blown away at the last scene, where Edie sings Tea For Two at Reno Sweeny, and I was ! I had supplied the film company with the only recording in existence of Edie singing the tune, only this wasn't from her actual performance at the club, but rather her singing it just for me at one of my many visits to Grey Gardens, more than 30 years ago. Drew sang it exactly, phrase for phrase as I have it on tape. Edie and I actually met that night at Reno Sweeny, and my relationship with Grey Gardens has now spanned over 3 decades. For our complete review, check out our blog at (HBO film review by Robb Brawn & Lee Arboreen), and be sure to check our Youtube video uploaded 4/18/09 the same day as the HBO film release. Click
GREY GARDENS PROMO to view the video