In Home | October 2013
Among the many gifts that famed Yankees closer Mariano Rivera received upon his retirement last month was this Waterford crystal baseball glove. The 10-pound crystal replica was made in Ireland and modeled after Rivera's actual glove. waterford.com
A Life in Linens
Mary Ella Gabler, founder of high-end textiles vendor Peacock Alley, is now an author as well. This year, Gabler has published "Uncommon Thread," an autobiography in which Gabler takes the reader through the founding of Peacock Alley and the high and low points of the company's history.
Pretty in Pink for a Limited Time
Outdoor furniture manufacturer Loll is one of the many companies offering items during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For a limited time, it will offer pink versions of its Adirondack (shown here), Cabrio and Lollygagger lounge chairs and the Racer side car table. lolldesigns.com
Following in Vanderbilt's Footsteps
Once owned by American industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt II, this rare Millefleur "star-lattice" carpet is being auctioned off by Christie's this month. Vanderbilt displayed it first in his New York City home before moving it to the master bedroom in his Newport, R.I. mansion. It is expected to sell between approximately $2.5-$3.1 million.