Monday, November 16, 2009


Gardiner Chainlink frame from Ralph Lauren

On a recent visit to the Ralph Lauren emporium, housed in the old Rhinelander Mansion, Christmas was in full swing. Bing Crosby crooned holiday ballads and the woodsy scent from the signature  Holiday candle collection infused the air.  I strolled past the beautiful round mahogany table in the entry hall groaning from the weight of a large blue and white jardiniere filled with fresh holly and red roses. Scattered photos of models and their pedigred pups were perched in their stylish silver picture frames. A preppy, chic, Christmas was in full swing and I was in heaven!  I padded my way on the threadbare old Persian carpets to the fourth floor, home to linens, china and silver and always a great place for stylish gifts and inspiration.

The rooms tall black etageres and bedside tables were lined with Italian leather boxes and beautiful silver frames.  I don't think there is anything lovelier than a beautiful collection of curated family photos in gleaming silver frames. I was immediately drawn to the Gardiner Chainlink frame, a square frame with a delicate heirloom bracelet surround.  But there so many beautiful frames to choose from, and all on sale.  I'm hummed  a few bars of White Christmas with Bing and went shopping!

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