1 Here I am giving my speech entitled 'Skylands - An American Treasure.'
2 I spoke to a full audience in the auditorium at the Wilmington's Chase Center on the Riverfront.
3 Behind me is a photo of the terrace at Skylands.
4 Skylands was build by Edsel Ford and I own a vintage Edsel station wagon.
5 I had this Steinway player grand piano restored by Steinway.
6 Years ago, my nephew, Charlie Plimpton, appeared on the December issue of Living - a story shot at Skylands. Charlie is a college student today.
7 The woods at Skylands are paradise.
8 This sculpture by Aristide Maillol, called La Riviere
9 Fritz Karch my SVP Editorial Director, Collecting and Liza Morten from my PR team - the Susan Magrino Agency
10 Chubb Insurance (MS has Chubb): Nancy Friedland, Joanne, Bellizeare, Dan Mills, Elizabeth Kaba
13 A great brass dome
14 Philip H. Bradley Co. - Downingtown, PA - since 1950, specializing in 18th through early 19th century American tall case clocks, furniture, and related decorative accessories. I fell in love with this sofa.
15 A magnificent highboy
17 This is an unusual sewing basket, attribute to Pasamaquady Indians - circa 1910.
18 Arthur Guy Kaplan - Baltimore, MD - Collection of Victorian and Georgian Jewelry in mint condition.
19 Parures, Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Brooches and Chains to Memorial Jewelry and Watches. Many items in their Original Boxes.
20 Diana H. Bittel Antiques - Bryn Mawr, PA - focus on late 18th century/ early 19th century American furniture and nautical works of art. These are English fruitwood tea caddies.
21 An exceptional shell-work watch stand circa 1820 - priced at $15,000
23 Taylor B. Williams Antiques - Harbert, MI - a dealer of American and English furniture, decorative accessories, ceramica, and Georgian Period enamel boxes - http://www.taylorbwilliams.com/
25 Marcy Burns - American Indian Arts, LLC - New York, NY - specializes in the sale of premier antique Native American Art, focusing primarily on the sale of Baskets, Pottery, Textiles, Beadwork, and Jewelry - http://www.marcyburns.com/
26 R.M. Worth Antiques - Chadds Ford, PA - A collection of fine art, 18th & 19th century American furniture, porcelain, early glass, silver and other period decorative objects.
27 A wonderful blanket chest
30 A gorgeous tall glass apothecary circa 1840-Civil War - $2000
32 Victor Weinblatt - South Hadley, MA - Specializing in Folk Art, Painted Country Furniture, Skarns, and Frames.
34 Heller-Washam Antiques - Portland, ME - specializing in 18th & early 19th century American furniture, accessories, paintings, textiles, folk art & Oriental rugs; garden furnishings & architectural elements.
35 Cast & Repousse Brass Arms Plate - Northern European circa 1560-1680 - $5,800.
36 Nathan Liverant & Son Antiques - Colchester, CT - Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century American furniture, paintings, silver, glass and related accessories - http://www.liverantantiques.com/
37 A beautiful collection of children's chairs
39 Gorgeous silk embroidery
40 Malcolm Magruder - Millwood, VA - Specializing in American furniture; early English pottery; 18th and early 19th century decorative objects and paintings; 18th century and Georgian jewelry.
41 A log book from The Battle of New Orleans, which took place on January 8, 1815 and was the final major battle of the War of 1812.
42 More decorative objects
44 An unusual stool
45 A primitive carving
46 Great table legs
47 An intricate tabletop
48 A carved wooden curtain
49 Ita J. Howe - Bethlehem, PA - Specializing in Fine Antique Chinese Porcelain
of the Late Ming, Transitional and Kangxi Periods - http://www.itahowe.com/
50 Janice Paull - Portimao, Portugal - Dealer in English Ironstone China & 19th cent. Ceramics C.1790 - 1890
52 Christopher H. Jones - American Antiques, Folk & Fine Art Alexandria, VA
54 They specialize in Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Co. wicker furniture.
55 Charles and Rebekah Clark - Woodbury, CT - focus on collecting and dealing in fine formal American furniture of the Classical period, 1810-1840, with an emphasis on condition and quality.
57 William R. & Teresa F. Kurau - Lampeter, PA - specialize in the sale and purchase of "Historical Staffordshire"
59 Steven F. Still Antiques - Elizabethtown, PA - specializes in American folk art, furniture, decorative
arts, and collectibles.
60 Judith & James Milne - New York, NY - Antiques for the home and garden
62 Loved this cement shelf
63 And this simple vase
64 George Subkoff Antiques inc. - Westport, CT - specializing in period
American, English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Art
65 Here I am with George Subkoff.
67 With Tina Hayward and Tom Savage
69 Oriental Rugs, Ld. - Old Lyme, CT - specializes in distinctive and interesting antique carpets in good condition.
71 Posing with the First Lady of Delaware, Mrs. Carla Markell
72 Brett Jones
73 What an interesting bow tie.
74 Brett's shoes
75 Jeffrey Tillou Antiques - Litchfield, CT - specializes in American furniture and fine arts primarily from the early 18th century through the mid 19th century.
76 James & Nancy Glazer - Bailey Island, ME - a fine collection of art, decorative arts, folk art, furniture, and pottery
77 Nancy & James Glazer and Sherry Still
78 Nancy Glazer and Sherry Still
79 Good and Forsythe - Camden & Columbus, OH - a great collection
81 Great statuary
82 More fantastic objects
83 This giant copper pot got my attention and.....
84 I had it delivered to my home! I plan on taking it to Skylands and using it the circular driveway as a planter.