Junior League of Winston Salem Rummage Sale
Lawrence Joel Coliseum Annex and Education buildings
Preview Party Open to the Public ~ Thursday, April 22, 2010
Purchased for a song, along with a set of 12 vintage bird prints from the same estate, this incredible bronze planter moves around my house with the seasons serving as a planter in Spring and firewood caddy in the Winter. From the same estate, the Rummage Sale received the sofa, pair of wing-back chairs covered in a floral bird chintz, and a coffee table with feathered legs, talon feet and a mercury glass, mirrored top. The needlepoint bird pillows, a 60's-ish durrie rug and all the accessories, also with a bird theme, came with the covey. I imagine the bird prints hung in an eye-catching graphic grid above the sofa in a grand garden room, an inspired room, decorated by the legendary local decorator Otto Zenke who had studios in Greensboro, New York City, Palm Beach and London. Zenke decorated many of the finest homes in Winston-Salem in the late 1940s and early 1950s. So, who knows, maybe they were from one of his....I can only imagine!
I love the nest-like quality of this bedroom designed by Phoebe Howard. Notice the six nest prints displayed above the bed.
Photograph from Southern Accents. Interior Design, Dan Carrithers.