November 6, 2010

On-Line Auction for Visual*Vamp

You may have heard that blogger Valorie, aka Visual Vamp’s husband, Alberto was struck with a heart-attack in the Calgary airport as they were arriving from their home in New Orleans to teach some classes. val mats Alberto is slowly recovering, but the medical expense of flying him from Calgary to New Orleans is going to be massive.

A number of blog friends of Valorie’s, lead by Decor to Adore, have launched an on-line auction to help raise money for the med-evac flight.

I am offering a set of two French Ivory-handled knives and forks, similar to the ones in the picture below. These are collected by such notables as Martha Stewart, Eddie Ross and my new pal, Nate Berkus11-24 006 The handles of these knives and forks are French Ivory, which is a synthetic ivory, developed in the late 1800’s. The handles are incised with decorative elements. They probably date from the 1930’s.

It’s simple to participate: Just leave a comment with your bid and the highest bid at 10:00 on Monday morning will be the winner. Bidding starts at $10, and will end at 10:00 a.m. EST, on Monday, November 8th, and the payment should be sent here. Your contribution will help Alberto be flown home on the medical flight from Calgary to New Orleans, a huge expense.

Thank you so much for participating in this special auction!


  1. My dear Meg, thank you so very much for your generous donation. I shall start the bidding at $10 and will hope to be outbid very quickly. My these treasures find the perfect home.

  2. I bid $20, and I hope, too, to be outbid.
    Thank you for stepping forward and helping.

  3. I'll bid $40 for these, and if I win they will always remind me of the sisterhood of the bloggers :) thank you for offering such lovely pieces~

  4. I bid $50. Although I would LOVE to add these to my collection - I hope to be outbid! -Wendy

  5. Did I win the bid on this flatware? Please let me know what I'm supposed to do if I won. Thanks for putting up such a lovely item for this auction. Laurie


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