Friday, April 17, 2009


Grey Gardens, HERE.

20 comments:

Decorina said...

Oh yeah, Grey Gardens. Some great stuff that.

Linda said...

There was a little article in the Home section of the Washington Post 4/16 by Sally Quinn about buying Grey Gardens but no pictures.

I seem to recall that there was a shelter magazine articles with pictures of the re-done GG some years back. I wonder if anyone could find them again.

Kathy said...

The New York Times had more pictures.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/16/garden/16greygardens.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=grey%20gardens&st=cse

pillow mint said...

I'll be taking my mint iced tea in the thatched cottage. Care to join me?

Gretchen said...

So beautiful and dreamy but it took 20 years to get there...

home before dark said...

What I remember is that Sally Quinn had a backhoe helicoptered into the wall garden. Love the idea. I had to use a wheelbarrow and everything in the backyard is on a slope. I mentioned helicoptering in help and my husband thought the heat had taken over my brain. Why does Sally Quinn get to have a helicopter and I don't?

ALL THE BEST said...

All the Buzz is killing me!!! I wish I could get HBO in the UK!!!

kirbydog said...

home before dark: I'm with you! I wanna helicopter to bring in a backhoe too!!! I LIVE in my yard, but my gardens will never look even a fraction as great as those.... cuz I don't have the budget and I do it all myself!!! WHAAAAAAAHHHH.

kate said...

ooh, decorno thanks for posting this. i'm completely obsessed with grey gardens- just fascinates me. must be the dna crazy in me. the pics are wonderful.

RobtW said...

Damn.

Much as I love patina and and quirks and imperfection and dry-rotted silk curtains ("My grandmother paid good money for those") and a few crumbs and cobwebs of Miss Havisham's cake strewn about, that place was a freakin', reekin' tinderbox/litterbox of a mess.

By and large, frame houses just don't make the same sort of romantic ruins as masonry houses do.

It does clean up remarkably, almost unrecognizably well, but I can't help but think that on damp days it still smells of cat piss (and rose water.)

The new gardens are beautiful, though.

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The exterior restored: http://www.aceshowbiz.com/still/00002189/grey_gardens04.html

Colleen said...

Incredible. Thanks so much for the hook-up to the before pictures. I had never seen the real place before. Incredible.

mary said...

And I thought that I needed to clean up my house... unbelievable!!! How anyone could live like the two Bouviers exceeds even the most outrageous fairy tale. But the house is gorgeous now and the gardens, a paradise.
Thanks for leading me "here."

Anonymous said...

"Why does Sally Quinn get to have a helicopter and I don't?"

Because she sucks Ben Bradlee's dick.

Anonymous said...

I'm dying to see the inside..

rerun said...

you have to go back and see all the photos mrs. quinn had done of the house. what an interesting pot of crazy that was...touching and sad.

Little Lantern said...

Me want to go there right now. So beautiful!

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Kellie Collis said...

The softness of the garden makes it so romantic and inviting.

hello gorgeous said...

Oh, that's so fabulous!!

I am in love with the movie and now the old movie (well, documentary) and all the photos.

I will definitely file these, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Ugh, it pains me to think of social-climbing Sally Quinn in there.