Scrapbook Fourteen…

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Here is Forrest in his vault with the designer Donna Karen. She tries on an antique Kiowa Indian legging made about 1875, and covered with green ocher. Maybe she was thinking of something new in ladies evening wear. Forrest said she is a very special and sensitive woman. When she lost her husband to cancer she turned her wedding ring around so she could hold the diamond in her palm. She said it made her feel closer to him.

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30 thoughts on “Scrapbook Fourteen…

  1. In the back ground of this photo, you can clearly see the treasure chest on the left, and the golden frog hanging on the wall on the right in the back. Can you see them?

    • James- i dont think so. a treasure chest is much bigger than that thing you pointed out. i think thats just an old cigar box. probably has Forrest’s old baseball cards in it from when he was a kid. i can read the words “white owl” on the side. i wonder if he has a 1968 Leo Durocher. sure would like to have that one.

  2. This is a really nice scrapbook. Ms. Donna Karen and Mr. Fenn look quite happy. Would love to read a new vignette about one of the pieces in the vault. I can’t figure out what the item is which appears to be a blue and white glaze ware below the gold frog.

  3. Really cool to see the frog and repeater watches, thanks for sharing.

    I’m still debating on if that could be the chest….my eyes arent great with perspective always but looks like a rectangle from top and side compared to the shorter square lengths on the end.

  4. Also, to the right and up from the white man statue is the “early necklace” that is pictured in the “early necklace” story… very cool…. see ya

    • Hi AJ: it is one of the dozen-odd proper name misspellings (I believe intentional) that Forrest has made over the years (e.g. Neal Armstrong, J.C. Penny, Orson Wells, Richard Wetherell, Charles Lindberg, Georgia O’Keefe, Johnathan Winters, John Connelly, Wallace Berry, Doc Severson, Sam Elliot, Katharine Ross, and E. Lichenstein).

  5. The true hint in this photo is the boy in his bathing suit getting ready to take a dip, and the double handle guard sword to his slight NNW and Ojo is hanging above his head.
    How’s that for imagination….

    • I think it’s a red headed woodpecker. Where I grew up we had Great Blue Herons, Great Horned Owls, and Pileated Woodpeckers gliding through the forests. Big birds that always made me feel like I had stepped back in time. g

      • I remember countless trips into the woods chasing down the knocking sounds of the Pileated hoping to find a remaining Ivory billed. g

        • Hey, I just checked the Ivory billed range when it existed. They never were that far north. I’m sure my father must have known this. Had he told me, he could have kept me from all that chasing and searching. g

  6. pdenver on January 11, 2018 at 5:02 am said:
    This is a really nice scrapbook. Ms. Donna Karen and Mr. Fenn look quite happy. Would love to read a new vignette about one of the pieces in the vault. I can’t figure out what the item is which appears to be a blue and white glaze ware below the gold frog.

    Pdenver, the blue & white glazeware item in the photo is a tulip/flower vase.

    • Thank you, 42. I greatly appreciate the information. I’ve stared at that particular piece so many times and it always left me baffled. Perhaps it’s a Blue Delft piece to match the tulip/Holland theme. It’s quite an unusual piece of art.

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