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    Marjorie Merriweather Post's longtime employee Gus Modig sips tea in the Pantry.

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    Marjorie Post's longtime employee Gus Modig sips tea in the Pantry.

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Originally at Mar-a-Lago - now at Hillwood Estates

Dress worn by Marjorie Merriweather Post when she married Joseph E. Davies in December 1935. From the Hillwood Estate

Image courtesy of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, Bell Push, attributed to Fabergé, made by Mikhail Perkhin, 1899-1903, Assay Master Ivan Lebetkin. Photo by Ed Owe

Wedding dress worn by Dina Merrill, in 1946 From the Hillwood Estate

Twelve Monogram Imperial Fabergé egg at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Catherine the Great Easter Egg Fabergé, 1914 The Hillwood Estate

Hillwood Estate, Washington, DC. The estate is the former home and garden of Marjorie Merriweather Post

Hillwood, entrance at the estate...

Inside the Washington, D.C., Hillwood Estate museum and garden are 18th-century Russian and French art and antiques collected by owner Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the General Foods fortune.

Isabelle de Borchgrave - Painter, designer, artist, visual artist, discover its amazing dresses and creations of paper !

from The Peak of Chic Breakfast room at Hillwood, estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post

Renaissance or "Juliet" fancy dress costume, 1928-29. Made of silk brocade, metallic brocade, and plastic (trim). This theatrical, Renaissance-style costume in salmon brocade is often referred to as Marjorie Merriweather Post's "Juliet" costume. Post wore this costume to the Everglades Ball on March 7, 1929. The Everglades Ball was a fancy dress ball held annually at the Everglades Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Hillcrest Estate Museum.

Faberge box carved out of amethyst, fitted with gold mounts, encrusted with diamonds and topped with a carved ruby animal, brought out of Russia by Felix Youssupov and sold to Cartier

Costume in Hillwood Estate

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Wedding dress, 1874, from the Hillwood Estate.

Vintage 1930s dress on display at the Hillbrook Estates.

Marjorie Merriweather Post owned this fabulous Fabergé egg, now displayed at Hillwood Estate Museum.

Hillwood Estates c.1908 Callot Soeurs

Dresses Pagan Wicca Witch: “Starry Night” fancy dress, 1926, Hillwood Estate. For inspiration.

Arrangement from February 25, 2014: spider mums, button mums, lavender roses, lisianthus, hydrangea, willow branches, podocarpus, and alstroemeria.