Thursday, July 3, 2014


Woodard & Greenstein added a new product to their brand as Managers of a new antiques show in the Hamptons on the East End of Long Island.  A gala Preview Party with honorary co-chairs NBC-TV's Chuck Scarborough and antiques dealer Ellen Ward Scarborough opened the event Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Bridgehampton Community House.  The two day show featured a variety of top dealers in antiques and design from the U.S. and London.  The benefit was held for the Peconic Land Trust which is celebrating thirty years of protecting farmlands and agricultural growth on Long Island.  Coordinating the show was textile dealer Michele Fox, organizing a fresh mix of antiques and contemporary design specialists in Modernism, Americana, Continental, Jewelry and Paintings.

Special events included a Pre-show Champagne Breakfast with a Panel Discussion featuring well known designer, Mariette Gomez, designer and antiques dealer Ellen Ward Scarborough, and architect Blaze Makoid.

The Bridgehampton Community House still holds its dignity for special occasions, like the opening of a brand new antiques and design show.  Banners and an American flag announced this event with the porch decorated with a garden by Anastasia Casale of Sag Harbor Florist.

Early birds to the gala Preview Party were the fashion world's Mary McFadden and designer Justine Cushing.

Tim & Charline Chambers of Missouri Plain Folk were anything but plain in dazzling Preview Party colors.

Chuck Scarborough and Ellen Ward are greeted by Show Manager Thomas K. Woodard, who also welcomed their dogs Arthur (seated) and Emma (hiding).  The Scarboroughs, besides supporting many important charitable organizations, also are animal lovers.  Arthur and Emma,  and a beautiful gray cat who chose to stay home, are all rescues found at shelters. Tom's dog, a kind of cockapoo, who is also a shelter dog, spent the evening at home in Wainscott watching NBC.

John Halsey, Founder of Peconic Land Trust, welcomed everyone to the Saturday morning pre-show Champagne Breakfast,  Pictured with John are designer Mariette Gomez, designer and antiques dealer Ellen Ward Scarborough, and architect Blaze Makoid, all of whom had a lively discussion about trends in design and revealed some of their personal thoughts about the passion that is their business.  The discussion was moderated by Thomas K. Woodard, who did his best to create an ambitious combination of Charlie Rose and Barbara Walters.  The donuts from Dreesens, the local donut king, were killers.

Sandi Berman's Deco Deluxe exhibition sparkled as collectors and admirers entered the show.

Onstage was Bob Withington who brought an outstanding collection, as always, from York, ME.

Bob Withington takes a break in the booth of show coordinator and rare textile dealer Michele Fox, with Thomas K. Woodard.  

Woodard & Greenstein, Managers of the Show, also exhibited Americana, including campaign bandannas and quilts, and their own exclusive WOODARD WEAVE Woven Rugs.

Hilah Iaulus and Jeffrey Krasner of NYC joined designer Mariette Gomez at the Preview Party.

Ellen Ward Scarborough added much glamour to the proceedings, as did four-legged Arthur, talking with Gary Hume.

Bob Withington brought Gary Hume and his incredible outdoor sculpture work, adding garden ornaments to the front lawn.

Jeffery Henkel brought a magnificent garden folly with an oversize dining table set under a breathtaking chandelier, all of which appeared to be headed to a new home in the Hamptons.

Woodard & Greenstein's knockout assistant, Kelly Craparotta, kept things under control in the W & G booth, where Jim Duque and Tom took a moment to catch their breath.