Last Friday I took a trip to Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre with my parents. My mother is a big fan of Newbridge silverware, after buying it bit by bit she now has a gorgeous Celtic pattern set of cutlery in a beautiful lined wooden box that only comes out for special occasions.
I've wanted to visit their recently Museum of Style Icons for a while. They have acquired a wide collection of costumes, clothing, props and accessories from various stars of film, television and music. I took some photos with my baby Samsung camera so the quality isn't great but for anyone interested in film or vintage clothing it is a real treat and I just wanted to share it with you!
Worn by Jean Simmons in the 1960 film Spartacus. Seen here
Earrings worn by Rita Hayworth in Salome (1953) and Blouse worn in Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)
You can see the earrings here and the blouse here
Audrey Hepburn's Givenchy coat from Charade (1963) Seen here
A Givenchy dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Seen here
Dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face (1957) Seen here
A Givenchy dress worn by Grace Kelly on her official visit to Ireland in 1961 and again on her visit to the White House to meet JFK.
Original costume design for Doris Day in The Man Who Knew Too Much (I just took a photo of this because I liked the dress so much!)
A patchwork denim jacket worn by Bob Dylan in the 1987 film Hearts of Fire and a Red and White jacket worn by Elvis in the 1968 film Speedway
I was so excited to see the Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly dresses, unfortunately one of the dresses I really wanted to see (Grace Kelly's dress worn in High Society) was on loan to another museum.
I don't know about you but this is definitely the kind of museum for me! Newbridge Silverware have also designed collections of jewellery pieces inspired by those worn by Grace Kelly and Maureen O'Hara. The pieces are stunning and so reasonably priced. I really want to get the pearl drop earrings from the Grace Kelly collection.
I picked up some Celtic patterned stainless steel pastry forks for Kate while I was there and my mam got me two steak knives and table forks. It's hard to get excited about cutlery but when they're this gorgeous it's easy!
We stopped off in my aunt and uncle's house on the way home and were made a gorgeous dinner and I got to see my two cousins who I don't see that often so that was really nice!
So what do you think, would you be interested in visiting this museum?