Monday, December 03, 2018

Jewelry Sale in a Modernique Home

Johanna at the Jewelry Sale

In between ukulele workshop and knitting on Saturday, I attended the annual costume jewelry sale in support of the  L.A.R.C. Foundation.  Ruth and Johanna both have brothers living at LARC. Every year they seek out jewelry donations to support the Foundation. It's always a wonderful sale. This year the event was held at Ruth's home in the Gregory Ain Tract of Mar Vista. I love these post-war homes with creative landscaping by Garrett Eckbo. They've held up over the years and only been modified slightly. The few blocks in this tract still exemplify simple, modern living for families. In 2003 this group of homes became a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ),  the first to contain solely modern homes...or "Modernique" as the advertisements exclaimed.
Ad for Modernique Homes in Mar Vista, 1948
The selection of jewelry is always magnificent! I managed to find a few treasures for myself and some holiday gifts too!


Ruth and her crew of assistants

In addition to this fab collection of jewelry, Ruth had to squirrel away her own incredible collections of tiki mugs, telephones, radios, planters and more to make room for the jewelry. It was all I could do to not grab a cool tiki mug and hide it in my tote!

Thank you, Ruth for opening your lovely home to us and thank you to Johanna for helping to organize this great annual sale!


I managed to take a walk through the neighborhood to check out a few of these beautiful homes.  I could retire here!
Modernique Homes in the Gregory Ain Tract, Mar Vista


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