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DEAR TUMBLR FOLLWERS,

there’s only six days left to make a purchase from my shop!

on august 8th i’m moving to florida to participate in the Disney College Program for five months and due to a contractual agreement i will not be able to run my shop until the end of the program!

ALL hoops are on sale in the shop when you use the coupon code ‘DCP2016′ it takes 25% off and shipping this last week is FREE.  this coupon is valid on EVERYTHING including the already discounted ready to ship items and custom orders

i want to thank all of you for being so supportive of my small shop and i really look forward to sharing all the new work i’ll be working on while in florida that will hit the shop in 2017!

all the best,

embroiderybeb

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Jayne Mansfield + The Pink Palace 

Jayne Mansfield was a big star from the 50’s that loved to be in the spotlight, she understood publicity and was a sweet celebrity that treated the public with kindness more than anyone else! Everything in her was attractive - her body, her face, her style, her personality, and of course… her house!  In November 1957, Jayne purchased a 40-room Mediterranean style mansion at 10100 Sunset Boulevard in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. The home contained 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms along with a dining room, bar, library, and wine cellar. The estate also included a 3 bedroom staff suite and separate guest home. Jayne had the house painted pink, with cupids surrounded by pink fluorescent lights, pink furs in the bathrooms, a pink heart-shaped bathtub, and a fountain spurting pink champagne, and then dubbed it the “Pink Palace”. Her husband, Mickey Hargitay, a plumber and carpenter before getting into bodybuilding, built a pink heart-shaped swimming pool - The finishing touch at the bottom of the pool read “I love you Jaynie” in gold leaf mosaic. Jayne decorated the Pink Palace by writing to over 1,500 furniture and building suppliers and asking for free samples. She told the donors that they could then brag that their goods were in her extravagant mansion. The pitch worked - Jayne received over $150,000 ($1,259,538 in 2015 dollars) in free merchandise! In 1960, LIFE magazine photographed the mansion and published pictures of the rooms - Jayne was very cooperative with the press and let them to enjoy some drinks at her Pink Palace’s bar to take some pictures of her

Jayne Mansfield photographed next to her heart shaped fireplace in her home, ‘The Pink Palace’ (1959)