Posh Holiday Preview Sale Offers Unique Gifts Including Fine Crystal, China, Antiques, Quilts and One of a Kind Wreaths Created By Top Designers

Joan Rivers Acts as Spokeswoman for event

Thousands of items for the home, one-of-a-kind special gifts and holiday wreaths created by leading designers will be featured in Lighthouse International’s POSH Holiday Preview Sale and Cocktails on Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at The Plaza Hotel, 1 West 58th St. New York City.  All proceeds benefit Lighthouse International, a leading nonprofit organization fighting vision loss though prevention, treatment and empowerment.

“Did you know that one in every two New Yorkers will be affected by vision issues? For me this is a personal story because my dear mother at the end of her life was nearly blind,” said Joan Rivers. “That’s why for years Melissa and I have been involved in helping raise money for programs to promote healthy eyesight. Now you can help too, so join us and help raise money for Lighthouse International while decking your halls with boughs of holly.”

A signature feature of the preview will be stunning holiday wreathes created by such top designers as Mario Buatta, Nicole Miller, Geoffrey Bradfield, Harry Hinson, Matthew Patrick Smyth, Oskar Torres, Thomas Britt, and Zita Davidson. The sale will also feature Joan River’s jewelry.

Here is a sampling of the antiques and special items at the December 8th Preview and Silent Auction:

*Set of fine crystal glasses: POSH PRICE $165. 
*Baccarat Candelabra: Opening bid $1,000 
*Robinson Sterling silver trivet:  POSH PRICE $500 
*Antique linen tablecloths by D. Porthault: POSH PRICE $250 
*A dozen antique quilts: POSH PRICE starting at $100
*Steuben Caterpillar: Opening Bid $1,000
*In addition, there are Christmas tree ornaments and holiday decorations starting at $5, and a wide selection of art and antiques.  Discounts up to 80% off retail price.

Preview tickets are $250 and  $150. The Chairs of the POSH Holiday Sale are Mario Buatta, Deborah Buck, Clo Cohen, Mica Ertegun, Diane Fisher and Beatrice Pei.

The  POSH HOLIDAY public sale is open Friday, December 9, 2011 to Saturday December 10, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets for the public sale are $10 per day and are available at the door.  For information call 212-821-9445 or visit poshsale.org.  
About Posh Holiday
POSH HOLIDAY is part of a series of POSH fashion sales in New York and Palm Beach. Proceeds benefit Lighthouse International, the renowned nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.

About Lighthouse International
Founded in 1905, Lighthouse International .helps people of all ages overcome the challenges of vision loss by providing hope, help and resources, including clinical and rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy. For more information about vision loss, contact Lighthouse International at 1-800-829-0500 or visit www.lighthouse.org.  



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