For Fifty Grand, Scarlett O’Hara’s Breakfast Gown Can Be All Yours

If you have a huge pile of money just sitting on your kitchen table collecting cockroaches, you might want to consider putting in a bid for the blue accordion-pleated silk sleeping gown Scarlett O’Hara was wearing when Bonnie Blue Butler falls off the pony (and, spoiler alert, dies) in Gone with the Wind. How else… » 10/27/13 8:30pm 10/27/13 8:30pm

Cabbage Patch Election Dolls Are Sort of Creepy

The mad scientists at Cabbage Patch Kids have almost created the greatest election-year Halloween decorations ever — they have Cabbage Patch-ified President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Some Guy Named Mitt Romney, and Some Other Guy Named Paul Ryan. The dolls are super unique… » 10/10/12 9:30am 10/10/12 9:30am

Someone Paid an Insane Amount of Money for Marie Antoinette's Shoes

What is the most you would ever pay for a pair of shoes? Maybe $1,000 if they were so beautiful they made you cry? Well, one bidder at an auction just paid more than $57,000 (43,225 euros) on a pair of shoes that they'll probably never even wear. The shoes are believed to have belonged to Marie Antoinette.… » 3/27/12 9:45pm 3/27/12 9:45pm

A Cupcake War Is the Stupidest Kind of War

As far as the education of your children goes, nothing seems to be more complicated than navigating the social minefield that is the PTA. There's the constant jockeying between the stay-at-home-moms and the working moms, and then there are the bake sales. Oh, the bake sales. Nevermind that they are fraught with peanut… » 3/19/12 6:30pm 3/19/12 6:30pm

19th Century Schoolgirl's Embroidery Sells for Over $1 Million

In 1807, New Jersey schoolgirl Mary Antrim embroidered a simple pastoral scene onto linen using silk thread. Do you think it ever crossed her mind that her pastime could one day lead to a $1.07 million bid at an auction? Well, that's exactly what it did, setting the auction record for needle work, this past Sunday at… » 1/24/12 11:55am 1/24/12 11:55am