Old Bags Luncheon® to Feature Interior Designer Bunny Williams


Old Bags Luncheon® to Feature Interior Designer Bunny Williams
Designer Handbag Auction to Benefit the National Cowgirl Museum Education Programs

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (February 19, 2015) – The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame – the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage in their trailblazing efforts – is pleased to announce its third annual Old Bags Luncheon® set for March 25, 2015, at River Crest Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas with featured guest speaker, Bunny Williams.

Born in Charlottesville, Va., Bunny Williams’ decorating DNA combines her upbringing and appreciation for gracious Southern living, with her hands-on training at the venerable firms of Stair & Co Antiques and Parish Hadley Inc. Her knowledge of the decorative arts and her well-honed skill as a designer has kept clients knocking on her door for decades. Williams formed Bunny Williams Inc., in 1988, and her ever-growing home furnishing collection, Bunny Williams Home, followed in 2008. Today her work is regularly featured in top design magazines around the world, in newspapers, on television, in film, and on a variety of websites and blogs.

Williams was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, received the Giants of Design award for Home Beautiful, placed on the A list by Elle Décor, and was the recipient of the Timeless Design Award from the Royal Oak Society, among several other accolades. Williams finds time to give back to the design industry as well as other causes she holds dear. She founded Trade Secrets, a garden design event held in Connecticut each spring benefiting victims of domestic violence.

“We are thrilled to have Bunny Williams as our featured guest speaker at the Old Bags Luncheon.” said Patricia Riley, Executive Director, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. “She aligns perfectly with what the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame stands for – a trailblazer with a classic, yet unpredictable style.”

The Old Bags Luncheon® will begin with a silent auction of designer handbags at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon and featured speaker Bunny Williams beginning at noon. Brands of vintage and designer handbags to be auctioned off will include: Gucci, Bottega, Dokkim, Alexandra Knight, Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Prada, Hermes, Kate Spade, and more. Proceeds from the silent auction will go directly to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame education programs.

The event is invitation only. For more information on how you can attend, or to donate your new or gently used vintage or designer handbag, please contact Emmy Lou Prescott at emmylou@cowgirl.net or 817-509-8965.

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About the Old Bags Luncheon®
Established in 2006, and a sellout since its inception, the Old Bags Luncheon® features silent and live auctions of new handbags, designer bags, and vintage bags donated by designers, manufacturers, retailers, and individuals. Old Bags Luncheon® is a dependable yearly source of income for non-profits. The international trademarked event is raising tens of millions of dollars and growing every year. Over 15 different charities worldwide are currently hosting Old Bags® events.

About the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience, and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire. The Hall of Fame’s purpose is twofold: to preserve the history and impact of western women living from the mid-1800s to present day, and to foster an appreciation for their ideals and spirit of self-reliance. These women are the legacy of legends — artists and writers, champions and competitive performers, entertainers, ranchers (stewards of land and livestock), trailblazers and pioneers. The Museum is considered an invaluable national educational resource for its exhibits, research library, rare photograph collection, and award-winning distance-learning programs for grades K-12 and adults.

Located at 1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, the Cowgirl is open Monday (Memorial Day to Labor Day) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for children ages 3 to 12 and senior citizens (60+) and $10 for adults (ages 13+). For more information, please visit www.cowgirl.net or call 817-476-FAME (3263).


Tara Trask

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