Monday, September 3, 2012


I fell in love with this little family a few months ago. I guess that what attracted me to them is that Jones looks just like the Mama when he sings "Benny and the Jets"--but really I bought them from Jean, an antiques dealer that I have known for many years and who is now in her late 80's (and still in the business),  because I knew that she had not been selling much and that a little bit of cash would I brought them home and then into my shop. 
I really don't buy things like this as I do not have the clients base and Jones would not appreciate the fact that Mama looks a bit like him. So this little family has sat on my Jansen eglomise table for about 3 months just waiting for a new owner.
Yesterday the new owner arrived in the form of a 5 year old little girl named Maddox. The minute Maddux saw them she was committed to them. Her Mom asked how much they were--the price (exactly what I paid for Mama and the kits) was a little too steep for Maddox's allowance. 
So between many tears and sobs we arranged for a payment plan with a signed contract in the works. I think that is the perfect way to learn about credit and contracts and saving.
I later learned that Maddox loves to pretend that she is a wolf. No wonder she saw a wolf family where we all (silly us) saw foxes.

Sending wishes for a wonderful day filled with family or friends or even a day off with a great book.

Mary and Jones


  1. Mary what a darling story! I was going to say they could look cute on someones terrace!

    The wolf family found the perfect little buyer!

    Art by Karena

    1. Hi Karena, Yes, they are adorable, but it is the connectedness of all that brings me joy. xoxo