Thursday, November 1, 2012

ROBERTO AND I WERE BUSY

On Tuesday Roberto and I got cracking....




We (Roberto) polished the Milo Baughman Table until it glistened like new. This table is awesome.



We (Roberto) finished the final waxing of the Dutch Baroque Mirror. (This is an old photo)


We (Roberto) rearranged the main room. Highlighting red for Christmas. I love the vintage Scalamandre silk chinoiserie fabric--the little guy is swinging away so happily.

  
I brought in the lacquered Paul Frankl Arm Chairs.

  

We (I helped) rearranged the second room. And made the 18th c. period gilt bronze chenet lamps (fitted on my custom designed lucite plinths) the center of attention. She is so sweet. You can see additional photos on mjhdesignarts.com  I love those Jesse Arms Botke Hyacinth McCaw oil sketches--and they are signed.

I think that I'm finally getting into the Holiday Spirit...this election cycle has been so bitter; Hurricane Sandy, equally devastating to millions. I pray that we set aside our differences to work for the healing of our nation. I pray that we focus on the positive and what is life giving. I pray that we honor truth and are open to the oneness of all.

Jones say "hi"-- he likes the new arrangement--a little more room for his bed.

Mary and Jones (& Cole)

11 comments:

  1. Mary you have so many interesting pieces in your shop! I think I need a Roberto to help me get things together!

    Prayers to all affected by this tragic event..

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series

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    1. Hi Karena,
      Thank you! Roberto is an amazing young man who makes my life so much better. We come from the same town in Mexico (Cuernavaca). My parents moved there when I was nine...there are so many influences on what I do in my little shop. Sending love.
      Mary

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  2. Mary it all looks sooooo good!!!

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    1. Hi Angie,
      When you say it's good, it's good! Thank you.
      M.

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  3. So much to see so wonderfully in your images! Wow!

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    1. Oh, thank you! I'm so packed with merchandise right now that it's hard to see. Be well.
      Mary

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  4. Beautiful! I simply LOVE that Baroque mirror! I enjoyed the redo you posted on it. Is that a Hudson Valley red blanket I spy? Or a Pendleton?

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    1. Hi Katie, Thank you!! I think that the blanket is a Pendleton(?) blanket that has been worked as patch work with hand loomed rough wool that has been backed with a heavy wool felt--it's either a rug or a wall hanging--very Ralph Lauren Idaho ski lodge. Be well..
      Mary

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  5. I need to borrow Roberto, Mary :) That Dutch Baroque Mirror has come a long way. Do you have an updated photo? I feel like we've all adopted it.....followed its restoration. You saw it's potential....spot on!
    Have a great weekend,
    Loi

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  6. PS - Mary, you have such a way of blending modern with antiques. I admire your style.

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  7. Hi Loi,
    Yes, I will lend him to you. He is the most amazing person to work with--reads my mind and keeps me on track.
    I'll take a better photo of the mirror--he took off just enough of the shine to make it perfect. Thank you for all of the compliments!! Be well.
    Mary

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