Wednesday, June 24, 2015


I know, I know---I haven't posted in ages.......Life is a bit tumultuous lately.
But I have been deciding what direction to go in regarding buying strategies. And I've decided that, although I love high-style, international chic furniture and fashion, it is not really the way I live. So I'll be bringing in a bit more rustic pieces that will also go well in the California environment--as opposed to sending the majority of my things all the way to New York.

This funky trestle table was created in the mid- to late 19th c. from antique French walnut shutters and pine X-form trestle support in pine. The shutters (top) have warped somewhat, but that adds character to the table. The original waxed surface is present and Roberto just touched it up today and applied another coat of wax.
I have a few more pieces in this range that I've had in storage for quite a while--they need a bit of work, but not much. So when Roberto has time to spiff them up, I'll post about them.
I have finally submitted to the fact that I need to have my left hip replaced-------have been avoiding the problem for way too long. But wouldn't you know it, now that I'm ready, I'm going to have to wait because my thyroid needs to please send a few prayers this way. Now, that I've made up my mind to have surgery, it is hard to wait. 
I hope that everyone is having a a super first few days of summer.

Mary & Jones & Cole


  1. Hi Mary I have been thinking of you often and I know you will feel so much better after your hip replacement.....stick with the rehab, so important when the time comes.
    Love the trestle table, I think pieces like this will sell well! Take good care!

    The Arts by Karena

    1. Hi Karena, Thank you!! Yes, you are the pro when it comes to hips! xoxo Mary