Monday, August 24, 2015

SOMETIMES YOU'RE HOT.......and sometimes you're not

About two weeks ago I blogged about these two very different pieces of art that I had just acquired---and they both sold today. And I was not even there to make it happen (maybe that was a good thing?)
By hot I mean that sometimes I'm in the flow of life and have caught a glimpse of where I'm supposed to be and what I'm supposed to do--and, amazingly, I'm paying attention and follow my intuition, that quiet voice.
My goal of the last few months is to only purchase items that are soulful and that call to me in a certain indescribable way. These two pieces fit into that framework and I was listening to my intuition when I bought them. 
On Saturday, I bought a set of silly (but chic) vintage cuffs from my friend John downstairs--I love buying jewelry from John who has a fantastic and well-trained eye. John works for a nationally well-respected local auction house; so his second life as an antiques dealer is there to add spice and the joy of the hunt to his life. While I was talking to John about how much fun the bracelets were, I looked over and there, staring me in the face, was the most aethetically perfect 70's/80's bronze and glass small cocktail table.

And I knew that he had to be mine. I looked at the ticket and asked John if the price were in hundreds or thousands. John said hundreds and then sweetened the deal with a generous discount.......
Just look a the perfect balance of the design of the bronze structure and the proportion and thickness of the original glass surface....marks of top quality. I left the table in John's space as it is super heavy and Roberto is coming Wednesday and he will schlep the table upstairs.
So yesterday (I didn't go to shop as The Girls had a dance recital at 2pm---so cute!!), the top Los Angeles (perhaps national) decorative arts dealers came in to check out an item of which he had been sent a photo. JC didn't like the photo item at all but went crazy over my little table which, by then, had a sold tag on it. I knew that the table was great the moment that I saw it, but have no idea who designed it. And, although I know JC, I would never ask him who he thinks is the creator. Which means..........I have my research work cut out for me. And this is why I love this crazy business: almost every purchase is a gamble, there is loads of melodrama (hopefully somebody else's) and I get to learn something every day. 
I'm trying to get everything lined up and sales completed this week, before I have surgery on the 1st. Who knows, maybe I'll sell everything in the next couple of days and be able to start super fresh after a couple of weeks of recovery.

Mia had her regularly scheduled check-up at St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Tenn last week. The tumor and cyst are almost gone, but the MRI revealed another anomaly in her brain. At the moment her doctors are simply going to "watch" it and she can continue on with her busy, happy and normal life. So please, send prayers, that this new condition simply heal itself. 

Sending blessings for a great last week of "real" summer.

Mary & Jones & Cole


  1. Oh Mary I am so amazed at your gracious and grateful attitude! Sending lots of hugs and prayers for Mia and for your week leading up to surgery!Adore the table, perfection! and of course I knew the art would sell!!

    Alex and Scott's apartment is an artist's dream! I absolutely ADORE it. Tastefully done in every way!!

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    1. Hi Karena, I'm hopping over to your latest post right now. The count down has begun and I'm all set. Sending love, Mary

  2. Dear Mary! Good morning! First of all, my hopes and prayers go out for the recovery of your loved one, and that this anomaly would be GONE! And your wares are gorgeous. Thank you kindly for coming to visit my post. I am in a hurry now as school has started and my lovely summer is but a memory now!

    BE WELL, have a wondrous day! Anita

    1. Hi Anita, Here's wishing you a wonderful new school year with fantastic students. Thanks for stopping by. xoxo Mary

  3. Mary I am checking to see how you are doing. I have a new email have cut the cord with Time Warner. Thinking of you often. Love and Hugs, Come and see what I am up to now!

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