Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Yesterday, Roberto and I really hustled. There was so much heavy lifting (not for my body) and organizing that I thought we would never finish. 
I love being able to sell on the various internet venues--1stdibs is really the best for my type of inventory--but in case you haven't tried it, selling on a website requires that you take and post excellent photos. Front-on shots, side shots, detail shots, underside shots, etc. To take all of these photos, all of the furniture pieces need to be moved. And not just moved: everything on top or displayed on the furniture needs to relocated to just the right spot. All this moving needs a strong (hopefully tall) body===that does not describe my particular body. So taking photos is a slow process without Roberto who actually thinks for me. Yesterday we were in the groove working as one. All of the photos got taken, the needy pieces of furniture were restored or waxed and we (Roberto) redid the back wall and another vignette featuring one of the 18th c. Tuscan consoles and a gorgeous Marbro alabaster lamp.

Not too shabby if I do say so. I am so grateful for Roberto-we have worked together for 7 great years.

Mary & Jones & Cole


  1. It is so rewarding to lift and haul, move and renovate, isn't it! Thank you kindly for coming to my post! The magazine will be a fun memoir of our lives well spent in this house for 19 years and hopefully, many more! Have a fantastic Sunday my dear! Anita

    1. Hi Anita, Sunday blessings to you, as well. Thanks for dropping by. xoxo Mary

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