Friday, January 25, 2019


Those of you who have followed this blog journey for a while know that my youngest grand daughter, Mia (center), was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 2 1/2. And you followed along the scary journey of her healing. Last night she spoke at the Opening Ceremony of the LA Art Show which was a benefit for St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Tennessee. Mia, as you can see, is doing amazingly well: she's smart and happy, loved by everyone, an up-and-coming basketball player and adorable hula dancer--miracles every where you look. We are all so grateful to St. Jude's for the miracles that are wrought by their care.

And my favorite client, Robert Vargas (a world renown muralist), was also at the show demonstrating his amazing talents and donating all proceeds from the sale of his works to St. Jude's. 

Next Up------
I try to keep current with design trends and I religiously read AD Online as it's a great source of information regarding what is happening now in design, as opposed to 18 months after photo shoots happen-- the time lapse for most print magazines. Tonight I opened the AD email and saw the name of new clients who had purchased a chair from me just a few weeks ago.

Of course, I wondered if our chair would show up in the photos of the house. And guess what....

there it is--the purple glove makes the room perfect--nothing boring here. Although credit wasn't given for the chair's source, it's a super pick-me-up just to spot it sitting pretty.

Last, but not least.............

We scored today. The French iron butcher's table was not a sleeper, but it's coming home anyway.
The Swan Console was a sleeper

 and it's coming home, too.
The little steel table and the large abstract enamel were both amazing sleepers

And they're coming home.
And last, but not least the large steel garden sculptures 

are making the truck. I know these guys are pretty funky, but I love them.

All-in-all, it's been an amazing day!! And I think I feel like this

Well, I'm off to bed......need to make it to my auction  early tomorrow to pay for everything and make sure that Roberto loads up w/o issues.

Sending blessings for the week-end.
Prayers that the "shut down" ends tomorrow and prayers for the restoration of our nation.

Mary & Jones & Cole


  1. Hi Mary,
    Good to see beautiful Mia! So happy she is doing well.
    And you have some fabulous finds! I love that French iron table - just my style.

  2. Sweet, sweet Mary,

    Your work and vision is elegant and marvelous. It's always fun to find things that can be given a new home! AND...I want to thank you so much for coming to my blog and leaving such a profound comment; you actually made me feel validated as to why I choose to write and present as I do. If one person can connect with the words, music and photos I present, then I'm here for a reason. So glad it all spoke to you and remember....keep your music box open.

    1. THANK YOU....emailing a detailed reply. xoxo Mary

  3. Hello dearest Mary! HOw are you doing today?I want to thank you for coming to my blog post. Spring is coming but very slowly, but I guess all that is beautiful and bright and that which leaves a great impression is worth waiting for. Be well dear Mary!

  4. Sweet Mary, HAPPY EASTER! Thank you for coming to my blog post and yes my dear, we are becoming. No time to be stagnant and fearful, but active and grateful for the now and the future. Peace to you and I hope all is well in your world.