Monday, September 1, 2014


Being in the antiques and decorative arts business has its pluses and minuses: I'm always on the hunt for the shop and not for me....I have lived without a proper desk (I use a French farm table for working on) for at least 10 years. And my office is a mess!! Without a desk, I lack drawers in which to stash  and organize things. So everything seems to get placed in a pile and the piles keep getting taller and more disorganized until I just throw everything into a box. honor of Labor Day, I decided to find a desk for me that will not go into inventory, it won't even go into a possible inventory list......maybe.
On Thursday (Addiction Day) there really wasn't very much to buy. But I did spy a sweet smaller English solid mahogany leather-top (the leather needs to be resurfaced) campaign desk that dates to the early 20th century. I should have taken photos, but it was blazing hot and I had to patiently wait for 3 additional hours while (it seemed) every other piece of "junk" was brought to the block. (I'm usually pretty patient when this happens and especially after my last post re staying in the flow. But last week I worked myself into a migraine waiting for my little desk to come to the block--I'll keep working on the flow part.)  
Here's a photo of a similar desk (mine is not 3-part) and it has small bracket feet instead of plinths, but you get the idea.

I'm getting very excited--I'll pick the desk up tomorrow; so I'm getting organized today: throwing everything on top of my desk into boxes and tossing a bunch of stuff along the way.

Have an amazing Labor Day--Fall is going to be fantastic: I can feel it in my bones--and rain for California!!

Mary & Jones & Cole


  1. Such a handsome desk! I can't wait to see yours, Mary. Happy Labor Day from Maine :) Have a great one. Cheers

    1. Hi Loi, Oh YOU ARE IN MAINE where it is cool---so jealous! Yes, the desk is pretty cute, keeping it home will be a struggle.....we'll see. Have a wonderful week--sending love. Mary

  2. Mary your new desk will be perfect for your space and have room for those stacks that certainly seem to pile up on my desk as well . Thank you so much for all of your get well wishes.

    Thinking of you!
    The Arts by Karena

    1. Hi Karena, Just picked it up---and it is a three-part!! And late 19th c.
      xo Mary