Sunday, April 29, 2007

it's a blogworld afterall

Remember me telling you about my artist friend Mary? She is the gifted lady behind a few special pieces in my home...this, this, and (oh how could you ever forget!) this.

See that piece up there? Sorry about the blurry picture. That's my dry sink, which used to belong to my grandparents. I wish I had taken a picture of what it used to look like inside. There was a record player & radio built right in, all you had to do was open the doors. 2 large speakers were built into the sides. I had those taken out last year, and then Mary painted the doors and trim for me.

As you have come to expect, she did gorgeous work, and the piece has gone from ugly duckling to room stealer. Modeled (of course!) after my beloved MacKenzie-Childs pottery (Mary likes it, too.)

Here are a few close-up photos so you can see her attention to detail...

She even painted the inside of the doors, too. Can you imagine being able to paint this way yourself?

Her sweet style reflects her personality. She is just that - sweet. I know that word is used a lot, but when you are talking about Mary, no other word is quite as fitting. She is also very humble about her talent.


It was her idea to add the black & white trim to the top of the piece. She also decorated the lampshade on the lamp that I had here, and added the checked trim to its top. I'm not sure if you can see it clearly, but she painted the lamp finial to look like an artichoke.


So, why am I bringing this up right now? Tonight?

I found out over the weekend that Mary, who is my friend in "real" life, is also a friend here in blogland. That's right! She stumbled upon my blog when reading Kim's blog the other day (another thanks to you, Kim. I'm not sure if Mary and I would have found each other out here without your fun blog!)

Anyway, I'm delighted to tell you that Mary is out here in blogland, keeping her own blog that showcases her (and her daughter's) delightful, beautiful work. That's right! I'm thrilled that you can go and explore Mary's world and see for yourself her unique, remarkable talents.

Please stop by and see my friend Mary! You can tell her that you've been an admirer of hers for awhile now...

13 comments:

a. said...

Love it! You go Mary! Beautiful creations.

navybluegirl said...

What talent! I wish I knew someone who could do that. I'm going to start hunting for one. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words :)

Libby said...

Oh, my, that is just beautiful work! Meg, your cottage looks SO adorable at every turn.

Deb said...

Your dry sink looks absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the sweet little bird painted on the door.

Lisa said...

Oh Meg...this is so exciting! I have been having so much fun looking at their blogs. I must order a happy birthday banner from Caitlin. Finally I can still have some of Mary's goodies even though I live far away!

Meg said...

Lisa, I knew you'd be thrilled!

Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

So pretty! Her blog looks great too, I'm adding it to my favorites now!

Rosemary said...

Those pieces look beautiful.
How nice to be that talented.
Rosemary

Jolene George said...

She is very talented! She did an amazing job on your dry sink to make it extra special.

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

that is amazing! I would love to see your house in person. I am sure I would have to pick my jaw up a few times.

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

Wow! It looks great. How nice to know someone with such talent.

sisters with style said...

How lucky you are to have a friend that can paint so beautifully. The added detail she did on your lamp shade is just stunning.

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture. I can't wait to check out Mary's site!