4.14.2014

Our Home in Better Homes and Gardens!


While in southern California to celebrate Debbie's birthday,
 I got this text from Kellie...
"Your living room arrived in my mail box today! :) 
So fun to be flipping though BH&G and see your article! 
A big congrats for you and your talent that transformed 
our living and family room, MaryAnn!
Congratulations."

By the time I got home to San Francisco on Saturday, Tommy had already purchased a copy at school, my husband picked up three at the grocery store (our subscription is forthcoming in the mail) and my brother sent out a mass family email about it.

Almost two years ago but it seems like yesterday...
Laura, the stylist brought these bright
peonies and roses and mixed up my pillows, 
Alie and John now have those pillows...
my pillow addiction has moved on :)

Here are two photos that they missed 
in the article...only so much time.
My loft office and
Our pantry...
This is the photographer, Edmund Barr, 
with our daughter, Alie.  

Here is Edmund's assistant, Dyleen. 
Even though I love San Francisco, I miss this home.
We will be back someday.

 Paige did a great job writing the article...
she really listened to me.
Pick up the May issue
and tell me what you think!

There are five pages and of course, I'm even thrilled 
about the Target ad opposite one of the pages.
Alie and I were having fun setting the table...
I love this picture 
(in our coordinating tops from Zara).
All six of us all had lunch there 
on that beautiful day of the photo shoot.

The table of contents...our story starts on page 26 and 
YOU know it's true how I keep reinventing!
Just sentimental and frugal, I guess.  
So much of what you see in the article is still with us 
and works in our 1920's high rise apartment in San Francisco.

Thank you, 
"Better Homes and Gardens!!!"

4.10.2014

About Time and I Won!

I'm always playing with this gallery wall in the foyer...
a good thing white spackle blends well with the 
Benjamin Moore White Dove
(all those holes and all).
The top clock is an antique that 
I got at a French flea market...
it worked for about a hour after I bought it
and I have since lost the wind up key.
Always nine minutes until five o'clock here.

Just bought three new, vintage clock faces at 
the Alameda Point Antiques Fair 
(washed them up at bit).
The one on the left is enameled and 
the right one has domed glass.
They are mixed with antique engravings. 
This one I bought 12 years ago in Paris.  
 We have the same view of Alcatraz from the hill on the left.
How fortuitous.

I've got room for a few more...
Something fun to look for!
This is one of the prettiest diffusers 
(with the porcelain flower) that I have ever seen...
and the English Garden Scent is lovely.  
I have it in my bedroom (see me in the reflection?).

I won it from Ron at The Uptown Acorn.
This would make such a nice gift!!!
It's from Carlyle Avenue and 
I have it bookmarked for future shopping.
Thanks, Ron.
 
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