Breakfast Corner Makeover & More Moving Sale

See me in the reflection?

About this time last year, Patty hired me to update her
new rental home on Lido Isle.  
They've decide to rent for at least another year,
so she wanted to complete this unused small corner
in the kitchen.

In a corner like this, it's nice to sit higher up.

I recommended this sturdy and somewhat rustic
Patty got the leather counter stools at Pier One Imports.

I sold her my clock, iron bowl and botanicals. 
I'm happy they are in a good home.
More of Patty's house is HERE.

Speaking of sending things to good homes...
If you are local in Southern California, 
come to our moving sale this Sunday 10/20,
9 am to 1 pm for some great deals.
Email me at madamepickett@msn.com for directions.

Sample of some of the pillows...
 Things on the mantel for sale (except the mirror is staying--
have to change my blog header next month).
These accessories and

  and lots of other things.
All books (used) will be just $5.
My daughter, Alie is coming tomorrow to help me price things...
she is getting 10% of the proceeds and 
the rest is going to my SF decorating fund.

Have a great weekend!


  1. wishing I lived near you so I could come by! good luck with the sale.


  2. Perfect table for that spot and at a great price! Looks awesome Mary Ann!

  3. Great table! Best of luck with the sale!

  4. I would love to be there Mary Ann. Many beautiful accessories!

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  5. The high table and accessories look great. If I lived in the area still I'd surely be at your sale!

    Good luck!

  6. Glad you know where some of your beautiful stuff is headed Mary Ann! They look great on that nook. Wish I could be there for the sale, but I bet people who appreciate your beautiful stuff will LOVE them like you do since I know they'll obviously have good taste too!

  7. I wish you lived closer...it looks like its going to be a fabulous sale!

  8. Definitely a few things that would have interested me if only I could have made it up there tomorrow. :( I'm sure that your things are going to sell quickly. One doesn't stumble across sales like this very often!

    Linda in S.D.

  9. Sure wish I could come to the sale!!! Good luck in selling all that you need to.... do you have a new place set yet in SF? When will we all see it? Can't wait for that Mary Ann

  10. I would so be there! I even live in Orange County! I'm in charge a fundraiser and will be busy, busy all day tomorrow :( I'm sooooo sad to be missing your sale. Good luck, I know it will be a huge success!

  11. Mary Ann, the kitchen corner turned out great. Wish I could shop your sale but unfortunately...wrong coast.
    I know there are some pretty things pictured. Good luck with the move. xo Ginger

  12. That pub table from West Elm is great!! We do not have a West Elm very close so I miss out on things! Good luck with your sale!

  13. That looks fabulous!! I love how you put everything together. I love the table. I wish I could come to your sale. Everything pictured is beautiful. Have a great sale!!


  14. Mary Ann....you know I want every one of those pillows and all of the accessories....please send my way now! let me know what you don't sell and I will pay for shipping:)
    Love the pub table....great job!

  15. Are you moving out of that gorgeous home of yours??

  16. The clock and prints look great in her little nook area. I'm thinking of you this morning as I'm sure you have a line of anxious women just clamoring to get in your door and scoop up all your wonderful items you have on sale. I sure wish I could have been there....I bet you don't have one thing left!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!
    Good luck! xo

  17. Love the little kitchen nook ... so fun and so useable!! Good luck in your moving sale! xo

  18. I just got back in town and was sorry to see I missed an opportunity to stop by and say 'Hi". I hope your sale was successful. I'll bet your head is swimming with great ideas for your next project :D
    Happy for you and your new adventure - I have a sister and my youngest daughter up in the SF area ... it is fab! xo Sherri

  19. Lovely as always! Looking forward to your new decorating adventures! XO

  20. Good luck, Mary Ann! Wishing I were able to stop by, what a fun sale, I have a feeling there will be a line out the door! :)


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