As Mary’s only child, I am blessed to have many of her paintings in our home. We shipped them, as well as a portfolio of scores of unframed watercolors, to our home in Southwest Florida. The vivid colors fit so well with our tropical lifestyle. She painted two small oils in about 2002, one shown here, and surprised my husband and me each with one for the holidays. We had them framed simply and enjoy them in our living room.
When we moved south, we brought boxes of carefully wrapped treasures, long stored in our attic. A few had been displayed in a china closet we chose to leave behind for the next owner. Here you see old baby silver from me, my mother and her mother, her grandmother and her great grandmother going back to 1812, Venetian glass, Judaica, and the lovely 1913 Furnival’s Quail transferware dishes my parents bought in Santa Barbara in the ‘60s. The colorful tea set was a more recent find in Pier 1 my husband gave me for our anniversary a few years ago. This gorgeous china closet came from a consignment store here and suits us and our Florida lifestyle beautifully.