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MaryJo Materazo
vintage soul
Interests: decorating, cooking, crafting, gardening, entertaining, nesting, traveling
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Today I am sharing how I style my parent's antique secretary desk throughout the year during the different seasons. I have not done an installment in the {through the seasons} series in awhile and I was inspired while transitioning my decor to some patriotic and summertime feels. You can find... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2021 at master"PIECES" of my LIFE
Oh! Thank you Carol for sweet compliment and the feature at your party. I am glad you like the tablescape. See you on Friday. XO- MJ
Thanks so much Donna, Yes, once I put up my patriotic decor in the Summer it sticks around until Labor Day. Thanks for stopping by. XO- MJ
Thanks so much Rachelle. Yes that wooden door is a great backdrop for many things. 🤩. Have a great day. XO- MJ
Thanks so much! I'll be happy to join your other parties. Thanks for the invite. XO- MJ
Thanks so much Rachelle. Yes, it had good bones just needed some TLC. Thanks for stopping by. XO- MJ
The "official" start to the Summer season according to the equinox is less than a week away but for many of us summertime is well under way. Summer gatherings and mingling tends to be more relaxed, which brings outdoor grilling onto the menu with more casual settings. The tablescape I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2021 at master"PIECES" of my LIFE
Thanks Kathleen. Yes, as you know too well, Vintage os my jam. XO- MJ
Thanks so much Rachelle! It's wonderful to hear. XO- MJ
Wow- Barb that's so cool. and yes there are many beautiful pieces. Thanks so much for the visit and the feature! I'll see you over at your place. XO- MJ
Thanks so much Kathleen. That's a shame TJs is so far from you. It is literally less than 5 minutes from me- so I will feel fortunate about that. Thanks for the visit. XO- MJ
I love cast iron decorative accessories. When I saw this candlestick in a thrift store it reminded me of cast iron pieces although I believe it's constructed of resin or fiberglass. I thought to myself this could be transformed to look like cast iron and I will show you the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2021 at master"PIECES" of my LIFE
Thanks for another fun party and I am so happy my container garden plant stand caught your eye. Such a nice surprise! Have a wonderful week. XO- MaryJo
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Hi Donna. Yes, we love it now although they are grown they haven't flown yet. They are 19 and soon to be 17. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. XO- MJ
Thanks Kim! Yes the sea shell votives are always a big hit. I am ready for all thing summer! XO- MJ
Thanks so much Kim. I love the colors in the bread box although they have become faded after many years from sun exposure. Thanks for dropping by. XO- MJ
Happy Memorial Day weekend. Thanks for hosting. XO- MaryJo
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I love clustering pretty pots and beautiful blooms on the green, metal étagère that sits in a corner in our back patio. Styling this plant stand is always a fun and satisfying project every year. If you have been around here awhile, you've seen it many times before, but if... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2021 at master"PIECES" of my LIFE
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summertime feels even though it's not the "official" start to summer. Outdoor gatherings and entertaining will hopefully be back to some type of normalcy this year so today we are sharing some tips and techniques to help with all the outside mingling. Entertaining outside,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2021 at master"PIECES" of my LIFE
Hi Carol! Thank you so much. I love joining your party every week and you're always a gracious host! See ya tomorrow! 😉. XO- MJ
Hi Donna! Yes, I totally understand but I am sure it's beautiful in the mountains. You have great summer flora & fauna. Thanks for dropping by! XO- MJ
Thanks Kathleen! Yes patriotic vintage feels are the best! Thanks for swinging by sweet friend. XO- MJ
Thanks so much Donna! I love patriotic decor too but in more muted colors which always makes it tricky for me. Thanks for stopping by. XO- MJ
Thanks so much! It's always great to share at Happiness is Homemade. XO- MJ
Hi Karin! I know I had rice f.o.r.e.v.e.r in that giant sac. lol, but I love the bonus of patriotic decor. Thanks for the party. XO- MJ