Kris from Junk Chic Cottage, and myself wanted to do a regular feature on our blogs, something unique that hasn't been done before. So we came up with an idea to 'spotlight the real life behind the blogger' in a more personal way.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland, and we thought it would be fun to bring you a closer look at the person behind the blog.
Many of you already know her, but if you don't, I'm thrilled to introduce you to Mary Alice from Chateau Chic. Kris and I both enjoy her blog-she is SO talented, and one of the sweetest people, too! You're in for a real treat...
I was delighted when Susan asked me to be a guest
on her new Saturday Spotlight series.
However, that means stepping out of my comfort zone for a bit...Yikes!!
So...let me tell you a little about myself.
My name is Mary Alice from Chateau Chic.
I met my husband, Bob, when I was out of college and teaching school.
Our first date was at the Shore in the beginning of June.
He proposed to me in July...and in August I was sporting a diamond ring.
Yup...he was smitten!!
We married "for better or worse, for richer or poorer,"
and I think we've experienced that whole spectrum in our 34 years.
Thankfully, our ups and downs drew us together instead of tearing us apart.
If you believe that opposites attract, then Bob and I are a perfect match.
I would describe myself as quieter, not liking to be the center of attention,
would prefer to spend an evening at home
than go to a party with a lot of people I don't know.
We seem to have a lot of those kinds of occasions
in my husband's line of work as a public policy consultant
One of those occasions a couple of years ago.
And Bob is just the opposite.
He is energized by people, whether or not he knows them.
He can converse on almost any subject...and likes to do just that.
I am definitely a nester.
I loved being a stay-at-home mom until our children left the nest.
Our middle son lives in Arlington, Virginia, and works in D.C.
Our oldest son and our daughter live and work in Manhattan.
My maternal grandmother introduced me to the world of antiques.
She frequented auctions back in the day
when most people considered antiques junk.
She was also a collector...hmmm, I guess I come by that naturally.
My love for ironstone began when she passed on
some of her pretty pieces to me.
When it comes to decorating my home...
I am definitely not a minimalist.
Somewhere along the way I got sidetracked and
ended up with two green bedrooms.
For the last several years, I've dabbled in selling
vintage furniture and accessories.
I love the hunt and setting up my booth.
One of the best side benefits of being a dealer is making friends
with so many kindred spirits along the way...
kind of like blogging does for so many of us.
I sell out of Rust & Feathers,
less than a mile south of the Lucketts Store.
Please stop by if you're in the area!
Thank you so much, Susan, for inviting me to share a bit about myself today.
Now if you enjoyed reading about Mary Alice, hop over to Kris's blog to read about Carol from Art and Sand!