Saturday, September 1, 2012

Boston opens! Betsy's Cabinet, a Wedding Mora Clock, Colin's New Truck

 Finally~open for business in Boston!
Maison Decor Boston
524 Harrison Ave
Open every day but Tuesday~
but Maison Decor Malden will have you covered that day!
Take a look at Betsy's cabinet that she let me use in the shop
for paint stock~can you say fabulous?
 We just got it in the shop Thursday night, and I went 
to the store yesterday to see it for myself
and to share some pics with you guys! I will say, this 
is the most exciting thing...and although totally exhausted, I am thrilled.
 I love how the store looks~its a concept that is ringing my bells.
I love love love the look in Boston.
 We have assorted one of a kind home dec accessories~like silver trays...
 and metal lanterns....
 and look whats in the window! Its the famous 
Betsy Speert Chalk Paint™ Faux Bois table!
You can have a true designer piece in your home~
can check it out before its gone!
 The large antlers in the bowl have been sold~first sale today!
 I will be getting some more,
and they are REAL antlers, not fakes.
 More wings are on their way as this pair sold too~
 A bigger view of the shop~
and looking back towards the front door~
Justin did an exceptional job on the free hand lettering.
He used to do caligraphy as a boy and it has come back to pay
off in our store much so that my head is turning with plans
like this piece below~
 source unknown
I love this gilded lettered chest!
I plan to have pieces done in this style for our shop...
we will do custom pieces too, 
like "Maison Smith" or "Maison Speert"....
 So here I am in my Malden shop this morning, as the Boston store takes flight!
Its a weird feeling to not be there in person, but I am in spirit...
thought I would share some Moras I have been working on~
one is for a wedding gift! And the other is just a regular custom order.
 Old white with gilding~I use the gilding wax now 
as it presents a softer look over the metal leaf.
 Pretty gilded Mora~available on line at
 I have been rearranging my new found space as
 all the overloaded inventory headed into Boston.
 Crackled top with gilding~
gonna teach a Furniture Finishes class in Boston in October.
Oh but you should know that  this pretty rush seat bench went into Boston yesterday~
 Justin in front our double doors in Boston~its showtime!
How proud I am of him for being so capable and talented!
Good luck Jay!!
And my other  guy Colin~
We got his new truck on the road yesterday and he was eager
to head back to college in Amherst Mass.
He got his plates on and then picked me up at close of work yesterday.
Its been a wonderful experience starting this business 
with Colin's help.  I am getting all teary eyed writing this post...
 he really has been a marvel to me, and I will miss him a lot.

Good luck with your senior year Colin!
 I couldn't have done this without you!
Justin and I will be waiting for you when you get back!!

(For more store information please click on the 
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  1. The Boston store looks fabulous! I'm amazed at all that you and your sons have accomplished.

  2. Awwwwww, i hate to see Colin's smiling face leave too. He was an incredible helper. And he always looked as if he really enjoyed being a part of it all. Wow Amy, it's all so beyond cool, and unbelievable what you guys have accomplished.
    That white moira clock is insane it's so gorgeous. It's my favorite so far, i'm sure you'll get lots of orders for that look...
    Now, can you take a little bit of a breather?


  3. I know it will be tough to see Colin go, Amy. He was such a big help to you the past several months. Much success with the Boston store this weekend, although, I don't think you will need my well wishes! It sounds like it's off to a great start. It looks wonderful, too. I love how you have enough room for people to move around without worrying about bumping into things.

  4. Wow! I never thought you wouldn't be at the opening of your new store! But it looks like its in good hands. Senior year for Colin...already! Love the new red's a beauty! I'm sure he's happy to go back but will miss out on seeing your place grow day to day. Thank goodness you had him this summer. I love the updates on both stores.

  5. Oh...and it was awfully nice of Betsy to loan you that's just perfect. I bet her table sells super fast.

  6. So very excited for you! Your store looks amazing! My daughter is looking over my shoulder and loves it too :)
    Wishing you all the best,

  7. Congratulations to you all the new shop looks fab. I love the colour scheme you have chosen and those angel wings are beautiful I am sure you will have lots of visitors, you can put your feet up and start thinking about your next location. All the best for your new adventure.

  8. I love how great the Boston store turned out. Obviously others do too, by the fact that you've already sold some great items! I love, love that grey lantern you pictured. Will you be offering that in your online shop? I hope you'll extend some items to it for those of us who live out of town. I know you will miss Colin like crazy. Looks like he is such a good son. Hope you have a great first week with your new store and you can eventually get some rest now that it's up and running.

  9. Amy I am amazed at the beauty of your shop. It looks like sales are off to a great start! Like Kelly I would also see some items offered online to us far away!

    You may have to keep standing reorders in for the gorgeous angel wings!

    Art by Karena

  10. love every awesome inch of it. that black dresser with the dough bowl full of antlers is fabulous!! Best wishes on this Boston venture!!

  11. Yay! Everything looks so beautiful but I have to say that gorgeous clock propped up against makes me nervous! Hope no one knocks it over.
    Aw, how sweet to know your son has been such a big help to you!
    I know your shop will be a big success.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. Congratulations Amy, I truly wish I lived close to one of your stores!

    Bonne chance!!


  13. Amy, it all looks fabulous. Congrats on the new store and you were even making me weepy eyed.

  14. The Boston store looks fabulous! How I wish I could shop there!

  15. How exciting the store looks amazing, sounds like you had good sales the first day and I am loving your moira clocks!!!!! Good luck with the shop love it!

  16. Congrats on the store opening. I can tell you are so proud of the store and your boys. The are quite the blessing to you. I love the lettering on the inside of the doors. He is very talented, and you are right it will come in so handy. All the best to you and your ventures. :)

  17. It looks AMAZING, Amy! Seriously! I want to move right in to the Boston shop! And I know working with your boys is such a blessing!

  18. Hey my I even have to tell you how I feel about all this?

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

  19. Oh to live closer. Your store is stunning. I hope you tend to offer some of your items online.

  20. Congratulations!!! You can bet that the next time I'm in Boston, I will be stopping in!


  21. Hi Amy,
    The Boston store looks amazing. Beautiful cabinet for the paint. I love the gilded chest, the colour of it and the faded lettering are just perfect. Can't wait to see what pieces you do in this style for your shop. I see you are selling the Segreto Finishes book. I purchased it when Leslie first offered it. It is a great book, one of my favorites.

  22. Amy!
    You are SOOOOOO lucky to have Betsy in your life!!!!
    What a wonderful friend!!!
    She's really good looking too!!!
    And while we're talking about Betsy ( my favorite topic)
    She sure is one snazzy dresser!!!
    She really ROCKS those paint spattered T shirts!!!
    Good luck!!!
    I actually had a dream about the store last night.....

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  24. Amy......AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I am sooo impressed. I want everything I see, your amazing skills and taste have turned a simple space into a spectacular shop! I think I am taking my son to the Boston area for a lacrosse event in early Oct. know where I will be headed for the day, to visit you!!!!!! CONGRATS!

  25. Wow, congratulation are in order. The Boston store looks marvelous, so does the Malden store. Wish I was back in Mass. I'd visit, at least two or three times a week.

    Good Luck Amy.


  26. Another wonderful adventure! The stores look amazing Amy! Good luck to all of you!


  27. Everything looks just amazing, Amy! You must be just jumping out of your skin with happiness!! And to have your family there by your side - supporting, helping, creating - what a blessing for you!!! I'll betcha that Colin will be anxious to return to helping you in your shoppe. Is he taking classes in Business Administration...? :)


    xoxo laurie

  28. Amy quiero felicitarte por tu excelente trabajo, es impresionante tu capacidad para transformar, para decorar, me encanta!!
    Te sigo desde hace mucho tiempo y hoy quiero felicitarte por tu nueva tienda en Boston y desearte la mejor de las suertes, me gusta cada detalle, aprendo muchisimo de ti y tus trabajos.
    Ahhh me encanta tu taller francés, excepcional, preciosoooo.
    Besitos desde el otro lado del mundo.

  29. Karen Jones - The White approachSeptember 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    oh my life ! bought a lump to my throat reading about Colin, you know I have my big boy helping me out too. Can't imagine him leaving home. You should be so proud of yourself and your family for all that you have and are achieving. You are a true inspiration to me across the pond in England xx

  30. Amy,
    I am thrilled about your newest store! You are keeping me inspired and motivated to keep on my path!

  31. you should be teary eyed. you're boys....all three...have been such a great help. you've all done fantastic things in a short amount of time. keep on keeping on!!!! congratulations on your beantown opening. i'm so proud of you.

  32. How much cheap it will be. Is this will cheap from Home Furnishing Company Area Rugs & Bath Mats Online STore New York, USA. Ho much cost of a Hand Made Area Rugs.

  33. Wow! it took me awhile, but I got through all of the posts that I've missed for the past two weeks since my computer was down.
    You never cease to amaze me, Amy!
    Your new shop is wonderful!
    You, and the boys, and your hubby did a great job moving, painting, and pulling it all together.
    Congratulations on the magazine coverage on your home, too!
    I feel like a slug next to you. How do you do it all??!!
    I hope you can take some time to relax and enjoy everything now.
    Big hugs.


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