Marian discovers treasures at estate sales, flea markets,
and other sources. She appreciates items that were loved and
used by someone, that have a history. These items embody the
spirit of wabi-sabi*.
... part interior design aesthetic and part Zen philosophy.
... the ancient Japanese art of imperfection -- finding
beauty in things simple, humble, and well-used.
... decorating with salvaged and vintage materials.
... using recycled materials with their weathered qualities
and flaws, rather than refinishing them into perfect things.
Wabi-sabi is not matching furniture and accessories
bought from a large store or an obsession with perfection.
The core of wabi-sabi is the notion that home should be
a calming sanctuary -- both for those who visit and those
who live there.
Some of Marian's current finds are shown on this page. Most
items appear to be from the 1960s through 1980s; some are
from the 1950s and earlier. She hopes that you will find beauty
in these items and give them a new home.
Since photos cannot show all the details, please call Marian
at 916-952-0833 for more information on designs, imperfections,
history, and availability.
*Sources: Leonard Koren, Wabi-Sabi for Artists,
Designers, Poets and Philosophers; Robyn Griggs Lawrence,
The Wabi-Sabi House: The Japanese Art of Imperfect Beauty.