Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ma(i)sonry, A Life Aesthetic


Yountville, California, located in the Napa Valley is such a quaint little town. Even at the peak of the tourist season, it was still fun to hang out and visit some stores and restaurants.

The first place we discovered yesterday was Ma(i)sonry. Built in 1904 as a private residence and lovingly restored, it is now a furniture, art and wine tasting gallery.

Inside, the stone walls are just gorgeous. The objects d'art and antique furniture are all unique and beautifully arranged.

I could seriously live here! I kept imagining what it would be like to live in a stone house and how I would decorate it. I'm enamored with stone walls as it is, so this was like nirvana for me!

I was admiring this art deco glass coffee table. Notice the two paintings on the wall.



I would gladly take home these vintage leather suitcases, but they were a little too expensive.
Can't you just imagine them stacked next to a bed or sofa?

There is a lovely courtyard for wine tasting, private parties or just for relaxing.

I love this little outdoor vignette of rusty, crusty objects d'art - all for sale.

The fire pit was made from left over stone, original to the house when they restored it.

A fun garden sculpture of pears!

If you have a chance to visit Yountville in Napa Valley, do stop in at Ma(i)sonry for a glass of wine and some eye candy. In the meantime, visit their website here for more history and information about Ma(i)sonry.

As a side note, One Kings Lane is featuring Ma(i)sonry today. The owner and founder, Michael Polenske is offering some items for sale. Hey, those suitcases are marked down to $7499 for the three! Hmmm, still too much for my budget!
Check it out here.

As you well know by now, stone walls are my favorite! So I'm joining Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday at Bargain Hunting With Laurie. To view another post I wrote on stone walls, click here.

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23 comments:

cityfarmer said...

oh my heavenly days ...

b.e.a.u.t.i.f.i.l.

oh and your family is adorable

Privet and Holly said...

Delores,
you had me
at "food, art
and wine!"
Fantastic place
and hopefully
a fantastic time!
xx Suzanne

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a gorgeous and fun place. Love the rock walls. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Delores, thanks for taking us along. I love a little visit to the wine country when ever it's offered. Like you, stone structures and walls are some of my favorites. Beautiful spot! ~ Sarah

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The kind of place I would love to visit.

The-Countrypolitan said...

Stone walls are priceless... and I too could picture myself living in this old structure! I am going to check out your other post on stone walls...

I recently did a post on John Saladino's villa with its gorgeous stone walls with some great photos from his new book... and I was amazed to find out from Holly at "Things That Inspire" that he has it on the market!... ~Terri

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Delores, what a beautiful place. I would love to see it in person. I love stone walls,too.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love Napa Valley. What a gorgeous place. I went to a beautiful wedding at a winery in Napa and it was one of the most beautiful settings for a wedding that I'd ever seen. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful place. I loved everything and enjoyed your tour and the coments. I will have to come there someday. I think I will have to pass on the suitcases too, maybe next time at that price! The outdoor spaces were just delightful too.

Vanessa said...

We have been to the Napa Valley area twice and can't wait to go back again! Two of our most relaxing trips by far...the wine didn't hurt either! I just saw the photo of your laundry room and love it! I have been wanting to do something more unique to our mudroom and I think that wallpaper might just be the thing. Thanks for the inspiration!
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

Blue Creek Home said...

I adore stone walls too. I almost convinced my husband to let me rock the headboard wall in the master bedroom, but he decided it would be too heavy for the wall (it's directly over the double garage door opening) I think I would chance the house collapsing just to have a rock wall! :)
Ma(i)sonry is a beautiful place.

Rhonda

xinex said...

Thanks for giving us a tour of this charming place, Delores...Christine

Debby said...

I was thinking the same thing as you that I could totally live there! Love the vintage suitcases as well, but at that price I will have to admire from afar! Have a great day! xo

Suzy said...

Interesting...but I like your home much better!

Valerie said...

Beautiful photos! What a great place to visit! Love it all!

XO,
Valerie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delores, this is a beautiful old building with a lot of beautiful treasures inside. I'm so glad you were able to take photographs to share. I loved seeing all of it. Although I've ordered a few small items from One Kings Lane, I usually just look at their site and wonder who buys this wonderful stuff that is more expensive on sale than what I could pay for it! Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

Linda in AZ * said...

*** From one "rock/stone" lover to another, YES!!!~~~I could seriousy live here, too!FABULOUS!!!

I always enjoy your postings, so THANKS!

Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

24 Corners said...

Thanks so much for sharing your water woes with me today...it's always encouraging to know we're not alone but I hate the thought that others have had to go through this too!

I was drooling over Maisonry's items this morning on OKL...but the prices were a bit out of our range as well, lovely stuff though!!! How fun it would be to visit the shop.

Have a wonderful week...xoxo Jessica

Christie said...

This is super great! My son's name is 'Mason' from his great-grandmother 'Anna Mason!' I would love a copy of that sign...so cool! I live on the East Coast, but your side looks so lovely :)!!! We live in a stacked stone house and are very fond of stone, too! Come see the ginger bread house that my son and I made for Christmas '09. I am posting Christmas ideas every now and then! We made the 'stone' from sugar covered pecans! You might like it, since you love stone! http://threepixielane.blogspot.com/2010/07/cabin-in-woodschristmas-ideas.html. Come visit my 'porch' post, as well! It offers a little view of some of our stone house! Thanks for sharing this beautiful Stone Gem with us! Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter! Take care!

Tamra said...

Stone walls, old leather chairs, aged wood and beautiful accessories, sounds like heaven to me.

Gorgeous rooms!

La Dolfina said...

Hi Dolores,
What a fabulous shop you found! I recently had lunch with a friend in Yountville but we didn't have time to shop the town so I missed out on this gem but thanks for bringing it to my attention :)
I had an idea after reading your comment this morning... what do you think of meeting up for lunch at my house with Kathysue and Lisa! I would love to have you over and meet you in person and if you want you can shop privately at my "Prop Shop"... that way you won't have to wait a month for the next Alameda Point Fair! I've heard Candlestick is not quite up to speed yet. Things are still a little unorganized and COLD!
Anyway let me know what you think?

niartist said...

Ahhhh - heaven. It's glorious! Yes, I would say that 7,000 for a decorative stack of suitcases might a bit out of my budget, too! LOL! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on the post, and the music! You're welcome to come shopping in our closets anytime! :) And as for inspiration - I'm jumping up and down over here. You have always inspired me - so I'm like a kid in a candy shop over your comment! Thanks for making my day!

Kate Dickerson said...

Such a great place! I truly love both of the paintings on the walls.

btw, I highlighted your blog on my own blog this week. Check it out!

http://discoveryourjoiedevivre.blogspot.com/2010/07/confessions-of-blog-aholic_30.html

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