Backyard Dreaming: A Walk through Ma(i)sonry in Napa!

Oh my goodness, I just have to share some photos with you of Ma(i)sonry. It’s one of the coolest places ever, a place I visited during my recent Napa Valley trip. The setting goes like this:

The setting is reminiscent of a home or a private club, framing a highly edited collection of furnishings and artwork. The furnishings, ranging from 16th century to mid-twentieth century, are paired with contemporary works crafted by today’s top designers. The collections of art on display include Napa Valley favorites, the best in the Bay Area as well as some of the most respected names worldwide, all of which will be available for purchase.

Talk about some of the most exquisite pieces and art.

And unique architecture and outside furniture.

Rustic inside.

And old.


Can you just see these cool doors opening up to the outside?

And a dreamy old, long table that I would LOVE to have in my backyard.

Mm-m-m, can’t you just hear the sounds of friends in your backyard? Maybe the adults would sit here.

And imagine the spread of food and a beautiful, simple tablescape on this table?

And the kids might hang out here.

We’re a big pear family, so I’d love these sitting in my backyard.

I can think of the perfect place in my backyard for this peaceful water feature, since we have a flat piece of property.

I’d love to end the evening sitting around a fire, here.

You can see I enjoyed myself. No one else was in the backyard of this incredible place, so my husband and I walked around and dreamed …

Now back to reality. I love my home. I love the people who come to it.

But it’s still fun to dream …

Are a dreamer? Do you dream of dinner parties and all of the wonderful friends you’d invite?

(If you didn’t read the French Laundry’s Garden post, you might want to take a peek! It’s amazing and inspiring!)

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17 comments on “Backyard Dreaming: A Walk through Ma(i)sonry in Napa!”

  1. Thank you for your wonderful comments on Ma(i)sonry! We truly appreciate your willingness to share your positive experience with others and hope that you will come and visit with us again soon.

    Valerie Owens with Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley

  2. Oh my! I’d love to see that place….looks like I’d find something I couldn’t live without. :)
    .-= Astrid´s last blog ..Weekend Adventures: Easter Egg Hunt 2010, Garage Walls, Cookies & More =-.

  3. You look beautiful in these pics! Kelly
    .-= Kelly´s last blog shower =-.

  4. That looks like such a beautiful, and peaceful place!

  5. Beautiful, I want to go there!!
    You look great too! :)
    .-= Praise and Coffee´s last blog ..A Snappy New Look for Praise and Coffee =-.

  6. yes, I am a dreamer. I love my home but too love to dream! Love the pictures

  7. Um, ya we’re dreamers! We even have a catch phrase around it, “From Dryer Lint to Dreams!” LOL!

    We love that table too!! It says, “Table-scape me now!”
    Chris Ann & Kristin
    .-= LoveFeast Table´s last blog ..Gearing Up For Avocado Pound Cake =-.

  8. Thanks for sharing. I wish I could visit to get some good R and R!
    .-= Maria´s last blog ..2peas3-0 =-.

  9. Sandy- sorry that I missed you- We were at the big wine auction in Atlanta andd got back late last night. thanks for the kind words! Please come again soon.



  10. What a cool place. That table! Totally wish I could find one of those for our patio too.

    Maybe I’ll get another chance to check that place out some time.
    .-= Amy from She Wears Many Hats´s last blog ..What it is? It’s a winner. =-.

  11. Love that photo of you dreaming! And isn’t it wonderful when our dreams serve to remind us of just how much we already have to be thankful for?
    .-= Richella´s last blog ..There’s a special place in heaven. . . =-.

  12. This place looks great!! I will have to remember it whenever we plan our trip…who know when that will be. :)

    Love your blog…thanks for visiting mine. I hope you will check back. I am finally starting to learn how it all works, and I have some GREAT parties coming up that I hope will make for great posts. I will be re-visiting (and continue browsing while I am here) too. Thanks again!

  13. What a beautiful place to visit and spend your day. There were so many neat things…love the bike out front, those giant pears…love stone buildings and that table is way cool! I don’t know that it would even fit in my small yard but I’d be willing to try! I really enjoyed your photos!
    .-= Nancy’s Daily Dish´s last blog ..Master Bath Makeover (part 3) =-.

  14. What a wonderful place to visit! Thanks for sharing!…Christine
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..A Casual Dinner Just For the 2 of Us =-.

  15. WOW!!! What an interesting and peaceful looking place. I wonder if I could transform my backyard into that. =)
    .-= Sarah Rachel´s last blog ..A Day at the Park… =-.

  16. It’s nice to dream and get inspired when we go places.
    I’m with you on the table. That would be great to have in our backyard for BBQ’s!

    .-= Kim @ Homesteader’s Heart´s last blog ..The Hutch Makeover! =-.

  17. I do dream, and right now, I’m trying to think how I can pull off starting a Bunco night with the military wives here so we can have some fun and get to know one another better- I could use my “stuff” right now, but I may have to do the planning and invite ourselves over to a friend’s place! ha! :)
    .-= Tara G.´s last blog ..Palace of Sports =-.

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