Paul Garzotto and Marguerite Green, Together Again

Paul Garzotto, described once by the New York Times as a society decorator who almost never takes on new clients, was the other half of the celebrated design firm Green-Garzotto until Marguerite Green died many years ago. Maggie, as Paul and her friends called her, left a legacy of design in Dallas that continues to influence interior designers with its brilliant use of color, among other aspects.

I snapped a photo of Paul in his warehouse, unpacking boxes of Maggie's belongings, which are going up for sale on Tuesday November 17, and Wednesday November 18. Paul will be giving a casual talk about Maggie and her work while people shop. Tea will be served.
(Click on the invitation to sharpen the photo and read the address)

These are some of the amazing plates that were in Maggie's collection. Raspberries and pinks and greens and golds. So wonderful. And, they're all for sale.

These wonderful subdued celadon vases were in Paul's store, Paul Garzotto At Home, which closed several years ago. Many of the things from his store will be on sale, also.

The sale is being put together by Estates & More's new business partners, Claudia Armstrong (above)

Leslie Bell, both veterans of the Dallas design world.

More of Maggie's china. There are full sets of china as well as bits and pieces.

There's a full set of these amazing hot pink plates, bowls and cups and saucers. Pay no attention to the blue masking tape -- everything was being unpacked and I just took impromptu photos.

In addition to hundreds of pieces of tabletop items, the sale includes furniture and fabrics (ask to see the incredible tapestry fragments by William Morris that belonged to Maggie, not shown).

Maggie had a huge collection of lusterware figurines, and all will be for sale.

There's a full set of these 19th century Japanese plates that belong to Paul. I've never seen anything like them.

The sale includes hundreds of items not just from collections belonging to Maggie and Paul, but to other notable designers in Dallas, and from private collectors.