Mesa Mariposa ~ Butterfly Table

26 07 2015

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder….

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Alex in our Frieda Room with Mesa Mariposa. The wet-bar he created from antique doors is in the background

From a mammoth tree somewhere deep in the jungle of Quintana Roo — to a “discard pile” in Puerto Morelos – to the carpenter-artistry of Guanajuato’s Alejandro Vazquez — to our living room in Casa de Colores on Calle Temezcuitate….

When Peter and I spotted an unusual piece of wood among the scraps at a carpentry shop in the jungle outside the fishing village of Puerto Morelos , we knew that beneath the dirt, fungi and moss beat the heart of an exceptional table top. We felt the vibes screaming to be released — it was lovely.

But the artistry of Guanajuato’s Alejandro Vazquez took it to the next level, creating stunning art with function.

In the scrap pile....

In the scrap pile….

David, Ignacio and Gama, the wood butchers/artists in Puerto Morelos called it the Mariposa due to its butterfly shape. We agreed to their ridiculously reasonable price, which included cleaning and leveling. High-five!

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We then loaded Mariposa, other rare finds in wood, and our belongings, into Suzibelle-of-the-Jungle our Suburu (another story) to drive a highly eventful 2,614 km through Quintana Roo, Chiapas, Tabasco, Oaxaca, and Michoacán to our home in Guanajuato, central Mexico, so Alex could work his magic.

2614 kilometers ~ 1625 miles from Puerto Morelos to Guanajuato

Our journey: 2614 kilometers ~ 1625 miles — from Puerto Morelos to Guanajuato

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More projects are in the works – and Alex and Peter will be working together to create fine Guitars and Basses using mainly Mexican woods — but Alex’s latest creation is our Mesa Mariposa – the butterfly table.

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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder – especially with the help of a talented artist and friend….

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26 07 2015
darmstrong601

Love the table and will look forward to seeing the guitars emerge…..thanks for sharing, Mary!!!!  Love and hugs to you and Peter!!! cheers, Daf From: ¡La Vida Es Rica! ~ Life is Delicious! To: darmstrong601@yahoo.ca Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2015 3:16 PM Subject: [New post] Mesa Mariposa ~ Butterfly Table #yiv3819291917 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv3819291917 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv3819291917 a.yiv3819291917primaryactionlink:link, #yiv3819291917 a.yiv3819291917primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv3819291917 a.yiv3819291917primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv3819291917 a.yiv3819291917primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv3819291917 WordPress.com | Mary Jordan posted: “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder….From a mammoth tree somewhere deep in the jungle of Quintana Roo — to a “discard pile” in Puerto Morelos – to the carpenter-artistry of Guanajuato’s Alejandro Vazquez — to our living room in Casa de Colores” | |

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26 07 2015
Cathy Sue Sagerser

Gorgeous! I Love it!

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Inspirational Jewelry – by Cat Sue “Kenai Lodging “, our rental cabins in Alaska

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27 07 2015
Susan

Wonderful! The table is gorgeous and so is your home.
I want to hear about the road trip, too!!
LOVE YOU!

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29 07 2015
Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua

That is one beautiful table. And what a remarkable makeover!

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