Potted is one of my all time favorite stores in all of LA. They have unique things and their store is so well done and inspiring that you want to linger and then take it all home. Which is one reason why they are celebrating 10 years!
Potted also happens to be co-owned by Mary Gray, one of the few people who gave me a break when I first came to Los Angeles. Mary was an established and successful set decorator when I was trying to break into the film industry. She took me on without knowing anything about me and let me shop for her. She was also kind to me. It is so rare to experience kindness when you're starting out in the industry.
As time went on Mary gave me another huge opportunity. She let me decorate a set by myself. It wasn't just any set. It was a big commercial with multiple sets. Barbara Ling was the Production Designer and Bob Richardson the DP. I remember holding my breath as they both walked in to look at the set for the first time. But, I figured if Mary trusted me it should be ok and it was. Since then, and after, me leaving the film industry Mary has been a role model and mentor. Her store doing well is not surprising. She is incredibly talented with impeccable taste and a heart of gold. Why would she not be doing well?
The LA Times did an article on Potted last week. We happened to be passing by on our way back from downtown so we stopped in. It's not just my favorite store, it is also P's. She loves it! She's developed an affinity for air plants and the unique pots that suit them best. Potted has plenty of both. We bought a few things including this lovely planter by Esther Pottery from here in Los Angeles. I'm absolutely in love with it....along with everything else in that store!
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