8000 15th Avenue

In this last year, a lot of major changes have been unfolding for my family. Most recently, my mother, Mary Maduzia , has decided that after 35 years of running her own business – Bogart, Bremmer & Bradley Antiques, she will be retiring at the end of the calendar year.

Bogart, Bremmer & Bradley was established in 1975 and since has been ranked as one of the top destinations in the country for antique lighting and furniture. All pieces, rare and immaculately refurbished, my mother has hand selected to be apart of her showroom in Seattle, Washington.

Since announcing her retirement; phone calls, flowers, drop-ins from old customers – even news articles have flooded in, all expressing love and appreciation for all her services over the last few decades. With everything that’s been said and written about my moms shop recently, I couldn’t help but notice words like ‘iconic’ ‘powerhouse’ and ‘impact’ are always included. Well, those same words can also be used to describe my mother herself. Along with intuitive, cunning, intelligent, tenacious – and if you’ve ever had the pleasure to engage in conversation…blunt.

Ever since childhood, people have always taken it upon themselves to inform me of my mothers flawless taste and unwavering work ethic. An innovator to the core, she built her antiques business from the ground up and has very few to thank for any help in the success she has cultivated. Although her decision is an exciting one, it’s also heart wrenching at the same time. This business, literally, has been a second home and huge part of my identity since the day I was born. If the trade off wasn’t getting to spend more time with mom, especially an actual Saturday, then I would be opposed. But I’m not.

I can’t tell you how appreciative I am to the community for their outpouring of love over the last few months. Thank you, thank you so much – it means everything to me and my family!!!

Since today is also my moms birthday, I wanted to say a special thank you to her for not only being such a remarkable parent but an incredible example of achievement for my sister and I to look to. Being a single mother, I will never understand how you were always able to do it all.

Happy Birthday mama - I’ve never been more proud of anything then of the association I have to you. Here’s to the next chapter of your life…



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Word to the wise...