Sign up to get your daily dose of Miss Mustard Seed:

white bunting, the “green zone” & the prop shelf

white bunting, the “green zone” & the prop shelf white bunting, the "green zone" & the prop shelf

recent furniture finds

recent furniture finds recent furniture finds

jelly cupboard, organizing & family room fabric

jelly cupboard, organizing & family room fabric jelly cupboard, organizing & family room fabric

furniture feature friday | favorites & link party

furniture feature friday | favorites & link party furniture feature friday | favorites & link party

process of styling

process of styling process of styling

white bunting, the “green zone” & the prop shelf

Miss Mustard Seed-1256

Kriste and I have finally gotten through enough of the not-fun part of settling into a space and we're now at the really fun stage of starting to put on the finishing touches and we can think through the details of the space.  Something we've been wanting to do since day one is hang the white bunting I had in my tents at the Lucketts Spring Market.  I felt like that would hide the ceiling even  (read more …)

recent furniture finds

Miss Mustard Seed-1220

I'm pretty set on larger pieces like dressers and cabinets for the Chapel Market show in October, so I've been looking mostly for "smalls" and smaller pieces of furniture like chairs, stools, small benches, etc.  Remember the theme is French Blue Farmhouse White, so I'm looking for pieces that work with that theme.  Here are a few of the small pieces of furniture I picked up while out shopping  (read more …)

jelly cupboard, organizing & family room fabric

Miss Mustard Seed-1197

I have been on a streak with finding amazing empire pieces.  I currently have five in my stash!  Now, these aren't usually this easy for me to come by, but I've just been catching Craig's List and my favorite furniture haunts at just the right time.  It's also helped to have my dad, who should win some sort of Craig's List award for his success percentage  when it comes to getting pieces I want.  (read more …)

furniture feature friday | favorites & link party

FFFbutton

Hi MMS readers! Kathleen here from Between blue and yellow. So happy to be helping Marian pick favorites this week while she is in Toronto. So here we are with my first favorite.  This beautiful piece from Q is for Quandie, is painted a classic black but I love how she left a few details natural wood.  That little mirror on the back just adds to it's character. My next favorite is this  (read more …)

process of styling

Miss Mustard Seed-042-3

I've been asked to share my thought process for styling a photo shoot, specifically with a piece of furniture, and this post is in response to those requests.  I think styling is something that is hard to teach, because it is an art in itself and is based so much on personal taste.  As I walk you through my thought process on styling this piece, you might like one of my "rejects" better than the  (read more …)

the perfect place for a gift…

Miss Mustard Seed-1271

Today I was getting ready for my trip to Toronto.  It suddenly occurred to me yesterday that even though I'm driving about the distance I would to visit family in Raleigh, I am going to another country!  I needed to call my bank and cell phone provider and get everything lined up, so my credit card isn't turned off for suspected fraud and I can call Jeff.  I also tried on outfits, did laundry,  (read more …)

why you always, always ask…

Miss Mustard Seed-1251

The other day, I was working at the studio without a car, so I needed my dad to give me a ride home.  We had a bag of trash to drop off at the dumpster and, on the way there, something caught my eye.  It sort of looked like a large, wood box...maybe something on its side?  It was just sitting on the ground next to the building across the street.  Either way, it caught my eye and deserved a closer  (read more …)

getting my house back

Miss Mustard Seed-0767

As many of you know, we put our house on the market back in April and it didn't sell.  We didn't even get an offer.  So, we decided to stay put, work towards some goals and look for a commercial space to use as a studio for our business.  We found an awesome one and moved into it a couple of weeks ago. Getting all of the business stuff out of the house and getting some separation between the  (read more …)