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

Lucketts Eve 2015


Today is about resting up for the three day marathon that is the Lucketts Spring Market.  I lingered in bed, took a long soak in a hot bath with lavender epsom salts and had a nice breakfast.  I'm getting my post done early, so I can get a full night's sleep before the big day tomorrow.  We do have to pack up the van with the final things to take down to the market, but that's pretty much all that  (read more …)

pedestal table & balloon back chairs


The Lucketts Spring Market is just days away and I still have things to show you!  I'm going to share more details about the sale, answer your questions and share pictures of everything all set up over the next few days.  Until then, here are a few more things that are coming to the sale... When I purchased this table a few weeks ago, it looked so sad.  With missing veneer, water damage, a wobbly  (read more …)

boxwood highboy


When I bought this piece, I honestly didn't think too much of it.  My parents went to pick up a few pieces from a seller on Craig's List and they sent me a picture of this one that was for sale, but hadn't been listed. Sure.  Throw it in the truck.  I'll do something with it. This is what it looked like when I got it... I really did hit the jackpot on this Craig's List listing.  A man had a  (read more …)

And there’s more…


We've done so much stuff for Lucketts that it's been hard to even show it all!  So, I have a bunch of pieces to share in this post. One of the first things I bought for Lucketts was this set of chairs.  They are so sweet and the design on the backs, to me, looked almost German. We removed the rubber covers on the feet and painted them in MMSMP French Enamel, finished with Hemp Oil.  The  (read more …)

the dresser with the tree…


Just a quick reminder/clarification before I get into the post.  The Friday event of the Lucketts Spring Market is a ticketed event, so you have to have a ticket to attend and tickets will not be sold at the gate AND the tickets are sold out.  So, if you don't have a ticket for Friday, Saturday morning at 8:00 am is the earliest you can show up.  For details, visit the Old Lucketts Store  (read more …)

cottage dresser & checked chairs


Before I get into today's post, I wanted to announce the winner of the Sailrite sewing machine giveaway.  A big congrats to Missy Bun!  (I sent you an e-mail with the details on claiming your prize.  Enjoy!) Now, onto the furniture makeovers! I will start off by saying that I am totally in love with this little cottage-style dresser and those chairs.  Trust me, I tried to mentally find a spot  (read more …)

“Swedish” secretary desk


Sometimes I need to spend a little time with a piece before I know how I want to "mustard-ize" it.  Other times, inspiration hits me immediately and I can't wait to get to work on it.  My furniture does not get the first-come-first-serve treatment.  So, even with a bunch of other pieces that have been "in line" longer, I set to work on this desk that I had just acquired from Craig's List. Just  (read more …)

the china cabinet on my doorstep


Usually I have to hunt for my furniture, but lately a few pieces have been finding me.  That was the case with this china cabinet... An antique store owner who I've shopped from a few times stopped by my studio a few weeks ago.  He knocked on the door.  "I have something in the truck that I think you might like."  He showed me the china cabinet, quoted a price.  I nodded and he carried it in  (read more …)