Feels Like Home
Marian’s new book on customizing your home is
now available for preorder!
Most Recent Posts
“Second-hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack. Besides, in...
Calls with my friend Julia in the UK have become a pretty regular weekly thing. She'll give me a call or text pictures of some of the latest treasures she found for me. We'll also just chat about...
I remember in my very early days of antiquing, I saw a little marmalade crock sitting on a window sill in an antique mall. I was immediately drawn to it and, at $8.00, it was something I could...
For Feels Like Home Friday, I am teaming up with the queen of cozy and my fellow lover of antiques, Liz Marie Galvan! We're going to be on Instagram Live Friday, September 17, at 12:30 pm EST/11:30...
I am an unashamed soup lover. I don't know why anyone would be ashamed of that, but I definitely am not. I think my love of soup started when we went to a family conference in Switzerland and they...
Back-to-school is such an exciting time. We make sure the pants are not high-waters, everyone gets a new pair of shoes, and we get to go shopping for pens, pencils, notebooks, and hand sanitizer. ...
Free Art Classes
While most of the world was under stay-at-home orders in the Spring of 2020, I connected with my online community by offering live art classes every Friday for a few weeks. It was such a pick-me-up for me each week! I received wonderful feedback from the class participants who joined me live or have taken the classes since, so I decided to put them into an online course format and offer them for free. Sign up and learn to paint with oils in nine classes that cover everything from making a color chart to painting a grazing cow…
Marian’s Home Tours
This is a typical four-square suburban home built-in 2004. It is well-built and has a wonderful layout, but was a sea of beige and builder-grade finishes! See how this home has been customized to suit Marian’s blend of European and American antiques in a fresh palette of blue, green, and white.
This is a 1948 one-and-a-half story Cape Cod in a tiny, two-stoplight town outside of Gettysburg, PA. Over 11 years, Marian worked on this home room-by-room to highlight its charming features and marry a 1990’s addition with the original part of the home. It features American farmhouse style with a touch of European flare.
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All Things Home
I remember in my very early days of antiquing, I saw a little marmalade crock sitting on a window sill in an antique mall. I was immediately drawn to it and, at $8.00, it was something I could afford to buy. I used that jar for years to hold pens and pencils on my...
Calls with my friend Julia in the UK have become a pretty regular weekly thing. She'll give me a call or text pictures of some of the latest treasures she found for me. We'll also just chat about life and family between talks about antique watercolor palettes and...
Thank you so much for all of the enthusiasm and support for my new book, Feels Like Home! Writing a book is such a long process and you never know how it will be received, but the feedback I've been hearing on the sneak peeks and previews have been so positive and...
I've had this vintage wooden dough bowl for a few years. My mother-in-law gave it to me when they were cleaning out Jeff's grandfather's house. She thought I would like it and she was right. It is a practical size and shape and has a pretty patina. I've always...
Slice of Life
“Second-hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack. Besides, in this random miscellaneous company we may rub against some complete...
I love learning and sharing what I’ve learned with others. Since 2009, I’ve been writing and filming tutorials on everything from furniture refinishing and slipcovers to woodworking and crochet. What would you like to learn to do today?