antique winsor & newton charcoal box

There are some finds that you just know are special.  You know they probably won't come around again or at least in a very long while.  Such was the case with the antique Winsor & Newton...

painting a vintage splint basket

Rewind, if you will, back to the day I went to innocently pick up the pond yacht from a local consignment store.  I ended up buying the pond yacht, an antique post office register, an antique quilt...

3rd completed sketchbook tour

I actually finished my 3rd sketchbook back in August, but I haven't taken the time to film a little sketchbook tour video.  I like doing those because they hold me accountable, but I've also...

a day in stillwater, mn

For a few weeks now, Jeff has been trying to get me to go on a day trip.  As someone who is a natural homebody, the pandemic, lockdowns, and busyness have all made it easier to become even more of a...

August & September 2021 Favorites

I don't know about you, but August and September were a blur!  Well, not quite a blur, but I realized I hadn't done a favorites post for August about halfway through September and then I could...
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Craft Experiments & Happy Accidents

I have been very inspired by the decorating blog community, so I've been working on some "craft projects" for our new shop. Now, when I think of crafting, I think of dolls made out of clothes pins...

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Lamp Revamp

If you're interested in my Furniture Feature Friday favorites and the winner, see the post below.I'm ba-ack! After 3 full days of working in the shop, I haven't had a transformation to share with my...

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Favorites & a Winner!

There were a lot of wonderful furniture posts last Friday, so it was tough to decide, but I have a feeling it always will be! These are some of my favorites this week.Jen from A Shopoholic Mom's...

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More Store Progress

The last few days have been a total blur! I've been working like crazy to get things done at the new shop. Because of that, my blog has been a little neglected. Sorry all! I have a few housekeeping...

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Shop Progress

I finally got a chance to look through most of the FFF posts and there were some awesome makeovers! I will post my favorites and the winner Sunday or Monday. Thanks to all who participated! This has...

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You’ve Got Mail

For some weird reason I love these old tole painted pieces. Whether it's a hamper, waste bin, a tray, or one of these little...what are these, exactly? Anyone know? Whatever it is, it looked dark...

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Slipcovered Chair Reveal!

Well, despite having the flu, I finally got well enough to finish this chair that I started to slipcover last week. Here's how it started. It was a leftover from an auction, so it was free. Can you...

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Vignette Party

When I heard about the Vignette Party for Funky Junk Interior's Saturday Night Special, I could hardly resist participating. I was really looking forward to running around my house with a camera,...

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Award & an ER Visit

Well, I've been out of commission since late yesterday afternoon with a virus and I just spent the morning in the ER hooked up to an IV. I'm doing better, but, for the first time in years, I am...

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Stone Fruit & Previews

A few years ago I was browsing through a new Goodwill near my old home in Virginia. As I snooped through the shelves, I spotted the usual thrift store garb - 1970's dishes, floral vases, enormous...

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Marian Parsons - Miss Mustard Seed

I’m Marian, aka Miss Mustard Seed, a wife, mother, paint enthusiast, lover of all things home and an entrepreneur, author, artist, designer, freelance writer & photographer.  READ MORE to learn more about me, my blog and my business…


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