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...

recording an audiobook for a decorating book

When I first saw the mention of the word "audiobook" in my book contract, I was a little skeptical.  I mean, this is going to be a photo-heavy decorating book.  A book that relies heavily on visual...
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Lovely Little Lamp

I saw this lamp at my neighbor's yard sale for $3.00 and had to buy it. I just loved the shape of it and the flower-like shade. (As a side note, I bought an absurd amount of stuff at their yard...

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Rainy Days & Sneak Peaks

I took this picture out of my kitchen window and this is what my view has been for 2 days...cold and rainy. Cold and rainy is not good weather for painting. Although I do my spraying in my basement,...

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Ornate Mirror Becomes a Chalkboard

Today is a good day for my little blog. First of all, my Desk Make Over was chosen as a favorite at Kimba's DIY Day and my post on Rub On Poly & Glazing Techniques was featured at Funky Junk...

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Foot Stool Revealed!

A few of you have reminded me that you're waiting for the happy union of the footstool and burlap feed sack I introduced last week. Well, here it is! As a reminder, this is how it started out. Not...

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Oldies, But Goodies

Ok, so I've got nothin' for you today. I have a lot of things primed in the spray booth and things that are in the works, so I will have some great after picture for you very soon! Since I didn't...

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Finds & Fabric

This morning I had to deliver furniture to a client and then head over to a mural job. I couldn't stop at any yard sales, so I rubber-necked my way past a whole slew of them. It was just killing me....

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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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