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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And the winner is…

It was really tough to narrow the 100 Followers Giveaway entries down to my favorites. I started a list and it was ridiculously long. I loved the idea of doing a monogrammed piece, a delft bread...

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And the winner is…

It was really tough to narrow the 100 Followers Giveaway entries down to my favorites. I started a list and it was ridiculously long. I loved the idea of doing a monogrammed piece, a delft bread...

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Thrift Store Makeovers

Here are a couple of simple thrift store makeovers. I found these ceramic birds last week at a Goodwill and fell in love with them. They were pretty as is, but had this weird goldish kind of spray...

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Staircase Revamp

Again, thanks for the great response to my 100 Followers Giveaway! I will be having more that involve custom painting, so don't be too disappointed if you don't win. I have picked 11 of my favorite...

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100 Followers Giveaway!

We're over 100 followers, now and I am having my first giveaway. Here's what it is... YIKES! Ok, this is what it is now, but this is what it can become... These are before & after pictures of a...

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How to Paint When You Can’t Draw

I have my 100 Follower Giveaway post all ready to go! Only 7 more followers. Let's hope we hit it today!I feel pretty strongly that if a client wants me to paint a logo or cartoon character, it...

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Honest Scrap Award

Kathy at Creative Home Expressions has awarded me an Honest Scrap Award! My very first award! I was so excited! Thank you, Kathy!Here are the rules that must be followed upon receiving this award:1)...

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My 1940’s Bathrooms

**Giveaway reminder - Only 20 followers to go before I have my 100 followers giveaway! Sign up now, so you don't miss out! The winner will receive something custom hand painted for their home.I live...

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Furniture Stripping Tutorial

I purchased this piece of furniture a few weeks ago off of an antique store porch (you know, the junk section.) It was $39, which was a bit more than I wanted to spend, but I loved this table and it...

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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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