favorite things | marmalade crocks

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...

feels like home giveaway | for the antique lover with Liz Marie!

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...

potato corn soup with dill

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 supplies for mom

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. ...

start where you’ll start

There's a popular saying, "Start where you are."  I'd like to tweak that a little bit.  Start where you'll start.   That has been the answer I've given several different people over the past few...
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My family room before & after

This was my family room right when we moved here about 3 years ago. I was not into the beige with mauve undertones on the wall, the side door with only primer on it and the furniture was a mish-mash...

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Mixing your paint

First of all, thank you to everyone who has started to follow me! I have big plans, so please invite your friends and keep the comments coming!I have been thinking about tips and tricks I could...

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Some of my favorite finds

Decorative painting and murals is my main business, but I also buy and sell antiques & home decor. I LOVE thrifting, junking, yard saling, fleaing (I'm making up a lot of words, here), attending...

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Folk Art Mural – Before & After

~BEFORE ~I've been posting before & after pictures of furniture so far, so I wanted to change it up a bit and put some before & after pictures of a mural I rendered in a client's home. Above is the...

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Luckett’s Fair

This past weekend was an exciting one for Mustard Seed Creations and me personally. I went to The Old Lucketts Fair in Lucketts, Loudoun County, Viriginia. I've been to this fair many times in the...

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Adventures in yard saling

I am an avid yard saler. I wake up Saturday mornings with anticipation of what I might find that day. Last Saturday I didn't get the chance to set out early, but I was able to stop at a few on my...

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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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