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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All Things Blue & White

Today it's raining here in PA, so using my paint sprayer is out (I have to open my cellar doors for ventilation), so I thought I would share my love of blue and white. I love Delft, Willow Ware,...

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Paint free before & after

You don't always need to paint a piece of furniture...sometimes it just needs a little love. This chair was a $4.00 auction buy that looked like it had been stored in a shed or barn. It was rough...

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My First Feature!

I am so excited to announce that I was just featured on Better After! Please go and check it out!http://betterafter.blogspot.com/2009/09/red-desk-more.html

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“Garbage” sounds better in French

You know those oak country trash cans from the 80's & 90's? Well, this was one of them. I bought it at a yard sale for $2.00. It's actually hand made, very sturdy & useful. So, I painted it a bright...

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One of my favorite before & afters

I purchased these side tables (originally a vanity) at a yard sale for $3...for the pair. $1.50 each! They were in rough shape and sat in my basement for several months before I gathered the courage...

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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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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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