the best gift

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Things59 Comments

Saturday was my 42 birthday.  It started off with apologies from Jeff and the boys that they couldn’t go out and buy me gifts and couldn’t take me out to a restaurant.  It would be another day hunkering down at home.  The fact that I wasn’t disappointed was surprising to me.  I’ve always been a “big birthday person.”  I love … Read More

my silver patterns

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Cleaning & care, Favorite Things59 Comments

I often receive comments about my flatware, even if I am posting about food or styling or something else entirely.  I will admit that I have a thing for flatware and have inherited and collected some beautiful pieces. The pieces I inherited from at least five different women in my family are stunning and hard to ignore, which is the … Read More

studio built-in shelf dimensions & cut list

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, home improvement, Home Studio, My House, Tutorials, woodworking5 Comments

Reminder – Always use caution and common sense when using power tools. Also, I know that most home improvement stores are still open right now, but I would suggest seeing if you can get a delivery option for the materials you need if you plan to build this shelf soon.  It’s simply not worth leaving the house to get supplies … Read More

make-do spring decor

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating26 Comments

As the seasons begin to change, you’ll typically find me perusing a few of my favorite stores, looking for new pieces to mix in with my everyday items or ideas to get my creative wheels turning.  Other than Christmas, I’m not big on seasonal decorating.   It can get expensive and, if not checked, you can end up with a lot … Read More