basket full of yarn & crochet update

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, crafts14 Comments

So, I have fully embraced the crocheting thing!  I made three trips to the craft store last week, which is no small thing because I couldn’t drive.  I had to ask someone to take me and witness me exploring this new world of yarn.  I’ve actually always been drawn to yarn and have found excuses to buy some here and … Read More

Customizing a sofa & arhaus giveaway

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating624 Comments

This post is sponsored by Arhaus.  As always, all opinions and words are honest and my own.  (And you’re going to want to stick around, because this is one of the biggest giveaways I’ve ever hosted!) Shopping for a sofa can be an intimidating process, especially if you’re buying it online, which is fairly typical these days.  Even if you … Read More

lucca antique purchases

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Travel33 Comments

I already shared about the brown leather oxford shoes that I bought from an antique dealer at the Lucca fleamarket, but I wanted to show you the other things I bought as well as shoe the shoes up close.  I am not really a shoe person per se, but I have always been attracted to wingtips.  I think it is … Read More

thrifting & antiquing in Tuscany

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Travel21 Comments

This was the day I was waiting for…the day of shopping and antiquing in Italy.  I found so many fun things last year and enjoyed the day admiring the abundance of European antiques.  It was a little slice of heaven…well, except for the heat!  It was so hot last year!  Thankfully, it was a little cooler this year. Unlike the … Read More

sofas : neutral vs. bold

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Living Room, My House79 Comments

Happy Monday, everyone!  I spent the good part of my weekend resting my arm, hanging out with the family, doing a little bit of cleaning, and looking at some new magazines I picked up at the store.  I love decorating, but the last few months have been busy and I haven’t had as much time to do sewing and furniture … Read More

1961 vs. 2019

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating33 Comments

A few weeks ago, Jeff asked me a dangerous question.  “Would you like to go to Barnes & Noble?”  Well, of course, the answer was yes.  I am so glad we moved to a city that has a good bookstore.  Now, we do have an even larger library, but I must admit that I love owning my books.  I want … Read More

linen bee napkins

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Favorite Things25 Comments

Just before I left for Europe, I received a package from Linen Bee.  I have worked with them for years as a sponsor and a paying customer.  I’ve worn their dresses to China, Europe, and all over the US. They are my favorite custom-made linen clothes.  So, I’m always excited when I get a package from them! In this order, … Read More