german ironstone cake stands, a belgian bulb crate, & $100 giveaway

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone845 Comments

When I shared about the antique butcher’s rack from Maria of Dreamy Whites, I shared a preview of a few other things she sent me.  They were worth sharing in their own post because the items are so special. I’ve been sitting here for several minutes trying to think of how to describe the unboxing of these gifts and I’ve … Read More

the best gift

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Things64 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 Things60 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

foyer refresh & slate update

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Decorating, My House32 Comments

Before I get into today’s post, I wanted to share that Mustard Seed Mentoring is now open to new members!  You can get all of the details on group and one-on-one mentoring HERE.  I am offering an early bird gift to those who JOIN TODAY – a pocket-sized version of my favorite journal/notebook.  It’s the one I use every single … Read More

haviland 12 days of Christmas plates

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Decorating, Favorite Finds, Holiday55 Comments

First of all, I loved reading through all of the comments on Wednesday’s post!  I didn’t intend for it to happen, but everyone gave me great ideas for blog posts next year.  It sounds like many of you need simple decorating ideas, inspiration, and some solutions to dilemmas you’re facing.  I think I’m going to have to bring my Decorating … Read More