antique French pump inkwell

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds26 Comments

I have always been fascinated by old things, things that were made before modern manufacturing, before computers and electricity.  I marvel at the ingenuity and problem-solving abilities of their creators.  I initially bought this inkwell because…well, I just love art supplies, ink wells, beautiful dip pens, and the like, and I had missed out on a similar one a couple … Read More

this is the project I’ve been working on…

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, Favorite Finds, Favorite Things, Writing a Book98 Comments

For the past several months, I have mentioned here and there that I’ve been working on various projects – writing, working on my house, and doing photo shoots.  These smaller projects are all a part of one big project.  This project hasn’t been a secret one, but I wanted to wait to announce it until I was a little further … Read More

farmhouse white chair makeover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Guest Room, Hand Painted Furniture, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House20 Comments

A couple of months ago, I picked up this sweet vintage chair from a local antique shop for $25.  It was just the kind of chair I had been looking for to use at my sewing desk.  I don’t typically sit and sew for hours on end, so it didn’t have to be super comfortable.  My sewing desk is also … Read More

latest consignment store haul

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds42 Comments

Hey, everyone!  I enjoyed a few days off but really started to miss sharing here on the blog towards the end of the week.  I got so much done, though, and it was focused, unhurried, productive, fruitful…just what I needed it to be.  Towards the end of the week, I was feeling a bit fried and antsy to get out … Read More