the melodeon

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Decorating, Master Bedroom, My House41 Comments

You caught a glimpse of the melodeon I purchased from the old schoolhouse/music hall in yesterday’s post, but it was buried under a bunch of stuff.  Here is where it ended up in our house and how it looks after a good cleaning and polishing with some MMS Milk Paint Hemp Oil. I have been looking for something to go … Read More

green & white summer tablescape

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Dining Room, My House85 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Walmart.  All opinions and ideas expressed in this post are, as always, honest and my own. Last week, I shared a tutorial for some mini landscape “place cards” and here is the tablescape that goes along with them!  I was challenged by Walmart to show vintage style using some of their home products and, … Read More

how to dry annabelle hydrangeas

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Gardening22 Comments

I have been patiently waiting until my Annabelle hydrangeas were just right, so I could cut off the blooms and dry them.  I did this last year and I have been so pleased with how long the dried flowers have lasted!  I cut them almost a year ago and they still make a nice bouquet. I waited until the blooms … Read More

mini landscape “place cards” & a giveaway

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Art, Artistic Endeavors, crafts, Decorating, Oil Painting, Tutorials601 Comments

While the boys were at the climbing lessons, I mingled around the nearby Walmart store, looking for inspiration and pieces to use in an upcoming post about a summer table setting.  I found beautiful jade dishes by Pioneer Woman as a great launching point, but I wanted to add a whimsical element to the table beyond fruit, flowers, and a … Read More

office shutters

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, My House, Office21 Comments

I was combing through some photos taken earlier this year while I was working on cleaning up my hard drive and making backups and I realized I had pictures of a project that I never shared!  I took the picture right before my mom visited in March, so there were more exciting things to write about, like the guest room … Read More