Chartreuse Christmas Preview

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday49 Comments

Chartreuse (and our space there) is getting all decked out for the holidays.  Lynette and I spent the afternoon primping our booth and donning it with holiday decor.  In addition to furniture and non-holiday accessories, the place is filling up with greenery, lights, ornaments, and trees. Sniff.  Yes, I even managed to bring my French settee to the booth.  And I … Read More

Christmas Ornament Pricing

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday15 Comments

I’ve had so many requests for pricing on my Christmas line, so I’m going to put it “out there.”  If you want to buy something, just send me an e-mail with your order and your zip code.  I will package your order and charge you through Pay Pal (or you can mail a personal check.)  I will ship to Canada … Read More

Christmas Line 2010 Preview

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday53 Comments

I must pat myself on the back and say that I got an amazing amount of stuff done today.  I priced all of my ornaments, glittered two banners, put magnets on the back of about 30 letters, hand painted two banners, upholstered the French settee, painted four dining room chairs, repaired a small chest, made two mini sheet music wreath ornaments, … Read More

Eco Natural Soap Giveaway!

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday140 Comments

I have another giveaway for you this week!  I recently learned about a new all-natural soap made by Alicia and Alan of Eco Natural Soap.  Now, let me say, I am not a “greenie” at all and I am only in favor of using an “eco” product if it works just as well or better than one that was cooked … Read More

Grain Sack Pumpkins? Oh yeah.

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday, Miscellaneus17 Comments

Today, I have the privilege of being a guest on one of my favorite blogs, Dreamy Whites.  (I’ve been guesting a lot lately, haven’t I?)  Anyway, Maria is one of the sweetest people you’ll ever “meet” and she has an impeccable style sense and knows how to wield a camera.  If you have not been to her blog, you must … Read More

Oil & Vinegar – Not Just For Salads

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Miscellaneus, Painting & Refinishing, Popular, Secret Weapons, Tutorials105 Comments

A few weeks ago, I found a wonderful tip about using oil and vinegar to revive and clean old wood.  This is one of those tips that sound really cool, but I was pretty skeptical.  It may be the kind of thing that makes a piece look good long enough to snap a picture and then, when it dries, it … Read More

Workshop Series – Somewhat Simple Organization Tips

Marian ParsonsDecorating20 Comments

Welcome to the workshop series brought to you by Mustard Seed Creations and Funky Junky Interiors!  A quick reminder: the voting for the  So You Think You Can Decorate competition (Donna and I are both competitors) is open through Friday, so make sure you vote for your two favorite “fabric” entries this week. We’ll continue our furniture refinishing and painting journey together next … Read More