Maison

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Favorite Things20 Comments

I will admit to being a bit of a book junky.  You would think, then, that I love frequenting the local library.  But, the books I read are typically for reference, so I want to be able to make notes in them and fill them with sticky bookmarks.  I want to be able to revisit them again and again.  So, … Read More

july 2019 garden update

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Gardening46 Comments

Well, things in the garden are finally blooming and looking much better after a harsh winter and a late spring.  A couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t sure that this garden was ever going to fully wake up, but the cycle of the season is carefully built into each plant and they know what to do even if I don’t. … Read More

blame the used furniture

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds53 Comments

This story involves Jeff finding a snake in our kitchen, but that’s not where the story starts. Last week, I purchased a beautiful antique dresser off of craigslist for $50.  I was cruising the furniture section on a whim and spotted it.  I could tell from the shape and finish that it was an oldie and, since it was less … Read More

red, wildflowers, & blue

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Decorating8 Comments

For the past few weeks, I’ve noticed pretty wildflowers along some of the paths I take on my morning walk.  I’ve picked one or two to put in a small vase or handleless cup, but a couple of days ago, I decided to pick a small bouquet.  It was completely impractical, carrying a bouquet of delicate flowers while Sebastian and … Read More

options for the master bedroom

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, decorating dilemmas, Master Bedroom, My House, Popular114 Comments

Last week, I shared that our master bedroom was not quite finished and I was mulling over some ideas for how to take this beautiful room and push it over the edge.  I received so many wonderful ideas, thoughts, and suggestions on that post, so thank you for that.  As I read your comments and thought through the possibilities, I … Read More