looks can be deceiving…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Before and Afters, Cleaning & care, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint26 Comments

Let me take you back to high school. Remember that first day of a new class, looking around the room, scoping out your classmates?  Who might be your friend?  Who is going to be a troublemaker?  And where is the – oh, there he is… The hot guy. Perfect hair.  Great smile.  Gorgeous eyes.  At first glance, he is your … Read More

leather boots & linen aprons

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Cleaning & care, clothing & style, Favorite Finds, Uncategorized43 Comments

If you’re observant, you may notice I have a favorite pair of boots.  They are my go-to for events, photo-shoots, videos, church, tooling around, etc.  Basically any time I need to wear “real clothes”. They are the Deerfield boots from LL Bean and Jeff bought them for me for Christmas a few years ago.  They don’t carry the exact style … Read More

cleaning a grubby piece of furniture

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Cleaning & care26 Comments

I have recently acquired quite a few awesome, but very dirty pieces of furniture and I’ve been asked how I clean them, so I thought I would share. I’m all for diving in with a brush and getting straight to the fun part, but grubby pieces really need to be cleaned first. (Just a note before we get started. This … Read More