studio transformation | part 2

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Mustard Seed Studio, My House50 Comments

I shared about priming and painting the studio walls and ceiling in PART ONE of the studio transformation and I shared about the oak hutch in yesterday’s post… Today, I am sharing my “working corner” of the studio… I purchased the drafting table off of craigslist in PA for $100 and it’s been a great work surface for art.  I … Read More

craigslist wardrobe score

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds83 Comments

My parents are here!  They are visiting for two weeks to help with house projects and spend time with us.  We have walls to paint, chandeliers to hang, things to fix, and two birthdays to celebrate.  It’s going to be an exciting couple of weeks. Today, we had a big to-do list, but something came up that we just needed … Read More

sketching tips & tools

Marian Parsonscrafts, Favorite Finds29 Comments

I have had such a great couple of days of recuperating from weeks of packing. Sunday, I crashed.  My head hurt, I was congested, and I just couldn’t do much of anything.  Jeff let me sleep in.  My sister-in-law pampered me with a healthy breakfast.  And everyone gave me some time to just lay in bed and rest.  By the … Read More

the bird painting

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds15 Comments

Hello, all!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.  We were able to take a break from packing to have a cookout with some friends, which was a nice diversion.  I am so ready to just have everything on the truck and be done with it!  There is still more left to do and we’re down to the nitty-gritty, … Read More

edelweiss spoons & yard sale preview

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds27 Comments

Today, I am sharing a gift one of my sweet readers sent me a few months ago… …these beautiful, little spoons with edelweiss on the handles.  For those who don’t know, I grew up in Germany and spent the first two years in Bavaria and I remember seeing edelweiss up close and in person on a few hikes. I actually … Read More