farmhouse holiday series | fall porch

Marian ParsonsDecorating, gardening, Holiday, My House20 Comments

It’s time for our last fall post in the Farmhouse Holiday Series, but we’ll be back again as the Christmas season gets underway! Today, though, it’s all about the fall porch.  I have to say that I really worked at gardening and our outdoor spaces last year.  I found it rewarding and we enjoyed sitting on our deck for the … Read More

a harvest of lavender

Marian Parsonsgardening22 Comments

A few years ago, I planted some lavender on either side of the steps leading to the front door of our house.  It was sort of a whim, but I love how it’s grown over the years and the scent and color it adds to the entrance.  I’m a homebody, anyway, so I love walking up those steps to the … Read More

gardening season two begins…

Marian ParsonsDecorating, gardening30 Comments

Just an FYI that the first Lucketts Leftover online sale will start tomorrow (Thursday, June 2, at 9:00 pm EST.)  You can click over to my online shop HERE. Our house has a ways to go before it looks really charming from the curb.  It has a 1940’s sweetness about it and the landscaping is getting there, but we’ve put … Read More

mms-2242

Marian ParsonsDecorating, gardening78 Comments

As many of you know, I discovered the joy of houseplants in the spring of 2015.  I went a wee bit overboard and bought way too many plants for my house throughout the spring and summer, but it ended up being a good thing.  I was able to see which plants thrived in my house and which ones didn’t. Many … Read More

2015 gardening report card

Marian ParsonsDecorating, gardening, My House19 Comments

This was the first year I gave gardening a good effort.  I started strong and I stuck with it.  And I learned a lot along the way about what worked, what didn’t and what I could do better next season. First off, I’ve learned to move plants around to find the light they like best.  This plant was looking sad … Read More

vintage-style deck makeover

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Exterior, gardening, My House, Room Makeovers23 Comments

I’ve always been what you call an “indoor girl” when it comes to home decor.  When we put our house on the market (and ended up not selling it) last spring, our realtor put an “I’m Beautiful Inside” sign above the “For Sale” sign.  That’s realtor code for “It looks better once you walk through the front door.” It’s not … Read More