christmas decorating begins & other things

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday

The past couple of years, I have reserved Christmas decorating for myself and my family.  I shared what I did on my blog, but I wasn’t doing things just to blog about them. I needed it after years of Christmas going until February (due to photo shoots), circling back again in April (for freelance projects), and making an early appearance … Read More

a goat bell for a horse

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Holiday, Living Room, My House

When I was out shopping last week, I found a little goat bell.  It was inexpensive, I think $4.00, so I picked it up.  I initially envisioned using it as a Christmas decoration, with some evergreens, etc., making it into a small wreath. The leather was really dry, but a little Hemp Oil hydrated it and made it pliable again. … Read More

Faux Fur in Winter Decor

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday

Faux fur has been in decor for a while, but I have to admit that I was never really drawn to it.  The main reason, and this is probably a little silly, is that it always looked and felt Muppet-ish to me.  You know what I mean?  It felt matted and like polyester, not sumptuous and silky. Well, I’m finally coming … Read More

White & Wood Winter Table | $100 HomeGoods Giveaway

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Dining Room, Holiday, My House

The Farmhouse Holiday Decor Series is back and today I’m sharing a winter tablescape.  I’m not quite ready to break out the Christmas decorations, especially since I use a lot of fresh greenery, but I like the idea of a festive winter table to fill in that decorating gap. This week’s “theme”, a holiday/Christmas tablescape, was sponsored by HomeGoods, so I drove … Read More

farmhouse holiday series | fall porch

Marian ParsonsDecorating, gardening, Holiday, My House

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

farmhouse holiday series | fall dining room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Dining Room, Holiday, My House

It’s time for another installment of the Farmhouse Holiday Series with some of my blog buddies.  And this week, we partnered with All Modern to show you our dining rooms decorated for fall. I remember when I felt like “holiday” colors were locked in.  Christmas had to be green and red and fall had to be yellows, oranges, and browns.  That … Read More

fall living room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday, Living Room, My House

You’re all amazing.  I just need to say that.  All of your comments in reply to my “things have changed” post were like a huge hug to me.  I know that sounds cheesy, but they really were.  What’s interesting is that after I posted that, it was such a relief to me and it pushed me through that “stuck” feeling … Read More

farmhouse holiday series | fall family room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Family Room, Holiday, My House

In this second installment of the farmhouse holiday series, we’re all sharing our fall family rooms… I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but I don’t do much in the way of fall decorating.  I’ll put out a couple of pumpkins, a bowl of apples, etc. and just leave it at that.  In the case of my family … Read More