ten minute Christmas decorating | pretty packages

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday

As I’ve been decorating for Christmas this year, I’ve shared that I’m all about keeping it simple.  Pretty things, fresh greenery, a few traditional touches and that’s about it.  I don’t want to have bins and bins of Christmas decor. One touch that I do like to add each year is a few fake presents.  Empty boxes that I wrap … Read More

dressing a chandelier with fresh greenery

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials

Some of you noticed the greenery hanging from my chandelier in the pictures I shared of my teacup & pedestal advent wreath and asked to see more and for me to share how I do it.  So, that’s what I’m doing today! Here’s a better look at the chandelier in the dining room… I’ve been dressing my chandeliers for Christmas like … Read More

teacup & pedestal advent wreath

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Dining Room, Holiday, Ironstone

Last year, I made an advent wreath out of an ironstone ring mold.  I was planning to do the same this year, but my ring mold was at the studio when I was in the heat of the decorating moment, so I shifted gears.  (Of course, I could’ve hopped in the car and made the two minute drive to the … Read More

my favorite things 2015

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Holiday

Today I’m joining Melissa of 320 Sycamore and a few other bloggers in sharing a few of my favorite things!  She was one of the first bloggers I met and is such a genuine and encouraging person, so I loved the chance to team up with her and some of her favorite bloggers. I decided to share a mix of … Read More

idea overload & glass glitter banner kits

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Dining Room, german glass glitter, Holiday, My House, Tips and Tricks

This weekend, I’m presenting at the Holiday Expo at McLean Bible Church, just outside of DC.  (I shared the details HERE, if you’re interested in attending.)  With a sick kid, I was a little behind with getting my presentation together, but I’m going to the set up and rehearsal tomorrow, so I needed to get myself in gear today! As … Read More

10 minute fall decorating

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday

It’s time for another 10 minute decorating idea!  This month, me and a few other bloggers are sharing 10 minute fall decorating ideas. As I’ve shared before, when it comes to my home and seasonal decor, I keep things simple and natural.  I’m really over the idea of having bins of decorations that have to be stored and brought out … Read More