chandeliers, margot & toledo

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Mustard Seed Studio39 Comments

My dad showed up bright and early (which is around 9:00 in my book) to make sure all my chandeliers were ready to hang.  They all needed a little tweaking and some additional hardware. It took a couple trips to the hardware store, but my dad was able to get two of them hung and they look great.  I needed … Read More

hand painted empire buffet | take two

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Hand Painted Furniture, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Mustard Seed Studio, Photography12 Comments

I showed yesterday how I styled the hand painted empire buffet as a piece for a nursery or kid’s room.  In this post, I’m going to show the piece styled as a buffet… Kriste and I grabbed what we had around the studio…pieces in the studio “prop stash”, things waiting for tags for the Chapel Market and things that are listed … Read More

moving into the studio part 2

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio67 Comments

I don’t mess around when it comes to moving into a new space.  I want to get unpacked and settled as soon as humanly possible.  I think it’s my military brat upbringing.  Moving was just a part of life and something I anticipated.  Maybe that’s why I like change so much? Anyway, I’m good at moving.  I didn’t have a … Read More

moving into the studio

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio82 Comments

When I say that the business was taking over our house, I wasn’t exaggerating.  We moved three 14′ truckloads of furniture, tools, packing materials and stuff over to the studio today.  It wasn’t tightly packed in there, but they were pretty full truckloads! We had four guys helping us and they worked incredibly hard.  We had three pretty monstrous pieces to … Read More