hand painted empire buffet | take two

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, Before and Afters, Hand Painted Furniture, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, 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

capturing hope

Marian ParsonsPhotography58 Comments

 I’m not a portrait photographer and I don’t plan on expanding my business to include that, but I’ve been asked on occasion to take pictures for my friends and family.  One family from our church saw some pictures I took of “Mini” and they asked if I would take Hope’s senior pictures.  This family is so loving and generous, so … Read More

flow blue photo shoot

Marian ParsonsMiss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Photography19 Comments

Whenever I hit an antique store…or really any store, for that matter…I look for props I can use in photo shoots. There are some things that are staples and I use again and again, but I really prefer to buy something that catches my eye, use it for a while and then sell it and buy some new props. It … Read More

styling photos

Marian ParsonsPhotography56 Comments

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about styling for a retail space.  In reply to that post, Tanya from Ever After Cottage shared this comment… “This was a great article! Could you possibly do another article on styling for photos? I’m terrible at it! I have a couple of spots that I love in my home, but when I try … Read More

Camera Comparison & Shop Goodies

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Photography28 Comments

Okay, I love winter and snow, but I’m done with it this year.  I’ve had enough and I’m ready for spring.  I’m sure I’m not alone in that sentiment.  We had another snow day today and more ice and snow in the forecast!  All was going pretty well today until I had a Skype call with my retailers who were … Read More