Christmas tree 2.0, paper whites & a blue truck

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Family Room, Holiday, Living Room, My House

This year, I really took my time selecting the Parsons’ family Christmas tree of 2016.  It was the perfect height, fluffy, and full…just like I wanted. I was practically giddy as I put on over 1200 lights, the garland, and ornaments.  It looked beautiful. Here is how my glorious, perfect tree looked yesterday morning… The tree was totally dried out and … Read More

Christmas in the family room & a paper manger

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Family Room, Holiday, My House

I shared how our family room is looking these days a few posts ago and I thought I would share some of the details of my Christmas decorations.  As I’ve said repeatedly, I really keep things pretty simple when it comes to Christmas decorating.  It does still take a lot of time, but I have grown to love the look … Read More

a grain bin turned coffee table

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Before and Afters, Family Room, Favorite Finds, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House

When I shared the industrial-style coffee table a few months ago, some of you called it.  It just didn’t work with my style.  While I like the table a lot and it was very functional, it was too large for the space and the longer I lived with it, the more it felt off with everything else in the room.  Great … Read More

The new sofa has arrived!

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Family Room, Favorite Finds, My House

Today was the day!  For someone who usually hauls their furniture from a thrift store, yard sale, auction or antique shop, it’s a luxury to have a piece that’s finished delivered right to my home and placed in the very spot I want it.  I’ve only experienced that one other time – with the bed in the master bedroom. (For … Read More

Living with what you love

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Family Room, My House

The past few years have been a whirlwind for me.  Moving…two baby boys born 19 months apart and a new business right on the heels of that.  I’ve been so busy that cleaning out closets, cupboards, drawers, the basement, the attic spaces, etc. has been neglected.  Earlier this year, I looked in my kitchen cupboards and noticed there were still … Read More

mom’s bench

Marian ParsonsFamily Room, My House

Lest you think my primary job has been scooting furniture around my house, things have been moving a bit more than usual.  I moved furniture around when I did the family room reset.  Then I rearranged again to accommodate our Christmas tree and again when we gave our sofa away and the new one didn’t come and again when we … Read More

French Daybed Reveal

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Family Room, Furniture Makeovers, My House

I apologize for missing FFF last night!  My site was down, which you might have noticed if you were trying to link up.  So, we’ll suspend our furniture link party until after the holidays.  Just save up those furniture projects for a couple of weeks. A few months ago, I bought a caned French daybed from a used furniture shop. … Read More