where julia shopped

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Favorite Things, Kitchen, My House69 Comments

One of the things on my to-do list when visiting Paris was to buy a copper sauce pot, either a useable antique one from the flea market or a new one from E. Dehillerin, the kitchen supply store that was Julia Child’s favorite. The copper at the flea market was mouthwateringly gorgeous, but it was way out of my price … Read More

fluffing & organizing

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Kitchen, My House, Organizing26 Comments

I usually blog in “real time”, but I did a slew of projects one right after the other over the past few weeks that I missed a few of the smaller things that happened in between the bigger things.  Giving something a total makeover is the flashy part, but sometimes it’s the little details that follow, the fluffing and organizing, … Read More

makeover of the paisley chairs

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Kitchen, My House, Tutorials, upholstery, upholstery makeovers74 Comments

I know some of you really loved the red paisley chairs as they were and, I agree, they were pretty.  I’m sure they were beautiful for the first few decades they spent on this earth, but now they were only pretty if you didn’t look too closely at them.  They were stained, watermarked, smelled a little musty from years of … Read More

the enameled kitchen sink

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Kitchen, My House25 Comments

The boys are in a sports day camp this week and that means I actually have concentrated, uninterrupted time to work!  I know so many can relate to the challenges that come with trying to run a business from home while the kids are home all day.  I regularly feel torn between doing mom-stuff and doing work-stuff, so it’s nice … Read More