lavender, Anthro inspiration & indigo

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques, Mustard Seed Studio, Running a Business34 Comments

If you can’t tell by the title, this post is a total hodgepodge.  That’s how the last few days have been, though.  Christmas freelance photoshoots, finishing details for Lucketts, gardening…I’m a little all over the place.  (Which isn’t totally unusual for me!) For the sake of starting somewhere, let’s start with lavender. On a whim, I bought some of these lavender … Read More

a calico, a black sheep & gwendolyn

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio28 Comments

On Thursday, Kriste, Katie and I all worked together to finish up the second 9 x 20′ mural backdrop for Lucketts. I painted a second coat on the lettering and Kriste added the grommets on the sides, top and bottom, which we’ll use to tie it to the tent poles.  (Someone asked how we’re going hang it and that’s how!) … Read More

bed foundation, the other mural & a slipped wing chair

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques, Mustard Seed Studio, Running a Business35 Comments

As I was putting together the low profile foundation we used on the full-sized antique iron bed, I had a fleeting thought that I should take pictures of the process.  My thought that no one would really be interested in the foundation was totally wrong!  Most of the comments I received on the bed were asking about the foundation, so … Read More

controlling the studio chaos…

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques, Mustard Seed Studio48 Comments

As you may have guessed from all of the furniture reveal posts lately (and there are still more to come), the studio is getting pretty full!  We have a lot of space (about 2500 square feet), but we have “areas” for different tasks…shipping, storage, sewing, a counter and our desks, workshop area, and a work/staging/photography area. I just realized as I’m … Read More

building a mobile shop counter

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Mustard Seed Studio, Running a Business28 Comments

A few of you noticed the counter in the background of the cleaning cart turned kitchen cart post… It is actually a counter I designed and Jeff built for me!  I wanted a counter that had a vintage look and feel, but would be mobile and reasonably lightweight to take to the Lucketts Spring Market and any other future events. … Read More