investment pieces for the fickle

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Tips and Tricks23 Comments

Thanks so much for all of your prayers and well-wishes as I heal from having my wisdom teeth removed.  I am just now starting to feel a bit more like myself.  The surgery went well, but my two bottom teeth were impacted and, apparently, a little difficult to remove.  I was on a bunch of medication for pain, swelling and to … Read More

time-saving tips for painting a room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, home improvement, My House, Painting & Refinishing, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials27 Comments

I shared the other day that I painted three ceilings and one room in just a few hours…while the boys were at home…in my jammies.  Truth be told, I could’ve painted the living room and the hallway, too, but I was getting a little sick of looking at a roller!  So, several readers asked how I get things done so … Read More

improve your photography…

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials30 Comments

I’ve been planning on writing this post for a while and I kept forgetting about it in favor of sharing a furniture makeover or some progress we’re making in the studio, but I was reminded of it as I was shooting pictures of a home for Cottages & Bungalows last Thursday.  I’ve had “real camera crews” come shoot rooms in … Read More


Marian ParsonsDecorating, Secret Weapons, Tips and Tricks41 Comments

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may have noticed a lot of furniture and accessories coming and going.  You may watch that and think something like, “Well, of course she can do that!  She’s an antiques dealer and a blogger and all of that is a part of her business, but what am I supposed to … Read More