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Home Resources

Links to books, fabrics, paints, furniture & accessories to bring Marian’s style into your home.

Latest Home Endeavors

favorite things | marmalade crocks

favorite things | marmalade crocks

I remember in my very early days of antiquing, I saw a little marmalade crock sitting on a window sill in an antique mall.  I was immediately drawn to it and, at $8.00, it was something I could...

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potato corn soup with dill

potato corn soup with dill

I am an unashamed soup lover.  I don't know why anyone would be ashamed of that, but I definitely am not.  I think my love of soup started when we went to a family conference in Switzerland and they...

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Marian’s Home Tour

This is a typical four-square suburban home built-in 2004. It is well-built and has a wonderful layout, but was a sea of beige and builder-grade finishes! See how this home has been customized to suit Marian’s blend of European and American antiques in a fresh palette of blue, green, and white.

 

Furniture Tutorials

I have lost dog syndrome for old furniture, so I turned it into a business.  For over 10 years, I bought, repaired, and sold vintage and antique furniture, and I documented the makeover process of hundreds of those pieces here on this blog.  Find tutorials and inspiration for painting, refinishing, repairing, reinventing, upholstering, slipcovering, and more…

 

Recent Recipes

potato corn soup with dill

potato corn soup with dill

I am an unashamed soup lover.  I don't know why anyone would be ashamed of that, but I definitely am not.  I think my love of soup started when we went to a family conference in Switzerland and they...

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Rosa’s Recipes | Creating a Blurb Book

Rosa’s Recipes | Creating a Blurb Book

Organizing is something I do pretty regularly.  Several times a year, I'll get a little tired of certain areas and I'll start sorting.  Sometimes I force myself to go through each item and make...

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Organization Tips

Get some organizing inspiration for your living & work spaces…

 

Sewing Tutorials

Sewing is one of the best DIY-skills to have when it comes to customizing your home.  Learn to make curtains, slipcovers, pillows, and more…