{say hello} Me & Miss Mustard Seed!

Posted on May 21,2012 by Jennifer

I had the immense privilege of meeting one of my blogging idols on Saturday – Miss Mustard Seed {aka Marian Parsons – MissMustardSeed.com} at the Luckett’s Spring Sale!!! Such a t-r-e-a-t! May I just say what a delightful woman she is – truly sweet!! I watched and waited while she laughed and chatted individually with fan after fan, making each and every one feel special. As I waited my turn I nervously wondered “would she remember me?” -see I’ve had a bit of online correspondence with her and I have to say that the hope was there that she would recall our exchanges and – she did! She knew just who I was and can I tell you what a happy feeling that creates when someone you respect and admire connects with you! She was gracious, lovely, encouraging and authentic. A true star!!

Her tent was superb! Her displays were vibrant and inspiring. I just wanted to buy every single item that my eyes fell upon! It was so fun to see pieces in real life that I’ve been reading about on the blog – and her new milk paint colors were gorgeous! Isn’t the chalkboard with the paint’s logo adorable? {top left} She mentions her love of fans (an addiction I picked up from her) on her blog regularly and it was fun to see the ubiquitous fan here and there in her booth {top right}. The prices on her items were – as she promised in a post late last week – very, very fair – from $5 pinwheels or moss covered balls on up there really was something for everyone! Great details like the birdsnest and scale were atop many a table {bottom right}. This chest of drawers {bottom left} is sporting her new milk paint color Tricycle – isn’t it soo cheery?! She had a gorgeous mustard seed yellow chest of drawers too but alas I couldn’t get a good shot of it – as you might imagine her booth was really crowded.

I am obsessed with the color of this hutch (or is it a secretary?) – there is something so chic about that shade of grey {top right}!! I kept seeing it in booth after booth all day and have decided I simply must paint a piece (or two or three!) of furniture this color! Marian is such a gifted artist and evidence of this was especially noticeable in her whimsical signs {top right & bottom left}. I am very happy to report that this typewriter {bottom right} found a home with my BFF who traveled with me to the fair!! I’m hoping she’ll let me borrow it for the occasional photo shoot! When I first saw it I knew it was perfect for her and I pointed it out – she liked it but then we got distracted by all the beautiful items around us that we left without her buying it. Thankfully when we stopped back in after lunch it was still there and she was able to scoop it up! yay!!

This is my collection of Miss Mustard Seed goodies {above & below}!!! All day I was on the lookout for great pieces that not only would be lovely as decor in my home but also great props for photo shoots and I was super excited with my little haul from her booth!!

The first item I picked up was the Miss Mustard Seed t-shirt {top right} because having seen the design for these on her blog beforehand – I knew this was a souvenir which there was no way I was leaving without! I love the entire design but I especially {heart} the words ‘connect’, ‘encourage’, ‘inspire’, ‘dream’ – that’s what this is all about isn’t it?! I also added another clock {bottom right} to my ever growing collection – I didn’t really realize that I have a “thing” for clocks until recently when I moved and was unpacking and kept unpacking lots of little clocks!

I gave a little squeal of delight when I spotted these salt & pepper shakers {bottom left}. I am positively mad for anything with a crest on it and these are so unique I knew it was a find – best of all they were under $10 – yippie! But perhaps the sweetest take-away of all was the delightful tag {top left} boasting the message “Move Mountains” on it. The attached card had the entire scripture verse “…For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed,  you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20. ~ Selah ~ (pause and quietly reflect on that indeed!) This verse has always spoken to me and it was in fact this verse that first caught my attention when I stumbled upon Miss Mustard Seed’s blog. As I face each new challenge in life I am constantly relying on verses just like this one to encourage and inspire my faith to grow. With God anything is possible – how exciting!!

I hope you enjoyed my little tour of Miss Mustard Seed’s booth! I will be back on Wednesday with more photos of the Spring Fair plus my tips on how to best shop for and find good deals at sales like this. I hope you’ll join me!

Happy Monday!




9 Responses to “{say hello} Me & Miss Mustard Seed!”

  1. May 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm, alicemomtx said:

    Jennifer, great article . Thanks so much. She is one of my fav’s too.
    Smiles, Alice


    • May 21, 2012 at 11:05 pm, JenniferCarroll said:

       @alicemomtx Thank you so much Alice for the kind comment!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!! Cheers!! ~ Jennifer


  2. May 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm, Jill Flory said:

    Thanks so much for the pics and the recap!  I love MMS too and so want to be able to go to the Lucketts Fair someday!  You got some great stuff – WOOHOO!


    • May 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm, JenniferCarroll said:

       @Jill Flory Thank you Jill! It was my first time at the fair although I’ve been there for the Holiday Open House event – Spring was way bigger and better! I hope you get to visit one year. I’ll share more photos on Wednesday of even more fun finds! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!


  3. May 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm, picturethistn said:

    you lucky dog! I wanted to go to this fair so badly! Maybe next year. Congrats on meeting my idol! hahaha


    • May 21, 2012 at 11:01 pm, JenniferCarroll said:

       @picturethistn thanks! I felt like the luckiest girl!!! I hope you get to go next year – it’s totally worth it!!!


  4. May 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm, herbaldesign said:

    I really enjoyed your post…now I’ll have to subscribe to get the rest of your review on Luckets.  I drove 154 miles to enjoy the day….well, I actually went both days.  I agree her booth was beautiful, I fell in love with so many things there.  I had a great time and can’t wait to go back next year!


    • May 21, 2012 at 11:00 pm, JenniferCarroll said:

       @herbaldesign Thanks for your sweet note and thanks for subscribing! How lucky that you went both days. We came home Saturday evening but I woke up Sunday wishing I could go back!! I’m looking forward to next year too!! I’m now obsessed with chalk & milk paint and will be sharing some of those projects soon – fingers crossed!


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