The Old Lucketts Store would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest addition, Ms. Marian Parsons, from Mustard Seed Interiors! Marian has endless talent and we are so very proud to welcome her into our family.
Marian's history with our shop goes all the way back to when she was in middle school (yikes! are we dating ourselves?). She later became an avid shopper about twelve years ago when she first discovered her love for antiques. Marian drove by the Old Lucketts Store several times and the lure of all of the amazing pieces visible from Route 15 was finally too great to resist.
Marian is truly an artist. She is a self-proclaimed Jill-of-all-trades, but specializes in painted furniture, hand painted signs (made to look antique), and slipcovers/reupholstery. She likes to put her stamp on almost everything she sells, so when people see a piece, they know it’s hers. I asked Marian what she thought she brings to the shop that is unique and fresh. She felt that her signs were the clear stand out ---- she custom designs and hand paints each one on antique doors and wood and adds antique hardware for an authentic look.
Marian loves thrifting, antiquing, going to auctions, and all things DIY and home décor. Marian said that she loves her job because "with this business, I don’t have to worry about having the right place for something I find. I enjoy the freedom in creating pieces to sell. It doesn't have to match anything in my home. I can just create whatever is in my head." She also enjoys reminding her husband to stop at yard sales, because after all, it's her job!
Of all her pieces, Marian is most proud of her Union Jack Dresser and upholstered French chair. I can attest firsthand to the splash her dresser made back in February. We took a picture of the dresser, posted it on our Fresh off the Wagon page, and within a few hours it was sold. We received so many compliments and questions about it the entire Groundhog Day sale weekend.
We are truly excited to have Marian at the shop, and wish her continued success. Welcome to Lucketts, Marian, we are honored to have you!
About Marian: Marian lives with her husband, who is a youth pastor, and her two preschool-age sons in a 1940's era home near Gettysburg, PA. She is a freelance tutorial writer for HGTV.com and Cottages & Bungalows magazine, and the author of Miss Mustard Seed blog.