A muted vintage pink. Think ballet tights, dusky pink tutus and pale tea roses and you’ll have a good idea of what to expect from Arabesque. This decidedly feminine colour is surprisingly neutral making this pink one that goes beyond nurseries.

A mid toned blueish green. This smokey blue grey inspired by the frames of a pair of french antique Bergere chairs. The blue is more subtle than the others in the line but still makes a statement .

This fresh colour captures the feel of a classic farmhouse with white painted wood siding nestled in a bucolic valley. Farmhouse White really is a ‘perfect white’. Not too cool not too warm and covers better than the other whites in our line.

Grain Sack is one of Marian’s favorite colours, named for the colour of antique European grain sacks. It’s a chameleon colour, meaning it looks different depending on what is around it., sometimes it looks white, sometimes grey and sometimes more beige.Grain Sack is a great colour to mix in order to lighten without making the colour too pastel. It pairs well with the other greys in the line – Shutter Grey and Trophy.

Ironstone is the closest to a pure white currently in the line. It is named after Marian’s favorite thing to collect, white ironstone china. The colour a slightly cooler off-white and pulls a little grey. If you want white , this is your colour.

Linen is the cream in our line. Named for linen fabrics that have slightly yellowed with age, this colour has warm undertones and is a nice, creamy white.
Mix Linen with colours to make the colour lighter and warmer. Linen mixes and pairs beautifully with Apron Strings and Kitchen scale.

‘Where did you get that stencil!’

‘I’ve been asked that question so many times when I share one of my hand painted pieces.  And that has led to people asking if I ever planned to come out with a line of stencils’ Marian Parson’s AKA Mss Mustard Seed.

These ‘hand painted stencils’ were designed from Marian’s actual brush strokes, flaws and all! for the perfect hand painted finish.

Elizabeth was named after Marian’s niece and aunt.

Shutter Gray – Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

A french blue grey, pale grey.

Milk Paint is an ancient all-natural paint containing five all-natural ingredients – milk protein (casein), limestone, clay, chalk and natural pigments. When absorbed into the surface, Milk Paint will never chip or peel when applied to a raw wood surface. It is suitable for both interior and exterior applications and is naturally mold resistant. Milk paint provides a completely breathable coating and is ideal for painting wood, plaster, drywall and a variety of other surfaces. It is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and contains no VOCs.
With the Bonding Agent, you can use Milk Paint on even more surfaces such as previously painted walls, varnished surfaces, ceramic tiles, metal, glass etc. Without the bonding agent, Milk Paint will resist some prefinished or prepainted surfaces to achieve an authentic “chippy” look.