Monday, September 9, 2013

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint and an Online Auction for a Friend


Hello!
This last month I have been working on photographing Miss Mustard Seed's beautiful Milk Paint colors......
I have fallen in love with the colors.....


One of my favorite colors is French Enamel.....
I had an old French zinc pitcher that I decided to paint using the French Enamel color.....
French Enamel is very close to the same color as my mirror I have in my entryway.....


My mirror has the original paint color so I haven't ever been able to tell anyone a paint color as I often get asked what color of paint was used on this particular mirror....
I now have a paint color I can recommend......



I wanted to put a room together using as many of the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint colors as I could....
One of my favorite things about decorating with white is adding pops of color to a room, and Miss Mustard Seed has such beautiful colors that will help liven up any room...


In this room I used six pieces that I had painted using the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.

The door is painted Grain Sack....
The zinc pitcher is painted French Enamel...
The crate is painted Linen.


I LOVE the packaging!  


In the above image the pitcher is painted French Enamel, the door is painted Grain Sack, and the jar is painted Ironstone....


My friend Aimee who has a shop called the Antique Gardener let me borrow her beautiful kitchen scale for a few product shots..... 
I will share more pictures of  Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in the future.....

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Becky Hanson, a good friend of ours, had a rare spinal tumor removed and was recently diagnosed with having a grade 4 glioblastoma tumor...... Becky and her husband Dave are both well respected horse trainers in our community.....
Mike and Barbi Boyle have put together a silent auction that is being held at the High Roller Classic in Vegas this week.  
The auction will be open until Friday night during the dinner on September 13th.
The auction is also available online....
You don't have to be in Vegas at the horse show to bid on the items....


I donated a 20" x 40" canvas of an image I shot on the ranch....
I printed the image using Richard Photo Lab....


All proceeds will go directly to the Hanson family to help with all the expenses they have incurred over the past three months.
You can read more about Becky's story on a page that was set up for Becky on facebook....
Becky has been such an inspiration to me and so many others, and is really one of the most courageous women I know.....
Keep fighting Becky!


Thank you for taking the time to stop by!
Take Care,

Maria 


22 comments:

Between You and Me said...

I love all of your pictures and MMS paint colors are absolutely beautiful.

praying for becky, as she continues to fight.

Michelle Jamieson said...

Oh Maria. The paints are lovely as is everything you do. I was taken aback by the photo of your friend at first because she looks EXACTLY like my cousin Wendy who lives in Temecula California. So then I was even more shocked to find that your friend Becky's last name (which is probably her married name now that I think of it) is "Hanson", which is mine and my cousin's maiden name believe it or not! Crazy coincidence I guess. So sorry about her diagnosis I will pray for her speedy return to health.
Michelle / newengland-style.com

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Maria, your home make anyone want to milk paint with added colour to just about everything that beckons French colour.

Thank you for sharing.

Xx
Doré

Allison said...

I will keep Becky in my prayers. Maria, your horse canvas is just beautiful. What a fabulous photo you took.

ETT RÖTT MONOGRAM said...

I love the colors, and the mirror in your entryway is wonderful. The auction is hearty matter, good luck with it.
Best wishes
AnnaMaria

Des guirlandes said...

How I love it! Very nice pictures. I used Miss Mustard Seed in the Netherlands, I painted a little table in grey.
Barry

tinajo said...

Beautiful photos and I´ll keep her and her family in my thoughts.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I love your photography! And MMS paint! so cool to put the 2 together!

Cindy Albert said...

http://www.thesilverpen.com/2013/09/09/the-silver-lining/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-silver-lining

Thought Becky might appreciate this blog if she is not familiar with it. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Hollye was determined to find the silver lining in her experience.

Anyway, my heart goes out to Becky...sending LOVE

Michaela Búranová said...

So lovely post!!! I love your photos, colours look really great! I love the shot with Milk Paint. Your work is amazing. Have a great days!!! xoxo Michaella

20 North Ora said...

Maria - beautiful photos. Such soothing colors.

I am your newest follower.

Judy

Cindy said...

Miss Mustard Seed is a master with picking just the right colors for her paint. and... whoa, that's some crazy stuff about your friend. I will go visit and read her story. She sounds amazing...

Cindy

Fågel Blå said...

Hello!
I love all of your lovely photos, and I love your books I read them all!
So beautiful!
Have a nice week
Kathrine

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria, Love your two white chairs in your family room, are they a new addition to your home? I don't remember seeing them before. Are the old and you redid them and what kind of chair are they? they are beautiful. Thanks for the post, miss seeing more of you, Teresa Jordan

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Ooo...I just love the subtle pops of color with the white...and I think I've fallen in love with milk paint, because it's retro vintage cool and just flat out beautiful :) :) It's cool to think that you're a blogger in my area. I'm on the central California coast :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather ;)

Veronica Roth said...

Hello Maria, you have a lovely blog. I was just visiting Annie Sloan's Oxford store and some of the things they are panting there are so lovely. Your children look charming in the photos you took. :)

Pieni Unelma said...

Hello dear, such a beautiful, full of harmonie photos. I just love all of them. I think you have a bit scandinavian feeling there.

Thanks for your lovely blogg.

Wishes from Finland, Kirsi

Verbena nested treasures said...

Always so beautiful to visit your blog..my heart & prayers for your beautiful young lady friend & her family.God Bless You Laura

Teri from Vintage Station said...

Hi Maria....you are such a great photographer! Love all of your pictures. Haven't been to your blog for awhile but often think of you when your Auntie Sonya brings in something white! Wish I could have met you when you were in town. Loving your blog and finding it inspirational.

Linda @ DesignInMyView said...

Hey hey!

Follower #7734 here. Your photos are as soft and pretty as the milk paint colors. Thank you, Becky & Dave for the inspirations to live a beautiful life. :-)

vitadrömmarobusigabarn said...

Beautiful pictures
lovely!
Have a nice day
Tina!

Sandy said...

Haven't tried Miss Mustard Seeds milk paint yet. Love the way the colors pop against your white walls. Stunning horses on the farm. You photographed them so well. Sending prayers and well-wishes for your friend.