Meeting Miss Mustard Seed

Dawn, my sister, Sheila, and I just got home from the Toronto Home Show. It was a wonderful trip and we met Miss Miss Mustard Seed!

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

Miss Mustard Seed's booth was truly beautiful! The walls, the "chalkboard" and even the floors were all painted with milk paint.

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

The "chalkboard wall" painted with milk paint and hand chalked by Marion was breathtaking!

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

Marion even brought her milk painted primitive hutch from her living room all the way to Toronto!

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)
Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

From every angle, Marion's booth was absolutely charming.

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

I am totally in love with this sign. 

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

Every inch of the booth had neat things to look at. Marion has an amazing ability to make everything look beautiful.

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

Marion used some antique props to add even more charm to her booth.

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)
Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)
Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

The best part of the Trade Show was meeting all the people that work so hard to bring us the most amazing paint in the world! Megan (on the left) works for Homestead House and Loree (on the right) and her husband Scott (not shown) are the founders of Homestead House Paint Company. Homestead House makes Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint and they are a Canadian company! 

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

Marion was a celebrity guest at the show and spoke about flipping furniture on the main stage.

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

Dawn (left) and Sheila (right) goofing around. 

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

Marion was amazing to watch on stage! She provided the crowd with some wonderful ideas and was so inspiring. By the end of the presentation my cheeks were sore because I smiled the entire time. 

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

Marion gave us some great tips on flipping furniture and had many photos to share with the crowd. This is a before shot of one of her pieces. Scary, huh?

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

After her presentation, we had the honor of meeting Marion in person and she signed her new Look Book for us. Marion was absolutely delightful!

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

Jennylyn is the president of Homestead House Paint Company and I was thrilled to finally meet her! Jennylyn and Marion make such a wonderful team.

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

Once the trade show was over, we attended a two day workshop at Homestead House.

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

Jennylyn (standing) was a wonderful host and teacher! 

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

There were about 12 participants in the workshop. Dawn is the smiley one on the left.

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

And my sister, Sheila, is the smiley one on the right.

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

Jennylyn shared tons of ideas with the gang. Jennylyn grew up in the family business and knows absolutely everything about milk paint. I was impressed!

Meeting Miss Mustard Seed - via My Painted Door (.com)

Thought I would share one shot of all the girls. From the left: Sheila, me, Dawn and Jacqueline from La Vie en couleur & Decor.

We sure had a wonderful trip, but it is always nice to come home again!

Posted on September 26, 2014 and filed under milk paint.