Gold Rush | Aug 2019

Marian ParsonsAntiques23 Comments

Last Friday, my friend Cheri and I hit Gold Rush Days in Oronoco, MN.  It’s a huge antique event that takes over the entire sleepy town.  I’ve gone the past two years and found some fun things, but for some reason, I wasn’t enthusiastic about going this year.  I’ve been busy, I was certain it would be hot and humid, … Read More

gold rush purchases

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone35 Comments

Saturday was Jeff’s birthday and he went out for a special father-son breakfast for some time with our youngest before we spent time together as a family.  On their way home, he saw that there was an antique market happening at the Rochester Fair Grounds.  And, believe it or not, he called and told me about it (no. 1) and … Read More

Gold Rush 2018

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds37 Comments

This weekend is the big antique event in this corner of the world – Gold Rush!  It’s an antique market that sets up in the entire town of Oronoco, MN and at the Rochester Fair Grounds.  I went last year, but it was raining, so I only experienced a small fraction of the event in Oronoco.  I did get to … Read More

how to gold leaf a frame

Marian Parsonscrafts, Decorating, Dining Room, My House, Tutorials22 Comments

 When I was out shopping for the upcoming Lucketts Spring Market last week, I was looking for artwork for my living room as well.  I was really hoping for a pair of charming paintings, but I didn’t have any luck.  I did find two vintage Currier & Ives prints, though.  They were sweet farmhouse scenes and I thought they would … Read More

Gold Leaf Tutorial

Marian ParsonsMiscellaneus33 Comments

I was asked by Amy at The Lemon Cottage if I would do a tutorial on gold leafing.  So, Amy, this one’s for you!  I purchased an entire armload of large, dated frames at an auction for a quarter.  I was not quite sure what I was going to do with them at the time, but the auctioneer looked at … Read More

August 2019 Favorites

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Favorite Things5 Comments

As I look back over August, it was a good month!  I had a lot of favorites as summer was winding down and fall started to creep in with the changing of the leaves on a few trees and school starting. Usually, August is hot and it drags on, but that has not been the case this year, thankfully! Here … Read More

boys’ bathroom refresh

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Bathrooms, Decorating, My House, Room Makeovers40 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Walmart. As always, all opinions and words are honest and my own. Believe it or not, there are rooms in this house that have been furnished, but are otherwise untouched.  I haven’t painted the trim or walls or intentionally decorated them.  One of those rooms was the boys’ bathroom.  And, it was probably the … Read More