farm table & hitchcock chairs

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint40 Comments

Another piece is finished and ready to wait in the wings until the Lucketts Spring Market in May!  It seems so close, yet so far… Anyway, the finished piece is this antique farmhouse table… …and, though they are not 100% finished, these antique Hitchcock-style chairs I purchased last fall… For the chairs, I decided to tape off the rushing and just … Read More

my favorite craigslist search terms

Marian ParsonsAntiques, buying & selling antiques, buying & selling antiques, Shopping Tips, Shopping Tips48 Comments

If you haven’t picked up on it, yet, I am an avid “craigslister”.  It started with one dining room table about 9 years ago and it has become my go-to place to browse for furniture and other miscellaneous things. I love that I never know what I’m going to find.  I love that you can weed through all of the junk … Read More

fancy little flea

Marian Parsonsa slice of life27 Comments

I can’t believe I haven’t share about the Fancy Little Flea, yet!  I just got busy with other things, but I have to circle back and share about this event.  It was a small market put on by Stephanie Jones of Me & Mrs Jones in Germantown, TN (near Memphis). The venue was absolutely adorable.  Little barns and gardens, beautifully … Read More

the counter, portraits, and color wheels

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Watercolors23 Comments

Thanks so much for all of the feedback on my craigslist counter.  I know when I ask about painting or not painting a piece, I will always get a lot of comments and opinions!  I usually have a clear idea of what I’m going to do with a piece, but I just knew I loved this one and I would … Read More

The business of blogging | affiliate links

Marian ParsonsRunning a Business14 Comments

This is part four of the overall series “The Business of Blogging“, but it’s part three in the more specific topic of monetization (making money off of a blog).  In this post, I’ll be sharing about affiliate links and how they work. First of all, what are affiliate links? They are special links from a blog post (or social media … Read More