charcoal, a glass dip pen, and a Victorian watercolor box…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Art, Artistic Endeavors, Favorite Finds, Watercolors19 Comments

It’s time to share some more antique and vintage art supplies!  Obviously, I haven’t bought any this month because of “no-spend February”, but I bought an antique Victorian-era watercolor box with some Christmas money in January and I received a few little things last week as a gift. An antique dealer from PA who used to buy things for me … Read More

scanning old documents, photos, & postcards

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Antiques, Cleaning & care, Organizing66 Comments

One of the big projects I want to work on while organizing and purging is scanning antique and vintage family photos, letters, postcards, and documents.  Fortunately, I have a lot of them!  Unfortunately, that means the task is a little overwhelming and I’ve been putting off most of it for years.  So, I’m just going to chip away at it.  … Read More

February Organizing Update

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Decorating, Organizing31 Comments

Despite a busy week and feeling a little under-the-weather over the weekend, I chipped away at organizing a bit more.  I’m still avoiding the huge projects, but I’ve been trying to do something most days, even if it’s just cleaning out a part of a cabinet or one drawer or sorting one bin.  Making small strides each day will help … Read More

DIY sewing scissors case & hemming linen towels

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, crafts, Sewing, Tutorials22 Comments

As I shared in Monday’s post, I’m taking the time to work through small projects as I come across specific materials I purchased with the intention of making them.  I think that’s one of the problems with being someone who likes projects – we’re always collecting materials, tools, and supplies for the next project.  Or 15 projects.  While I had … Read More