lucca antique purchases

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Travel33 Comments

I already shared about the brown leather oxford shoes that I bought from an antique dealer at the Lucca fleamarket, but I wanted to show you the other things I bought as well as shoe the shoes up close.  I am not really a shoe person per se, but I have always been attracted to wingtips.  I think it is … Read More

thrifting & antiquing in Tuscany

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Travel21 Comments

This was the day I was waiting for…the day of shopping and antiquing in Italy.  I found so many fun things last year and enjoyed the day admiring the abundance of European antiques.  It was a little slice of heaven…well, except for the heat!  It was so hot last year!  Thankfully, it was a little cooler this year. Unlike the … Read More

French Market Basket

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds45 Comments

I love French market baskets and have bought several over the years, but most of them have been sold.  I have kept three for myself, though.  I like to use them on top of tall pieces of furniture to fill the space visually, add some texture, and provide some storage for rarely-used bulky items. Before setting out for Gold Rush, … Read More

the melodeon

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Decorating, Master Bedroom, My House41 Comments

You caught a glimpse of the melodeon I purchased from the old schoolhouse/music hall in yesterday’s post, but it was buried under a bunch of stuff.  Here is where it ended up in our house and how it looks after a good cleaning and polishing with some MMS Milk Paint Hemp Oil. I have been looking for something to go … Read More

the old schoolhouse/music hall

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques24 Comments

Before I share about the old schoolhouse/music hall I visited during Gold Rush, I wanted to let everyone know I listed a bunch of paintings for sale on Daily Paint Works.  This latest sale includes eight 5 x 7s from my “Out the Window” series, a calf, a country church, and I finally felt like I could let go of … Read More