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

Collecting Wallace Sleigh Bells FAQ

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Cleaning & care, Decorating, Favorite Finds, Holiday64 Comments

I have shared about Wallace Sleigh Bells on my blog (HERE) and social media for a few years and I get the same questions about them regularly, so I thought I would answer them all in one post!  For those who aren’t familiar with them, Wallace Sleigh Bells are collectible bells that were introduced in 1971 by the Wallace Silversmiths.  … Read More

antique French pump inkwell

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds26 Comments

I have always been fascinated by old things, things that were made before modern manufacturing, before computers and electricity.  I marvel at the ingenuity and problem-solving abilities of their creators.  I initially bought this inkwell because…well, I just love art supplies, ink wells, beautiful dip pens, and the like, and I had missed out on a similar one a couple … Read More