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

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

latest consignment store haul

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds42 Comments

Hey, everyone!  I enjoyed a few days off but really started to miss sharing here on the blog towards the end of the week.  I got so much done, though, and it was focused, unhurried, productive, fruitful…just what I needed it to be.  Towards the end of the week, I was feeling a bit fried and antsy to get out … Read More