repainting the primitive blue cabinet

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Before and Afters, Decorating, Dining Room, Favorite Finds, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, My House, Room Makeovers88 Comments

The primitive blue hutch has been one of my favorite pieces of furniture for several years, but it is a little too primitive for my current home.  The shape is simple enough, so I think it has more to do with the color and distressed, worn paint.  I have been debating painting it for months and I finally did it! … Read More

antique finds from cannon falls

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone48 Comments

I decided it was finally time to start exploring my local area a bit more in search of new-to-me antique honey holes.  I’ve been so busy with the house and the kids and just trying to establish a routine in our new city, that I haven’t been outside of the bubble of Rochester very many times.  I haven’t even done … Read More

Junk Bonanza Buys

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone55 Comments

Oh man, oh man!  If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve spent the last day and a half at Junk Bonanza in Shakopee, MN and I am pooped!  It was so much fun, though, and such a great event.  I took lots of pictures and I’ll tell you all about it next week. Today, though, I’ll just share … Read More

blue & white transferware details

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds30 Comments

I’ve been asked a lot lately about my pale blue & white antique dishes, specifically about the handleless cups and the pattern, so I thought I would share the details with everyone. I found my first handless cup several years ago.  I’m not generally a lover or collector of teacups, but I loved the more functional shape of these.  They … Read More

craigslist confession

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Cleaning & care, Favorite Finds, Furniture Makeovers54 Comments

Sooooo….about that “no spend February”… I’ve actually been doing well with it and have said “no” or “later” to many things I wanted to buy in the moment. But, I made the mistake of browsing on craigslist.  Even as I was doing it, I knew it wasn’t smart.  But, we’re working on my office and I needed a storage piece.  … Read More

Found antique smalls

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds60 Comments

My mom and I hit one of my favorite local antique shops last week in hopes of finding a few furniture pieces for the rooms we were working on while she was visiting.  As I shared earlier this week, we found a new art cabinet for my studio, which was on the list… …but we also found a few smalls.  … Read More