the green art cabinet

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds40 Comments

Remember the art cabinet I bought and fixed up last year?  I really loved that cabinet, but I decided to part with it when it came time for us to move.  I was going to consolidate all of the pieces in my home as well as in my studio and we didn’t know what house we would be moving into, … Read More

blue & white finds

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Favorite Finds76 Comments

I will admit that I am basically a collector of blue and white things.  If I spot it in a store, I am drawn to it like a magnet. My mom and I went to Home Goods a couple of days ago and, front and center, there was a display featuring blue and white.  On the display was a pair … Read More

my first MN antique haul

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds63 Comments

I have felt a little bit like I’ve been in a bubble since we moved here this summer.  I have the places I know and can get to without a GPS and then there is the rest of Minnesota.  When I lived in PA, I made a point to get out and about every couple of weeks.  It was important … Read More

the inspired bell

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds30 Comments

I remember the very day I typed “home decor blog” in the search bar for the first time.  I didn’t know such a thing existed until a friend told me about them. That’s a thing?  I thought bloggers were all guys in their basements ranting about politics and sports!   Well, obviously, I figured out that wasn’t the case.  That first … Read More

October Favorites

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Favorite Things44 Comments

October has been a great month.  I feel like we’re finally getting into a rhythm with our schedule and a lot of great memories have been made.  The boys had their first sleep over, I had lunch/coffee with several new friends, our church small group started meeting at our house, and we had our first snowfall and turned on the … Read More

the oak buffet

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, My House, Office54 Comments

When my in-laws were visiting, my mother-in-law and I checked out a local consignment shop and I found a piece of furniture that’s been on my wish list for a few weeks – a buffet.  I have been wanting one for my office, but have come up empty on craigslist and at Gold Rush Days.  The second I spotted this … Read More

I always wanted a goat cart…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds72 Comments

It started years ago when I was a newlywed, just getting into yard sales and antiques.  I was doing my usual Saturday morning thing – touring neighborhoods, looking for fluorescent poster board signs, open garages, and driveways lines with discounted treasures.  I followed signs into a cul de sac and my heart sped up.  In the driveway, I could see … Read More