gold rush purchases

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone34 Comments

Saturday was Jeff’s birthday and he went out for a special father-son breakfast for some time with our youngest before we spent time together as a family.  On their way home, he saw that there was an antique market happening at the Rochester Fair Grounds.  And, believe it or not, he called and told me about it (no. 1) and … 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

146 ironstone plates

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Antiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone87 Comments

So, I have a question that I’m going to ask on behalf of a dear friend of mine. She is about ready to move and…um…as I…I mean, she is packing, she realizes she has a large number of plates (and other dish ware.)  She decided to count said ironstone plates and learned she has 146. And that’s not even including the … Read More

english advertising containers…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone42 Comments

Sometimes the best things happen through e-mail.  I have “found” some of my best sources just because someone reached out to me.  I took a chance on ordering antique linens from a source in Hungary who e-mailed me and he’s been an awesome source for over four years.  Some of my local pickers first sent me an e-mail, sharing pictures … Read More

more Lucketts goodies…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone38 Comments

I thought I would share a few more goodies I acquired for Lucketts this week. Wooden spoons, more Bakelite, and lots of ironstone!  Platters, pitchers… …sweet little creamers and gravy boats… …and this very unique brush box… At least, it’s the shape of a brush box, but I’ve never seen ones with holes in the lid.  Usually, those are there … Read More