the transferware jackpot

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone35 Comments

I know this is going to be an incredible shock to some of you, but I love ironstone and blue transferware.  I would say it’s out of hand, but I do sell far more than I keep, so it’s not totally out of hand.  You can tell the minute you step in my house, though, that it’s a soft spot. … Read More

UVA architecture & upcoming ironstone sale

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Ironstone20 Comments

I was cleaning out the pictures in my LightRoom file and came across these pictures around the UVA campus that I realized I never shared here on the blog.  If you’re ever in Charlottesville, VA, make sure you take an afternoon to stroll around the grounds of the University of Virginia.  The school was designed by Thomas Jefferson, so it … Read More

a sea of furniture & 500+ pieces of ironstone

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone31 Comments

Some of you have noticed and commented that I have been sharing a lot of furniture pieces that I’m going to be taking to Lucketts and you’re right.  Last year, I brought about 12 large painted pieces to sell (dressers, cabinets, tables, etc.).  This year, we’re at about 25 and that’s not even including all of the chairs and benches, which … Read More

ironstone cake pedestal

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Ironstone20 Comments

If you’re an ironstone collector, then you know that cake pedestals are like the Holy Grail of ironstone.  Well, maybe not the Holy Grail, but they are rare and expensive when they do surface.  I snagged one with my pooled birthday money last year and I’m so glad I did.  It really is one of my favorite things. So, my … Read More

Ironstone 201

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Ironstone31 Comments

I get asked a lot of questions about ironstone and you can read about the basics in my Ironstone 101 post.  In that post, I answer questions like, “Is all ironstone white?”, “What is ironstone?” and “How do you identify it when it’s unmarked?”  In this post, I’ll get into more details about price, which you all have been asking … Read More