Guest Room & Ironstone

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Guest Room, Ironstone, My House38 Comments

Last night I asked Jeff if I could leave early for handbell practice, so I could pick up some paint on the way.  He gave me a look.  “What do you need paint for?”  I answered casually, “The guest room.”  Usually me buying paint isn’t a questionable event, but I have a lot on my plate right now and painting … Read More

the biggest piece of ironstone ever

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Ironstone101 Comments

My mom and I went out shopping on Friday in the hopes of finding cool things to sell in the online shop and at Lucketts in May.  It was a little slow at first, but we ended up finding some really great things.  Of course, we were hunting for ironstone among other things and found some pretty pieces.  I rounded … Read More

Ironstone & Opera Glasses

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Ironstone22 Comments

My mom and I went out shopping on Monday and, while most of the stuff I bought is to sell, I can’t help picking through the ironstone to give myself first dibs!  I’m also starting to hang onto pieces for the Luckett’s Spring Market in May.  I don’t want to sell it all in the online shop and then scramble … Read More

Tips on Shopping for Ironstone

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Ironstone, Shopping Tips32 Comments

I wrote a post a couple of years ago about ironstone, but I thought I would write an updated post.  I’ve been showing a lot of my recent finds and selling some in my online shop and that has brought out a lot of questions about ironstone. What is ironstone? I answered this question in my first ironstone 101 post, so … Read More


Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Ironstone70 Comments

Ladies, I am so giddy with how well things have been going on The Mustard Seed Pages!!  If you don’t know what that is, check out THIS POST.  Hundreds of items have been listed and I know a lot of things have been bought and sold.  It seems like it’s a success so far.  Many of you have had great … Read More

Arranging linens, silver and ironstone…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Before and Afters, Dining Room, Furniture Makeovers, Ironstone, My House56 Comments

As I was preparing for Christmas day, I realized what a mess the cabinets, drawers and shelves where I keep my tableware, serving pieces and linens were.  After a few years of buying, making and using things for photo shoots and then shoving them in no particular order behind a closed door, it was hard to find anything.  Linens were … Read More