the toledo stool & equipto cart

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds, Home Studio, My House, Oil Painting26 Comments

There are two things that have been on my shopping list for a while – an antique adjustable drafting stool and a rolling cart, both for my studio.  I’ve been trolling craigslist and looking at local antique and consignment shops and haven’t found anything that was just right.  Well, I hit the jackpot at Junk Bonanza and found both! One … Read More

monogrammed smock

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds19 Comments

A little over two years ago, I borrowed a smock while teaching a workshop at Me & Mrs. Jones in Memphis, TN.  The smock was heavily used and smeared with paint, but there was a crisp new linen one tagged for sale on a hanger nearby.  I fell so in love with my borrowed smock that I removed the new … Read More

junk bonanza 2019 | part 2

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques36 Comments

Saturday evening, we packed up our remaining merchandise and headed home after a long three days at Junk Bonanza.  We were pretty much cleared out by the end of the event, which is always a victory.  Our little crew of three painted and finished a dresser, talked a lot about MMS Milk Paint, our finishes, and furniture painting in general.  … Read More

junk bonanza 2019

Marian ParsonsAntiques21 Comments

I meant to write a post last night, but I just couldn’t.  It was taking forever to upload my pictures and I was tired and I knew I had three long days in front of me.  I just needed to get to sleep, so I did just that.  I have survived day one, though, and I have just enough in me … Read More

stuff I’m selling at Junk Bonanza

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques47 Comments

I sold a lot of pieces before we moved halfway across the country from PA to MN.  I knew that some of them just weren’t going to work in what would most likely be our new house.  And I don’t regret selling any of the pieces I sold.  There were a few things, though, that I didn’t know where I … Read More

Goodies for Junk Bonanza

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques16 Comments

Getting ready to sell out of a 10 x 12 indoor booth in a space predominately occupied by another vendor is a far cry from filling the entire Show Barn at the Lucketts Spring Market, but I am excited about getting ready for Junk Bonanza nonetheless.  And honestly, I’m glad that I’m only responsible for bringing a few things.  I … Read More