updated tips for shopping craigslist

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Secret Weapons, Shopping Tips14 Comments

If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time, you’ve probably caught on that craigslist is one of my favorite places to shop for furniture.  I’m often asked about it, so I thought I would share some updated tips along with my craigslist strategy and how I sort through the trash and treasures. First of all, I know I’m … Read More

$100 Kohl’s Home Giveaway

Marian ParsonsDecorating, My House, Shopping Tips1476 Comments

You know me.  I prefer to buy old things.  They just speak to me in a way that new things don’t, but it’s not always practical to buy old.  Sometimes you need a chair that people can sit in without wondering if and when it might give way.  Right?  Sometimes new things can work really well with all of the … Read More

ask miss mustard seed & more finds

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Shopping Tips38 Comments

I am asked a lot of great questions in the comments on my blog. Some I answer in a reply to their comment and some I just shoot an e-mail to, because it’s easier.  I received a couple of really good questions over the weekend, though, so I thought I would answer them in a post. The first question was … 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

Love it. Buy it?

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Decorating, Shopping Tips, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials29 Comments

Those of us who have the collecting/thrifting/junking gene know that it’s hard not to buy something we love, especially when it has a great price tag.  Then, we all end up at the same place…too much stuff, not enough space, but we still want to buy more.  Right?  So, what is one with this dilemma to do?  Here are some … Read More