Goodwill Was Good to Me

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds28 Comments

Today I made a run over to Goodwill and it was very good to me. Lately, I have been scoring big time, but I do have dry spells, too…just wait. Anyway, I found all of this great stuff at one place for $24.00… This is an antique cobalt blue enamel roasting pan. A great find at $6.97. I’ve been told … Read More

Thrift Store Makeovers

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds14 Comments

Here are a couple of simple thrift store makeovers. I found these ceramic birds last week at a Goodwill and fell in love with them. They were pretty as is, but had this weird goldish kind of spray over them, so I decided to spray them a glossy white… …and here they are 2 coats later. Very simple and low … Read More

Goodwill – A Beacon of Hope

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds40 Comments

Thanks for the great response on my first giveaway. You can still enter until midnight EST tonight, so don’t miss out! It’s the post just below this one. I’ll pick and announce a winner on Monday. My mom and I thought it would be fun to hit some thrift stores while we were together for my Grandfather’s funeral. Why not … Read More

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds29 Comments

I love old things and antiques, so I thought I would share some of my very favorites with you… Antique trophies…I found two of these in my grandparent’s attic. Anything silver or silver plated, especially family and monogrammed pieces. I’ve already shared my love of Ironstone and Bakelite flatware. I just learned today that my Uncle’s fiance had a ton … Read More

Slipcovering a Chair

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Sewing, Tutorials33 Comments

I bought this pair of french styled chairs at an auction a few weeks ago. (Only one is pictured, but they are a matching pair.) I was in love with the lines, the style, the down seat cushion…not the fabric so much, but that can be remedied. Those chairs were coming home with me and I kept raising the amount … Read More

Saturday Finds

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds30 Comments

You never know what to expect when you go out to yard sales. Last week was gray and wet and I came back with a great haul. This week, the sun was shining, the weather was gorgeous, there was a community yard sale…those are the makings of a great day of treasure hunting. I got $60 out of the ATM, … Read More

Ironstone Attic Heirloom

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone15 Comments

When I stumbled across Emma Calls Me Mama’s Heirloom Party today, I was bummed that I didn’t have a post to share. I have so many wonderful heirlooms, so I got out the camera, took some pics, and put this post together, so I could participate. My grandparent’s attic has yielded many wonderful treasures, but this has to be my … Read More