using & caring for silver every day

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Cleaning & care47 Comments

A couple of years ago, I decided I wasn’t going to keep my pretty things hidden in cabinets and drawers.  I was going to either use them or let them go.  Since I didn’t want to get rid of it, I decided I would use the silver pattern I inherited from my mom, Oma, and both great-grandmothers as our everyday … Read More

how to clean old bottles

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Cleaning & care38 Comments

Before I get going, I wanted to let those who have been waiting for hemp sheets know that I just got a shipment in today!  I will list them in the online shop on Thursday, July 14, at 8:00 pm EST along with some other recent finds. I shared on my “favorites lately” list that I’ve found an affection for old … Read More

using old quilts every day

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Cleaning & care, Popular, Tips and Tricks35 Comments

I definitely have a thing for old textiles.  I love table linens, fabric, clothing, embroidery, quilts…you name it.  I’m always drawn to the “linen lady’s booth” in antique stores.  I like to look through the stacks to see if anything catches my eye.  I’m usually looking for blue and white, of course, nubby linen, pretty monograms, crochet trim…things that will … Read More

why I use my silver everyday

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Cleaning & care, My House, Tips and Tricks73 Comments

I’ve talked about this before, but it’s worth talking about again. When I shared pictures of my new drawer organizers, I received a few comments and questions about my flatware.  The most common one was, “Do you really use your silver everyday?” The answer is yes, I really do.  Even with two young boys, I do.  Even with a husband … Read More