the bird painting

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds15 Comments

Hello, all!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.  We were able to take a break from packing to have a cookout with some friends, which was a nice diversion.  I am so ready to just have everything on the truck and be done with it!  There is still more left to do and we’re down to the nitty-gritty, … Read More

edelweiss spoons & yard sale preview

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds27 Comments

Today, I am sharing a gift one of my sweet readers sent me a few months ago… …these beautiful, little spoons with edelweiss on the handles.  For those who don’t know, I grew up in Germany and spent the first two years in Bavaria and I remember seeing edelweiss up close and in person on a few hikes. I actually … Read More

the bird & the bee

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds22 Comments

No, we’re not having that conversation. I’m sharing another pre-Lucketts find that I ended up “shopping” from the pile before we packed it in the truck.  It’s a really lovely original oil painting I spotted in an antique store for a bargain… less than $20. It’s a bouquet of flowers with a bird next to it… …and a bee on … Read More

a lunch pail & a print

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds36 Comments

I shared one of my finds, that awesome birdcage, in yesterday’s post.  I thought I would share a couple more things I “bought for Lucketts” and then decided to keep at the last minute. This is a simple, little find, but one that I immediately loved.  It’s a blue and white metal picnic/lunch box with wood handles.  How cute is that? … Read More

the blue birdcage

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds40 Comments

With all of this talk about things that I’m selling, I thought I would share something that I am keeping! I have decided that one of the perks of buying and selling antiques is that I get first pick of my finds.  I sell far more than I keep, but sometimes there are pieces that are so special and I am … Read More

146 ironstone plates

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Antiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone87 Comments

So, I have a question that I’m going to ask on behalf of a dear friend of mine. She is about ready to move and…um…as I…I mean, she is packing, she realizes she has a large number of plates (and other dish ware.)  She decided to count said ironstone plates and learned she has 146. And that’s not even including the … Read More

Lucketts Guide 2017

Marian ParsonsAntiques, buying & selling antiques, Running a Business53 Comments

I’m getting this guide in at the last minute!  It’s just been that kind of day! Since it’s late and I’m pooped, here are the details… LOCATION Just a reminder that the Lucketts Spring Market isn’t at Lucketts any longer!  It’s at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Berryville, VA.  That is where we’ll be and that is where you’ll want … Read More

a trunk, a wicker chair & a side table

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds22 Comments

The studio has been a flurry of activity so far this week.  It’s our last full week before Lucketts and we’re making a push to get everything finished, photographed, priced and packed.  There are so many pieces that I haven’t even had the chance to share!  A market scale, a barrel scale, an amazing clock (that works) from a telegraph … Read More