antique mail sorter

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds21 Comments

I shared a preview of this find on Instagram and everyone thought I was talking about the marmalade jars. Those are awesome, but I was actually showing a preview of this antique mail sorter… The cubbies are the perfect size for all sorts of little goodies and the wire backing is the cherry on top. It was one of those … Read More

revamped balance scale

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Before and Afters28 Comments

When shopping for pieces, I try to look past things that aren’t my taste cosmetically, like color and fabric, and try to envision what the piece will look like when I make it my taste.   In the case of this scale, the bright yellow just wasn’t my taste.  I love yellow, but this yellow was pretty in-your-face and I felt like … Read More

antique goodies & things for sale

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds31 Comments

You know how you can plan out your week, but those plans don’t exactly work out? Well, this week is turning out to be one of those weeks.  My plan for a super-productive, get in a good rhythm on a few things (like exercise, organizing, etc.), knock a bunch of things off to-do list, etc. was derailed when Calvin came down with … Read More

a total heart purchase…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Furniture Makeovers18 Comments

With milk paint and distressing and the right combination of techniques, one can give a pretty convincing aged look to a piece of furniture.  But, none of that can compare to what time can do. And time did a beautiful job on this piece… It’s perfectly dented, scratched, cracked, crazed, and worn in all the right places. And this was a … Read More

the cottage bed craigslist score

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds87 Comments

Last fall, Marshall got a new mattress for his bed, so we had an extra twin mattress.  I’ve been hanging onto it in the hopes that I could find a great twin bed frame to match, so I can set up a comfy, fluffy bed at Lucketts.  I had one last year and it was such a nice touch of … Read More

english advertising containers…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone42 Comments

Sometimes the best things happen through e-mail.  I have “found” some of my best sources just because someone reached out to me.  I took a chance on ordering antique linens from a source in Hungary who e-mailed me and he’s been an awesome source for over four years.  Some of my local pickers first sent me an e-mail, sharing pictures … Read More

All the details for Lucketts 2017

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Shopping Tips31 Comments

Lucketts 2017 is just around the corner!!  I know May doesn’t seem that close, but when I have to fill a 5,000 square foot pavilion, it is right around the corner. Lucketts will be entirely different this year.  Well, not entirely, because it will still have awesome antique dealers, makers, food vendors, beer crafters, and music.  It’s different because it’s … Read More