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

the mint dry sink

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds35 Comments

One of my blog readers gave me the nicest compliment a couple of months ago.  She said something like, “I love that you love nice things, but you can let them go.”  I keep coming back to those words as I’m deciding what to keep and what to sell. Loving a piece isn’t enough.  Hoping I will have the perfect … Read More

the cast iron rabbit

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds47 Comments

   I don’t carry a lot of wholesale items in my booth each year at the Lucketts Spring Market, but I do bring a few.  It’s nice to have multiples of some items and to have “fillers” that can supplement the antiques. A couple of weeks ago, I was placing an order for garden scissors and a few other “fillers” that … Read More