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

the gray shoe cart

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds9 Comments

The days are ticking away and the Lucketts Spring Market is getting closer and closer.  Even though I am in pretty good shape, I do need to squeeze in shopping trips when I can.  So, Saturday, after my son’s soccer game, my mom and I hit an antique store to see if we could find anything.  It was a quick trip!  We … Read More

looks can be deceiving…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Before and Afters, Cleaning & care, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint26 Comments

Let me take you back to high school. Remember that first day of a new class, looking around the room, scoping out your classmates?  Who might be your friend?  Who is going to be a troublemaker?  And where is the – oh, there he is… The hot guy. Perfect hair.  Great smile.  Gorgeous eyes.  At first glance, he is your … Read More

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