a total heart purchase…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Furniture Makeovers19 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

the antique bread case

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Uncategorized31 Comments

I am often asked how I find such great pieces.  Well, I find a lot of them myself, just by cruising Craigslist, going to antique stores, and hitting some other favorite shopping spots.  But, I also have some great “pickers” who know me well and either sell pieces to me directly or tip me off to finds they think would … Read More

leather boots & linen aprons

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Cleaning & care, clothing & style, Favorite Finds, Uncategorized43 Comments

If you’re observant, you may notice I have a favorite pair of boots.  They are my go-to for events, photo-shoots, videos, church, tooling around, etc.  Basically any time I need to wear “real clothes”. They are the Deerfield boots from LL Bean and Jeff bought them for me for Christmas a few years ago.  They don’t carry the exact style … Read More

more Lucketts goodies…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone, Uncategorized38 Comments

I thought I would share a few more goodies I acquired for Lucketts this week. Wooden spoons, more Bakelite, and lots of ironstone!  Platters, pitchers… …sweet little creamers and gravy boats… …and this very unique brush box… At least, it’s the shape of a brush box, but I’ve never seen ones with holes in the lid.  Usually, those are there … Read More