my favorite craigslist search terms

Marian ParsonsAntiques, buying & selling antiques, buying & selling antiques, Shopping Tips, Shopping Tips52 Comments

If you haven’t picked up on it, yet, I am an avid “craigslister”.  It started with one dining room table about 9 years ago and it has become my go-to place to browse for furniture and other miscellaneous things. I love that I never know what I’m going to find.  I love that you can weed through all of the junk … Read More

personal shopping | quilts & coverlets

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Shopping Tips39 Comments

I hope you had a great weekend!  For the most part, I stepped away from work, so I could rest up for the busy week ahead. Anyway, I browse for cool things online pretty regularly.  I particularly like Etsy, eBay, and craigslist.  I sometimes trip across really great buys that I snap right up, but I’ll also find pieces that are … Read More

my favorite things lately

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Shopping Tips32 Comments

I have found that there is an ebb and flow to the things that catch my eye.  Of course, there are constants, ironstone being the most obvious, but there are pieces that I have found a new or renewed interest in… baskets  Baskets is one that has been the most surprising to me.  I haven’t paid much attention to baskets and … Read More

$100 Kohl’s Home Giveaway

Marian ParsonsDecorating, My House, Shopping Tips1476 Comments

You know me.  I prefer to buy old things.  They just speak to me in a way that new things don’t, but it’s not always practical to buy old.  Sometimes you need a chair that people can sit in without wondering if and when it might give way.  Right?  Sometimes new things can work really well with all of the … Read More