more farmhouse finds

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone36 Comments

I know May is months away, but I have learned that I can be pickier if I shop well in advance of an event.  The Lucketts Spring Market in this case.  Pickier means better goodies and better prices for my customers. So, I set out on Thursday of last week to do some shopping and I found some really great things … Read More

the transferware jackpot

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone35 Comments

I know this is going to be an incredible shock to some of you, but I love ironstone and blue transferware.  I would say it’s out of hand, but I do sell far more than I keep, so it’s not totally out of hand.  You can tell the minute you step in my house, though, that it’s a soft spot. … Read More

UVA architecture & upcoming ironstone sale

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Ironstone20 Comments

I was cleaning out the pictures in my LightRoom file and came across these pictures around the UVA campus that I realized I never shared here on the blog.  If you’re ever in Charlottesville, VA, make sure you take an afternoon to stroll around the grounds of the University of Virginia.  The school was designed by Thomas Jefferson, so it … Read More

a sea of furniture & 500+ pieces of ironstone

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone31 Comments

Some of you have noticed and commented that I have been sharing a lot of furniture pieces that I’m going to be taking to Lucketts and you’re right.  Last year, I brought about 12 large painted pieces to sell (dressers, cabinets, tables, etc.).  This year, we’re at about 25 and that’s not even including all of the chairs and benches, which … Read More