UVA architecture & upcoming ironstone sale

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Ironstone

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

ironstone cake pedestal

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Ironstone

If you’re an ironstone collector, then you know that cake pedestals are like the Holy Grail of ironstone.  Well, maybe not the Holy Grail, but they are rare and expensive when they do surface.  I snagged one with my pooled birthday money last year and I’m so glad I did.  It really is one of my favorite things. So, my … Read More

french ironstone compote

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Ironstone, Mustard Seed Studio

I had my second full day in the studio and it was awesome.  I am loving getting up in the morning and heading out of the house to a place of business.  I’m still a little scattered, because there are so many things I want and need to do and I don’t know where to start.  I would go into … Read More

a quilt, petite typewriter, ironstone & more

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Ironstone

I have a few more finds from my shopping trip last week to share.  I told you…when I go shopping, I don’t mess around.  I want to come home with a van full of stuff, so it’s really worth my time away from “the office.”  Here are a few more things I found… I love this blue & white quilt. … Read More

Ironstone 201

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Ironstone

I get asked a lot of questions about ironstone and you can read about the basics in my Ironstone 101 post.  In that post, I answer questions like, “Is all ironstone white?”, “What is ironstone?” and “How do you identify it when it’s unmarked?”  In this post, I’ll get into more details about price, which you all have been asking … Read More

the ironstone mold jackpot & don't high five at yard sales

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Ironstone

 I went out shopping on Friday again…one of my last big shopping trips before Lucketts and it was a good one!  I found four French chairs, a dress form, a really cool wood wagon, tons of ironstone and other fun things.  Here’s a look… …I’ve always had a soft spot for salt and butter crocks, but they are always so … Read More

Guest Room & Ironstone

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Guest Room, Ironstone, My House

Last night I asked Jeff if I could leave early for handbell practice, so I could pick up some paint on the way.  He gave me a look.  “What do you need paint for?”  I answered casually, “The guest room.”  Usually me buying paint isn’t a questionable event, but I have a lot on my plate right now and painting … Read More