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

Lucketts 2013 Day Two Recap

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques, Miscellaneus, Running a Business

Day one of Lucketts is all hustle and bustle.  Day two is much more relaxed.  It was still the busiest day two I’ve experienced in my Lucketts fair career, but it wasn’t anything like the Saturday craziness. I actually had a chance to stage my space and take some pictures before the gates opened… …and I had more time to … Read More

Lucketts 2013 Day One Recap

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques, Running a Business

 Saturday is always THE DAY of Lucketts.  That’s when the die hard buyers come and the place is always bustling.  I started the morning super early at 5:15 am, so I would have plenty of time to drive down and get the booth set up by the time the gates opened.  The skies looked a little cloudy as we drove … Read More

Lucketts Eve

Marian ParsonsAntiques, buying & selling antiques, Favorite Finds, Running a Business

I’ve been having a few technical difficulties this evening, so I posted some of these pictures and this information on Facebook and Twitter already.  It’s getting late and I know 5:15 am is going to come very quickly, so I’m going to keep this brief. Today was about all of the last minute details like making “sold” tags.  It’s one … Read More

Packing for Lucketts & Giveaway

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques, Running a Business

Today we loaded all of the things I’ve been shopping for and working on for weeks.  Here are some of the pieces we packed… This is my mom’s favorite dresser.  We actually have a three-way wager going on which dresser will sell first.  We’ll see who’s right… Here’s the channel-back chair.  I must say, this is a piece I patted … Read More

Say hello to “Dried Lavender”

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, buying & selling antiques, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Running a Business

As I’ve mentioned a couple of times, there are a lot of new things I’m working on behind the scenes.  One of those things is new colors for the milk paint line!  Well, Lucketts is the perfect time to test out those colors “in the real world” on a piece of furniture, so I’ve been doing a lot of “testing”! … Read More