my five “secrets to success” when selling at an antique market

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques, Running a Business

Many readers have asked, through comments or e-mails, if I could share some of my tips and “secrets” to being successful at an antique market, so I thought I would write a post and share my answers with the whole group. Here they are, my top five (off-the-top-of-my-head) secrets to success… Create a Cohesive Look Remember, as you’re curating for … Read More

soda crate + dress form display

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques, Running a Business, Tutorials

When it comes to creative display ideas, I try to “keep my head down” or “keep my blinders on” to some extent, so that my ideas aren’t too heavily influenced by trends or other creatives. But, sometimes I feel a little stuck in a rut and I need to cruise for some fresh inspiration. It’s definitely a fine tightrope to … Read More

Lucketts 2016 Recap | part 3

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques

Saturday was the early day of the Lucketts Market, kicking things off at 8:00, so it meant another early morning after a full day Friday.  I also didn’t sleep very well the night before.  My mind was swimming with the events of the day and the tasks for the next.  Sometimes it’s just hard to shut it off. We drove … Read More

Lucketts 2016 Recap | part 2

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques

Before I continue with the story of Lucketts 2016, let me rewind to one year ago, VIP Day 2015.  We had tons of help lined up, cameras at the ready to capture the frenzy that usually happened when the gates opened.  The anticipation was building as we neared 10:00.  The gates were opened and customers strolled in.  There wasn’t a … Read More

Lucketts 2016 Recap | part 1

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques, Running a Business

My alarm went off at 5:15 am on Friday morning.  I don’t usually do 5:15 am (or anything before 8:30, if I can help it.)  It was like Christmas morning, though.  Your body feels energized instead of groggy.  Exciting things await, so let’s get to it. I showered and put on the linen shirt dress and jeans I set out … Read More