personal shopping | quilts & coverlets

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Shopping Tips

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 Tips

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

keeping & letting go

Marian ParsonsAntiques, buying & selling antiques, Running a Business, Shopping Tips

I was going to go shopping for more antique goodies today as well as some supplies for building pieces, but instead I stayed home to get some “stress-relieving stuff” done – computer work, e-mail, paperwork, cleaning & tidying up the house, etc.  It was all much needed. Unfortunately, in all of my tidying up on my computer, I somehow managed … Read More

$100 Kohl’s Home Giveaway

Marian ParsonsDecorating, My House, Shopping Tips

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

tips on finding the “rare finds”

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Shopping Tips, Tips and Tricks

We’re been spending a few days at Myrtle Beach and it’s been such a fun time.  My boys are really taking to the water, sand and surf.  They want to spend every minute at the beach or the pool.  It’s been a delight watching the discovery and excitement. I really enjoy the beach, but only aspects of it.  I’ve never liked salt … Read More