Furniture Feature Friday | no. 4

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My boys have a four day weekend, so I am feeling totally out of whack!  I didn’t want to miss FFF, though and, as always, I found so many inspiring posts!  It even has me tempted to dive into painting my butler’s pantry, but I have other things I need to work on first.   Anyway, if you want to … Read More

Finishing Touches & $500 Arhaus Giveaway

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We’ve only been in our home for a few weeks, so we’ve mostly focused on the big picture – painting the walls, giving the kitchen a makeover, and finishing the porch-turned-studio.  But, as we’re getting settled, I’m also looking for those finishing touches that can be added to bring a room closer to completion. I was able to work with … Read More

decorating above the kitchen cabinets

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Decorating above the kitchen cabinets is something I haven’t given dedicated thought to for years! I do remember the time, though, when above the cabinets was prime decorating real estate.  I had my kitchen looking like a Cracker Barrel with varying heights, carefully crafted vignettes, and lots of unique collectibles.  We’re talking a vintage Coke can tower, German Lebkuchen tins, … Read More

seasons of home | fall living room

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I’ll be really honest here… The only reason I decorated my living room for fall was for this post.  And there it is. Before you bail on this post, though, let me tell you something more… As I started clipping eucalyptus and tucking it in around pumpkins, grabbing apples from the bowl in the kitchen and mini pinecones from the … Read More

settling in

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The past couple of days have been a whirlwind.  We’ve been bringing stuff in from the trucks, cleaning, unpacking boxes, making daily runs to Home Depot, and getting to know the neighbors.  We’ve fallen into bed exhausted each night and creaked out of bed each morning, but multiple times a day, we press the pause button on the crazy and … Read More

things for sale & Lucketts leftovers…

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As I was getting ready for Lucketts, I pulled a lot of pieces from my house and studio and I felt like I was digging deep.  Well, now that we’re in the thick of packing and planning our move, I realized I want to unload more.  Each piece has to be moved and stored and if someone in our family … Read More

Lucketts 2017 | part 3

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques, Uncategorized47 Comments

On Saturday morning, the Lucketts Spring Market didn’t start until 10:00.  That gave my team a chance to catch a collective breath.  We all slept in a little bit later and were treated to an amazing breakfast by our hostess at the Zion Springs Bed & Breakfast, Chris.  Waffles topped with strawberries and whipped cream served with a side of … Read More