settling in

Marian ParsonsUncategorized76 Comments

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…

Marian ParsonsUncategorized24 Comments

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

I’ve created a monster

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Uncategorized, Watercolors41 Comments

My boys were really little when I started my business, both in diapers, in fact.  As a stay-at-home mom and new entrepreneur, one of the things I enjoyed most was getting out of the house and going to Hobby Lobby.  I would just meander, usually pushing one cart and pulling another (one kid in each cart or two kids in … Read More

the antique bread case

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Uncategorized31 Comments

I am often asked how I find such great pieces.  Well, I find a lot of them myself, just by cruising Craigslist, going to antique stores, and hitting some other favorite shopping spots.  But, I also have some great “pickers” who know me well and either sell pieces to me directly or tip me off to finds they think would … Read More

February Favorites

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Uncategorized35 Comments

We’re almost halfway through March and I haven’t shared my February favorites!  I have some good ones, though, so I wanted to make sure I got this post finished and live.  If you want to check out my favorite products in January, you can see them HERE. These are the things I was really digging in February… To watch… Season … Read More

why I’m going to China…

Marian Parsonsmy business story, Uncategorized

Next Wednesday, March 15, I am getting on a plane with my mom and my licensing agent, headed for China. And I thought I would finally share more details about what is bringing me to the opposite side of the world. First of all, when I started my business in 2008 in the hopes of making about $200/month to help … Read More