…lucketts countdown

If you saw my house and garage right now you might mistake it for an abandoned estate sale. I have stuff everywhere. In the hallways, office, dining room, family room and don't get me started on the mountain in the garage! Here is a little look.

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Sometimes (often times) I operate from a place of anxiety, unfortunately. I get excited and then think I need to push myself to accomplish my goal. I tend to be a bit OCD about planning and arranging so nothing can go wrong. This is good and bad. Good because I am always, always prepared. Bad because I work myself to exhaustion leaving no space for rest. I'm working on patience & kindness towards myself, but it is an up hill battle for sure.

Now that I've shamed myself a bit or maybe just become more vulnerable, I am ready to move in! Just so you know, I am the little patch of land right next to the front door. I am moving in baby steps, people.

Here is where you can find Blue Egg Brown Nest. (FYI - This awesome stuff in the photos is not mine. It is a good idea of what treasures you can find out there though!)

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Here is the other side, near the porch.

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You will find old stuff and new stuff and new stuff that looks old. If you have not been out to Luckett's don't worry! I will peer pressure you to make the trip 🙂 I will take video and lots of pictures during my trips out.

Thank you for all your encouragement and support.

xxx

…favorite things friday: accessories for my space

Have I told you lately how excited I am about Luckett’s? So, I have a question for you. Are there items around my home that you’ve eyed and wished that you could get your hands on? If so, I want to know what they are! I'm starting to shop wholesale for my space and want to fill it with items that you love & perhaps recognize. Kinda like this:

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Like I tell my kids, Mommy's job is to HELP YOU. My job selling at Luckett's is to HELP YOU find pieces that you are in love with. Yes, yes, I am on the hunt for that green/beige horse with wheels that many of you are dying for. I'm trying!

I'm pretty sure we are going to need at least one Mora clock, some urns, Santos Dolls, statues, etc.

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My goal is to find objects that I love and would put in my home. I also want to sell things that you are not going to find in just your local Pottery Barn. I will also have a ton of vintage items so don't fret.

I would love to hear what you want to see at  my space!

…building a business: never say never

I think something that has helped me in my creative business endeavors is an attitude of never say never. It is much easier to see the world in black and white, isn't it?

Like, I believe in this, I do not believe in that.

The world is supposed to work like this and if it doesn't then I will dig my heels in and be cranky about it.

People should behave this way and if they don't I will shame them or withhold until they change.

I think this limited attitude with strict ideas makes us feel more safe. Or tries to make us safe. But, what in this world stays the same? Is so concrete? Certainly not nature - the ocean, the trees, the wind, the clouds. What can those teach us about life and God?

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The world is much more grey.

I think if we do not put constraints on ourselves we will be more open to what naturally comes our way. When I first started out, I thought to myself, I definitely want to open up a retail shop. I also thought, I am way to timid to paint other people's furniture, I will never refinish as part of my business. Things change. Life changes. Home changes. Our minds change.

And that is just fine.

Be compassionate towards yourself. Don't put borders on your potential by saying things are black and white. I think if we are open then we can more easily bend to wonderful things coming our way as well as things that we may need to turn down. I have turned down many opportunities since starting my business. I used to think I would jump at the chance. Thank goodness some inner voice told me that I was worth taking some time to consider what I really wanted.

This same attitude lets me consider what is to come. I am not sure if I will ever want to have a shop. I do not know if I will ever open a studio or be a vendor in someone else's space. But, I will always want to keep my options open. This is what I want right now, but maybe in a year or two I will be interested in doing things a different way. Maybe I will want to use new paints or new colors. Maybe I will learn a new technique or meet another artist that makes me grow. Maybe I will stop all together and take up knitting.

How can I say never when I do not know what is to come and how I will feel?

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