…oh, you guys…

…are just the best! You wrap me like a warm hug and tell me it’s okay to rant and it’s okay to be me. It means more than you know! My intentions are always to offer information, guidance and inspiration. I am a curious person by nature and when I have an interest I want to look at it from all angles and not limit myself – especially when it’s something that I’m trying to achieve creatively. I would dare to say that limiting yourself or looking at things as black and white only makes your view of this world more narrow and, rather, strict. I’m so over rules! Aren’t you?!

Now, onto something more fun. Guess what this Friday is? The start of the Luckett’s Spring Market! They started opening the gates last year for a VIP Friday and will do the same thing this week.

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Why do they need a VIP day?

Well, there is so much great stuff amongst the 177 + vendors that shoppers want a shot at collecting all the unique items before things get too crowded. You have to pay for a ticket, which is $40, but it is truly worth it.

I will be there and can’t wait to add to my collection of so many things like: birdcages, old ladders, wood bowls, baskets, pillows, shoe molds, rusty buckets, and the occasional large piece of furniture that I just can’t turn away from. Here are some of the goodies from last year.

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The vendors work so very, very hard to offer really amazingly cool items. This is also the fair that Miss Mustard Seed sells at and her tents always have a huge line as you can imagine! Her wares and attention to detail make her space so special. It is not to be missed.

I will most likely be wearing something like I wore last year that let me be comfortable in the heat. If you are there and see me, please come say hi! I will be the one running from vendor to vendor with my fists full. I loved meeting Danielle from The Tattered Dragonfly last year as I was picking up a vintage phone for my son. We got a good laugh about the little pew that I had my eye on and later discovered that she was the one that bought it!

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You may also see my cute friend, Sarah, hugging a trellis or Hoosier Cabinet:)

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Oh, and bring an empty car or better yet, truck! They also have deliver people that can get items to you if needed so don’t let that keep you from buying something big. Dylan from DMV Deliveries will be milling around!

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If you cannot make it to the VIP day then do try to come Saturday or Sunday. Even if it is wet, it is worth it. Just bring your boots and umbrella. The vendors will still be there selling their hearts out.

…luckett’s spring market is coming!

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It must be Spring! Like many great barn shops in my area, Luckett’s is having their Spring Market May 20, 21, 22nd. For those of you that have never been to Lucketts but have heard me talk about it, this is the time to go. It is 170+ vendors selling over one weekend. You can totally make a weekend of it with your girlfriends and/or drag your husband along. He can sit and listen to the bluegrass music and have himself a funnel cake if he’s not tempted by the amazing vintage wares.

Last year, the gals started offering a VIP day on Friday. It is a $40 ticket that will get you in early. What does this mean? It means you that you get first pick. Why is this amazing, because if you are anything like me you will rush around in search of the coolest and best pieces. It is a really fun time and I always feel like I am on a scavenger hunt.

Here’s a question I received from a reader to start us off.

Could you or would you recommend a hotel in the Leesburg area?

Yes. There is a list of hotels on the Luckett’s site here.

As a local and when I was a vendor I chose to stay at Lansdowne. It’s clean and close and good for a getaway.

I am happy to answer questions about the fair as I am hoping to run into you all! I will definitely be there buzzing around on VIP day.

xo

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