…in the hopper

I feel the hot sweat running down my back and the sun begging for more. I push my hair back with paint-stained fingers. The end of summer brings exhaustion, anticipation and lots and lots of picking and painting. So much so that I am steamrolling. My little business is feeling like big business at the moment.

I think I can. I think I can.














It is just me and my own two hands, but I like it that way. I am gathering and organizing and will be tagging as soon as my cute tags come in. I have a full garage and need more paint. Moving slower this morning because there is so much to move through.

Kindergarten also happened. Big tears.



…BIG news


Without further ado, I am thrilled to announce that you will be able to shop Blue Egg Brown Nest at the The Old Luckett’s Store starting late September! eeeek! I grew up going to Lucketts, my children’s furniture is all from Lucketts, I shop at Luckett’s all the time and have been a part of the Spring Market and now I am going to sell at the shop. The front porch right by the front door to be exact.


If you recall, my Luckett’s friends offered me a room a few years ago. I was super flattered as I was told that the waiting list is 10 years long. I thought and prayed about it, coming to the conclusion that it was just not the right time for me and my family. I had at least one child in diapers and the other was barely able to climb up the steep steps of the bus by herself. My babies needed me ready and able.

I have had the luxury of working for home, accepting refinishing pieces and selling pieces from my safe spot. I feel like the time is right to step out just a wee bit. I have been super honest about being a little, well, nervous about committing to anything too big. I want to still be able to attend to my family while loving what I work on. My Luckett’s friends are the very sweetest of peaches and told me that I can take the space for a month or for a very, very long time. It was all about what works for me and if I am happy. Wow. What encouraging words.

Everything is in the timing, isn’t it? I’m going to give it a go, pray big and eat/sleep/sell vintage. Promise me you will come visit me and my little space! I need to see friendly faces and nothing makes me more giddy then running into a friend I have never met before, but knows little ole me.

Feeling blessed.

FYI – This is a call to all pickers & home-owners. If you are local and have vintage furniture and/or antiques to sell, email me! cbensten@blueeggbrownnest.com

Okay, DH, here is our next adventure. Buckle up!



…old working table

I visited with sweet Marian from Miss Mustard Seed at Luckett’s the other weekend. She had some amazingly wonderful finds. I walked away, turning back a few times to eye a shabby table. I literally had just bought one at another tent, but it was a bit smaller and did not have drawers. After reading that she had not sold out, I emailed her to ask if she had sold the blue working table. She said she had not and so I pounced.

Of course coordinating shipping got a bit tricky and expensive, but it arrived at the end of the week and fits in well. It is large. It is chippy and it gives the foyer a bit more of a relaxed, farm-like feel. I love it.


Owen does too. Or maybe he thinks I’m just crazy.







I am now selling the black foyer table that I had in this space for many years. It is Graphite with gold gilding wax. Interested? Email me: cbensten@blueeggbrownnest.com

Listing for $225.