…luckett’s love.

What’s better than selling for three days at the Luckett’s Spring Market? Shopping!

I took the day off and headed out to Luckett’s with two of my most dear, kindred-spirited friends and we had an amazing time.

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Check out that blue sky! Now that is a good outdoor shopping day. A free tote and water from the shop makes for a good start too. I arrived an hour before the VIP opening and there was still a huge line. Maybe 50 deep at 9am. But, everyone was sweet and kind as they are at these things in the beginning. The claws had not come out yet….j/k…kind of.

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I passed by a super, old church pew that was tiny enough for any space. I looked at it and continued on for 5 minutes. I then realized that I NEEDED it. I went back and it had a big, old sold sign on it. WHAT?! It was on at this point.

I discovered one of the cutest tents of the fair, Old Thyme. Very cottage. Shabby, white and beautiful. This awesome piece below came home with me. I am a sucker for anything with cubbies or little drawers. It was some type of hotel/bell hop thing.

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Check out the line at Miss Mustard Seed’s tent. She killed it. I stopped by Starbucks before entering the town and picked Marian up a few snacks because I knew she’d be inundated. She was!

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Shame on me for not getting more photos of my favorite pieces that did not come home with me. I was too in the zone, Guys!

I did make it into the Design House for a quick peek and bought this. Who needs 10 lbs of string? A mom does!

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The painting came from Sweet Clover. I heart a good landscape.

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It was also a treat to run into several faces that recognized mine and gave me a big hug. I met the sweet couple from the Tattered Dragonfly that I had emailed with. I was thrilled to hear more about her new shop and that I had been a bit of an encouragement.

The boys in the pink shirts helped puzzle my wares into my car and I have another piece being delivered this week. DH does not really know about that Parisian cupboard coming! Ha!

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This is a great, little farmtable that I found. I’m planning on sanding it down and using it as a foyer table where I will put my real, live doves (more on that soon).

All in all a wonderful escape. I was not sad at all for not participating. It was so fun to actually shop and treat myself. Here I am after 8 hours of shopping. A little sweaty, a little sunburnt, but very happy.

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…favorite things friday – luckett’s spring market

I must admit that I am rather sad that I will not be a vendor at the 2014 Luckett’s Spring Market. As most of you know I had a bad accident at the beginning of December that took me out of commission. I told the folks at Luckett’s early in the year that I would not be able to participate.

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In the past I have had such an amazing experience. I love being able to talk to others doing the same thing that I am doing, sell and of course shop! Last year I would have been frantic at this time and of course that means having the entire family participate in the Luckett’s process!

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I really felt torn about going and feeling sad or not going. We ended up having other obligations this very same weekend and I took it as a sign. But, that doesn’t mean that YOU shouldn’t try to go!

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If you decide to make the trek be nice to all the vendors because it is not easy to set up, sell for 2 days and tear down in the rain &  mud. It can be very messy, in fact. You will find so many cool things so it is worth going!

I still feel a part of the action because Luckett’s for the second year running has used images of my blue Union Jacks!

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 Luckett’s Spring Market Info

  • Dates:  May 17th & 18th 2014
  • Times:  10am to 5pm daily
  • Location:  42350 Lucketts Road in Leesburg, VA 20176.
  • Event Type:  Outdoor market selling antiques and vintage items; open rain or shine.  Field parking.
  • Number of vendors:  170+
  • Admission:  $7 per adult per day (children 12 and under are free; NO PETS PLEASE).  No fee to park.

Have fun & I will see you next year! xoxo

…luckett’s spring market

It is with a heavy heart that I share that I will not be doing the Luckett’s Spring Market this year.

I am very sad about it.

The Spring Market has been such a highlight for Blue Egg Brown Nest. It is a time where I feel like I am a part of something bigger than myself. I am surrounded by other antique dealers & painters & women that are doing the same thing that I am. It has been a chance to meet many of my readers and sell my pieces.

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This has been a very difficult year for me. As you know, I had a terrible fall early December breaking a rib, fracturing my scapula, getting staples in my head and a concussion from hell. After all the bruises healed, the intense headache and dizziness from the concussion lasted for three, very long months. It was during this time that I let Luckett’s know that I was not going to be able to prepare for the show. It was the right decision. I could not have done all the work that it takes, but still disappointing for me.

I’m still debating whether or not to go. I LOVE shopping myself, but I also don’t want to feel sad about not being a part of the action. I still have a few months to decide.

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Luckett’s Spring Market

  • Dates:  May 17th & 18th 2014
  • Times:  10am to 5pm daily
  • Location:  42350 Lucketts Road in Leesburg, VA 20176.
  • Event Type:  Outdoor market selling antiques and vintage items; open rain or shine.  Field parking.
  • Number of vendors:  170+
  • Admission:  $7 per adult per day (children 12 and under are free; NO PETS PLEASE).  No fee to park.
  • Recurrence:  Annual event (our 15th year this year)
  • Items:  Furniture, architectural elements, lamps, home decor items, glass & pottery, concrete / iron / lawn & garden, fabrics / textiles / vintage clothing, vintage findings, and paper collectibles