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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.

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

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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.

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…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