…road to lucketts: how to shop vintage

I realize that shopping at a flea market or antique shop can be overwelming. Yes, items may look cool & interesting on a chippy table with Blue Grass playing in the background, but how do I translate that look to my family room?

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I get it. Again, it takes a sense of adventure to try putting something old, worn & with tons of character into your space that may have brand, spanking-new casegoods. But, that is the fun part. Don’t go overboard by buying 10 rusted rakes and try to hang them in your kitchen. Rather, start small – a vintage clock for your mantel, an old chair for your computer desk, planters are always a good idea for your deck or interior, even on your kitchen table. Think about old suitcases stacked in a corner, burlap pillows for your mudroom, old books for your coffee table. These are examples of how you can place accents of interest into you home.

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If you want to get the best pickings, you will want to be there Saturday morning EARLY. Last year there was a line a mile long and once they opened the metal gates people literally ran in! haha! The pace stayed rather busy the entire day. If you want a crowd that is a little less intense come Sunday. It’s a bit more of a relaxed experience.

Here’s a few of the items that I bought last year:

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Architectural elements always a good idea. These make great bookends for my bedroom. Be aware that they are not cheap even though they look like they may be. These were about $60 each.

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Old maps for wall decor. You can always use more wall decor so keep an eye out for anything cool.

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Old rocking horse for interest. Look for pieces for your console tables, foyer tables, coffee tables – all the surfaces in your home.

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An upholstered computer chair. I sold out of all my chairs last year. Who doesn’t need an extra few? If you find a cool one or several for a kitchen – get them! They will be very inexpensive compared to stores….and much cooler!

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And an urn that I share with Ollie. Urns are great for indoors or out. You can change out the filler based on holidays or seasons of the year. Always a good idea.

Luckett Spring Market May 18,19 10-5

See you there!

 

 

Comments

  1. maryann says:

    OMG , I love the picture of your kitty cat in the urn !! They sure love posing and having their picture taken don’t they ! Love your blog and your videos , you are such a creative , talented lady !

  2. Oh how I would love to join you at Lucketts. Too far from Canada…

  3. I adore Luckett’s and would be there if not for the wedding reception I am holding at our home next weekend!!! LOVE all the great buys and wonderful tips you shared. Have fun!!!

  4. I love your site! I was wondering if the baskets in the top picture are for sale. They look so useful! Keep up the good work inspiring all of us!

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