What I Brought Home from Lucketts

Probably like most, I’ve heard quite a bit about The Old Lucketts Store from Marian of Miss Mustard Seed. When she started blogging about getting ready for her annual trip to Lucketts  Spring Market a few weeks ago, I thought it would be great if I could actually go.  As a mom to a toddler, you can’t just make those decisions on the fly. Especially when Lucketts is four hours from your front door.

Then Funky Junk Donna announced she was coming too.  Okay now this was serious! I love me some Miss Mustard Seed (as do we all), but add Donna from Funky Junk Interiors, too?  I will likely never get the chance to meet her again being that she lives on the west coast of Canada!

I threw out the idea to my husband about going. He coaches youth football and had a game on Saturday, but he offered to keep the baby so I could go! Yay! I love you so much, Mwah!!

Then I called my mom  and she was in. My parents and I did shows for about fifteen years, so I knew she would be glad to come along! We decided we would make a weekend out of it and stay the night.  My ten year old ended up coming along too. (I seriously was calculating how much less room I would have to bring awesome stuff back with him in the back seat ha ha! Bad mom!) But of course I would never pass up the chance to bring him with us! (Plus my mom thinks he’s hers!)

Then I found out Hometalk was doing a meet up and I would get to meet Miriam from Hometalk with whom I’ve gotten to video chat with. Awesome. Then Karen, The Graphics Fairy, too? I was beyond excited.

We shopped our hearts out Saturday until I couldn’t fit anything else into my SUV.  I got to meet Marian and purchased her book, which she graciously signed for me. Yay! She was very sweet but also very busy, so I didn’t want to take up too much of her time. I did get to see the infamous grain sack chair being sold!  Her booth was really busy!

The next morning, I was so excited! But as I approached the Hometalk booth, I started to get so nervous! Me? Me who chats up the lady ringing up my groceries, and the guy standing in line behind me, and the lady with the cute baby in the frozen foods aisle!

I saw Miriam first, who actually had a clue who I was which was very cool. She was fantastic. Then Karen came over and I introduced myself. She is really pretty in her blog picture, but she is even prettier in person!  She was so nice as she listened to me ramble on about the deals I got.

Then  I stood by waiting for Donna to finish with her drill lesson, so I could say hello. I couldn’t believe how nervous I was. I was starstruck! I felt like I knew her.  I know how she gets those perfect edges in her flower beds! So what did I have to be nervous about?

Finally when I got the chance to introduce myself, she was so nice! I think I rambled off my blog name and asked her how she learned to make signs, but I felt awkward.

I know its because I know all about her from following her blog, but she knows nothing about me! Except she did pin my harlequin box. “Hi, my name is Christy. You pinned my harlequin box?” I don’t think so. I didn’t even take one single picture. At all. Of anything. Of anyone.

So Donna if you read this, I really think you are fantastic and you were so fun and it showed how very excited you were to be there.  I’m the girl who painted the black and white harlequin box 🙂

Okay so onto what I do have pictures of to show you…what I bought!

The cool thing about the Lucketts Market is that while there were a ton of beautiful things for sale that were all redone fabulously, there were also vendors there that were selling antiques, flea market style! (Perfect for this little DIYer!)

Here’s what I found:

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I didn’t purchase the paint there. I found it at another shop down the road, but I included it as part of what I brought home from my trip.

Would you believe that I paid more for those two Annie Sloan products than everything else combined??

It’s true! I told you I found some great deals!  You aren’t going to believe this (well you  might), but on our way to the market, we stopped at a neighborhood yard sale!  We had passed a ton of signs and finally caved. That’s where I picked up this little ivory table…for $3!! It has handles on the top which is kind of charming. More so in person, I think. But it was only $3!

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On to Lucketts…This headboard and footboard were marked $65. Everyone there was willing to negotiate a little so I thought that if I could get it for $50  or less, I would take it. I got it for $15!! I love the pineapple detail and that it’s on casters!

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This little half chair (that’s what I call it) caught my eye, but it didn’t have a price so I walked by it several times. When I finally decided to stop and ask, she said $10! I’ll take it!

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I had been on the hunt for  a stool with a back for my toddler. He had fallen off of our saddle style stools a few times already.  When I  came across this stool I thought it would work perfectly, but it was marked $50. Ooh too much. It was even the perfect height, but I didn’t really want to spend more than about $30. When I asked what the best price he could give me was, he said $15! Woot woot! I’ll have that, too!

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I’m not so sure what the appeal of this little step stool was. It had flowers sitting on one of the steps that made it look so charming and I passed it by a few times. It was marked $18, which was too high for me.  I ended up getting it for $12.  Not too bad… I think there’s room to shove it in.

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And how could I forget this super fun tote designed by Donna. It was free!

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The total for these pieces was a whopping $55!!

The total for these:

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$70!! That’s crazy! It really eats into your bottom line.

I bought this only because I have really wanted to paint something (or everything) this color. I love it.  But after this splurge, I’m sticking to my homemade chalk paint which you can find the recipe for here.

Now I need to figure out what I  want to do with it all. When I decide, you’ll be the first to know!

So that’s my trip and that’s what I found! If you are new here, I promise I’m never this wordy! I usually have a ton of pictures instead 🙂

What about you? Have you ever found yourself starstruck??

Update:

The Headboard became a bench:

How to Build a Headboard BenchHow to Build a Headboard Bench

The “Half Chair” got a new attitude with a little paint:

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The “Bar Stool Chair” got a similar makeover. The Little ladder was kept as is, and I have yet to do anything with the $2 Yard Sale Table.

I completed several projects with my Duck Egg Blue AS paint including this fun chicken wire message board/photo holder:

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XO,

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Comments

  1. What a great post Christy! I did not know you were going. I would have so loved to meet you!! Even though we both live right here!! 😉 It’s so funny, I didn’t get any pictures with anyone either! I was in a few but haven’t seen them….but I didn’t take any myself! Bad blogger. 😉 lol I was just too starstruck, I think too.
    Are you going to Haven in August?

  2. Hahaha oh you are so adorable!!! So glad you came out, Christy! I only wish I had more time for imperative idle chit chat… next time for certain!

    Your finds are astonishingly affordable, wow! That wide chair is the cutest thing EVER. So glad you got to take some special treasures home. Can’t wait to see what you do with them! 🙂

  3. Hahaha I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one who felt that same way about meeting Donna! You got really good deals, I love that bed! So sorry I missed you, Christy , maybe next year!

    • I don’t know why I was so nervous, she was so welcoming!! I think the bed may end up as a bench. I love it, too! I couldn’t believe when she said $15! I’m sorry I missed you, too! I’m sure we’ll meet some day:)

  4. Girl…I think you got the all time deal at Luckett’s! That pineapple bed for $15.00 is amazing. Great buy! I loved your post and all your photos. I can feel the excitement in your writing. I am so glad you got to go. I am looking forward to going back in late Fall for the Christmas open house. xo

    • I really was excited to be there! It was nice that we were able to take our time too. I was surprised to find such great deals!! Open house in the fall, huh? Might have to squeeze that in:)

  5. I love your Luckeet’s finds. I visited Luckett’s too and loved it there. I especially love the half chair, so cute.

  6. Christy,
    My goodness…you sure did load up with some awesome deals…luv that bed! Thank you for sharing at my party, but please don’t forget to list my party (with a link back to my blog) on your post.

    Blessings,
    Linda

  7. Christy,
    Sorry…I just now saw my party button. Maybe it’s time for this old gal to hit the sack (bed).

    Blessings,
    Linda

  8. seriously would be star struck, 3 of my top favorites…get Bliss in on the act for humor and I would be in blogging heaven…your blogs will come via email to me..yippee love that never miss anything.Love the bedframes a great bench potential.

  9. Wow! What fantastic goodies you came home with! I know what you mean about being star struck. I called it Blogstar struck in my post! I was nervos. It was like “I’m not at the same level as these fabulous women! I’ll look like a moron!” Stuff like that. My wonderful husband told me I was being silly and he was right. Still, I was thrilled when Karen shouted “Leena!” when I came up to the tent. Wow! She remembered me? What a darling person she is! I really enjoyed meeting everybody and would have loved to chatted more. Maybe next time we can all get together before the event for a meet and greet! Looking forward to seeing what you do with all of your new treasures! Hugs, Leena

    • You’re funny, Leena! I actually think I was standing not too far from you when you came up to Karen because I remember you being pleasantly surprised she remembered you! She was so nice! what I think made me so nervous is I know so much about them and they know very little if anything at all about me, so it’s tough to strike up a conversation. Like you said, without feeling stupid ha ha! They were all so great in person though!! A meet and greet lunch would be great. I would have loved to meet some other bloggers, but I didn’t want to hang around the booth all day…too much great stuff to see!:)

  10. Sounds like a fun time checking out Lucketts and all the bloggers. I think you scored big with your finds. Looks like you’ll have fun using that new paint!
    Liz

  11. Yard sales!! Ha, I hadn’t even thought of that. Of course, we didn’t get there until Sunday. Next year a better plan for sure…and hubby’s truck for the road trip. 😉
    Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d}.
    Nancy

  12. I am totally in awe of your trip. I have been following Donna at Funky Junk for quite a while. I cannot believe the bargains you got – I would have thought the prices would be steep. Loved the post. Thanks for taking us with you.

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Donna! I was really surprised, there was a lot of wheeling and dealing going on. I’ve never been to any kind of show like that before! Donna was so nice. She was seriously like, “what do you want to see? Anything I’ve done that you want to learn about. Anything at all?” This was to another blogger, but she was so enthusiastic and it made it worth the trip to meet her 🙂

  13. I love all your finds and wow what a deal on that beautiful headboard! What a fun trip..I’m totally jealous 🙂 And I can totally relate to meeting blogging celebs in real life a little awkward yet exciting!

    Lina

    • Yes Lina, very exciting indeed! With a toddler, there are so many events I can’t participate in, so this was a real treat for me…I’m glad I could share it with you! 🙂

  14. great finds! I can’t wait to see how they look when you are done with them! I would be thrilled if you shared this over at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!

  15. Christy, I just discovered your blog this morning and I love it! You are so talented. I love your make overs and your finds. You have such a great sense of humor and a great way with words. When I read your posts I feel like your and old friend I have known for years. I feel so blessed to have discovered your blog. Thanks for sharing all your talents.

    Much love
    Denise

    • Wow Denise, what a wonderful comment! You just totally made my day!! I feel like I need to print this out and frame it like an award lol! I love to write and share and I’m thrilled that you enjoyed your visit, I hope you come back and visit often 🙂 XO

  16. Oh, I LOVE going to Lucketts! Did you know that you can buy things from their store online now? I just discovered your blog this morning and I’m so happy I did 🙂 My boyfriend and I just bought a house in Reston and have been doing so many different things to it (whenever we aren’t at work, lol), and you’re landscape issue was very inspiring.

    • Lucketts was so fun! Sadly I haven’t made it back the last two years, but maybe next year! I didn’t know you could shop their store online, that is very cool. So glad you found me…I hope you’ll come back and visit often! 🙂

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