LUCKETTS creates ‘Vintage Hip’ Pop Up Marketplace at Capitol Home Show

Lucketts Store, Beekeepers Cottage, Foundry by Freeman, and Rust and Feathers are excited to be joining together to create an incredible Vintage Hip Pop Up Marketplace at the Capitol Home show Sept 22-24.

We are honored to be asked by the Capitol Home Show to create a cool Marketplace offering their customers a new opportunity for decorating ideas, painting demos, unique home furnishings and unique décor all which can be purchased at the show. 

Lucketts very own resident Amy Howard chalk paint expert, Amy G and her trusted sidekick Jenn G, will be there to demonstrate furniture painting techniques, and answer questions on rehabbing furniture.

We’ll be bringing it…Lucketts Style, filling 5,000 square feet with cool architectural, great vintage hip furnishings, hardware, lighting, upholstery…whatever it takes to make your home unique and amazing.

If You Love Decorating with Architectural Salvage the Spring Market Will Have it!

Some of us are old enough to remember a time when a house having “new” everything and anything was cause to flag down neighbors for show and tell. Grandma’s wavy windows, askew doors and dimple-y mantle were out-out-out, and if replaced they would end up forgotten in the town dump.

If you HAD to recycle materials like barn wood and architectural pieces from dismantled homes and industrial buildings, it was because you were thrifty and practical. There was a time you could conceivably build an entire “new-to-you” house from discarded materials. Remember, this was the time when formica, Naugahyde and linoleum were King.

Thankfully, as with all things “fashion”, old is new again and we’ve woken up to the fact that old doors, window frames, mantels, pillars or corbels are the one-of-a-kind touches that can infuse a home with character and a sense of history.

Corbels used as shelf brackets, a fireplace mantle added to a simple wall, old beams on a kitchen ceiling, window frames propped on a shelf, or simply replacing or propping up old doors on walls that need a bit of visual interest, all soften a home’s edges and up your cozy factor by 1000%.

So… Once you’ve decided to shop vintage salvage, your best tool is your phone (and a tape measure). Bring pictures of the rooms you are interested in enhancing and have measurements of the space you are working with handy. Nothing breaks a heart faster than realizing that what looked PERFECT in the shop, is either much too large or too small for the space available. Trust me, crying about it won’t help it fit any better. I have this on good authority.

Don’t be afraid of a little patina, worn and weathered can be a wonderful contrast; the texture that the many layers of paint can provide is something that is almost impossible to recreate without investing some serious time with how-to tutorials. However, do be mindful to hang anything that’s extra chippy away from any surfaces that come in contact with food. Paint chips are no one’s preferred dietary supplement.

To recap: Pull that car over when you see a chippy window, mantle, column or door. There may be no such thing as too much character in a home. Shop with pictures of the rooms and walls you want to enhance and keep those measurements handy. Curate a home with confidence and you’ll create history of your own.

Cool Things Overload!

We’re not the only cool thing in town!

One of the things that blew my mind when I was restoring the manor house, was the incredible views when I crested the mountain in Bluemont. Each time, I felt like I was going on vacation, and that was every day, so I was a lucky girl. I am happy to be able to share this beautiful view with everyone coming out to Spring Market from the east. Along with the incredible view, there are a few things along the way I think you would love to know.

First of all, before you actually crest the mountain and get a glimpse of the big view, you will pass Blueridge Mountain Road. This road rides the crest of the mountain and has many beautiful homes down long driveways behind mysterious gates….that makes me really really wanna get in and see whats in there! Many of the homes are historic and have views that will blow your mind, and generally cannot be seen unless you’re lucky enough to get an invite to a fancy party.

But….. fortunately on Saturday, May 20th , yep, the same day as our market, and on the way to our market,  there will be a homes tour to benefit Boulder Crest Retreat, which is also on the mountain. Boulder Crest  Retreat is a nonprofit rural retreat and support services for Americas seriously wounded warriors and their families to reconnect and recover. It is an honor for Lucketts Spring Market to be a sponsor for this charitable event.

The Blue Ridge Mountain Home Tour encompasses a remarkable collection of sophisticated homes, never before open to the public. This is an amazing opportunity to see these properties, for a very worthy cause and its on your way to Spring Market!  How can this weekend get any better???

All New Design House!!!! And by all new, I mean ALL NEW!

It’s always exciting to see how the Design House is going to evolve, what new inventory will be here, and how exactly are we going to pull it off….. but this time …ohhhhh this time…. Oh My lordy lord lord…

We can’t even believe it….the boys can’t believe it, Henry can’t believe it….. it is by far the biggest transformation yet….after about a hundred makeovers, this is by far the most different the house has ever looked!

And…it’s SPECTACULAR and quite possibly my favorite design house ever….

Spring Market VIP Early Buying Ticket

Ok everybody, here’s the scoop on our Spring Market VIP Early Buying Ticket.

This year, VIP early buyers will be able to shop from 8:30 am until 12 noon on Friday, May 19th before we open the market to general admission tickets at 12 noon. The VIP Early Buying Tickets will be good for all three days, and will include the always popular super cute Lucketts tote bag. VIP tickets are $40, available online only at luckettstore.com (go to the spring market button located on our website) and will be mailed out the first week in May.

Why the change?  It is always a delicate balance between making sure everyone is happy while also building a big event. We need happy vendors who do well at our market. Our Vendors are the core of what makes for a wonderful experience for our customers. Then we need to be sure our customers love the vendors we curated for them, and have a super fun day to boot. In previous years, once the early birds were done with their shopping, the vendors were left the remainder of the day without new customers being allowed to come in and shop. We had many vendors approach us and ask us to consider structuring early buying the way many other shows do…. for just a few hours in the morning. That leaves plenty of time for first dibs on the great stuff, and happy vendors who get to sell all day.  YAY! So that’s what is happening.

SOME OTHER EXCITING NEWS!  Amy and Diana spent this past Sunday at the Fairgrounds mapping out spaces….let’s just say, they were so happy and excited when they got back, they could hardly contain themselves. It’s only February, and already the grounds are already full of exciting, cool vendors. IT IS GOING TO BE AWESOME! 

Go to luckettstore.com to purchase your VIP Early Buying Ticket today!