Buh Bye Online Store…..

I have always been optimistic that I can continually take on projects …. a farm…a business..(My Wits End)…..another business(Lucketts) an event( Spring Market) another business( the Design House) I could have a family……(three boys) ….I could make distant customers happy with an online store (ShopLucketts)… We could start classes and teach people how to paint their own furniture…(Amy Howard Paint classes) we could have a monthly Flea market…

I could re do a 1799 manor house and turn it into a vacation rental and wedding venue…(the Retreat)……

and I did…

Until one day I woke up and realized while I truly love what I do…. I work 7 days a week, and am moderately stressed out all of the time. So this is the year I am going to be a little more focused on doing what I love most….finding killer stuff for Lucketts…and making Lucketts Store the best possible place to shop, and ramp up our love for refinishing furniture.

In order to do this, I need to cut some things off of my list. So I’ve decided, that while I really did want to make our long distance customers happy, it really is not in my best interest to continue on with the online store. I learned that selling online truly is a completely different business model from having a physical store. I am a very tangible person….I need to see, feel touch everything I am doing……so sitting in front of a computer screen is not really aligned with my strengths.

I would like to thank Emily for being a genius with amazing magical powers ….my son Wyatt for setting the whole thing up…learning the process, being a great photographer, and getting the whole thing going in the first place, and Molly for doing a fantastic job over the last six months with only half hearted support from me.

It has been a great learning experience, and I’m happy to have given it a whirl, but I’m also happy to say Buh Bye online store…

Thanks everybody for supporting it, and I hope, if your a long distance shopper, you’ll find your way to Lucketts someday!

Your’s in having a happy life,
Suzanne

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New goodies in our online store!

lucketts new 2 18 2015We have some new goodies in online!  We’ve found some great new products for the online store and couldn’t wait to share them with you!

What I love about this woven metal basket is just how versatile & attractive it is!  It’s perfect for storage and we love the way it looks with some firewood for the winter.  The woven distressed metal is so unique looking!

DA3159_1You know we LOVE unique lighting.  Check out this pendant light’s combination of rustic industrial with glamor chic!

DA2838_1This arrow chalkboard is adorable and perfect for messages.  How cute would this look at a wedding?

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 This distressed coat rack was a hit at The Design House.  We just love the numbers on the hooks and it’s distressed finish.

DA2641_1We always sell out of our Turkish olive buckets, so when we saw these smaller versions with a great handle, we had to bring them back to the online store.  This set of two metal baskets are great and you’ll find a million uses for them!

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This flower vase with lid sold out at The Design House.  We love the carrier as well as the removable lid with a built in flower frog for easy flower arranging.  This vase is a beautiful alternative to display flowers.

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We are in love with the graphics on this new canvas laundry bag!  Dirty laundry never looked so pretty!

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This chalkboard on a stand is perfect sitting on a buffet, listing out a menu.  Use this in a kitchen for notes and as a to-do list.  We love how it rotates, and it looks like it belongs in a fancy patisserie!

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Check out all of our new finds in our online store!

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What’s new this week in the store & online!

Lots of new goodies in the shop this weekend and online!

For more information and prices, as well as pictures of other items new in the shop this week, please visit our Fresh Off the Wagon page.

We also have our sale going on through Sunday online.  Take 25% off our ONLINE holiday collection with the code MERRY2013 at checkout!

 We have another bread cabinet in the shop on the main floor!
 Sandy brought in a bunch of new handmade pillows.
Lisa and Jennifer brought in more of their Squirrel Hill candles, which smell so lovely!
This great corner cabinet is now available on the second floor.
Robert brought in more stained glass and this lovely architectural piece that he added a mirror to.
Anne has a cool new industrial work counter available in the lobby!
Don’t forget that we have 25% off all of our ONLINE holiday collection items through Sunday, November 24th.
Have a great weekend everyone!

The Online Holiday Collection is here!

We’ve been searching high and low to find items we love.  We have many of these in our Holiday Design House, but they will sell out, so we’ve held a few aside for our online customers!

We just love our signature wreath that we used in our advertising for the Holiday Open House this year.  It’s knit on styrofoam base with a pretty burlap ribbon accent.

 These distressed banners are perfect to fill a wall, add as a table runner, or add some holiday cheer!

 

I love the pop of red on this stylized deer wreath hanger.

 

Our Merry Christmas banner is perfect to perk up a holiday table or as a wall hanging.

 

Our signature wreath really goes well with any decor and color scheme.   It’s really sophisticated.

 

Love these owl place mats!  Perfect for a holiday table!
 

 

Our dove wreath hanger has a rustic finish, but adds a tasteful touch to your front door.

 

Our antique finish garland is lightweight and the retro colors and finish really bring a nostalgic look to your tree.

 

We just love this sweet little green pedestal.  Perfect on a table or in your holiday vignettes.

 

This glitter flower shaped tree topper packs so much punch.

 

This beaded snowflake tree topper is a show topper!
We had to select & order these items in the spring, so we cannot get them back in once they’re gone!

New in the shop and online this week

We just got in a huge shipment this week for our online store, Shop Lucketts.

We are so excited to have NINE new products this week!

We have some great serving and entertaining pieces, a new larger mantle clock, a cozy throw, and  a really cool mirror sunburst mirror.

We also have some really cool finds Fresh Off the Wagon too at The Old Lucketts Store.

New finds available in our online store…

1.  Gold sunburst mirror  $24
2. Turquoise pedestal  $35
3.  Blue striped flax ribbon  $24
4.  Grey mantle clock  $165
5.  Rattan tray with cover  $85
6.  Stoneware batter bowl set of 4  $19
7.  Two tier tray  $65
8.  Red striped throw  $98
9.  Set of 2 branch hooks  $24

And some new finds in our store this week

Frenchy sofa  $695 sale    Reindeer  $1200   (dealer:  MOMO)

Painted mahogony desk   $229   (dealer:  HAR)

One of a kind windmill blade table  $285  (dealer:  DAL)

Industrial table with butcher block top  $850   (dealer:  PJM)

For more finds in the shop this week, please check our Fresh Off the Wagon Page, which is updated weekly with new photos from the shop.

Lucketts Look for Less

Just cruising around Pinterest today, and checking out all the great lighting and accessories….  We stumbled on a few photos, and thought, “wait, we HAVE that!”

We found some lighting and really pretty photos from decorators and realized some of our items were inspired by these same looks.  We also saw some lighting from higher end decorating stores, and guess what?  We have something similar for less!

Here are a few goodies we found out there {and we have too!}…

This has to be one of my favorite entries.  I love the black and white coastal look.  This image is from Muskoka Living Interiors and features some great anchor hooks.

We got some great anchor hooks in online this month and they’re $19 each!  (AVAILABLE HERE)

Back to school time!  Love this oversize map wall paper and the sunburst mirrors in this image I found on Shelterness.

Yup, we have three mirrors online right now in our online store, Shop Lucketts, for sale that range from $24 to $198!  (AVAILABLE HERE)

This cutie came in online Thursday and is $24! (AVAILABLE HERE)

These really beautiful cage lights were clustered together and made in to a light fixture (which sells for $489 here).   So creative with an industrial twist!

We have three styles of very similar pendant lights that sell for $39 each.  Couldn’t you just as easily cluster them yourself to make a similar fixture?  (AVAILABLE HERE)

This was a favorite whoa moment today.   Restoration Hardware has a really cool looking metal orb light fixture.  Their 18″ x 19″ x 21″ version is $595  (The larger one in the second picture is $995).

Here is our 20″ round metal orb chandelier.  This pic was taken from a past Design House, but we put a few available for sale online.   Oh, and ours is $189.  (AVAILABLE HERE)

New in the shop and online this week…

We have lots of goodies this week both in the shop and online.

Our dealers have packed their spaces with new finds, including some great sideboards, concrete items, handmade decor…and we had a delivery of topiaries this week too!

Don’t forget to look for our visiting vendor in the lobby and check out what she’s brought. So many great things to check out…

Here are some pics from around the shop and online this week.

Mary Lou brought in this cute handmade garden bench on sale for $198.

Heather has a bunch of European grain sacks for $20 each.

Pat brought in a pair of concrete whippets from a local estate.  They are $295 each.

Suzanne and Amy have an antique sideboard for $595 in the main room

Here are some other treasures around the shop:

Painted end tables $129 ea.  Handmade lampshades $39 ea. (HAR)
Hand painted sideboard $1295 (OWL)
Concrete ducks $35 sale ea. (JEC)
Wicker elephant table $369 (SJH)
Vintage prom and summer dresses.  $79 and $119 (RAM)
Antique architectural prints $12 ea. (RMB)

Here are some goodies brought in by our visiting vendor, Amy, who is sharing Anne’s space for August.  If you’re interested in renting a space at the shop for a month, please contact Anne through the store’s email (luckettstore@gmail.com) and let her know you’re interested.

For even more photos of items that are new this week in the shop, check out our Fresh Off the Wagon page!

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Here are a few recent additions or items that came in recently for our online store.

Our five bottle vase set ($24) comes in a cute chicken wire carrier and is perfect for brightening up a windowsill.

Our new striped throws ($98) remind us of European grain sacks —- swoon!

This new anchor hook ($19ea.) adds so much nautical character to your space.

We love this cheeky sign!  Our bed and breakfast sign ($45) is back in stock and ready to make your guests feel (sort of) welcome.

A great garden hook set ($39) is perfect for an entry way, mud room, or your favorite gardening spot.

Sometimes it takes months to get customer favorites back in.  These were no exception.  Happily we have your favorite urns ($29ea.) and moss spheres (2 for $19) back in stock online!

What’s new this week in store & online!

The summer is a time to wind down a little bit — the Design House is closed until August, we are concentrating on refilling our spaces and getting reengergized. 

This week, we have a few favorites back in our online store and the shop is full of some great pieces this week.

Here are our new finds for the week…

Our favorite metal sign is back in our online store in a big way!  This reproduction of a gas station sign is one of our favorite words!   Check it out {here}

Our wood beaded chandelier is $249 and a customer favorite.  It’s been tough getting them back in, but they are here now online!

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Now for what just came in to the shop!

We also are welcoming a new dealer in one of our pavilions, Dale.  Dale is passionate about welding together found objects and making them in to something new.  He sees beauty in everything, from an old rusty fence piece to a car part.  Here is one of his sculptures!

For more information about the finds pictured here or more pics of new items this week, please check out our Fresh Off the Wagon page, which is updated with pictures and prices weekly.

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New online and in the shop this week

We have several new treasures and a few old favorites in our online shop that just arrived this week!

We also have some new treasures at the shop, including a neat Gothic architectural piece, a reclaimed wood farm table, and a HUGE two piece pine hutch!

Take a peek at what’s new around here…

Bistro Shield
Vintage Planter Basket

Tool Hook Rack

Urban Chandelier

Vintage Style Mantel Clock

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Here are a few of the new neat treasures we have at The Old Lucketts Store in Leesburg, VA!

Large Gothic architectural piece  $395   (dealer:  JDH)

Queen bed made from old doors in Mississippi   $895   (dealer:  MOMO)

Huge two piece pine hutch  $2650   (dealer:  PJM)

Stop by the shop this week or online and see what we have!

A few online favorites are back in stock!

One of the challenges of having an online store is balancing order quantities with demand.  We love everything in our online store, but sometimes we’re surprised how quickly some items sell out.  Then we’re surprised again how difficult it can be to get them back in stock from distributors.

We’re happy to report that a few favorites we’ve been waiting for the online store came in to the warehouse yesterday!

The first time we had our happy place sign online, it sold out within a few hours.  It’s finally back!

We’ve waited months for our aqua pocket watch clocks to come back in.  They’re finally here!

Another favorite is our wood beaded chandelier which has been on back order for two months.  We just got a few in stock yesterday!
Our big red barn compass is made from metal and 41″ across.

Aside from these back in stock items, we have a ton of items online, so be sure to visit our online store, Shop Lucketts.