We are going to Lucketts!!! {2013 Lucketts Design House}

Yes, that’s right !!! . . . .


~ ~ We (Kim and I) are going to Lucketts….can’t wait!!!

Looking forward to the many wonderful things they offer . . .

~ ~ and this year, my friend Kristen will be there selling her beautiful things.

I have never done this before, but I am going to re-post the beautiful rooms . .

~ ~ of the 2013 Lucketts Design House . . . I cannot wait to see the Design House this year!

For those who have not seen last year’s Design House . . you are in for a treat!!

And for those of you who know me well…

~ ~ you can probably guess that one of the highlights of the Market is…

~ ~ ~ ~ THE DESIGN HOUSE!!! . . . It is gorgeous!

A great group of talented people have decorated the Design House impeccably.

So armed with my “point and shoot camera” . . I proceeded to tour this fabulous house.

When I approached the front porch, you see this:


It says Welcome!

Can you see that gorgeous door against the wall???

And on the other side of the front porch..you see this:


This area just makes you want to sit and have a glass of Sweet Tea!


I love the colors of this living room.


Each room was unique…

Great numbered and lettered chests.


The Design House, as you can imagine was a bit crowded, so I took pictures quickly.


The dining room was located just off the foyer…beautiful!

~ ~ and if you noticed, the same carpet that was on the porch is in the dining room.



As for many of the pieces in the house, this pretty chest was sold.


I thought that this bed in the alcove was so creatively done. . .

~ ~ with the branches and bird cages hanging above.




So many great accessories displayed beautifully for sale in the house..



This chest is so wonderful . .

~ ~ and I know that many of you talented people out there could easily duplicate it!!


There were so many nooks and crannies filled with unique accessories.


One of the beautifully appointed bedrooms…

~ ~ such creative furniture placement in this room.



Great “clock art”…


A view down the hallway of the upper floor…a pretty sitting area at the end of the hall.


A sitting room decorated in a garden theme.





Another stunning bedroom…


The furniture finishes were so fantastic…and I love how the light reflected on the ceiling.





There were four bedrooms in this house…


Even though I love the styling of this bed, in my mind . . .

~ ~ I was straightening the bedding and pillows!



Another cute area at the end of the hallway.


This chest was situated in the foyer toward the kitchen…

~ ~ I love that clock as it has “Charleston” on the face!


This room was located next to the kitchen…


The room appeared to be designed as a staging area/work room.



This cow head was huge!…

~ ~ it was located in the kitchen in which was used as a check out area.


As we exited the Design House. .

~ ~ you go through an enclosed back porch area that was such a delight to see.


This was the other end of the porch…the weathered checkerboard floors were beautiful…

…..and it was hard not taking that dairy price sign home with me!


As you can see the table was sold..as so many of the items in the Design House.

The old restaurant sign was a real beauty!…


Well, it was time to leave this house….

~ ~ and too bad the clock was wrong, for if it was truly 10 after 10ish….

~ ~ ~ ~ I would have gone out the door and back through the front to tour the house again.

Unfortunately, it was time to leave and begin our long drive home…

I am so glad that I was able to attend the Lucketts Spring Market…

~ ~ even though for just a few short hours…

~ ~ ~ ~ for it was totally worth it!!..

And hope to attend next year!

AND I AM !!!! 🙂

Hope you enjoyed the Design House as much as I did!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Bar Stool Fabric Makeover and Two Hometalk Bloggers Meetups!

A few weeks ago…I was trying to decide which fabric to use to recover my bar stools…

…..many of you responded.

You can see the fabric choices in the original post here.

The results of your input pretty much leaned toward the fabric that I loved too…and here it is:



The fabric is a faux crewel design by Braemore..


The colors are pefect for great room area..the color of the apples are very close to my sunroom furniture…

…..which goes well with the fabric.



The enamel pitcher is from Ikea.


Apples from Harris Teeter…:)

So thank you all for your input on the fabric choice for the barstool!!

I am making plans to attend two fantastic HOMETALK MEETUPS!!

One is this coming weekend, Saturday May 11th in Greensboro, NC for the NC BLOGGERS HOMETALK MEETUP

…..a great day planned with lots of great places to visit and of course places to eat..

Thanks to Amy and Suzy for coordinating this event….and can’t wait for the “Downton Hat Contest”


And then….on Sunday, May 19th, I will be attending the HOMETALK MEETUP AT LUCKETTS!!

Lucketts is in Leesburg, Virginia and holds its famous Lucketts Spring Market

Lucketts is a fantastic collection of great antique and specialty shops…

…..a place you must visit if you are ever in the Leesburg, Virginia area!

At the Lucketts Spring Market you will see fabulous vendors like Marian, of Miss Mustard Seed.


Hometalk is also giving away an expense paid trip to Lucketts to a very lucky winner!! How great is that??!!

For entry and details please go to this link: http://blog.hometalk.com/win-free-trip-lucketts-market/

All participating Hometalk bloggers attending Lucketts will receive this:


What a great tote bag!..and I love the mention of “junk” on the bag….

…..as Donna from the great “Funky Junk” will be there as this event’s coordinator…

……….and along with Donna you will be able to meet the fantastic Miriam of Hometalk!

I am so very excited to be able to attend this event!