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Lucketts Recap 2012


I’m not sure what it was about Lucketts this year, but I am more tired than I have ever been after a fair. My voice has been raspy and squeaky for three days, my foot that I broke when I was a kid is aching, my hips are sore, my nose is sunburned and I am totally exhausted. Now that I got the grumbling out of the way, I can also say this was my favorite fair ever.  I’m proud of the stuff I brought, I was overwhelmed by people I met, I love that my family was there with me (and Mini)…


  …and I am so thankful that I was left with very empty tents at the end of day two.  I sold all but one of my painted pieces of furniture.  This was my favorite fair, but it was also my busiest.  Five of us were working in the tent on Saturday and we needed all five people to manage all of the shoppers.  I would be chatting with someone or hugging someone or taking a picture with someone and I’d turn around and things were gone.  It was total craziness.  In a good way.

The group picture above was snapped seconds before the gates opened on Saturday and then I ran around and took a few quick shots of my booth.  I’m so bummed i didn’t get more, but I had to put the camera away as the crowds started to descend.



(Please let me know if you’re the one who bought the caned French chair pictured above.  That was one my favorites.)



We sold lots of t-shirts, but I do still have some available to sell online.



I’m hoping some of my blog readers and friends can share some pictures with me, since I was a bit of a failure in the photography department this year.  I was too busy and then too tired.  I think next year I’m going to ask someone to come out to be my photographer/social media guru for the event.

Anyway, there is so much more to tell, but I need some sleep and some rest and I’ll share more through the week.  I did purchase a couple of things and some very sweet readers gave me some gifts I can show off later.  Nighty-night.

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  1. Hi Marian…I am glad the fair was so successful. All of your things looked so appealing…so no wonder you did great! I did a an outdoor fair once – but only to showcase my wall and furniture finishes – and I was exhausted after two days in the beating sun. Lucky my husband bought me a tent before I decided to do this. It’s exhausting talking to people, number one… and because you are outside, I think it’s tougher on your body to start with. The heat is a killer.

    Let me know more about when your Milk Paint will be available. I am dying to try it!!


  2. Denise says:

    Hi Marian, I did not see the items you took a picture before it began. I got there later. I am so happy that it went very well . It was nice meeting you too. Looking forward to your milk paints.

  3. How is it that you can be so sweet when feeling so poorly? And girl, must your reader remind you that you just had major surgery not more than 2 months ago? What you have accomplished in that time has been super human sans surgery. Your booth looked wonderful. And how fun to get to meet so many of your fans. I wish I had been able to make the trip. Maybe I should start planning now, for next year. Now go put your feet up and celebrate you blessed success! 😀

  4. How great for you to be living your dream! That is always worth some sore feet and a sunburned nose. Congratulations on a successful fair—your booth looked beautiful!

  5. Amanda says:

    Hi Marian, I was there selling and was not able to not stop by your tent until Sunday afternoon & I missed you. However, I did have a lovely conversation with your mom. Congratulation on all your success! Hope to see you next year.

  6. It was so great to be there Saturday. Loved all the milk paint pieces. So excited to see your pics because right next to your rack of t shirts is the bottle dryer I bought from your stand! I feel like I have a famous piece!!

    So glad you had a great show. I loved it.

  7. Tired? You must be exhausted! Hope you’re taking your vitamins because you’re moving at top speed! Your booth looked beautiful! Wish I could have seen it in person. And how lucky you are to have such a supportive family! All the best,

  8. Anne Boykin says:

    MMS, Get your rest and congrats on such a wonderful job! Hugs, Anne Boykin

  9. I want a shirt! So glad the weekend went well!!

  10. Barbara Renfrow says:

    The photos were great Marian. I am glad you had a good show. Rest up, Barbara Renfrow

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