I’m still recovering from Lucketts. (Well, I guess I need to give myself a break. It just ended yesterday and I still need to de-Lucketts my house! Events have a way of taking over.) My parents are leaving tomorrow to go back to Florida to tie up loose ends and get ready to move up here, north of the Mason-Dixon line for the first time in their adult lives. We went to see the house their having built today and it’s coming right along.
So, I worked on cleaning out my e-mail inbox, which was way out of control. I shuffled around and picked up some of the mess that was the result of dumping the contents of my van in the living room. Mini made fun of my squeaky, raspy voice pretty regularly. My mom and I finally had our bowl of cream of crab soup. I was in a post-Lucketts fog through most of it. Finally about 2:00, I felt like I was coming back to life. I was able to snap some pictures and did some work on my milk paint line. I think I have solidified the wax that will be carried with my paint. I am so excited about it, because it’s creamy, easy to use and not stinky AT ALL! I’ll be testing out some dark wax to determine the right ratio of tint-to-wax, so it’s easier to use and not as heavy as traditional dark furniture wax (which is really meant for staining wood.) Anyway, I was pretty giddy about it this afternoon. I have some calls tomorrow to discuss additional photos needed for my book and to work on the paint line. Very fun stuff.
With all of this going on, I haven’t been able to sit down and write all about Lucketts and the wonderful people I met. I will do that, but until then, I’ve been posting and sharing some things on my Facebook Page. I didn’t want to not post at all today, so I thought I would show a couple of the things I purchased at the fair. I usually don’t have time to shop until Sunday, so I am always surprised when I find great stuff!
I actually shopped my own booth quite a bit. There were a few pieces I wanted to keep, so I priced them pretty high and my strategy worked. (If ever you see something with a ridiculous price, it means I love it and want to keep it!) So, I was happy when I got to take home this zinc milk bottle carrier.
I made sure to check out the tent of Pete, one of my favorite vendors at the Lucketts Store, and found an awesome pair of French caned chairs. I couldn’t believe they were still there! The caned seats had been punched through, but it’s an easy fix to reupholster them. The frames are sturdy and I love the shape. I also bought a monogrammed hemp grain sack from him.
I bought a bunch of feathers from another Lucketts Store vendor and my booth neighbor, Lisa. I was fawning over them when I first saw them filling a huge silver bowl.
I look forward to being rested, so I can share more. On that note, I’m off to bed…