My journey at Lucketts started in December of 2010. I met Karen that fall and she asked if I would like to sell furniture out of her space. Ummm…YES! It’s only been my most favorite antique store for the last 10+ years. So, I moved some pieces into her space.
In April of 2011, a pavilion opened up and they asked me if I wanted it. A space of my own! Definitely, yes!
In July, just a few months later, I moved into my huge room on the third floor. I finally started to get settled and painted the room.
I then realized the space was too big for me to keep up with. I was working on my book and I had to put the retail side on hold. So, I moved back down into the room with Karen, except then I had a dedicated alcove area that was my little corner. It was perfect. I was just about ready to paint and hang curtains and then I got another call.
Now, I’m moving again. To the lobby! It’s the perfect place to showcase my line of milk paints. Pete, who is currently in the lobby, will move back to the room Karen and I shared, which is a much better space for his fabulous stuff. That’s why I purchased the hardware counter and oak cupboard from Karen. I’m going to have them as fixtures in the space and mostly carry the milk paint and companion products, some furniture and antiques, t-shirts, etc. I’m a little overwhelmed at everything that needs to be done, but I’m really excited about it.
Every move that’s happened had been timed perfectly and this one is no exception. I’m enjoying the process of thinking through the space and how I want it to look to represent my brand. I never fully settled into any of my spaces at Lucketts, but I hope now I can settle into this one and make it look amazing.