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I know it is total torture to those who aren’t local when I show pictures of the Lucketts Design House.  I hate to tell you that it’s even more beautiful in person!  I know…rub it in.  Well, if you weren’t aware, Lucketts has opened an online shop where they sell some of the beautiful pieces that are featured in the Design House.

Here are a few of my favorite things…

Mercury Glass Pedestal Bowl

Mercury Glass Bowl


Mercury Glass Hanging Lamp Rosette


I just love mercury glass and that first pedestal is gorgeous!  It’s a nice way to add some sparkle to the holidays.  Shop Lucketts has also started carrying hats!  I actually sat in the “hat tent” when I was doing my book signing and it was so fun watching everyone try on the hats.  This one was my favorite…

Full Moon Casquette


 …and I thought this one was cute as well.  A little quirky, but classic at the same time.  (Is anyone else a little freaked out at how real that mannequin looks?  It took me about 30 seconds of staring at the picture to realize it wasn’t a person.)

Neige Beret


Anyway, there’s lots of great stuff over there – decorations for your home, unique gifts and also some MMS Milk Paint products!

If you are local, the Design House is open Friday through Sunday, Nov. 23, 24 & 25, (located at 42350 Lucketts Road, Leesburg VA) and will be open again Dec. 7, 8 & 9.  I also just restocked my space with my book, German glass glitter and brought in some beautiful preserved boxwood wreaths and pheasant feathers.  Saturday is Small Business Saturday, so it’s a good time to support local businesses you love.

If you’re in the Raleigh area, I’ll be visiting a couple of local shops this Saturday…

Robin’s Nest & Co.

Milk Paint Demo: 10:00-11:00 am

Book Signing: 11:00am – noon

1233 Buck Jones Road

Raleigh, NC

SuzAnna’s Antiques

Milk Paint Demo: 2:00-3:30 pm ($25)

Call for Details: 919-844-2652

Book Signing: 3:30-5:00 pm

9300 Durant Road

Raleigh, NC

In a couple of weeks, I’m headed to Monument, Colorado for a packed two days…

December 7-8, 2012

Shades of Amber

125 Second Street

Monument, CO

Friday, December 7th

9:00-11:00 Milk Paint Workshop* $25

12:00-2:00 DIY Design Seminar* $25

2:30-4:30 DIY Design Seminar* $25

5:00-7:00 Book Signing – Free!

Saturday, December 8th

9:00-12:00 Combo Milk Paint Workshop and DIY Design Seminar* $50

*Workshop/Seminar seating is limited, reserve YOUR spot today! 719.265.9921


…and I just bought tickets last night to come out to Petaluma, CA December 11, to be hosted by Gracefully Worn at Summer Cottage Antiques!  I’m going to teach a couple of workshops and do a book signing.  So exciting!  We’re still ironing out the details, but you can call 707-776-2873 to let them know if you’re interested in attending.

Lastly, I have some photo shoots for next fall coming up and I need some white and/or bluish heirloom pumpkins.  If you’re local (or coming to a book signing or workshop in Raleigh), I would appreciate it if you could pass yours along to me once you’re finished with them.  Just send me an e-mail if you have any to share.  Thanks!


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  1. MMS – Hope you’re coming to KS next year! Bella Rose in Overland Park carries your line of paints, would love to join you in a workshop.


  2. I was on Luckett’s online yesterday. There are about 22 items that I absolutely NEED! LOL! I bought a cool roll of craft paper to paper my walls! Now just 21 more on my list!



  3. AnnMc says:

    I am so thankful I can order online now from Lucketts Store. I bought the hat that was your favorite…and get nice compliments on it. I used to do the Lucketts Fair years ago when I lived in Sterling, VA. Small world…am in SC now and love it!

  4. I cannot imagine how wonderful the Design House is in person! I am looking forward to seeing you at SuzAnna’s in Raleigh…just signed up for your workshop and bringing my books for you to sign!!…
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!

  5. I love mercury glass. . . wish I could make it to one of your events! SuzAnna’s is owned by my sister-in-law, but I am far away in Utah. Thanks for all your great tips and ideas.

  6. Helen says:

    I know it is very tempting for those of us who do not live anywhere near Luckett’s it looks absolutely gorgeous. My birthday is coming up November 30th and if my husband asked me where do I want to go and we could do anything I would say I wanted to go to Luckett’s in Pennysylvania. I’m sure my friends would say your nuts but this is the kind of things I would love to do on my B-day antiquing etc. Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving Day.

    • Lucketts is in Va. Marian drives abou an hour to get there :)

    • Karen says:

      I know exactly what you mean! For my birthday this year, my husband and I went into Ohio (Amish Country). While there, I asked how close we were to the Lucketts Store – it was 7 hours so we didn’t get to go, but I so wanted to! :-)

  7. Denise T says:

    Love mercury glass too . Too bad , I had knee surgery this am . Could not do too much for a few days . Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  8. Michelle says:

    I thought I recognized those mercury glass pendants…I have 3 of them! I bought them a year ago when I was considering opening a gluten-free bakery. Those plans have since been scrapped (or long-postponed), so I am left with these beautiful pendants. I can’t believe I actually bought something in good style! A first, for sure. =) Maybe I should consider selling them?

  9. JolieAnne says:

    I am so excited-I just got your book
    today! I am going to make a cup of tea and
    read it tonight!

  10. Love all the mercury glass!

  11. Priscilla says:

    I would love it if you came to the Jersey Shore for a workshop! Maybe, hopefully one day, and I’ll be the first to sign up. I will definitely have to make time to go to Lucketts when I visit my family in VA. I’m dying to paint some furniture of mine soon. Have a Happy Blessed Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas! Love your work!!! ~Priscilla

  12. Oh…I still have some pretty Cinderella pumpkins! If I do make it to a signing, I’ll share…I just wanted to keep seeds to try and grow my own next year! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  13. Hi-I’m hoping to attend one of your dates in Monument. CO next month. I didn’t see where the DIY design seminar is described and if the 2 sessions on Friday for DIY are the same. would you direct me to where I can read about it please? Looking forward to meeting you!

  14. See you at Shades of Amber! Ann

  15. That Mercury glass is fabulous! Have so much fun in Raleigh and have a happy Thanksgiving.

  16. You are a busy lady!
    Yes, I would love to visit the store and see your “corner”, too!!!
    Beautiful mercury glass, I love the pendants!

  17. Maryann McCarthy says:

    Marian…..You can only imagine my excitement when I read today’s blog and saw that you are coming to Petaluma! OMG! I ran downstairs and woke my daughters (17 &19) at 6:30 on a non-school day because I simply could not contain myself. I have found motivation, inspiration, instruction and annonomous friends that give me something to enjoy & look forward to everyday. This is the first comment I’ve ever written on any blog and wanted to say thank-you, thank you and I am counting the days to your visit. Maryann

    • Tina Buenzow says:

      I agree with Maryann( that was my MIL name:) about the inspiration and motivation, instruction and all the wonderful faraway friends that one makes reading blogs and visiting all the different artists!!!!Love you all!!!! Marian i hope some day you’ll make down south to TEXAS!!!

  18. i love that you share photos from Lucketts! i am loving all the mercury glass that i am seeing out there.

  19. I love the photos! I used some mercury glass in my x-mas decor. Check out my blog :)

  20. Re: Luckett’s. I’m sorry to be a little OT, and I realize this isn’t your area or responsibility, but I thought I’d ask. I’m unable to call out during the day, so I’ve emailed Luckett’s twice to try to get dimensions on an item they sell. They’ve just not responded. Do you happen to know if they simply don’t bother responding to email, if they’re particularly busy right now, or only transact over the phone? I actually know some people why offer email, but will say, “Oh, I don’t bother with that” which is why I’m asking. I appreciate your input.
    P.S. I joined Decor Steals and have already purchased due to you, you bad woman! :)

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