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Lucketts 2015 | more finds

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I shared a few of my Lucketts finds yesterday and thought I would share the other two today. So, it's Sunday afternoon at the market and things are a little slow.  I had spent most of the day rearranging furniture as things sold and as sprinkles came and went.  The rest of the time, I was hanging out in a folding chair or behind the counter.  I finally wanted to take a stroll around with some  (read more …)

Lucketts Finds 2015

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Between the heat and humidity, bruises and goose-eggs from moving furniture, early mornings, and take-out and fair food, my body was crying out for rest, healthy food and a bit of pampering.  I'm finally starting to feel a bit more like myself this afternoon.  I slept in, spent the morning unapologetically binge-watching Masterpiece Classics, ate mixed veggies and baked chicken for dinner and even  (read more …)

a sea of furniture & 500+ pieces of ironstone

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Some of you have noticed and commented that I have been sharing a lot of furniture pieces that I'm going to be taking to Lucketts and you're right.  Last year, I brought about 12 large painted pieces to sell (dressers, cabinets, tables, etc.).  This year, we're at about 25 and that's not even including all of the chairs and benches, which are pretty large in number, too. The studio has been  (read more …)

bHome, a desk & the most awesome typewriter ever

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Before I get to the desk and the typewriter, I wanted to share a home & garden community app that my blog is a part of.  It's called bHome and is a great way to connect with some amazing bloggers.  It not only grabs our blog feeds, but it also shares our most recent social media posts, so you can get the full picture of everything we share.  It's really pretty cool how it gathers posts and  (read more …)

primitive hutch makeover

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Last week was a busy one and we got a ton of things accomplished.  I'm a bit whipped from it and I need to pace myself better, but it feels good to be really productive. Here's one of the pieces I picked up and painted this week... I spotted it on Craig's List and immediately texted my dad to see if he could get it for me. I have been looking for a great hutch or cabinet that could be a  (read more …)

furniture finds

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I've been on the hunt for furniture to start working on for the Lucketts Spring Market in May.  Every year, I put pressure on myself to best what I did the year before.  Well, last year was pretty awesome, so I don't know if I'm going to beat it, but I at least want to match it. I've been shopping at some used furniture stores and on Craig's List and have found some really great things so  (read more …)

some things just don’t need a makeover…

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As I shared a few days ago, I have been on a roll with finding French chairs.  Just last week, I found a pair of French wing backs, a pair of Bergeres, a pair of balloon backs and two single French-style chairs, including this pretty one... When I first saw it on Craig's list, in a poorly lit, slightly blurry picture, I assumed it would need to be reupholstered.  When it saw it in person, I  (read more …)