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white splint basket

If you've been reading my posts over the past few weeks, you know that I have a new-found love for baskets.  I collected a lot of them to sell at Lucketts and I enjoyed using them as props around the studio.  During one of my shopping trips, though, I bought a basket for myself. It's this beautiful, antique splint basket with chippy white paint... Splint baskets are made out of thin wood  (read more …)

my favorite things lately

I have found that there is an ebb and flow to the things that catch my eye.  Of course, there are constants, ironstone being the most obvious, but there are pieces that I have found a new or renewed interest in... baskets  Baskets is one that has been the most surprising to me.  I haven't paid much attention to baskets and was even slightly annoyed with the stacks of baskets that seem to be  (read more …)

utilitarian beauties

I think that owning stuff you love is underrated. Do you get what I mean by that? I think we often times settle for something we don't really love, just because it's utilitarian.  And, sometimes there is just no getting around that. But, sometimes you can have something that checks the box in both the beauty and function categories. When I spotted this dustpan in an antique store, it was like a  (read more …)

Lucketts leftover sale this week

I have received a bunch of e-mails and comments asking about the fate of the leftovers from Lucketts.  As we did last year, we will list them all in the online shop, so readers who aren't local and have a crack at purchasing some of the pieces I've shared on my blog over the past few weeks. So, what's left?  I took the week off, but I did sneak over to the studio this weekend to get some pictures  (read more …)

ironstone, a tool tote, bottles & tags

After all of the craziness of Lucketts, I decided to take the week off.  I knew I probably would, so I cleared the calendar.  Sometimes I think I'll want a break and then I don't. I feel the momentum and I am raring to go.  This time I thought I would want a break and I was right.  I really needed it.  So, I had a "jammie day" and splurged on a massage and I even did a little antique shopping just  (read more …)

on the truck to Lucketts | the smalls & littles

Thanks for all of the encouragement in your comments on yesterday's post.  As I'm in the heat of last minute details, it was really uplifting. So, yesterday I shared the furniture.  Today, I'm sharing the smalls & littles.  I've shared a few times that these are the pieces that bring life to a space, whether it's your home, a styled photoshoot, or a retail space.  My smalls used to be more of  (read more …)

last minute Lucketts haul

It's getting down to the wire. I had an errand to run yesterday, so I decided to do some last minute shopping while I was out.  The day away from the studio was good for me, anyway.  There is still a lot to do, but sometimes I just invent more things to do when I'm in the studio! It ended up being an amazing shopping trip.  I found a few things that made my heart beat a little faster... I  (read more …)

the antique display case makeover

A large part of finding "good stuff" at antique stores and junk shops, is taking the time to really look through each booth and, in some cases, to dig around.  I know when I hit antique stores that I will usually end up needing a good hand-washing and a change of clothes when I'm done with the place! This cool, really old wood and glass display case was literally buried.  It had another cabinet  (read more …)