I’m getting this guide in at the last minute! It’s just been that kind of day!
Since it’s late and I’m pooped, here are the details…
Just a reminder that the Lucketts Spring Market isn’t at Lucketts any longer! It’s at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Berryville, VA. That is where we’ll be and that is where you’ll want to be!
More specifically, I’ll be in the “Show Barn”.
Obviously, there isn’t really a dress code, but I’ll tell you that there is a lot of dust that gets kicked up on the grounds, so wear some digs that you don’t mind getting dirty! You will be wearing the Clark Country Fairgrounds home.
You can pay for your purchases with cash, checks, or credit/debit cards.
We will have FOUR checkouts running during the busy times, so we hopefully will get you out and on your way quickly.
WE’RE THERE TO HELP…
We have a big crew this year – My mom, dad, and Jeff, our boys (Marshall & Calvin) and a crew of “new Lucketts helpers”, since some of my regular workers were unavailable. You may have read about some of them recently – Emily, Debbie, Jenn & her husband, Diane, Susan, and maybe a couple more.
We’ll also have two wrapping stations. And, yes, the “rapping station” joke gets pulled out every year. They will rap for you, if you ask, but they are really there to wrap for you.
My dad, the king of shrink wrap, will be there to wrap the heck out of your packages, and Mark, Jenn’s husband will be offering his wrapping/rapping talents as well.
We do have shopping bags and boxes, but it’s a good idea to bring a tote/wagon/cart/etc. for your purchases. I somehow thought I had larger bags than I had, so we will run out of the large bags pretty quickly.
IF SOMETHING IS TOO BIG…
If you want to buy a piece of furniture or a bulky item, just pull off the tag and carry that around with you until you’re ready to check out. If you pull a tag and change your mind about buying the piece, please let us know, so the item doesn’t go unsold.
Once an item is paid for, we’ll put a sold tag on it with your name and number and you can claim it when you’re ready to leave. We will also hold bulky purchases for you, so you can pick them up on your way out.
There are “pink shirt guys” who are there to help carry furniture to your car and load it in. They do work on tips, so reserve some cash for that purpose. Guys from our booth can also help you with carrying things to your car/van/truck. They work on flattery, so just tell them they are awesome.
I have always offered to hold pieces for people who are coming on the first day, especially when Lucketts extended the sale to include the VIP day. I don’t want people to feel stressed about getting the piece they have their heart set on. This year, I have pieces on hold again.
So if a piece has a HOLD tag on it, that means it’s spoken for. It hasn’t been purchased, though, so there’s a possibility the sale won’t go through. If a piece you wish to buy has a hold tag on it, just let one of us know and we’ll write down your name and cell number and contact you if it doesn’t sell.
At noon on Friday, any pieces on hold that aren’t claimed will be available for anyone to purchase, so it might be worth circling back to our booth in the afternoon.
If it has a SOLD tag, it’s bought and paid for.
If you have a piece on hold, you can pull the HOLD tag and price tag and take it to the register.
I shared before that we’re having Roots Flower Farm join us in our space this year! You will pay them directly for their arrangements. I can’t wait to see them tomorrow morning!
Because I am closing the studio and moving within a few weeks, I really need to sell everything. I mean EVERYTHING! Well, pretty much everything. We are selling the counter we’re using, the shoe cart holding the milk paint, all of the tables, all of the baskets and buckets. If you want something that looks like a “display piece”, it’s for sale!
So, Sunday is deal day! If something is too expensive on Friday or Saturday, just come back on Sunday for crazy low prices.
That’s all I can think of now, so here are pictures of the space as it was Thursday evening. We have a few more things left to finish, but it’s about 95% done…
See you at the market!
PS – I’ve been having issues with my back the past couple of days, so if I’m sitting in a chair looking like a diva, I’m really just sitting down because I can’t stand up straight!