The studio has been a flurry of activity so far this week. It’s our last full week before Lucketts and we’re making a push to get everything finished, photographed, priced and packed. There are so many pieces that I haven’t even had the chance to share! A market scale, a barrel scale, an amazing clock (that works) from a telegraph office, textiles, baskets, fans, totes, and lots of ironstone.
I do find myself wrestling with the familiar doubts that always nag me before an event. Am I bringing too much? Not enough? It really feels like overkill one moment and nowhere near adequate the next.
Even though it’s all a little ridiculous, I think it’s a part of that nervous energy that balls up before something exciting. I always felt it before a performance when I was into that sort of thing and it always drove me to do better. I hope that’s the case for Lucketts this year! I know it’s a special event for planners, vendors, and shoppers alike, and I want to do my part to contribute to that.
I’d rather have too much stuff than not enough, so I’m going on a final shopping trip on Thursday and I’ve been hitting craigslist to see if I can snag a few more small dressers.
Today, though, I’m highlighting a few pieces from the “living room” vignette I shared Monday.
A few of you noticed the trunk on casters…
…it’s an amazing piece that I snapped up the moment I saw it. No hesitation. It has a beautiful patina to the old paint and, even though it’s worn, it’s worn in just the right way.
It’s a great size to use as a coffee table or at the end of a bed.
Another sweet piece is this child’s wicker rocker. I loved the color of the paint and the woven detail on the back.
I added a small pillow wrapped in an old pillow case to soften the seat.
And lastly, I found this table at an antique shop in Virginia when I was driving home from North Carolina a couple of weeks ago. I bought it with the intention of selling it at Lucketts, but I really love it and it’s not often that I find side tables that I love. So, it’s a keeper.
The side table already has rings on it, so no one has to stress about using coasters! Just a little perk of buying beat-up old furniture.
Tomorrow, I have a couple of upholstered pieces to finish up and I need to start working on the logistical aspects of the sale (setting up the registers, making signs, drawing up a layout for the big pieces, etc.).
I’m hoping this will be my best Lucketts booth, yet!