After yet again stuffing my spring loaded luggage together, Karen and I head out Lucketts way. We went early afternoon because we heard they had done most of the setup for us. Really?! I couldn’t wait to see!
The countryside when crossing into Virginia was AMAZING. Lovely postcard styled farms against low, rolling hills, dotted with historic homes is how I’d spell Virginia. If I had asked Karen to stop at every farm I wanted to shoot, we’d never have made it to Lucketts.
And then we were there. Seriously, I felt positively giddy seeing the sign above the front steps. I’ve been looking at these pictures forever of this exact image and to finally see it for real? Why I didn’t get someone to take a picture of me sitting on their steps I’ll never understand!
Setup was well underway. Rows and rows and ROWS of vendors were everywhere you looked. Exciting! This event is HUGE.
And then I saw our booth. It was totally decked out funky junk style with supplies displayed in the coolest junk containers, stacks of reclaimed wood, tools galore, everything we would need.
We both shook our heads in amazement at how perfect it was. NO detail was left untouched. EVERYTHING and more for the demos was totally stocked and ready in the coolest junk containers ever. Heather did an AMAZING job!
ACK! It’s real!
The Hometalk burlap totes that were to be handed out were totally cute!
Then we head for The Lucketts Store. I was so anxious to see it!
They were well prepared for the event by the looks of it! 🙂
Funny and genius all at once.
Loved the markings on this trunk styled dresser.
Seriously… you know I died over that bed…
I’ll take two of the one on the right! Coolest wooden lights ever.
The store was AMAZING. Loved the cashier area.
Miriam and Allison
One more exiting thing was about to transpire. Miriam/Hometalk and Allison Hop aka The Golden Sycamore pulled up later in the day and lemme tell ya, I literally blinked to make sure I was seeing them for real! Here they are talking to Luckett’s Heather.
Would you check out Luckett’s ‘parking lot?!’
Allison was even cuter than I imaged. She was the PERFECT winner of the Hometalk / Lucketts trip and it was so cool to take in her excitement.
We three walked the Lucketts grounds. And then Miriam gasped… she spotted a sweet bench with a picket backdrop surrounded with flowers. I immediately knew she needed to sit in that bench and be caught in her moment. So glad we did! I think she needs a bench and picket fence just like this in her own yard one day, don’t you?
Walking the grounds and seeing the good junk was overwhelming in the best of ways. I just wanted to jump up and down and act like a kid! Oh wait… I DID.
Cool vintage numbered bottles… love this idea!
GAK!! This booth hit a home run for me. I raced around and kissed everything in sight, promising to bring one of everything home with me. Although only one thing made it home, it’s huge and beautiful and can’t wait to show you soon!
Metal covered numbers and letters. Getting weaker by the minute…
Glass door knobs, grainsacks, olive buckets and everything in between. Die.
LOOOOOVE these old neutral toned kitchen cannisers! Why haven’t I noticed those spoons until only now? ARG!
If I lived closer, I would have emptied out this booth.
Rusty, metal numbers and letters. Overwhelmed yet? I sure was!!
Lovely white / shabby booth.
Cool, vintage pedal cars. This was a toy booth.
See those stacked empty crates? They’re waiting for the crowds to fill up during…
Next up… Part 7 – HT Lucketts Meetup day!
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