Monday, May 20, 2013

Lucketts Part 2 - The People

Last night I shared a little eye candy from the Lucketts Spring Market. Today I have to share the very best part  - the people! It wasn't exactly bright (more like dark and dreary), but my friend Renae and I headed out early on Sunday morning. We're only about an hour away from Lucketts, so we are lucky enough to visit regularly. And yes, the color of the store really is Lucketts Green!
 
 
Our first stop was the Hometalk tent. I've always thought there should be a central meeting spot for bloggers to gather and say hello. Thanks so much to Hometalk for providing that this year! And how fun that the tent was homebase for Donna from Funky Junk Interiors. When we arrived, Donna was working on a sign, surrounded by her power tools - how appropriate!
 
 
Right off the bat, we saw lots of familiar faces. First there was Megan from Our Pinteresting Family - such a sweetheart! And pictured below is Martha from Martha Leone Design, Donna, Karen from The Graphics Fairy, Me, and Allison from The Golden Sycamore. Martha and Allison are two very talented ladies we see regularly at our Tuesday link party and it was so great to meet them in person! 
 
 
After hellos and hugs, it was time to go check out the goods! Susan from Elizabeth & Co. arrived right on cue. The three of us had the best time shopping together! Susan admired the beautiful jewelry.

 
 And I actually went home with one of these pretty necklaces. I can paint furniture, but I can't make jewelry.


But it was a piece of architectural salvage that won Susan's heart. If you know Susan at all, you aren't the least bit surprised by that!
 
 
Along the shopping trail, we had the pleasure of meeting more of our blogging friends. This is Susan from Uniquely Yours or Mine.
 
 
I always love her painted furniture and was totally smitten with this piece! And she is so funny. I could have hung out at her booth all day long!


But luckily we kept going, because Deborah from Confessions of a Craigslist Junkie was in the very next booth!


Then I had the pleasure of meeting Jessica from Dear Emmeline!
 
 
And you know a trip to Lucketts would not be complete without a hug from my sweet friend Cassie from Primitive & Proper! Cassie and I actually met when I bought a piece of furniture from her booth at Lucketts a very long time ago. I've learned much of what I know about furniture painting and blogging from Cassie! But the best part is that she is an awesome friend! ... And Cassie has now teamed up with Sarah from The Thriftress and they are selling not too far from me - yay! ... I think I pretty much "talk" to Cassie every single day. Who goes to Lucketts for a piece of furniture and comes away with a dear friend, mentor and constant source of inspiration? ... I do!


And of course we also stopped by to say hello to Marian AKA Miss Mustard Seed!
 
 
 At the end of the day, it was back to the Hometalk tent for one more round of hugs and goodbyes. Of course Donna was still working the power tools!
 



This was one of Donna's spur of the moment junky masterpieces. I think she was wearing out a bit after a very long day! That's Breida from Breida with a B. and Renae looking on!


And just a little background for you ... Donna and Marian's blogs were two of the very first blogs I ever started following. And a few years ago, they teamed up to host the Copy Me Challenge. The idea was to copy the unique and very different style of each of these bloggers. I was a brand new blogger and thought it would be fun, so on a whim I transformed my mantel in my best upscale vintage style.....
 
 
and then my best funky junk style. It was a last minute thing for me and I remember running around the house like a crazy woman trying to dig up stuff that might work. And much to my surprise, I actually won! Gosh, that was a really long time ago! ... And funny thing, Donna and Marian met each other in person for the very first time at Lucketts this weekend!
 
 
 I just love all the little connections in life!
 
And here's one more connection I have to share, although I'm so sad I missed a picture to go along with it. ... A year or so ago, I got an email from Diane at In My Own Style. She had randomly come across my blog and noticed that I lived in Westminster, Maryland. Diane's husband had grown up in the area and I'm sure you can guess the rest ..... turns out that our husbands actually knew each other and were long-time childhood friends. They graduated together and apparently have lots of crazy stories to tell! Diane and her husband now live in the Philadelphia area and have not been back to Westminster in years. But sure enough, I spotted her at Lucketts yesterday! ... It is a very small world you know!
 
 
On the way to the car, Renae treated herself to an olive bucket. (I bought one last year and just love it!) Then we headed home with tired feet, but a smile on our faces. It was an awesome day with a wealth of friendship and inspiration! ... It really was a sweet day!
 

We even managed to fit in a leisurely walk through The Design House, so I'll have one more round of pictures to share later in the week!
 
 
 

29 comments:

Anna See said...

So awesome to see all the familiar faces! Glad you saw Martha L., there. One of my long-time IRL friends. I didn't get up the gumption to go to Luckett's this year, but am hoping for next year. xo

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

You definitely made the most of it! I missed a bunch of great people.

GirlRural.com said...

I wish I lived closer. I do know most of those fabulous bloggers though. I think my olive bucket is one of my favorite finds. I plan to keep logs in it.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you are making me blush!!! i feel the same about you as you know! :) so glad we have connected and are there to support each other in our endeavors. glad you had a fun time- i know i did! i keep looking at my new cabinet and smiling. :) i poly'ed it today though so no more paint would chip and it would be safe to use.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Sounds like an awesome day! How great that you could connect with so many bloggers.

Twice Nice said...

Ah, thanks for sharing all the faces for the blogs that I too follow often! How fun that must be to find so many in one place!

Red Gate Farm said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day.. shopping and FRIENDS! Thanks for sharing the bits of "history" with us too.

~Chris

PS And my little tid bit is that I live just across the border (Canadian) from Donna/Funky Junk Interiors. Small world!

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

It was great to see you Sharon! Glad you had a fun time.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Wow, what a great tour of bloggers and the fun that comes with the whole thing. Thanks for sharing. I loved seeing what Donna was up to. Looked cool!
Liz

Susan - Uniquely Yours or Mine said...

So glad you guys got some good stuff and great pictures of blogging friends! I loved meeting you guys in person and learning more about your quarterly tag sales... You lucky lady you! Look me up if you're ever near Richmond I'd love to hang!

cindy the cottage chick said...

Wow! Lots of super star bloggers :) I hope to go sometime, and maybe I can get my picture with YOU!

Gail Wilson said...

Oh my! what a fun time! It's always such a good time to hang with other bloggers!!!
Yep, I think we all remember back in the day when Marian and Donna paired up for stuff.... like their 4k followers. :) So surprised they never met till this weekend.
I've met Marian, and hope to meet Donna someday soon! Diane? she is such a sweetie! I can't believe that your husbands know each other! what a hoot! :)

thanks for sharing your pics Sharon!

gail

Kara @ Petals to Picots Crochet said...

Sounds like such a grwat time :)

Anne said...

Wow what an amazing time!Wish I could have gone! This year is our Disney trip no funds left after that!
xx
Anne

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Wow, looks like a great time was had by all!!!

Dear Emmeline said...

So nice to meet you in person finally! I definitely want to come to one of your tag sales some time too!! I agree it was so nice to have a space where bloggers could come together to meet up!

Dear Emmeline said...

I told my husband he made it into one of your pictures and his words exactly "No I didn't!?" Then I showed him his legs peeking into the background of a picture of Donna! lol.

Naomi M said...

That looked like a lot of fun! I wish I could've been there. I'm kinda new to blogging and love this "new world" :) I'm glad I came across your site.

Mariella Kennedy said...


Great time !!
Congratulations on your "getaway"
Cheers

Marie

Megan Vaughn said...

It was so great to see you Sharon. I've seen you a bunch this past month or so. You found some great goodies. I loved looking at your pictures.

belmonili said...

Thanks so much for sharing pics of my booth and jewelry (bel monili)...I am so happy you enjoyed them!

-Lucy

Allison @ The Golden Sycamore said...

It was so nice to meet you Sharon! What a fun weekend! I won't soon forget it! :)

CJ said...

Thank you so much for sharing this, although so far away I almost feel like I was there - sigh! one day maybe!CJ

Anne said...

omigosh I so wish I could have gone!! Looks like you all had such a blast!

Thanks for sharing.

Have a happy day xox

DaiseyJayne.com said...

Wonderful post, I feel as if I was there :)

Curtains in My Tree said...

what a great day

wish I had been there, I am sure its a long drive from Missouri

Miss Charming said...

Meeting all those wonderful ladies in person would be the highlight for me. Too bad Lucketts is so far away from Texas, it looks as though you had a fantastic time!

Martha Leone said...

Hi Sharon,
It was great to meet you this past weekend. I have a wonderful picture of you and me together. I am so far behind as I wanted to share my Lucketts experience earlier this week. I'll post pictures soon. Thanks again for such a warm welcome when I introduced myself to you.

Laurel Stephens said...

What a wonderful post. It is so much fun to put faces to all the bloggers and see you all having such fun meeting with each other.