Monday, September 3, 2012

Field trip to Lucketts

It was a beautiful Saturday at the Lucketts Design House. My friend, the lovely Kerry, of Design du Monde, and I toured the buildings and grounds, then had a fantastic lunch at the Wine Kitchen in old town Leesburg,Va.  

The Design House was beautifully staged with rooms filled with belgian linen covered antiques, painted and refurbished case goods and lovely lighting.


These draperies were gray silk velvet topped with burlap, an interesting juxtaposition of textures.


There was a lot of equestrian monochromatic art.


This chair was reupholstered and finished with furniture TACKS, not 'nailhead' trim - it looked great.


This queen sized bed was so unique and spectacular. It almost looked as if they built a frame between two sofas.  There were exposed wood and nailheads, burlap, linen and heavily textured upholstery fabrics,


a design similar to the RH deconstructed collection.


It was for sale for $1250.00, and would make the perfect statement piece in just the right bedroom.


This desk was very interesting, and we loved the adjustable swivel bar stools (another thing I grew up with).


Numerous outdoor buildings housed multi- dealers wares.


This years' popular accessory was the metal alphabet letter, in all sizes.


I loved this mirrored headboard on the left, the stadium seats and that fantastic arched antique mirror. ( I believe it was $595.00, and over 6' tall!)



I've seen a lot of busts and heads used by decorators lately, but these were gigantic stone pieces out in their gardens.  They weighed 100's of pounds. 



The general store and the Beekeeper's Cottage were filled with vintage finds, clothing, jewelry, and  familiar memories of my childhood.  Kerry and I laughed at the same things our moms had in our homes growing up.  I may regret passing up a beautiful tall, metal, arched mirror with a circular feature in the design.  I need something unique in my foyer to replace a picture, and a mirror is the ticket, but that $595.00 price tag wasn't.

I did pick up this loot all for under $30.00:


I am regretting not picking this up for $65.00 since my dad wrote on one daily:


What we couldn't do with unlimited funds, right? As I get older, memorable things from my childhood are becoming more important, and I want to incorporate them into my home more.  Too bad I didn't feel that way when my parents estates were settled, I must sadly say.  I didn't want to fight over anything with my siblings, so I let them have most of it.

I hope you get to a fair like this in the upcoming fall days. Have a great week.

Nancy

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24 comments:

  1. Oh, this could have been an expensive day. I like what you brought home. The busts are a bit creepy, to me.

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  2. Hi Nancy, Lucketts looks like just my kind of place. I will definitely plan to see the Design House on my next trip south. Thanks for the preview.
    Phyllis

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  3. Hi Nancy! My parents are still in the NoVa area and get to these fairs all the time! Once the fall hits, I miss being able to join them (since I'm in CT now!) Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you!!)

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  4. I would have loved to hang out with y'all. Gorgeous home, and the curtains with burlap are genius!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Monday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  5. That would be one dangerous place! Great finds love the handles on your little treasure!

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  6. I wanted to go so badly. Next time I'll meet up with you ladies! It would be fun to meet you in person and shop with like-minded frequent redecorators :)

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    1. Julie, that would be so fun!!! We want to do that, too, so keep in touch. Have a great week.
      Nancy

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  7. I'm with you...would love that mirror, but would have walked. It's a great price, but still would have walked! I think I typed on one of those babies! Then the "Electric" typewriter showed up! Still needed cases of white out! Wow what a bed, and the draperies are gorgeous.

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  8. So many great things....Love going to stores like this. It gives you so many ideas!

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  9. Oh my gosh...intoxicated with these finds! I am sure in the market for light fixtures for my master shown in the first photo...beautiful. Have a great holiday today!

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  10. That show home is gorgeous. Thanks for the tour. I bet Loi is going to love it-I kept thinking of him as I looked at the pictures. I would have had to have that mirror! I am obsessed with mirrors and that one is a beauty. It must not have been 'the' perfect piece for you, Nancy. Loved the tour. I've poured over your pictures and the details.

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  11. What a great trip! I love the drapes and also that driftwood stool/table behind the gorgeous desk. I wish to find me one of those stadium seats - so cool, perfect for a possible game room in the basement. I do love the mrrored headboard and giant mirror too!!! That typewriter is a steal, saw one, much newer than that and it was $150!!!! Want one for our study which we're trying to fix up. Glad you had so much fun, I love the cute knick-knacks you snagged, can go anywhere in your home. ;-)

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  12. I am sorry I could not join you two! I see lots of interesting and cool pieces. And I love your little silver ice pail :) Thanks for sharing, Nancy! When I come back from Maine, I'm thinking of hosting a fun blogger party.....maybe early or mid October? Will you and Bethany be around?
    xoxo
    Loi

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  13. What fabulous finds! I love incorporating burlap into design....so especially love those curtains with the burlap toppers!!!

    Happy Labor Day weekend!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  14. I'm green with envy, girls! GREEN!!! I haven't been able to get up there since last year. It's a bit of travel from Texas.
    Thanks for the show!
    xxx, Tina

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  15. Oh how FUN!! Jealous that you two got to do this together ... and the beautiful and inspirational things you found. Ahhhh ... I hope to visit Lucketts one day!! Happy Labor Day! xo

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  16. oh, I have always wanted to go there. lucky things. donna

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  17. What fun! That bed IS fabulous! And, the price is surprisingly reasonable I think for such a statement piece. What a fun place to shop!

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  18. How fun that you can get together with bloggy friends! I wish Texas weren't so far!

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  19. just get me the horsie stuff!!!

    xoxox

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  20. So much gorgeous stuff all in one place! I want to LIVE in there!! xo

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  21. What a great store with great pieces. That bed is amazing; it almost looks unfinished in a way...love the look.

    www.donnaviningblog.com

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  22. Lovely things Nancy! I especially loved those stone heads...amazing...and I thought the burlap on the top of the curtains was an interesting treatment...but my favorite was the mirrored headboard! Fab!

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  23. Wow! Would love to go to this next year...We used to live in Great Falls, VA and never knew about this place...or maybe it has only been there a few years?

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