I hope everyone had a great weekend.
I promised that I would report back with lots of pictures from our weekend in Leesburg, so… here I am!
This will be a photo-heavy post, so you can soak in all the Lucketts goodness for yourself!
Nick and I hit the road Friday after work.
We had an uneventful drive and arrived in time to have a nice dinner on an outside patio in downtown Leesburg.
The downtown area was so cute!
We checked into our hotel and went to bed early.
Saturday morning we woke up to rain… I was so bummed and felt awful for all the vendors at the Market.
We were completely unprepared for rain (I know, shoulda checked the weather-duh!) so we stopped my Target to buy an umbrella and close-toed shoes. We were both wearing flip flops and didn’t feel like slip and sliding in the mud all day- best decision we made.
Thankfully, by the time we chowed down on a sausage, egg and cheese bagel sandwich, grabbed a coffee and drove to the Market, the rain had stopped.
We arrived to Lucketts around 11:00 and despite the crappy weather, the place was already hustling and bustling!
We bought our tickets and jumped right in!
There was so much to see! It was overwhelming at first but we quickly got our bearings.
There were over 170 vendors present and each had unique and wonderful items
There was furniture galore! French, farmhouse, vintage, antiques!
I was so excited to run into Susan from Uniquely Yours or Mine.
(here is her booth!)
She is a Richmonder and does great work. I’ve exchanged a few emails with her and was so excited to meet her in person!
My first purchase of the day was a 6 dollar antique oil can… I know- not overly exciting… but it will be perfect for oiling my press in style!
Loved this old scale, but sadly it did not make it home with me :(
We were finishing up the outer loop of vendors when we found Miss Mustard Seed’s booth!
I was definitely star struck but tried to keep my cool (despite Nick trying to make a crazy paparazzi-like scene-hahaha)
I bought a few small things from her booth…
…. took one stalker picture of Marian (MMS) and then decided I was being super creepy …
so I finally worked up the courage ask her to sign my copy of her book.
She was SO NICE and talked to Nick and I for a few minutes. Here I am completely cheesing it up!
(Marian- if you happen to read this, thanks so much for your kindness, it made my day!)
After I came down from my MMS high, we continued to check out the Market.
We snapped silly pictures of ourselves, and just had a good time!
Nick even did a little paroozing of his own.
Such a stud ;)
After we checked out all the vendors had to offer, we took a quick run through the Design House. The Design House is owned by Lucketts and is basically a beautiful old home completely staged (everything is for sale!) with antique, vintage, goodness. It was very crowded so we didn’t get to stay long but here are a few of our favorite rooms.
The last stop on our Lucketts adventure was the Lucketts Antique store. It is open year round and is full of awesome treasures!
Things got a little crowded inside the store so Nick went outside to wait for me. I found him setting here on the steps when I was finished looking around and thought he looked so cute! In this moment, I was so thankful for and blessed by my wonderful, sweet, and supportive husband. He was truly the best sport ever! He didn’t even get a hotdog or a funnel cake, or these incredible looking home-made chips we kept seeing everyone carrying around because I spent all our cash on old oil cans and burlap ribbon!
We kissed Lucketts goodbye and decided to grab lunch on our way of town.
We stumbled upon a little placed called the Blue Mountain Cafe. We had no idea what to expect from the outside, but were super excited to find delicious
authentic Jamaican cuisine on the inside. It was so good and the staff was lovely!
It was a wonderful trip all around. I was excited, giddy, and completely inspired.
I day-dreamed the whole way home about participating in the market next year… we shall see!