Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and you've tossed out those leftovers by now. Ok, I know I'm a little late with this post but better late than never, my mom always said!  I wanted to show you my Thanksgiving tablescape which miraculously came together easily this year. Thank goodness, because I switched my family room to my dining room and vice versa to allow more space for our guests at the table...and that was a lot of work! My husband and son barely batted an eye when I made the suggestion -  I guess they're finally getting used to my hair-brained schemes, ha ha! So when it came to setting the table, I pulled out my tub of Thanksgiving decorations which included the wheat sheaves, the dried corn, and a faux leaf garland.  I grabbed the two heirloom pumpkins off the front porch (thank goodness they weren't rotting yet!) and set the table with my grandma's antique silver and simple white plates and tablecloth from Target. The tapestry over the buffet was an amazing recent thrift store find and the darker chairs are part of a set that I will be bringing into the shop soon. The finish on them is in really rough shape, so I am painting and recovering the seats first..."before and afters" coming soon!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A cute little visitor!

One of our favorite and most loyal customers, Nancie, brought in her adorable new puppy!  Anne just happened to have a cute baby buggy in her space and well... I just couldn't resist.  Isn't she just the cutest thing you've ever seen?!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ready for the Holiday Open House

I really should be sleeping, but I wanted to throw a couple pics from the shop up on the blog.  The Lucketts Store Holiday Open House is tomorrow! We've been working long, long hours and it's been a crazy week...a hurricane, a near-death experience (or two!) some laughs, some tears... but it came together just like it always does with the greatest team in the history of retail :) I love my coworkers so much and I am so blessed to have this amazing experience known as Lucketts!

Hope to see you all there!

Love, Lisa

Sunday, April 1, 2012

La Gioconda Wallpaper by Thibault

I'm looking for a new wallpaper for my tiny powder room. I have white beadboard on the bottom and I think this lovely tan and white pattern would work nicely with it.  The floors are light oak and the sink is a simple white pedestal.   This pattern is by Thibault and is called "La Gioconda".  I'll post pictures of the before and after :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Road Trip Treasures

I was going through my picture archive tonight, and realized that I didn’t post the pictures from that road trip back in 2009!  Can I procrastinate or what?  I think someone should give me a master’s degree in Procrastination….or a doctorate. 
These wicker trunks were awesome…I could never get enough of them.  The little desk had fantastic patina,  and what is it about globes that make me happy? Must be my (not so) inner nerd. 028
 An old photo in the gentle grip of an artist’s hand model. 019 A beautiful little glass-door cupboard and leather-bound books. 032 A detail of the hand-painted desk drawer.
037 I can never have too many suitcases, either. 039  I scoop up these little crocks, too, whenever I can find them.  They’re so perfect for organizing desk supplies or kitchen utensils.  They look great grouped on a shelf, too. 040
  I love the graphics on vintage cigar boxes!  They don’t sell very quickly, but I usually pick them up anyway :)045  That’s an old test tube holder…would be cute with little flower buds.
031  An old compass, inlaid cross and the globe again<3
Not a bad haul, huh?  I think it was worth it, even though we were almost killed 857 gajillion times….

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Two Days 'til the Groundhog Sale!

Oh, Boy! Just two days 'til The Lucketts Store Groundhog Sale!  I bought some great new lamps today, a clock that needs new clock hands, a small marble side table or pedestal, and some other odds and ends.  I started trying to hunt down the clock hands, but no luck.  I might have to order them online, but then they won't get here in time for Groundhog.  Hmmmphhh....  I also got a first coat of glossy white paint on a retro-modern headboard and sanded a drawer front for the sink vanity that's already in the shop.  I'll have to get in reaalllly early tomorrow to give that a coat of black paint. I'm just a little stressed