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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fried Green Tomatoes

We'll be featuring some family recipes on our blog in memory of our friend and fellow dealer, Ted Busch, who recently passed away.  Ted was quite the chef, although he'd say that "I just like to cook."  Ted had been working on a cookbook at the time of his death, and we'd like to honor his memory by sharing some of his recipes here.  We've also tossed around the idea of sharing them in the shop as well.

Here was Ted's version of this summertime favorite.  It makes a great side dish or serve as an appetizer.

To start, pick and wash 4-5 green tomatoes.  Slice them up.  I find about a quarter inch slices cook well.

For the Batter:
1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 egg
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 table spoon Worcester sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 can of your favorite beer

Mix all of these together and let rest for about an hour

I found a great easy dip to serve with my fried green tomatoes. 
I use a store bought horseradish dip mixed with finely chopped red pepper, about 2 tablespoons and 1/2 teaspoon course ground black pepper.  Mix well and then refrigerate for a few hours.

*  A note about frying green tomatoes.  Have you ever had the problem of all the crust falling off your tomatoes while still in the pan? I found the solution, dredge your tomato slices with rice flour before you dip them in the batter. The rice flour acts as a bonding agent between the raw tomato and the batter.

In a large frying pan get about 1 inch of oil heated up to medium high.
First dredge your slices in the rice flour then dip in your batter then into the hot oil, about 3 minutes per side. Check for done with a fork.
Let cool down on a paper towel and serve warm with the dip.

Friday, May 27, 2011

In Memory of Ted Busch

Ted took this picture of an angel while in Italy in 2009.

The Lucketts Store lost a great friend and one of our fellow vendors, Ted Busch, Thursday night.  He was taken from us suddenly, but his memory will live on.

Ted worked at the shop and had a space for many years.  He is best known as the "Silver Guy" who dazzled everyone with his collections and displays of wonderful pieces of silver.  We recently featured some pictures from his personal collection on our blog here.  I remember his eyes lighting up when we talked about working on that post.  He was so eager to impart his knowledge and share pictures of some of his favorite pieces. 

Aside from silver, Ted also specialized in iron pieces, concrete garden ornaments, and had a great eye for unique furniture pieces.  He loved collecting and displaying old photographs. Ted was always excited to share his knowledge of antiques, quickly stepping in to answer customer questions ---- What would you call this?  How old is it? How do I care for it? ---- when I'd give him the "um, Ted, help me out here" look.  Ted grew up in his family's bakery and was quite the chef and baker.  He was always willing to bring a wonderful treat to share on Sundays when we worked together.  I will always remember his generosity, knowledge, and great stories.

Ted we lost a great friend and you will be dearly missed.

Karen, who also has a space at the shop, posted some words about Ted on her blog, The Graphics Fairy.  To read her post, please click here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

More Pics from the 2011 Market...

The second installment of Spring Market pictures shared by our friends...enjoy!

My Mother's Pearls shared this picture.  I smile every time I see it.

Creature Gorgeous blogged about scoring this 10' long farm table with a 1940s base and 12" wide vintage planks (probably flooring) for $495 

Tina F. wished she had bought this for her kitchen.

Rachel from Southern Exposure found this cool metal box.

Vintage furniture goes modern. Photo courtesy of the Creature Gorgeous blog
Check out these cool old bottles.  Photo courtesy of photographer Tina Flohr. 

We'll keep the pictures coming.  I've been having so much fun looking at everyone else's photos that I haven't even downloaded the pics from my camera yet!

Monday, May 23, 2011

To Market, To Market

We are all pretty exhausted from the Market this past weekend.  We'd like to sincerely thank each every person who came out on Saturday and Sunday.  Here are some pics that our friends have shared with us.  More to come!

Carol M. took this pic 15 minutes before the gate opened.  And she thought she was early!

A pic from Jen B. who also enjoyed the gears at Alice & Jay's booth.
Just love this graphic old metal cowgirl sign.  Photo courtesy of Prom Mafia.

Jen B. sippin' on some fresh squeezed lemonade.

THE Hillary Tattersall with THE Miss Mustard Seed.

Carol M. and friends spent the day at the Lucketts Spring Market.
Carol M. scored with this vintage cigar box of goodies with photos, postcards, old spectacles, & handwritten journal.

Hillary from Chick's Picks by Hillary, snapped this pic of Ellen B. with Barry Scales whose zinc tables were just featured in Country Living.

Here is one of Barry's zinc covered tables ---- gorgeous!
Carol M. found a unique centerpiece.

Jen B. from PromMafia.com bought this awesome piece.

Aimee H. shared this picture of a beautiful carved mermaid.

Cathleen M. had her eyes on these vintage signs.

This picture is from Lear family, trying to get all of their goodies home.  I love the sun shining down, cue the ahhhh and celestial music --- hooray, everything fit!  (well, kinda)

Market Pictures are Coming...

Thanks to all who came out to support the Lucketts Spring Market!
We are recovering from the wonderful weekend.
I'll post new pictures shortly.  We have some great pics from some of our Facebook friends shared with us that we'll be posting as well.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Old Lucketts Store on the cover of The Indie!

As we're putting the finishing touches on the Spring Market, we had a pleasant surprise today.  We were visited by staff of our county-wide newspaper, who let us know that our Spring Market made the front cover the The Indie, which is a special weekend insert!!!  Special thanks to John L. Geddie for the write up.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Please join us for the Market this weekend, May 21st and 22nd from 10-5 daily.

Spring Market - Your Questions Answered

The Lucketts Spring Market is fast approaching (umm, like this Saturday and Sunday!). 

I wanted to take a few minutes to summarize a few of the questions we've been asked over email and on Facebook.

What forms of payment are accepted at the Spring Market?  Cash only?  Check?  Charge?
Bring cash.  Some Market vendors may take checks or credit cards, but that is the exception.  Also, here's a good tip ---- hit the ATM before you leave home.  There is an ATM in the gas station across the street from the shop, but with the volume of traffic we are expecting, it may run out of cash, so bring cash with you.  The Lucketts Store itself accepts all forms of payment.

Is there an entrance fee?  What about kids?
Yes, $7 per person, per day.  Children under 12 are free.

What about pets?
If your dog is well behaved around lots of people, yes you may bring him or her.  All we ask is that you please pick up after your pet so other shoppers can enjoy the Market too.

Are you open on Friday for a preview?  Do you open early on Saturday?
No, sorry for both.  The Market is Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd 10am - 5pm each day.  The vendors are setting up early on Saturday, and gates will open to the public at 10am.  I'm not even allowed to sneak in early to do some shopping, and I work here : )

I'm coming in from out of town.  Where should I stay?  Where can I get something good to eat?  What else is in the area?
We put a separate post together (click here) with information if you're visiting us from out of town.  We will have food vendors at the market itself, so you don't need to leave the property to grab a bite to eat.

Who will be there?
We profiled a few of our favorites on our blog last week.  Here are some blog posts (with pictures) on some of our favorites.

Where is the Market located?
Set your GPS to 42350 Lucketts Road in Leesburg, Virginia and follow the signs!

Get pumped!  It looks like we're going to have wonderful weather this weekend!
Happy Treasure Hunting!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Chad McDaniel in Southern Living Magazine

Congratulations to Lucketts Store vendor Chad McDaniel.  We just found out that his handpainted furniture can be seen in an upcoming issue of Southern Living Magazine.  You can discover Chad's custom painted furniture on the second floor of The Old Lucketts Store in Leesburg, Virginia.  Chad will also be selling at the Lucketts Spring Market May 21st and 22nd.

Chad's work has also been seen in Frederick Magazine, Country Living, and Veranda magazine.  He has been showing his designs at Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta, Georgia for more than 14 years. 

Congratulations Chad, we are very happy for you!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blooming in Lucketts

The shop is in bloom.  We were supposed to get rain today, but it actually held off until late in the day after we closed.

Everyone has been working extra hard to get their spaces ready for the fair next weekend (May 21st & 22nd).  We had loads of mulch delivered last week.  Heather has added a few more tents outside of her pavilion.  Henry and Matt were busy cutting the grass today.  Many of the dealers inside the main shop and pavilions are making extra trips this week to drop off more goodies.  I think what stands out the most for me are the beautiful hanging baskets and garden statues outside. 

Here are some pics from the shop this past weekend.

As you wander outside around the pavilions, you start to get lost in the oversized ferns.

There are pops of color like these gerbera daisies on a red wagon.

There are several types of petunias to choose from including this cheerful shade.

I love this deep purple basket hanging from our pergola.

The shop is blooming inside too.

Friday, May 13, 2011

2011 Lucketts Spring Market Vendor - Mustard Seed Interiors

Since we have a record 170 vendors this year, we wanted to take some time to introduce you to some of the exciting vendors we will be featuring at the May Spring Market.   
Mustard Seed Interiors is a small business that was born out of a love for antiques, decorating on a budget, and giving old pieces of furniture new life. For over ten years Marian Parsons, the owner, has transformed second hand finds, hunted for unique antiques, and designed functional and beautiful spaces in her home and the homes of friends and family. In 2008, this passion for DIY and home d├ęcor became Mustard Seed Interiors and eventually the blog, Miss Mustard Seed in August of 2009. 
Marian is also a freelance writer for HGTV.com and a contributor to Cottages and Bungalows magazine. Most recently, her work has been featured in Romantic Homes magazine (January 2011), Flea Market Style (Spring 2011), Cottages and Bungalows (April 2011, May 2011) and online at houzz.com, apartmenttherapy.com, designspongeonline.com, about.com and many DIY/home decorating blogs.
When Marian isn't showing at the Lucketts Spring Market or working on her blog, she is busy finding antiques and refurbishing furniture for her vendor space at our very own, Old Lucketts Store.

Marian rescued this chair, then painted, distressed, and reupholstered it in a vintage feed sack.  Awesome!

One of Marian's hand painted signs based on vintage graphics.  She uses old wood, sometimes rescued from barns and uses antique hardware to complete the look.

This hand painted dresser made quite a stir at the shop when it was offered back in February.

Marian is always trying out new projects on her blog, Miss Mustard Seed.  There you'll find refinishing tips and before and afters of her creations.

The 2011 Lucketts Spring Antiques Market will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 21st and 22nd.  The fair is located on the grounds surrounding the The Old Lucketts Store, 42350 Lucketts Road, in Leesburg, Virginia.  Gates open at 10am each day and remain open until 5pm.  Admission is $7.  Pack up your best friends and get ready for a day of fun and excitement.  This is an event you WON'T WANNA MISS!

2011 Lucketts Spring Market Vendor - Chartreuse & Co.

Since we have a record 170 vendors this year, we wanted to take some time to introduce you to some of the exciting vendors we will be featuring at the May Spring Market.   
What does one do with a collection of large, vintage barns, resting on the remains of your grandparents’ farm?  Why you load them with fabulous vintage treasures, decorate them, and invite enthusiastic, like-minded people to enjoy.   That’s exactly what Virginia Crum, owner of Chartreuse & Co, did.  Joined by a dozen other dealers with over-the-top energy levels and creative talents, Crum opens her barns in Buckeystown, Maryland one weekend a month.

“You can just feel the energy building throughout the week just before we open,” gushes Crum.  “It’s such a thrill to see all the great finds everyone has collected through the month; I find it way too distracting!”  Virginia and her team scour the country – literally from Texas to Florida to the Mid-Atlantic and New England – seeking those unique and inspiring pieces that set Chartreuse & Co apart. 
The goal of Chartreuse & co is to display their ever-changing vintage offerings in a way that inspires and demonstrates to customers how to decorate with these extraordinary pieces.  And to price things so that anyone can afford the great items they’ve discovered.  Virginia's barn sales were recently featured a Washington Post article and she will be in the May issue of Southern Living magazine.

Viringia's barns are piled high with treasures, ready for the Spring Market!  I want these old riding boots.

A great collection of vintage clocks.

These curvy chairs have so much character!

The 2011 Lucketts Spring Antiques Market will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 21st and 22nd.  The fair is located on the grounds surrounding the The Old Lucketts Store, 42350 Lucketts Road, in Leesburg, Virginia.  Gates open at 10am each day and remain open until 5pm.  Admission is $7.  Pack up your best friends and get ready for a day of fun and excitement.  This is an event you WON'T WANNA MISS!