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.