- See more at: http://blogtimenow.com/blogging/automatically-redirect-blogger-blog-another-blog-website/#sthash.p5VL3RkF.dpuf The Old Lucketts Store Blog: October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Holiday Open House - the line up!

We have several local vendors joining us for our Holiday Open House*.   We really wanted a farmer's market feel for this year's event, so several months back we chose a few local businesses to help carry the theme for us and offer our customers some wonderful local products.

Don't forget, Marian Parsons will be joining us Friday, November 2nd, and Saturday, November 3rd. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Weather & store closing updates

UPDATE Tuesday, 10/30:  We will reopen Wednesday, 10/31 with business as usual {10am to 5pm}.  The Design House Holiday Open House Nov. 2, 3 & 4 is STILL ON!  Bring your rain boots, the parking lot is a little muddy.  We will ALSO open The Design House Nov. 9, 10 & 11 for customers who will have trouble reaching us Nov. 2, 3 & 4 due to the storm.
UPDATE Tuesday, 10/30:  We are also closed today, Tuesday, Oct. 30th due to the recent storm.  We had minimal damage.  We will reopen Wednesday, 10/31 with business as usual {10am to 5pm}.

UPDATE Monday, 10/29:  We will be closed today, Monday, October 29th due to the storm.  We will keep you updated daily about our status.  STAY SAFE EVERYONE!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bring on the bling!

I was able to sneak in to the Design House before the storm.  While I can still tell you there is some work going on to get things ready, there was a lot of eye candy!

I fell in love with the decorated trees.

Here are a few closeups of some of the holiday bling...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Did you miss out? Well, don't!

We have a TON of new items on Shop Lucketts.   Many were featured in the October Design House and the hats will be for sale during our November Holiday Open House {Nov. 2, 3 & 4} in Leesburg. 

We get a lot of comments & questions about how to get an item if one doesn't live near Leesburg, VA, what is available online, do we ship,etc.  Our answer now, is a very proud Y-E-S we have items online for sale and Y-E-S we can ship them!   What we've tried to do with Shop Lucketts, our online store, is offer some of the items we carry at the Design House, customer favorites, and great stuff we just love, to customers who can't get to the physical shop.

Direct links to each product are under each picture.  I hope you enjoy these new items as much as we enjoyed finding them for you!   Psssst...check out the new hats!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Building vignettes for the Holiday Open House

Last week, we were mostly building the bones of each room; adding furniture and large accessories.

Amy had already had her pow-wow with Henry and the rooms were painted, and it was decided what each room would "be".

Now it's time to add more layers to each room and complete a few vignettes.  Come read a little more about how we do it...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Holiday Open House - Sneak Peek

Aside from great holiday decor, ornaments, and new furniture, the Design House's Holiday Open House is going to be featuring some great gift ideas.

At our November 2, 3 & 4 event, we're going to have luxurious alpaca gear, made from local alpaca farmers, as well as several new styles of hats Amy & Suzanne found earlier this year that just arrived!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Shop projects - mirror painting

As we get some new items ready to bring in to the shop, we decided to try out a few different painting techniques and see which one was faster and turned out the best.

We tried petroleum jelly, painter's tape, and free hand painting. 

Let's see how it goes...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

An owl pricing party

Who says we can't make pricing owls in a cold chicken coop fun? 

Here are a few pics of Diana, Tori and Kim, pricing owls in the barn and chicken coop a few days ago as we get ready for the Holiday Open House.

Awesome surprise....we also have Marian Parsons, Miss Mustard Seed, lined up to sign books on Friday & Saturday (November 2nd & 3rd) of the Holiday Open House weekend!!!  {read on...} 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Setting the stage - painting, furniture, alpacas & donuts?

Here's my third post in a series featuring how we're getting our Design House all ready for the Holiday Open House on November 2, 3 & 4.
So I left off my last post talking about pricing owls, angels, and more owls.  Now the October Design House is over and we can actually move the plans from Amy's head to actual paint on the walls and furniture in the rooms.... 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Let the games begin!

Here's my second post in a series featuring how we're getting our Design House all ready for the Holiday Open House on November 2, 3 & 4.  
So I left off my last post talking about going to holiday buying shows in January and pricing Christmas balls in July....

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Christmas is really 12 months a year

I thought it might be fun to give everybody who enjoys our insane Holiday Open House, a little insight in to how it all goes down.

First off, I feel I need to mention that this year will be our absolute shortest amount of time for our most labor intensive, time consuming Design House of the year.

Monday, October 15, 2012

After hours

Second floor of Lucketts Store before renovation.
Earlier this month, I promised a little spooky story about our building.

Once a Post Office, a general store, and a family home, The Old Lucketts Store has seen a lot in its 150+ years of existence.  This time of year, we are asked if the building has any ghosts lurking about.

I'll tell you one of the stories, and let you decide...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Valley Homes & Style Autumn 2012

A great big thank you to Katherine Cobb who wrote a wonderful article about our Design House for the Autumn 2012 issue for Valley Homes and Style!  {click here for the article}

Suzanne and Amy are featured on pages 26-30.  Awesome!  Thank you Katherine!

The next Design House is this Friday through Sunday (October 5, 6 & 7) from 10am to 5pm at 42350 Lucketts Road in Leesburg, VA.  Here are a few pics from the October Design House preview.