- See more at: http://blogtimenow.com/blogging/automatically-redirect-blogger-blog-another-blog-website/#sthash.p5VL3RkF.dpuf The Old Lucketts Store Blog: February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

On the road with the Cowbell Kitchen

On the road with the Cowbell Kitchen.  Where does Chef Cher get her goodies?

Follow her this week on a trip as she buys ingredients for her food truck.  She will be serving up tasty, locally-sourced foods at this weekend's Design House open house.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Who's Who.....Meet Lisa!

History buff, photographer, super-mom!   Meet our loveable Lisa!

Here is a little about Lisa and how she came to be a dealer at The Old Lucketts Store.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

March Design House....it's all in the details

The March house is almost there!  We have all new furniture and accessories, and the house is ready for spring this Friday, Sat. & Sun. (3/1, 2 & 3).

We've been trying to be more diligent about taking pics through the process of styling the house.
This month, we have all new furniture - kitchen islands, dining tables, refractory cabinets, sideboards & consoles, and upholstery.  We thought we'd take you through a few of the details of the new pieces....it was these details that caught our eye earlier this year and started the wheels spinning.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Letters to Lucketts....Running a Creative Business

Hey everyone and Happy Monday!  The Design House is coming along.  We've knocked out several rooms over the weekend to get ready for the Design House this weekend.  We'll be shooting some more pictures to share Monday morning, so look for those later in the day.

Here was some background and advice Suzanne gave a few months ago in a post that appeared in Miss Mustard Seed's blog in September.  We think it was interesting and gives you some more background about the shop and about us, so we thought we'd share it today...

Saturday, February 23, 2013

New in the shop and online this week...

Several new items in the shop this week Fresh Off the Wagon, including some beautiful cabinets and more jewelry!

We're also trying to coordinate some of the items from our online store with items that will be in the March Design House this weekend (March 1, 2, &3).  We have some new curtain panels that we'll be featuring in the house that you can also purchase online.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Building the perfect soup stock

This Week's Soups from the Cheryl & The Cowbell Kitchen:
tomato beef barley
mushroom bisque

On today's post, Cheryl is sharing the secret to her wonderful homemade soups....her stock recipe!

Oh how I love to make soup.  Everyone asks how I get my soups to taste so fresh and pure?  Well... it all stems from the most important combination of ingredients, the stock which is the foundation and body of your soup.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Paint-spiration for the March Design House

We're calling this post paint-spiration....that can mean paint inspiration or paint perspiration.

This month felt a little like the latter. 

We're getting ready for our March 1,2 & 3 Design House event which is our first Design House in a couple of months.  Not that the February event didn't count, but that was Groundhog Sale, and the house is allowed to look....sale-ish.....still beautiful, but with a little bit of everything here and there.

In March, we're back to pulling together an entirely new show house with new furniture, new accessories, and new PAINT!  Only a funny thing happened this month...

Monday, February 18, 2013

DIY Chalk Paint Jelly Cabinet

We use all kinds of paints and processes at The Old Lucketts Store to refinish furniture.  Heck, one of our dealers, Jennifer, mixes her own custom paint colors for each piece she paints!

Today, we're taking you on an adventure with Chalk Paint, which is known for its adhesion properties and requires little prep work for most surfaces.

Heather found a dated jelly cabinet at auction, and this is how she transformed it in to a beachy beauty!

Giveaway Monday...Winner!

Our winner, chosen at random by Random.org is...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Photo fails...and some creative fixes

No, photo fails is not a new blog feature.  We just wanted to share uggghhhh moments from the last photo shoot at The Design House while taking some product pics for the online store.

I took a trip to the Design House this week to photograph some new items for the Lucketts online store, Shop Lucketts.   The products Suzanne & Amy ordered from the January design shows arrived {finally!}, it was a little overcast {not a huge deal}, and I had a limited amount of time to stage and photograph a bunch of new products {uh-oh}.

Here's what happened when I got home and looked through everything and why I created a photo fails folder on my laptop...

Friday, February 15, 2013

New in the shop and online this week...

Several new items in the shop this week Fresh Off the Wagon, including some military collectibles, a nice 19th century cubby unit, and a cute cottage style twin bed.

We also had ourselves a little photo shoot this week for new items for the online store.  We're now featuring several items Suzanne and Amy found at the Interior Design Shows this past January. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love is in the air...and a brownie recipe!

Art by Jordan Clarke
Love is in the air....la la la

Chef Cheryl of the Cowbell Kitchen is cooking up some super easy and super delicious brownies.

Bake some love for all your favorite v-day peeps!   Get creative & cut'em into heart shapes or just dust with powdered sugar, serve them up fancy pants a-la-mode style, sprinkle some sea salt on top, maybe drizzle with chocolate or caramel sauce or heck pour some Bailey's over them!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Meet Cheryl of the Cowbell Kitchen

Meet Cheryl, the newest member of the Lucketts family.  Cheryl is an accomplished chef who owns the Cowbell Kitchen, our now permanent food truck that's right outside our steps in the parking lot.  Welcome Cheryl, we're so happy to have you!

Here is a little about Cheryl in her words...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Suzanne and Amy's restyled rooms

I mentioned earlier this week that several dealers have restyled their spaces.

After the Groundhog Sale, Amy and Suzanne have restyled their rooms on the second floor (at the top of the stairs) and in the first floor main room.

Here are a few pictures of rooms before the sale, and the new rooms after, enjoy!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Giveaway Monday

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Baby it's cold, but here is a little something to warm you up!

Yup, we're giving away another item from our online store....and if you've been reading our blog, you saw that we just put a bunch of new goodies up in our online storeGo check it out and find something you like!

Here's how you enter:

Saturday, February 9, 2013

What's new this week in the shop and online...

Many of our dealers have taken advantage of some extra space in their rooms after the Groundhog Sale.  We have several newly styled rooms and brand new items this week Fresh Off the Wagon.

We've also added several new products in our online store ---- and they are sure to lift your spirits and keep your mind off this cold weather and start thinking spring!

Friday, February 8, 2013

A new fun jewelry display

With our annual Groundhog Day Sale behind us, several of the dealers have taken advantage of the extra space to redesign their rooms.  I'm going to be sharing a few new rooms in the next few blog posts.

First up, on the first floor in the main room, has a very new and very cool jewelry display.  

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cheryl's Olive Oil Cake

Cheryl is our newest member of the Lucketts family.  Cheryl owns the Cowbell Kitchen and is our new permanent fixture at the shop, offering gourmet sandwiches and goodies, all locally grown.  If you've had the fortunate chance to taste Cheryl's food, you know it's to die for.

She promised to share some of her recipes on our blog {lucky us!}.  Here is her recipe for her famous Olive Oil Cake that features citrus.  Yummmm!

Monday, February 4, 2013

On to the next big thing....Spring Market!

Our Annual Groundhog weekend is over.....whew!  We spent some extra time last night cleaning up and pulling tags.  It was a whirlwind, but we'd like to thank everyone who came out and shopped with us this bitterly cold weekend.

Now it feels like we can move on to the next big event, even though in actuality, Spring Market planning has been in the works for several months now.

We promised some pictures and information about how you can be a part of the Market for 2013.

Giveaway Monday

Last week, we asked you to pick something out from our online store and tell us why you would like it, and how you would use it.

And the winner is....Lauren H. who is going back to design school and wants to hang on of our signs as a reminder of why she is on the path to following her dreams.  Lauren we'll contact you for your address.  Congratulations!