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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A last minute all nighter

We’re back!  We were actually feeling pretty groovy and together when a giant tractor trailer pulled up today with a jillion cool things we found in Atlanta.  We were gonna stuff them away and save them for the September Design House, but we decided to go for it and get them in the house right away. 

Kim and Diana aren’t wearing their happiest faces, and Amy is cancelling her much anticipated hair appointment, but we’re sure it’ll be worth it.  I haven’t even had a chance to photograph the newest of the new but enjoy the photos below and….

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Design House is back for August 2, 3 & 4!

We've been prepping, unpacking and planning for the August Design House.

The summer has been a time to relax and recharge.  To get back to what we love --- scoring great furniture and repurposing it, and attending interior design trade shows to get our holiday fix (yes, in July!).

New art arrived this month, and yes, we do have some new horse images!

Paint has been added to a few rooms.  We're are going crisp, clean and neutral.  Unlike a few of the last Design Houses where we brought in color trends on the walls, for August, we're bringing in color with our accessories and keeping the walls mostly neutral with two of Amy's favorites.

Here are a few spaces we're working on this week. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Welded creations

Meet Dale.

Well, maybe this isn't Dale, but these are some of his creations.

Dale is a new artist at the shop who is really passionate about welding together found objects and making them in to something new.

Dale literally sees beauty in everything he finds, from an old rusty fence piece to a car part.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Refeshing Summer Tea Recipe

Wowzer! It is HOT out there!!

When the summer brings on this oppressive heat I only want to drink thirst quenching delicious beverages.
Thought I would share this recipe to help everyone cool down.

Refreshing Summer Tea for 6 cups
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint leaves from the garden, about 1/2 cup

Monday, July 15, 2013

Once in a lifetime!

This literally almost never ever ever happens…but it's happening now!


We are looking for someone who can “BRING IT”  to Lucketts!

Someone who is full of fun energy and wants to be part of the Lucketts Family.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

What the heck have we been up to?

Well, May is a gigantic month for us..Design House, Mother's day, Spring Market and Memorial Day.. so June and July seem like a good time to calm down a little, regroup… shop shop shop, to get our spaces filled back in, and start preparing for the next Design House.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sneak Peek: Cheryl's Kitcken Confidential

I'm having fun going through all my pictures to put together a timeline of our kitchen renovation. We have lived in our house for 7 years now and started this project in 2010 and finally we will have a kitchen soon.
Ken and I are both in the food & beverage industry so days off sometimes are non existent and when you are off you can barely function because you just worked 5 12-14 hour days. We are both crazy energetic and love our careers plus adore restoring our home. This is why we are in the 3rd year of this process, not a lot of time. We only hired out the plumbing and have done all the work ourselves. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

What's new this week in store & online!

The summer is a time to wind down a little bit -- the Design House is closed until August, we are concentrating on refilling our spaces and getting reengergized. 

This week, we have a few favorites back in our online store and the shop is full of some great pieces this week.

Here are our new finds for the week...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Oooohhhh Atlanta!

January and July…January and July.

January is the month we purchase next years Christmas items…(see blog post about the Christmas buying), and July is back to Atlanta to find all of our art, accessories, and gift items, to carry us through the fall at the Design House.

It's always fun and exciting to see what new colors are trending and whats new in the marketplace. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


We are seeing wall stencils everywhere.  Who wouldn't love them? If you mess up, you paint over.  It's less expensive than wall paper.  And if you hate it five years down the road, it is an easy fix.  Some wall stencils that we love:

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Look For Less...At Lucketts

Vintage items and looks online have become very popular.  One Kings Lane is a good example of new and old items that are updated daily.  We often check and get excited when we see similar and awesome items that come into the store and happen to be much cheaper.  

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July 4th Parties.....

It's officially hot dog and beach season.  These images have us starting the party early!  We hope everyone has a fun holiday week!