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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lucketts before and afters, part 2

In an earlier post, we shared some before and after photos of the shop when Suzanne found it. 

There was trash, rotten wood, and some enterprising plants and wildlife that had taken up in the old general store.

We found some more photos of the shop during the extensive renovation 17 years ago.  Have fun looking at the before and afters!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

New in the shop and online this week

We just got in a huge shipment this week for our online store, Shop Lucketts.

We are so excited to have NINE new products this week!

We have some great serving and entertaining pieces, a new larger mantle clock, a cozy throw, and  a really cool mirror sunburst mirror.

We also have some really cool finds Fresh Off the Wagon too at The Old Lucketts Store.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Lucketts Look for Less

Just cruising around Pinterest today, and checking out all the great lighting and accessories....  We stumbled on a few photos, and thought, "wait, we HAVE that!"

We found some lighting and really pretty photos from decorators and realized some of our items were inspired by these same looks.  We also saw some lighting from higher end decorating stores, and guess what?  We have something similar for less!

Here are a few goodies we found out there {and we have too!}...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Please Rescue Me

Have you always wanted to try your hand at upholstering a chair?

Maybe you'd like to customize a dresser and bring it back to life with paint.

Some of our customers want to walk in our shop and find a piece already fixed up and prettied up. We also know others of you are big DIYers, looking to do your own rescuing.

That's why we're adding a new Rescue Me section outside the shop to complement our new paint line Amy Howard at Home that should be arriving later this month at the shop.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Goldilocks and the Fall Design House color palette

Amy is obsessed with color.  And she's really, really good at it. 

Amy can have conversations about the precise color at the bottom of a glass of iced tea where the tea and water begin to mix (true story).

She can tell you why there are 45 different shades of off-white in the paint store, how they're different, and when and why you would use one over another.

She can also tell you when all the colors in the paint store just won't cut it for the specific light and furnishings in a room.  Enter Amy's custom color for September....a color she's calling Mocha Ya-Ya.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Lucketts Design House...September progress

Here are a few scenes from The Design House today.

Everyone was chipping in....painting, sorting, rearranging, and unpacking.   Several rooms are getting fresh coats of paint.

And poor Henry...there were gallons upon gallons of new paint everywhere.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

New in the shop and online this week...

We have lots of goodies this week both in the shop and online.

Our dealers have packed their spaces with new finds, including some great sideboards, concrete items, handmade decor...and we had a delivery of topiaries this week too!

Don't forget to look for our visiting vendor in the lobby and check out what she's brought. So many great things to check out...

Here are some pics from around the shop and online this week.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Birthday Chocolate Mousse for Julia!

Happy Birthday Julia! 

My beloved and inspiration, Miss Julia would be 101 today! 

She is the BOMB!!!!!! Love, love, love, her! 

Today on the blog we also have a great Chocolate Mousse recipe adapted from Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Knopf) by Julia Child.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

We have a Visiting Vendor

We finally figured it out!  There are soooo many creative people out there and we would love to be able to spot-light these DIY’ers and give them an opportunity to shine!  So here we go and here’s how it works!  It’s called Visiting Vendor and you can rent space and be part of
The Old Lucketts Store family for an entire month! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Twinkle Bell Secret Dining Fellowship August 24th!

Twinkle Bell will be back on August 24th!
Chef Cheryl is getting ready for her second dining series event. 

Twinkle Bell Secret Dining Fellowship is all about fresh local food, a relaxing atmosphere and a great time with friends.

Here is a cute video

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Happy 17th Birthday Lucketts!

Photo:  Michelle Van Tine
August marks 17 years...yes 17 years...of The Old Lucketts Store.

This month we'll be featuring a few pictures and stories about the shop over the years, from what it was when it was found to what the store has become.

We get a lot of questions about the shop's history.  So we thought it would be good to start with some background and show a few pictures of the before and afters.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August Cocktail Recipe - The Beige


The Sand,
The Tan,
The Hair-bleached by the Sun.
It's time for a BEIGE.....

2 ounces Gin
4 ounces Ginger Beer
Splash of White Grapefruit Juice
Pour over ice in a Highball glass.......

Make it a meal by adding a nice slice of fresh grapefruit!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Lucketts welcomes FOUNDRY to our Leesburg store!

The Old Lucketts Store is pleased to announce that we have filled our vacant space on the third floor!  We would like to welcome Yvette Freeman, owner of FOUNDRY.
Over the last few weeks, Suzanne interviewed several talented artists and designers.  She was thoroughly impressed.  When Suzanne met Yvette though, she knew she'd found a kindred spirit and the perfect fit for the space upstairs.

Here's a little more about our newest addition...

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Oh what a night!

Twinkle Bell Secret Dinning Fellowship. 

Oh what a night!

The day started off with a prediction of 60% chance of evening thundershowers but somehow with the kitchen gods watching over us the rain held off and instead presented a cool enchanted evening for Twinkle Bell's debut!