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Friday, March 30, 2012

Store to Abode Fridays #8 - feed sacks

{from a past Design House event}
For Store to Abode Fridays, we like to take one item from the store as inspiration and show you how to decorate with it.  Today it's all about feed sacks!

In the past, feed sacks were reused for practically everything - dresses, curtains, shirts, quilts....to underwear!

Here are some of our favorite ideas for reusing these gorgeous utilitarian fabrics.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

April Design House - two new colors

We're sooo excited spring is finally here!

We wanted to give you a quick peek at two new colors we'll be featuring in the April Design House on April 6, 7 & 8.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pin it Wednesdays #8 - Jadite

Martha Stewart is not the only person that loves to collect Jadite!

For this weeks Pin it Wednesday we are pinning a few of our favorite images that inlcude the all green pieces displayed in fun ways.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Jewelry display ideas part 2

One of our dealers, Jennifer, is always coming up with new an unique ideas to display her jewelry {like this necklace made from findings on the right}.

Since our August post featuring jewelry display ideas is one of our most popular posts ever,  we decided to see if we could find a few more ideas for you, enjoy!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Store to Abode Fridays #7 - ironstone

For Store to Abode Fridays, we like to take one item from the store as inspiration and show you how to decorate with it.  Today we're featuring ironstone.

Whenever we get ironstone pieces in at The Old Lucketts Store, everyone drools over them.

Here are some inspirational ideas for displaying the pieces in your collection.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pin it Wednesdays #7 - Built-ins

Built-ins add charm to any room of any house and these days they aren't just used to hold books.

For our Pin it Wednesdays week #7 we pinned images that added a high level of detail and would have anyone ready to go to Home Depot.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Explore our pavilions

Now that the weather has warmed up, it's a perfect time to explore our pavilions outside The Old Lucketts Store.

Here is a sampling of the treasures you'll find...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Congrats Karen! - Country Living April 2012

Congratulations to our very own Karen {a.k.a. The Graphics Fairy}!

Aside from being a dealer at The Old Lucketts Store, Karen has a blog where she posts beautiful vintage images - totally free for you to use in your projects.  Karen also posts lots of tutorials on her blog as well.  Check her blog, The Graphics Fairy - you'll absolutely fall in love!

Karen's images were used in an egg decorating project for Country Living's April issue.

Congratulations Karen!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Store to Abode Fridays #6 - fun with signs

Vintage signs are such fantastic pieces to help bring interest to a room.  With such varied subject matter, color, and typography, there really is something for everyone. 

From advertising art to old industrial letters, see how you can display these pieces of art in your home.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pin it Wednesdays #6 - Gallery walls

Gallery walls are a great way to personalize any home. For our Pin it Wednesdays week #6, we pinned some of our favorite arrangements.

The options to organize, display and add character to gallery walls are endless. Take a peak below to see a few that would stop anyone in their tracks.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Playing with scale

We're playing with large scale items today.

Many times you'd think that large scale furniture or art would eat up a room; but actually the opposite happens.  Large scale pieces can make a room seem cozier, create an anchor or focal point for the room, and add tons of storage.

Here are a few favorites.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Store to Abode Fridays #5 - metal storage

We're celebrating metal storage for today's for Store to Abode Fridays feature.

We're also celebrating Henry's 60th Birthday on Sunday {Henry is our friend and handyman extraordinaire who has literally rebuilt The Old Lucketts Store - click here to read more and wish him a Happy Birthday}

Come see some favorite ways to use metal storage in your home, inspired by our very own olive buckets...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy 60th birthday, Henry the Incredible

March 1996...

Well we bought it now we had to figure out what to do with it...

We hired a contractor to get us started, but we felt like we needed a few guys on "our team".   So we went to a local guy who restored log cabins and asked if he had anyone available. Luckily he was in between restoration jobs and told us he had a few guys that could come work for us.

The gods were smiling on us because one of them was none other then our Henry May.

Henry has been with us pretty much before day one. As all of our customers know, Henry is 100 percent an invaluable part of the Lucketts crew. There isn't an inch of this place that Henry hasn't patched, painted or replaced. He has assisted thousands of customers at the store, between repairing, painting, loading, advising, and storytelling, he's done it all.

Now it's time for us to celebrate Henry May. March 11 will be his sweet 60th birthday and there is no one card or cake that can begin to express our appreciation for him... So we are asking you to respond to this blog post with your Henry-isms and birthday wishes for our very amazing friend.

In April we will be selling Mayhem 2012 t-shirts, which will double as an invitation to a cookout the Friday night of May Design House.

 We love you Henry!   Happy sweet 60th!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pin it Wednesdays #5 - wallpaper

Wallpaper has been making a huge comeback the last few years.  For our Pin it Wednesdays week #5, we pinned some favorite patterned wallpaper.

There are so many options with wallpaper - bright & cheerful, modern & graphic, traditional - that any look can be achieved for a space by working with the scale and colors in the pattern.

Here are a few favorite pins from this week.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Repurposed favorites

We have all seen our favorite magazines reimagine wine crates into magazine storage, or the use of old gears and architectural pieces as decorative objects. 

But some antique and vintage items can be reimagined to the point that they're art.

The Old Lucketts Store dealers bring in some of the best reimagined and repurposed items around.

Here are a few of our favorite makeovers from the last year.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Store to Abode Fridays #4 - dough bowls

It's my favorite day of the week - Friday!  Coincidentally the Design House will be open too - 10 to 5 today as well as Sat. and Sun.  Sounds like a perfect start to the weekend. 

For Store to Abode Fridays, we're taking something in our store and showing you how to use that item in your home.

We're celebrating the lovely and rustic dough bowl today.  We've seen them filled with sea shells, books, holiday greenery, and even toys!  Here are a few of our favorites...