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

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Advice from a groundhog

One of the sale's first handmade postcards
This girl's been doing it for 17 years, so she has a little advice for you!

Since we've been getting questions in the shop and online, our groundhog mascot put together some advice to answer your questions about what to bring, how to dress, and how to shop the Lucketts Store's Annual Groundhog Day SALE!

Groundhog Sale Advice

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gettin' ready for the Groundhog!

Our 17th Annual Groundhog Day SALE is less than 48 hours away!

Our signature Groundhog Day SALE is like a trip to Lucketts --- only AMPLIFIED!   Join  us this Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm for a jam-packed shop and grounds, super-fun finds, and crazy deals!  And yes, we know you've been waiting, and yes, The Design House WILL also be open February 1, 2, & 3!

We are located at 42350 Lucketts Road in Leesburg, Virginia.

Here are some pics from the shop today...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Creating a dimensional, antiqued finish using paint and wax

Did you know that you can revive an old piece of furniture or frame and give it some character with a few products that may be already in your paint supply box?

In this post, we're going to show you how applying (and removing) paint, sanding, and using antiquing wax can bring out the dimension of your painting project.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Giveaway Monday!


It's Monday, it's raining & icy out....so that means just one thing.....it's time for another giveaway!

Yup, we're giving away another item from our online store....and if you've been reading our Friday posts, you know there are some new items up there.  Go find something you like!

Here's how you enter:

Friday, January 25, 2013

New in the Shop and Online this week...

More fun items dropped Fresh Off the Wagon in time for the weekend!

Here are a few of our new treasures.  A larger lineup and more details can be found on our Fresh Off the Wagon page, or better yet visit The Old Lucketts Store in Leesburg, VA or our online store for 24-hour shopping.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Letters to Lucketts - setting up a group retail shop

Suzanne & Amy's space
This week's Letter to Lucketts is about having the tough, but necessary, discussion on how to set up a rent and vendor charging structure in a group retail shop. 

Suzanne has some great advice on this one, be sure to read on!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Milk Paint End Table Tutorial

Milk Paint first-timer or need some courage to get started painting your first project?

If you're a new to milk paint or painting furniture, we recommend you start with a smaller project, like an end table.

We're very excited that this week, Heather is taking us through an end table transformation using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint!

Heather also shares a few tips on furniture prep from her own heavy bag of painting and refinishing tricks!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Giveaway Mondays...Paris sap bucket winner

Paris Sap BucketLast week, we asked you to tell us how you'd use one of our popular 17" tall Paris sap buckets!   Our favorite comment will have this bucket mailed to them from our online store.

We chose Tina B. as the winner!!!   She'll be using the bucket in her art studio and it will do double duty as a centerpiece for parties.  Congrats Tina!  We will send you a private message to get your mailing address.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thanks Jake {...and now we need to replace you}

We wanted to thank Jake, one of our worker guys, for his wonderful service.  Jake always has a smile on his face and a helping hand for our customers purchasing furniture.  Thank you Jake for your great attitude and service!

Sadly for us, Jake will be returning to school shortly and we will be two helping hands short.  We wish you the best back at school, Jake.  You will be missed!

We are in need of a worker to move furniture Thursday, Friday, Saturdays and Sundays.   The hours are 10am to 5pm.

If you know of anyone in the Leesburg, VA area who fits the bill and is willing to move furniture, please drop us a line at luckettstore@gmail.com (subject line: Moving Job Opening).

Friday, January 18, 2013

New in the shop and online this week...

More fun items dropped Fresh Off the Wagon in time for the weekend!

Here are a few of our treasures.  A larger lineup and more details can be found on our Fresh Off the Wagon page, or better yet visit The Old Lucketts Store in Leesburg, VA or our online store.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Who's Who...Meet Kim!

This week, we're taking a peek in to one of our outdoor pavilions and meeting Kim.

True to form, Kim's provided profile was poetic, sweet, & fun. 

So I'll let Kim tell you a little bit about herself...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Letters to Lucketts - charging for services

Last week, we had a great question about charging for services left as a comment on our blog.

When you are just starting out, our clients may be friends, or friends of friends, the waters can get a little murky.  When should you start charging?  Should you ever do a home consult or walk through for free?

Amy answers your question this week!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Giveaway winner...

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway last week.

We asked you all to leave a comment about someone who deserved a crown.

And the winner of our crown centerpiece is...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Stairway to Nowhere

When Marian let us know that she would be giving up her space at Lucketts to concentrate on her blog, we had to do some quick thinking.  With our annual Groundhog Day sale just 'round the corner (February 1, 2 & 3), we had to think fast.

Friday, January 11, 2013

New in the shop and online for this week...

Lots of new goodies in the store and online this week!

Here are a few of our treasures.  A larger lineup and more details can be found on our Fresh Off the Wagon page, or better yet visit The Old Lucketts Store in Leesburg, VA or our online store.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ask Amy - Uncluttering Bookcases

This week's Letters to Lucketts is all about bookcases.  Amy stages and designs most of the spaces in The Lucketts Design House, our monthly interior show house

This column is all about Amy tackling a real question from one of our blog readers while imparting some of her design knowledge and ideas for your spaces.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Giveaway Mondays...crown centerpiece

Win this for someone you care about!
We all need to kick the week off on a happy note so here we go..

Last week we did a giveaway through Miss Mustard Seed's blog, called Pay It Forward.   Readers wrote in and told us why someone special in their life deserved something to brighten their day from our online store. The response was very moving, and made me realize that we would love to incorporate more things like this into our blog.

Friday, January 4, 2013

New in the store & online this week...

The holidays are over, and our dealers are back in full swing, bringing in items to restock the shop.  As I took pictures today, several spaces were being reworked.....out with the last of the holiday merchandise and in with the new.

Below are just a few of the new items Fresh Off the Wagon this week.  We also just received two shipments for our online store, including Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and several previously out of stock items.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

It's a new dawn, it's a new day

Okay baby, it's a new dawn…it's a new day..its a fresh new year and we can do absolutely whatever we want with it..

I signed up for a yoga class (that I actually went to.. normally I think about it, sign up, don't go and wonder why I’m never in shape….started a journal that I have already written in four times…. Again, I usually buy the pretty book, fill in a page or two and up on my shelf it goes.)

But this year I feel different, I seriously feel like I want to follow through on my intentions.