So I have been kinda busy lately. In-laws visiting, oldest child's first prom, a color run, and getting ready for a barn sale. Yup. I'm in another one. But at least I'm not in charge of this one. I am just helping here and there. But it's gonna be a great show. You all should come.
Do you guys remember Margaret of Asher Hill Farm? I wrote a whole post about the goodies in her barn attic. Check it out here. Well she's hosting her own show. It will be right here, in this photo.
Well, maybe not IN the photo, but right here, down this dirt road, there will be all kinds of tents and vendors and vintage goodness. You really should come. Here's the info:
Now because I get very focused when I am in barn sale mode, and because I have been massively over programmed lately, I decided it would be in my best interest to go to Luckett's Spring Market in the pouring rain with some of my favorite Gal Pals.
Lucketts never disappoints.
We left at 7:30 am in the pouring rain. The market opened at a surprisingly early 8 am. I was shocked when we still were directed to park in the field closest to the market. It was kinda thrilling. We got out, walked to the gate and noticed the rain had slowed to a mere sprinkle. We must have been doing something good this week, because the forecast said heavy rain all day long. We were prepared for deep sea exploration with coats and rain boots and umbrellas and flippers. Well maybe not flippers, but you get the idea.
We didn't have to wait in line. An absolute first for me. I even had to wait in line once as a vendor. So we walk in, and were greeted with this.....SPACE!
Anyway, let me show you around a bit:
Here's Stylish Patina's swanky living room set up.
Next we move on to Shawna Jeannine Painted Furniture and Accessories
One of those gorgeous Jenny Lind tea cups and saucers jumped right into my bag and came home with me. I had to look Jenny Lind up as soon as I got home. Shawna is one of the vendors coming to the Asher Hill Barn sale. She has good stuff. There are a few things I have my eye on if they make it through Lucketts.
I do love me some good corbels. Someday, I'll either hit the architectural salvage jackpot and find them for a song, or I'll just pony up and buy some I really love. Like this one with the vine.
Or the big one, there in the back. Ooo... I like them so much, it makes my teeth hurt!
This awesome ram's head and vintage coral display was from East Coast Salvage. Man, that was a cool booth. Just a hair out of my very limited $40 budget. You guys thought I was kidding about that, but no. $40 in my pocket. That's it.
Sorry about the pics. I was using an old iPhone and it doesn't do as well as I like in lower light. But it fit in my pocket, and when your hands are full of Luckett's goodness, you gotta do what you do.
This was the booth that replaced mine. Much swankier than I could have ever hoped to be. But also a whole different price point. It would have been good of me to remember their name, but sadly, I was too overcome with the wonder and beauty of it all. It will have to remain a mystery.
And see the light fixture in the back on the left? I totally need that in my studio. Don't you all think I need that in my studio? I knew you'd agree.
We did stop by Miss Mustard Seed's stall. It was mostly naked. There was a huge space in the middle of the giant tent. Everything had sold except what you see, a bunch of milk paint and supplies, some t-shirts, and I think one more piece of furniture. That girl really can move some merchandise. See what she started with here and here.
But Marian was there and Kristie and Marian's mom. Kristie and I talked about the difference between beeswax and regular paste wax. Apparently beeswax is the magic key to getting milk paint to chip. And it was fun to hear people talking to MMS, who had come from all over, like Florida to see her.
I bought a pot scrubbing brush and a quart of the new matte touch coat top coat. Not that sexy, but I freaking love that stuff.
I brought two Lucketts newbies with me on this adventure. Would you like to meet them?
This is Brownie. Obviously not her real name, but the woman is as sweet as her nick name and one of my New Favorite People. She was along for the ride, because she never met a barn sale, thrift shop, or garage sale she didn't like. Man, we went garage sale-ing a couple of weeks ago, and she scored some killer deals! The girl's got mad skillz, I tell you. Like Napoleon Dynamite.
And this is the major player, Eloise. She is redecorating her house and has an actual budget. A bit larger than my $40. Here she is with her beloved, a red metal giant compass rose. And yes, she does have somewhere to hang something that big.
Here's a few more pics for you guys:
I don't really know what the thing with the chickens was about, but I thought it was funny.
I can not tell you how happy it makes me that this exists. I don't really want to own it. But I so love that someone made a cow shaped pitcher that pours the milk out the cow's mouth. Fantastic!
We also went to the Lucketts Design House, which was super cool. But I think that needs to be a different post as I have to go make copies of the program for church tomorrow. So hopefully I can get to that tomorrow. The post, not the copies. those need to be done tonight.
So here's a few more pics for the road... and if you're still here at the end, I'll show you what Brownie was yearning for...Her Precious.
Alright. You still here? Well I promised. Here is Brownie's Beloved Thing:
See the blue and white compote on the right? It really is a Beautiful Thing. She found it, walked away from it "just to be sure", obsessed about it the rest of the time, and then caved, offered $5 less than the asking price, and bought it! Yay Luckett's success.
So what do we learn from all this?
Yay, Lucketts Spring Market!
Yay, Barn Sales!
Yay, come and find your Beloved at the Asher Hill Barn Sale, June 3, 4, 5.
You gotta love shameless self promotion.
Talk to you soon,