Okay. So you have to you understand that Leesburg, Virginia is about 1,850 miles from my house in Albuquerque! And we drove there! But full disclosure. Visiting Lucketts Store was of course not the sole purpose of our trip. Nevertheless, we visited some amazing places along the way and this was one of them. So far this summer we have driven all the way from the Pacific to the Atlantic and back home again. It's treacherous out there! Not at all like the old days. So much traffic! But back to the fun part.
You may know that Marion Parsons (one of my most admired bloggers) of the wonderful blog Miss Mustard Seed has posted about Lucketts for years. I was just so thrilled to finally get there even though Marion has just left the building for a family move. Right now these first few shots are of what greets you at the door.
There is a huge variety of old and new vintage and vintage inspired stuff around the place. But I took shots mainly of what gets my own juices going. I hope you can relate! If you haven't been yet, here is a foretaste of something delightful.
I was shooting in natural light and so there is a dreamlike quality to the photos. But that captures just how I was feeling anyway!
I love as much as anything getting ideas for decorating and display. So many talented people gather to sell here. It's enormous! And beautifully painted furniture is one of the highlights.
These are images from the first floor. So elegant!
I couldn't stop taking pics of this fabulous chippy window on the landing.
And I loved all of the drama in this exciting room. Cloth was draped and ballooning right from the ceiling.
Such pretty French style pieces!
LOVE the drapes.
The contrasts are sumptuous!
Love this ornate metal grate.
Tons of gleaming silver.
And a dreamy linen room upstairs with lovely things imported from Europe and elsewhere.
These are all just shams.
Rooms full of gorgeous vintage.
Plenty of white for us addicts. . .
Expect to see all of your favorites!
I came away so inspired!
I loved this metal grate showing off the lighting from the ceiling.
I had so much fun! It really was a little daydream come true for me.
So lucky to see Lucketts!
I hope you enjoyed it too!
So many of you commented about my own hometown from my last post. So very kind of you! Thanks so much! It really warms my heart.
Happy summer days ahead!