Happy Wednesday! I told you last week that I might need some time to recover from the weekend, and boy did I! Lucketts came in like a lion and went out like a lamb this year. It was a crazy ride, but I had the best people to share it with.
Thursday morning we packed as much of the Sweet Clover barn into a 24 foot truck as possible and carted it to Lucketts, where we had rented an 800 square foot tent. I won’t bore you with all of the details of that day, furniture hauling and hauling and hauling…. And then we had to prepare for what was going to be one of the worst rainfalls in a long time. We wrapped our tent in as many tarps as we could, headed home in the late afternoon and we all crossed our fingers!
Friday morning, Sarah and I met at the barn to grab some of the last minute items we needed, and headed back to Lucketts to find out what the damage was and to stage. We arrived and found our tent, tarps still mostly in tact, and were so relieved to find that everything was pretty much safe from damage! Several Sweet Clover vendors were set up in separate tents at Lucketts as well, and some were not so lucky- a few of them ended up with broken tents, and one even had her tent fly away! We cleaned up what water we needed to and got to work staging. Before we left Friday, I took some pictures of our space, ready for business….
|This green midcentury dresser found a new home Saturday with a couple who just found out they were expecting and will be using it in their nursery.
|Sarah paired this dresser with blue and white ware, and I added the brass butterflies. Love how it came together!
|This bamboo dresser went home to a young woman who also bought Sarah’s bamboo dresser, bamboo etagere, and midcentury black dresser with gold legs.
|Sarah recovered this gorgeous settee (which is still, shockingly, available at Sweet Clover!) and we paired it with this midcentury white coffee table I painted, also still available!
|It was love at first sight for me when I saw this bamboo etagere Sarah painted.
|I paired it with vintage aqua glassware.
|This bed bench from Catfish was one of the first pieces that sold! We paired it with a black oval coffee table Sarah painted (still available!) and amber glass bottles, modern graphic art and pillows.
|Sarah painted this sleek MCM black and gold dresser which found a new home. Penelope George brought this trunk fresh from Brimfield!
|The gold turtle shells and magnifying glass were found by me (I painted the shells gold).
|We set the rustic handmade farm table with ironstone dishes and vintage blue goblets I found. The farm table and dishes are still available!
|A tutorial on this farm table will be coming, but I am happy to report it and the black and white chairs found new homes this weekend!
|We paired the hand made reclaimed farm table with metal chairs Sarah found, and on the ends faux bois caned chairs from Penelope George.
|We created a beachy dining area at using chairs by Sarah and a table by Penelope George. The tables stacked on top are from The Glittered Barn. Happily, the chairs went to a new home this weekend!
Saturday was GO TIME, and thankfully an absolutely gorgeous day! I had so much fun, and saw so many familiar faces! Special thanks to…..
Kim (this girl is HYSTERICAL! and clearly I stole this photo from her as well; I had told her the arrow needed to point to my big zit, so the caption should read “Crazy big zit!”)…
It was so great to finally meet Stacey and Meg; and to see Shirley and Kim again! And of course to see Marian! And I loved seeing our former vendor, Sarah, who is in school to be an interior designer and is also planning her wedding! And probably the best visitors I had all day Saturday were my mom and Emmy, who came with my friend Maureen, her mom, and her daughters.
So many smiling and familiar faces, but the one smiling and familiar face that gets me through so much and got me through all sorts of craziness this weekend is Sarah’s. And this, my friends, is where destiny comes in.
Sarah picmonkeyed up this adorable picture of the two of us from Lucketts back in 2011, when I was a vendor, and Sarah was a shopper.
We had met once before at a local blogger meet up. This photo was taken just a little over a month before we put our old house on the market…. at the time I had no idea that I would be moving, and no idea that shortly after I moved Sarah and I would begin working together.
Sarah and I make each other laugh, and we can easily complete each other’s sentences, and often say the same thing at the same time. We have worked together now for 2 1/2 years and are proud that we can call ourselves drama free! We can also call ourselves a lot of other things, but I will stop there.
Before the market this weekend, I gave Sarah a card just to let her know how grateful I am for her friendship… it’s not often that a business partnership becomes a best friendship. I am truly blessed that she was a part of the plan that was made for me. I can’t imagine my life without her in it, cracking sarcastic jokes, and making me laugh.
On Sunday, Sarah showed up to the tent with these swan planters I had been eyeing. She simply said “I am not so good with words.” And she didn’t need to say anything more! I’ve already named my swans, Jersey and Yank, after us, of course (she hails from Jersey, and me from Massachusetts). And they will constantly be a reminder of our relationship.
Of course, I did find myself a couple of other goodies- this bamboo shelf and mirror was a bargain at $32! And I also bought this awesome Sale printing press piece for just $3! I have a plan for both…
And guess what? Monday, it was back to work staging the barn (after hauling it all back Sunday night!) to get ready for this weekend’s sale! As you can see here, I was feeling a little loopy by Monday….
I finally got some down time yesterday and was able to pull it together to tell you all about the crazy whirlwind weekend that was Lucketts!
I want to again thank all who came to see us, all of our amazing Sweet Clover vendors and my Sweet Clover partners (Celeste, Terri, and Sarah), my family and friends for their hard work and support, my neighbors for helping us with our kiddos, and my husband for leading the hauling and delivery teams both times with his amazing people management skills! I end this post with a huge smile on my face, grateful for all that I have been given in life, and for a deer to kiss.