What a gorgeous day! A perfect day to hunt for fabulous antique treasures & that’s exactly what I did at the annual Lucketts antique fair in Leesburg, Va. I got here bright and early , an hour before the gates open, but as always there’s already a line forming.
There were several booths set up on the outside of the gates so I had to do a little poking around while waiting….
Loved this concrete cherub….it’s pretty large…thought it might look cool hanging on the brick wall around the pool or somewhere else outside so I bought it!
Then I spotted this Swedish looking chest….loved the simple lines and the soft gray wash. Don’t even know where this will go but found myself buying this too!
OMG!!! Ok…..I’m really drooling now! This chandelier is GORGEOUS & quite large…. Where can I put it?? I have a huge two story foyer in the new house that I think it would be perfect for!…….but it needs to be converted so I’m feeling a bit intimidated…I better wait cause all this and I haven’t even gotten inside the gates yet! LOL
Finally got inside and I headed straight to Eksters booth! She always has the best stuff. If you haven’t heard of it, Ekster used to be an antique shop in Leesburg Va, but Caroline (the shop owner) has since closed the shop and now she holds monthly barn sales out of her barn in Hamilton Va. This is becoming a new trend now & the prices are always great since there’s not all the overhead!
Found this French bench there that I think will look great in my foyer
Also decided I had to have this lantern..it’s about 2′ tall….very cool….will use it somewhere outside
This booth had tons of painted furniture. It’s called Tuscany Designs & they have a shop in downtown Frederick Md. where that’s all they do…they have a space in the back where they hand paint everything in their signature look.
Another cool booth
Ummmmmm……yes…..I definitely pigged out! Shopping takes a lot out of ya….a girl’s gotta refuel! I’ll take a beef BBQ, fries & a water please (at least I was good with the water!)
Found this booth where the woman had these hundred year old pressed botanicals that her husband framed using antique wood floor boards. Loved the organic feel ……I bought 6!
Well….. I think I did enough damage for one day, and my shoulders are getting a sunburn, plus I’m running out of room in the vehicle….so time to head out! I’d say I did pretty good. Got in and out in about 3 hrs & bringing home a bunch of goodies can’t wait to see them in the new house! I can’t stop thinking about that chandelier though……maybe I will go back tomorrow & see if it’s still there! I’ll probably get a better price on it if it is…….
Hope you all did something fun today too! Cheers!
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