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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

2022 Lucketts Spring Market

Take a tour of a vintage booth from one of the hippest vintage markets on the East Coast! 

Over the past few weeks, I've spent my days sanding, painting, stripping, staining, picking, painting and pricing in preparation for the Lucketts Spring Market. 

The last week has been a whirlwind full of long days, sleepless nights and lots of hard work.  Even so, the Lucketts market was worth every minute, and I had such a great time with my fellow Sweet Clover vendors and catching up with some of my absolute favorite vintage dealers. 

vintage white lockers

Before I get to the recap of my booth, I want to take a minute to share some of the tremendous talent at the market.

The Past Restored is a husband-and-wife duo and fellow vendors at Sweet Clover Barn.  They travel far and wide to pick up unique vintage pieces and are known for restoring and bringing vintage Hamilton cabinets back to life. 

vintage dress forms

Does Beth from Olde Tyme Marketplace even need an introduction?  Not only is she the pickin' queen, but she is also one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. 
rustic vintage decor

Amanda from Amanda's Mercantile has an impeccable eye for design and creates such beautiful displays and vignettes.   She's also a lover of dark gray/black walls, so it's a no brainer that I'm drawn to her style.  
staged vintage decor

styled vintage decor

Homestory Vintage truly finds the coolest and most unique vintage items and has a natural talent and eye for design.   It's easy to be inspired by her beautiful and curated Instagram page. 
vintage decor, vintage apothecary cabinet

Last, but certainly not least, is JBS Mercantile.  I've been following them for years and am always inspired by their vintage displays.  

styled vintage decor

staged and styled vintage decor

So much talent, right?  

If you live in or around the DMV area and you're a fan of vintage decor and furniture, I highly encourage you to make plans to visit the Lucketts Markets, which are now currently held in the spring and fall.

Okay, now let's take a look at my space from the market. 

vintage card catalog and suitcases

I typically shy away from decorating seasonally (winter/Christmas is an exception) and focus mainly on evergreen vintage decor and highly curated new merchandise.  It may have been a spring market, but I stuck to my brand and created a space full of muted cool colors, various wood tones and textures and a mix of vintage, industrial and MCM furniture and decor.  
vintage camera films

staged and styled vintage decor

styled vintage apothecary bottles

vintage metal card catalog

staged and styled vintage decor

vintage juggling pins

One of my favorite pieces was this incredible vintage cabinet that I spent over two weeks (on and off), sanding and finishing.  It's ONE piece and over 8 feet tall, which meant I spent a lot of time on a ladder sanding and sealing.  I did remove all doors and hardware, but it was still a beast to strip and refinish.  

Thankfully, the cabinet went to a new owner, and I didn't have to lug this piece back home.

vintage raw wood step back cabinet

sanded raw wood cabinet

You know I'm a huge fan of lockers, so it should be no surprise that I brought a set to the market. 

Can you believe these lockers started out as bright red? 

You know I don't do red, so they got a fresh makeover with Bin Shellac primer and white paint.  They were a lot of work to update, especially since I did both the outside and inside, but I love how they turned out.  

vintage white lockers

styled vintage decor

staged and styled vintage decor

vintage wood cubby

vintage laundry basket, vintage locker basket

So, what did I ended up bringing back home?

The two metal card catalogs (I didn't have time to update them, but they will be getting a makeover soon!), one tall MCM dresser and a few boxes of smalls.  I'm pretty sure my display pieces (the wood and metal table, shutters, shelf and plants) took up more room in the trailer than the inventory I had left over.  

A huge THANK YOU to all the amazing customers who braved the heat and came to support so many small and local businesses!

I'll see you back in the fall!

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