With Luckett’s Spring Market behind us, we took a much needed day of rest, dropped mom off at the airport this morning, and said hello again to our families and critters.
Here is a quick little video at the start of day two. You may notice new stuff as we had to restock Saturday night to fill some holes.
We had two beautifully sunny days for the Spring Market, which was unusual as in past years it has rained on Sunday. Saturday was definitely our busier, more successful sales day. Sunday was quieter with more couples browsing. We sold most of our smaller items and several pieces of the smaller furniture as well as a few of the larger pieces. We had several items that drew a lot of attention but no takers. We’ve been asked many times if it is hard to sell all the great stuff we collect. While we love what we buy, and we do keep some of the items, it is nice to move stuff along, and see how happy customers are with their purchases. We received a lot of compliments on our items and our booth setup, had a lot of people ask for our business card and noticed people taking pictures of our sign. A lot of people mentioned they loved our name and asked if we were Marines. Whooha! We want to thank our Spring Market neighbor Liz of Bittersweet Design Studio. Liz was so patient answering all of our pesky questions and offering us “ice-cold” bottles of water. She made our experience that much more enjoyable.
We have had a fantastic journey to our first vintage and antique show. We learned so much on what to do and what not to do. We stretched ourselves physically and creatively. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when you love what you do.
We want to thank all of you for your words of encouragement, phone calls, advice and compliments. We are humbled that so many of you were interested in what we were doing. A special thank you to Karen’s sister Kathy for shopping with us and making the popular state pillows (seen here), which sold out the first day. Thank you mom for helping clean, price and tag items, sewing pillows shut, shopping with us, making meals and working the crowd. And lastly, to our husbands for their support in putting up with our ever growing “treasure” piles that were overtaking our houses and garages, for driving the truck and trailer to the show and back, and carrying heavy furniture and boxes. We couldn’t have done it without all of your support.
Semper Stylish roadies-
For those of you that have asked what was the first thing that sold (drum roll please) it was……. 3 blue mason jars, sold within the first 10 minutes of the gate opening. And – to my sister who said the portrait of Frida Kahlo, with her unibrow, was scary – Frida was with her new owner within the first hour.
The very nice gal who bought Frida knew exactly who she was and the history on the sale of the real portrait. I told her if it turns out to be the real one she has to share some of her Sotheby millions with us.
We can’t rest too much. We signed up for a second show this Memorial Day, at Stifel and Capra in Falls Church, VA, from 10am to 4pm. This show is on a much, much smaller scale, meaning no trailer. The streets around this wonderful little art and antique store are closed to the local Memorial Day parade. So, to make lemons out of lemonade, the shop owner opens her parking lot to vendors.
With Luckett’s now just a memory, we hope you will continue to stay with us. We will post on future projects and shows. To our readers, we want to again say thank you for continuing to follow and support us on our future journeys. Not sure where they will take us.
-Janice and Karen