Shortly after I moved to DC, I happened upon a piece of Cassie's furniture on craig's list. Her craig's list ad led me to the Primitive & Proper website and Cassie's blog. Well, at some point, I realized that she and Emily go to this spring market every year to sell their awesome furniture- the market is held at a place called Luckett's. And, ever since I found out about this event, I've been looking forward to it. It's been marked on my 2011 calendar since I got the calendar- no lie!
Now, I've blogged about antiquing on this blog before, but I just want to clarify one thing: I am a HUGE antiquing fan- but I prefer the "junkin'" style antiquing, not the kind you do in downtown New Orleans on Royal Street where one copper pot (albeit a very chic pot) will set you back about $1,200. (True story.) I prefer the kind of antiquing that I can actually afford. In fact, the summer after my senior year in high school, two of my friends and I took an antiquing trip in Missouri. Not your typical high school grads.
|Lots of people, lots of things to buy.|
Anyway, I was so excited about this antiques fair because it is MY KIND OF fair! There was tons of furniture, accessories, and handmade goods. And everything was super affordable! The furniture was largely redone furniture a lot like what Cassie and Emily do- although I would say Cassie and Emily are a little broader in their appeal than some of the other vendors who had a very specific style of furniture. Anyway, I absolutely LOVED IT ALL.
|Wouldn't these be awesome for a beach house?|
By the way- apparently this was a lot of other people's kind of fair, too, because it was WAY more crowded and intense than I was expecting. At one point I heard someone saying they had to close the road to the fair because all the parking was full! How crazy is that?
|I really loved this cabinet. It's kind of hard to see here, though.|
And I've determined that I have a furniture ADDICTION. Someday I think I'm gonna have to move out to the 'burbs just so I will have enough space for all my furniture. I didn't buy a single thing at Luckett's (besides Kettle Korn) because I already have too much furniture in my tiny studio! I did really try to talk myself into a sideboard, though. But ultimately, I'm not ready to part with some furniture I already have in order to make room for something else. It was probably better on my wallet this way- but it did make me a little sad.
I didn't take pictures of a lot of my favorite things because I'm still a little shy about taking pictures of other's people's work- some people think that you are going to take ideas from them, I think. But I did take a few.
Check out these "bird cages" that were at Luckett's:
As soon as I saw these, I decided that I would have definitely bought one if I had a porch to set it on. Well, later while I was galavanting in Virginia enjoying my rental car, I found this at Home Goods:
Isn't that crazy? Home Goods really knows what's up. Interestingly, the prices of both pieces were really similarly.
Even though I didn't buy anything at Luckett's, I did make a Home Goods purchase. The main room in my apartment has one- JUST ONE- single light fixture. A lot of times I find myself wishing I had more lighting, so I jumped at the chance to buy a mercury glass lamp at Home Goods (only $30- I LOVE HOME GOODS).
|My little update.|
I had such a fun time this weekend exploring in the "country" and the suburbs. What did you do this weekend?