One of the great joys of beginning to feel better is getting to do some of the things that have been on my wish list for years. Recently I got to go to a local Jane Austen Society event to hear my friend Juliette Wells speak; I went to see the Washington Ballet at the Kennedy Center with my dear friend Catherine (her niece was a bumblebee!); and in May I got to go to the Spring Market at the Old Lucketts Store. Truth is, I was pretty giddy about that. Bunches of antique vendors in a little town in the Virginia countryside? Bliss!
For those of you who aren’t local to northern Virginia, the Old Lucketts Store is a wonderful antique shop, with bunches of vendors and a Design House that they redesign and redecorate almost every month. For the Spring Market they spread out on their large property and bring in vendors from near and far, including Marian from Miss Mustard Seed. (I’m in love with her blog, and couldn’t wait to meet her.)
I wasn’t able to get there til the afternoon, and lots of stuff was gone, but it was still lovely.
And I did get to meet Marian! Not the best pic of me (ooh, that hair cut was too short!), but how cute is she? Her booth was pretty well picked over, but I bought some lavender and she was giving away Frog Tape, which I can’t wait to try.
I’m hoping this will be the first of many home design posts. After so many years of illness, the tiny townhouse is in need of work, and there are bunches of projects I’ve been dreaming of.