May 19, 2015

Time to Exhale.....Lucketts Spring Market 2015 Was A Success!

We survived!  It was a loooong and exhausting weekend, but well worth the effort.  We had nice weather and great sales - and other than coming into a disaster Sunday morning, it couldn't have been more perfect!

The Lucketts Spring Market was a bit different this year.  Friday was added to the days of sales, allowing Early Bird shopping.  There was so much enthusiasm when the gates opened each morning and we were so lucky to come home with very little....other than all the great stuff we bought.  Sunday IS the best day for shopping for the best deals!  :)

Dean and I decided to come home each night instead of staying closer, giving us a five hour commute each day.  This not only allowed us to sleep in our bed each night, but to grab more inventory as needed. Plus, we really didn't want to board our Shelby, and being able to bring her back inside each night was priceless to us. 

Now back to the disaster.  A bad storm blew through Saturday evening after we left, and when we walked in Sunday morning, our tent was in shambles.....  Twisted metal and water everywhere.  Luckily, I had covered everything with plastic underneath, so there was minimal damage to just a few of our pieces.  God was definitely looking out for us!  Dean went to Walmart to get us another tent, and they only had one left....more good fortune!!  We got everything cleaned up and placed things out the best we could.  My display was not as nice as it had been, but at this point, we had very little left.  Sales were still good and this ended up being our best weekend ever!

Will we do another outdoor market?  The jury is still out.  Even though we only had one night of bad weather, this is the third year in a row that we've had to deal with rain there (and it rained the year before that, also).  Indoor markets are so much easier, but there is just something so appealing about setting up in a field.....

I didn't get to take as many pictures as I hoped - but, here are a few....some at the show and some of the pieces before we packed the trailer for the show.









The view across from us.  LOOK at that drop dead gorgeous king sized bed from Hunt and Gather!!


Almost all of our pieces of furniture sold!  We had one dresser that received the most damage from the storm; however, we were very lucky that it is minimal and an easy fix with sandpaper and paint. :)

I also had something very exciting happen while there and may have an exciting announcement to make.  As soon as I get the word (hopefully)....I will let you know!

'til next time!

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