Well yesterday was a day that made up for the craziness of the past week...
Yesterday began with a fun local country auction
and ended at Lucketts chatting w/Miss Mustard Seed.
B l i s s
In the morning we went just down the road to a beautiful historic farm.
It was actually a bit sad..
The gentleman and his family have farmed it forever...
Now that the patriarch passed away, they'll be selling the family farm.
Nearly 300 acres in two parcels.
He was an avid Clydesdale and foxhunting man among other things.
Many fun draft horse activities and hunt meets occurred there...
On one of the seats of a sleigh to be auctioned was a photo of someone dressed up like the Easter Bunny, driving a big white horse in that same sleigh...
As in most of our county, cows were a mainstay as well.
There was so much interesting old equipment sold.
I was actually happy to note that prices ran high...
The Land O lakes sign above, sold for over $200 I think
Everyone was eager to have a keepsake of this wonderful place.
I do really mourn the many many family farms sold n divided up these days...
These assorted harness/collar pads looked so neat hung in a row
The Acorn sign sold for over $60 and is destined for Ebay according to the buyer!
I have a special fondness for the old McCormick-Deering planters
This old stove was just beautiful and I hope it sold well to someone who'll treasure it.
Girls, if you're still single, these auctions can be a great source of single men...
This guy's hysterical shirt read:
"Hey Ladies, this could be you" with a box drawn for someone under his loving arm!
Behind him you can just see two pieces of furniture...
I got the beat up dresser on the left for $1
The other cabinet sold for $200+
These were folks from my area and I love 'em but what a difference to head west to Lucketts!
Lotsa fancy mercedes instead of pick-ups...
Drop dead stunning painted furniture created by
the one n only
Miss Mustard Seed!!!
She was sooo kind to take the time to try to talk with me despite the press of customers eager to buy her pieces... I heard many asking about how they could find her shop for more!
Several looked a bit baffled by her mention of HER BLOG so I hope they go discover what a rock star she really is!
I couldn't get any pics of her bigger furniture as folks were so crowded in her booth, but it was clearly the highest quality merchandise with best prices and presentation at the fair!
Her Fresh Oysters sign is even better in person.
Bet it's gone to a new home in no time...
I loved the variety of items she'd brought! These cool old lockers were covered in letters n butterflies made with german glass glitter ~ sooo pretty I had to buy some.
I also bought a darling child's shoe form and one of her painted buckets.
It was hard to keep within my budget as her pillows were really calling my name!
Sarah n Jack enjoyed meeting her cute boys and I was impressed by the support of her sweet Hubby, Mom n Dad. They are a fun family and I'm sooo excited because she said they'll be coming to play at our farm in Sept!!!
In case you're not a
stalker uber fan like me, there're plenty of other fun activities at Lucketts Fair too;
The kids climbed like monkeys on the playground, jumped on the moonbounce and then ran thru the cooling tent misters. I wished The Farmer had been able to join us as the bluegrass music in the gazebo was wonderful!
We tried waiting in line for the free rock climbing, but it was slow moving and HOT.
So instead we went for hand dipped ice cream. sooooo good!
I found lots of other inspiration around the amazing Lucketts Store yards too.
I covet these for my garden...
The artsy horsey stuff even appealed to this jaded gal.
It was all I could do not to bring this old screen door home for our pantry. But that door (like the others round our old farmhouse) is an odd size and I wasn't for sure this one could fit.
Good thing I have clients coming here today or I KNOW I'd be heading back with with measurements and mo money!
I know what I'll be dreaming about tho...
Hope your weekend is full of great junk!