"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Junkers day o bliss (Lucketts II)

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!


Flat Creek Farm said...

Leslie, loved this post! You got such a wonderful buy for 1 buckaroo.. way to go! The auction story reminded me of our family farm story. So far, we're still steadfast on the farm. Our patriarch (FIL) will be 89 next month. Still has one of his draft horses and buildings full of treasures.
We are going antiquing/flea marketing today, but probably should not bring anything home. Currently, we are overstuffed! :) -Tammy

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This made my day!!! I felt like I was going along beside you...sad about the farm..my heart just jumped, how I wish I could buy it! So glad the sales were high.
Love the Miss Mustard Seed...been following her booth preparations...how fun...it was looked great.
Thanks for the nice shopping day...didn't cost me a thing and yet I enjoyed the stroll.
Love your kids!!!!!!!! Enjoy!!!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

So. Much. FUN! I can't imagine a better way to spend a late-summer day.

Lori said...

LOVE the new border!!!!!

Next year!!! Lets plan it NOW!!!
FINE! I'll bring your darn sign.

Cheech said...

Oh! I would have loved to go to that auction with you! What a fun day!

Rural Revival said...

Great fun! So much inspiration and great finds. Now, I guess I better be off to discover Miss Mustard Seed!

Be well ~Andrea~

Regan Family Farm said...

Thanks for visiting recently...looks like you had a great time shopping! Aren't budgets hard???

Vintage Country Girl said...

I wish I lived out there. We really don't have anything that fun here...

Nezzy said...

This Ozark farm chick just jumped over from Miss Mustard Seeds place and am so tickled I did! Woohoo, what a fun time ya have shown me and some mighty great bargains too!!!

God bless ya and have a fantastic day from the happy hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

Creative Ambitions said...

Fun post... what great stuff!! It is sad about that farm... it looked like they had some really cool things, though. Thanks for sharing!

Creative Ambitions

Nezzy said...

Hey sweetie, I just wanted to thank you for visitin' with your sweet comment and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya enjoy the ride. :o)

God bless and in the words of that silly old Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now, ya hear."

Sarah said...

Wow. That looks like so much fun! I love all the signs. Have a great day!