antiquing in lucketts, va

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mom & Brenda
This weekend was spent visiting with family back in Virginia, where I am from. My brother & his wife were in from Chicago and in the mood to see sights. Mom & I decided it was time to take Brenda antiquing in the town of Lucketts, VA since she is a Luckett now. (Yes, that's my maiden name). We like to think ancestors of ours founded the town, but we haven't researched it enough to be sure if we are related. My Dad's family is out of Kentucky, so who knows...
stately home in Leesburg
Lucketts is located 6 miles north of Leesburg on Rt 15. Leesburg is a gem of a town in itself. It has retained it's colonial flavor with its brick sidewalks and historic row houses and homes lining King Street & Market Street, the main drags. It's become fashionable with the younger crowd and nicely curated antique shops, cafes, and restaurants have sprung up lately.
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The store we like to go to in our namesake town is The Old Lucketts Store. It's a one-stop-shop for antiques, vintage, and architectural salvage with a few new items thrown in. It's a mall set-up with many different vendors inhabiting what was once the general store and post office run by the Lucketts, who have since left the area.
The family lived upstairs in the rambling building.
There are so many vendors now, that they've spilled out into the yard into free-standing sheds, each with it's own personality.
Some salvage.
So me I can hardly stand it!

On the porch.
New upholstery.

New accessories, nicely displayed.
A vintage cast iron soap dish that I bought for holding business cards at craft shows.
Salvaged knobs.
Lots of great light fixtures...

More salvage.
Can't ignore the linens of course!

There are other antique stores nearby, but we were experiencing sensory overload and opted to head back to Leesburg for lunch. We found parking on King Street directly in front of a charming cafe called  Shoes Cup and Cork Club which inhabits a former shoe repair shop.
Inside, it's chalkboard menus, rustic finishes, & mismatched tables & chairs reminded me of a cozy cafe tucked away in the West Village of New York City.
It'll definitely be worth a trip back to check out all the antique stores we skipped and have more chai tea lattes.

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