For the past several years, my family has had the tradition of heading to Leesburg to attend the Lucketts holiday open house. If you are unfamiliar, Lucketts is a wonderful store full of vintage/antique home decor finds. It serves as a lovely place to gather inspiration and ideas. They always decorate the grounds and create picturesque scenes that serve as gorgeous backdrops. Be sure to have your camera- maybe you can snap your Christmas card picture.
Over the years, this event has gained popularity and has become quite the destination. Expect crowds and lines, you definitely have to pack your patience. The Design House at the Old Lucketts Store is a monthly interior design showcase where everything is for sale. This year, I arrived right at the opening time and still waited one hour to get inside. The inside space was like a winter wonderland. Garlands and ornaments galore- plenty of Christmas decor that is sure to make your home festive and inviting.
The Lucketts store is equally styled for the holiday, but this year I couldn’t even get inside due do the crowds. Certainly a bummer! However, they also, had 60 vendors set up outside for the winter market and featured vintage treasures and handmade goods. A few of my favorites; ironstone, vintage ornaments and seasonal signs.
This year, I mainly window shopped because my youngest is fast paced and always on the move. We did spend some time at the Vanish beer garden and that gave the kids a space to run and play, while the parents tried to relax. Try being the operative word.
One booth I enjoyed, was a company called Knotty Origami. The statement necklaces are handcrafted with knots, braids and folds. They carry an assortment of jewelry styles and even the super popular macrame wall hangings. The craftsmanship is pristine and the looks can be dressed up for a holiday party or down for a fun casual piece.
If you like farmhouse style this event is surely going to suite your taste. They also, have a huge assortment of architectural design elements. We brought home a few antlers which will add a nice rustic/natural vibe to our space. I am excited to start decorating my home for Christmas in just a few short weeks. I put my tree up after Thanksgiving. When does your family trim the tree?
I can’t believe how quickly this year is passing and I look forward to slowing down and enjoying the special moments with my family celebrating and making memories.
Thanks for reading! xo