I'd heard about Lucketts Store for a few years but had never gone to their Christmas Open House. This year I was loving all their enticing Instagram pictures of Christmas-y vignettes and planned a trip up to Northern Virginia.
It was a 2+ hour drive for us, and Granny, Hannah, and I left home to arrive just after their 10 a.m. opening. We had no clue the number of folks who already would be there in line! The line stretched forever and forever to get into the Design House: In fact, we decided not to stand in that hour-long line, so we didn't have the chance to venture inside the Design House after our long trip: Instead we browsed the many outside vendors and their wares. Here we are after just arriving: I spotted a Christmas barn quilt among the other treasures: I really liked these yard displays and had been looking for something like this for awhile: Here's a similar one below at our friends' house in TN that I snapped when we visited last year. I'd love to make a Welcome name sign for guests to our home, so the taller red one in the background above was my first purchase. I was thrilled that I'd finally found something appropriate for this idea: This antique quilt was a beauty: Lots of Christmas-y scenes on the grounds: Here's another little cottage full of gifts:
Photo op display: Bringing home the tree: Other stores in the area were benefiting from the Lucketts Store crowds and having their own Christmas Open Houses. We browsed another really neat antique store called The Cottage across the street from Lucketts:And what's a Christmas Open House without cider and cookies nestled in a little red wagon? : And that was our Friday adventure...an excursion to the famous Old Lucketts Store. Wish you could have been with us!: