Every few weeks we take a drive up Route 15 through the rolling hills and pastures in Loudoun County. While we inevitably end up at a winery toasting to the gorgeous view over a platter of cheese and charcuterie, we also have a habit of stopping at our favorite antique shop, The Old Lucketts Store in Lucketts, VA.
The Old Lucketts Store is absolutely one of the greatest antiquing spots in the DC Metro area– from mason jars to old bicycles, their monthly design house with everything available to purchase, antique painting workshops, and the most amazing farmhouse tables (really farmhouse everything) you could imagine, it’s every HGTV fan’s dream. That being said, when the Old Lucketts Store offered us a pair of tickets to their Spring Market we jumped at the opportunity to attend!
This year the Spring Market took place at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville, VA. The location offered the additional space and parking that was needed as the event grows in popularity every year. Dozens of vendors from all over the East Coast set up their intricate displays ranging from vintage clothing shops to fresh flower arrangements, handmade signs and glamping tents (seriously, who wants to go glamping this summer?), and local artists and crafters selling small and large furnishings. Patrons wheeled their red wagons around the grounds from vendor to vendor determining if there was an empty corner in their home that could fit another rustic lantern or a blank space along the wall for that perfect Virginia sign (we found a space!).
In addition to the wide variety of vendors and the detail that went into each display, other highlights included live music from local Virginia talent, food trucks, a beer (Vanish Brewery) and wine (Fabbioli Cellars) garden and some great people watching (think frantic wedding planners looking for last minute decorations)! We snapped some pics, picked up a few treats (although it was difficult to walk away from others) and we made our way back home. Don’t worry– we stopped at Stone Tower Winery on the way home– after all, we were in wine country.
It was a wonderful afternoon to say the least and we’ll definitely be back next year– in fact, we’re already clearing out corners to add to our lantern collection!