Monday, November 8, 2010

Lucky at Lucketts

I knew my weekend was going to be great when I woke up to a grande pumpkin spice cup of heaven. Did you know you could experience a glimpse of heaven here on this earth for only $5? You can. And it comes topped with whip cream and cinnamon...of course it comes topped with whip cream and cinnamon. It wouldn't be heaven without it. My friend marched her sweet self into Starbucks in pajamas, no bra, and slippers just because she knew I would love it...because that's just what friends do. I'll get to the loveliness of Lucketts in a minute, but I just can't help but make this post more about being lucky with friends than being lucky at Lucketts. I know a thing or two about not having friends. If I'm being honest, I've lived the majority of my years on this earth without friends. Oh how I know the hurt of mean girls! Do you? I know what it feels like to be alone. I know what it feels like to be talked about. I know what if feels like to be pushed around and afraid to go to school. And the sad thing is, adult girls can sometimes look a whole lot like the young girls from our past. Oh their ways of hurting are disguised differently, but it creates the same wound. I mention all these things for only one purpose, to tell you that the found treasures of the weekend weren't at all the stuff I saw, but rather the girls I got to see it all with. I think because I spent some much time without girlfriends that would love me despite myself, I cherish that much more my girls today. They are the kind of girls that know all about your junk, and love you anyway. The kind of girls that are the hands and feet of Christ to you. I have such a great group of girlfriends, and though I only had a few of them with me this weekend, I couldn't help but love all of them even more after being away with a few of them for a couple of days.

And now for the stuff. All I'm gonna say about Lucketts is if you ever have a chance to go, go! It's dreamy. The store is strategically positioned by God in the exact place where He most certainly calls home on this planet, it is without a doubt where God gets His mail. The drive reminded me of driving through the countryside in Paris...yes, it was really that lovely. And the fall colors of autumn certainly helped with the view.

Here is a sampling of what we saw:
















I am ashamed to admit it, but we left our trip without one piece of furniture. I think it was the cheapness in each of us that prevented us from pulling the trigger on a purchase, it certainly wasn't the absence of deliciousness. It just seemed wrong to buy something that was already lovely, we are more the type that picks it up off the side of the road and then makes it lovely. You think I'm kidding? I spotted these 4 pretties on the side of the road while driving 70 mph. Did we stop? Yes. Is there possibly a litter of kittens somewhere inside these chairs? Absolutely. Did we pay $20 for all four? Yes. Did one of us not think they would all fit in the car? Yes. Did they all 4 fit in the car? Barely. Are they going to look phenomenal painted white and recovered in linen? You bet they are.





I love these girls.

Amy

13 comments:

sassy seamstress said...

Only you could capture the weekend so beautifully in one blog post! Xoxoxoxo

Lauren said...

Sounds like such an amazing trip! Girlfriends, shops...and bargains on the side of the road....so much fun! Oh how true friendships fill the soul!

melifaif said...

Hooray for awesome girlfriends, heavenly pumpkin hot drinks, and great finds. Looks like so much fun.

Samantha said...

Glad you had such a wonderful time! I love living here, it is such a beautiful part of the country.

Janine said...

Amy, what a stunning post! I loved everything about it. I am thrilled to be able to relate to your passion for your pumpkin spice sip of heaven, only because this South African girl got to pop over to the US for a visit last month and taste one (or two ... or three). I loved your honesty and amazing pics of your adventure with your specials! I am so glad that I started following your blog. It is delightful!

Janine said...

Thanks for the comment. I will definitely keep popping over. I so get your heart and love your posts. I look forward to many more chats. Have a beautiful week.

Sarah Howe said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE todays post! What a find!

My sister and I found a thriftstore antique desk we will be repainting... We are painting the desktop with chalkboard paint for our future little nephew to practice his "artist" skills!

Melissa said...

excuse me as i wipe the drool from my chin!!! oh my gracious! hey girl, come by and link up on my giveaways on mondays this month...several of the giveaways are local vendors, so you should get in on it!!

The Nester said...

what a fun, fun day! you lucky girl, and might I mention that everyone has the cutest coats on as well. Can't wait to hear about the finished chairs!

Samantha said...

Ohh what a delightful trip! Now on to more serious questions---- where did you get your coat????

:) Samantha
craftytexasgirls@blogspot.com

Jemsmom said...

What fun! Yes... girls can be mean and I think sometimes women are worse than girls. I pray every day that Jemma can rise above the cattiness and pettiness that will go on during her lifetime. It is a blessing to have great girlfriends! It looks like you had a great time! What a neat place and it is so you to get the chairs off the road! I love it!

Jeanette said...

Loved your post about good friends..all too true.
Thanks for all your photos of Luckett's, it really brings back so many memories. I dearly love the angel wings in the bedroom and the chandeliers are all gorgeous! The shop is so wonderful, hopefully I can go in February.
I'm so happy you had such a joyous trip with your friends.

Virginia Belle said...

Love this post! It sounds like you had such a great weekend with your girlfriends. Thank you so much for introducing me to Luckett's. I actually live in the DC area and have been missing out on it this whole time!

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