Old Lucketts Store Spring Market

The Old Lucketts Store in Leesburg is a fabulous place for vintage furniture, homegoods, garden furniture and accessories, and a whole lot more! I have been going to this store since I discovered it several years ago. It's a bit of a drive for me, but well worth it. The Spring Market is coming up May 21-22. Gates open at 10am and close at 5pm. Admission is $7 per person. Visit their site for more details: http://luckettstore.com/events/50-spring-market.


Bookshelves: To Style or Not to Style?

I am quite certain this question has a long-standing and controversial history in the design world. I am honestly a bit tired of seeing all the styling of bookshelves in every blog, magazine, and journal I come across. This is not to say I do not enjoy a well-styled bookshelf, but it's just maddening for someone like me who is a writer and married to a writer. We have nine bookshelves and they are all filed with books! Books are stacked horizontally and others are vertical. We cram them in there!

Apartment Therapy did an amazing round up of floor to ceiling bookshelves. What I love about these images are the abundance of books! Sure I supposed they are still "styled" but they feel organic and they are not loaded down with nic-nacs and trinkets.

What do you all think? Do you prefer a wall of books or a more edited shelf mixed with objects and books?


Waverly Fabric Giveaway from Bryn Alexandra

Hi all! Please be sure to stop over at Bryn Alexandra's blog to enter her giveaway for some great Waverly Fabrics, a Home Goods candle, and some fabulous botanical prints. Just look at all the fabulous prizes...

Bryn's blog is full of great DIY and her own home makeovers, which I personally love and is the reason I read blogs. I love her style, which is a little traditional and a little modern, and I appreciate how she brings in feminine touches while maintaining a kind of masculine edge, if that makes any sense. Meaning, it's not overly-girly. She also manages a shop in Charlotte, NC called Found. You can check it out here

Go and enter!