Cool to Drool ~ Part II ~ Luckett's

Just a few days after returning from the mid-West, off I went towards Washington D.C. for a girl's weekend trip. What a blast we had! We took the back country roads instead of the freeways simply because I have never seen a yard sale on the free way. Our goal was Luckett's Spring Market but the historic town of Leesburg, VA.  and the surrounding areas called our name too.   First stop:  

 Our group: Sherry of the blog: No Minimalist Here, my sis, my sis-in-love and moi.  These girls are so sweet.  They would never laugh at me as I drove through a round-about three times.....NOT!  (Think Chevy Chase in the movie 'European Vacation' as Clark endlessly drives around the Lambeth Bridge round-about).

 When in a charming French restaurant, what do you order? Why, quiche of course!  And it was very good!  (our cute little French waiter took that awful photo of us.....hey!  He was cute and we were charmed by his accent but never said he was a good photographer)  :)

If you are ever in Leesburg or the surrounding metropolitan area, try this wonderful real French restaurant:  The Eiffel Tower Cafe (remember this place Francie?) in the heart of the historic district.  The owner hails from Paris and even a cute little French poodle was dining at the table next to ours.  (dogs have to eat too) 
Let's Go Shopping
Market Street runs right through the middle of the quaint town of Leesburg.  The owner of The Eiffel Towel Cafe said it reminded her of the South of France.  And it's where there are a number of fun antique shops.

The Cottage......I think is my favorite shop in Leesburg with truly drool worthy displays.  I will let the next photos speak for themselves. :)

You can figure out from the photos what the hot colors are this year.

You know shopping involves eating too......right?   Lola's is the cutest little tiny tucked away bakery with divine sweets. And a perfect Pink Saturday photo session. (always thinking of our Pink Saturday party.) You must try the ginger chocolate chip cookies....wowie!  We found this shady cool spot to enjoy our cookie.   After this sweet respite it was shop, shop, shop some more. Then to dinner.....a fabulous Mexican restaurant, and on the motel to crash and early to bed. The next day was the Luckett's  Market, our intended destination. It was the most perfect weather wise day you could ask for.  Ha!  We were practically the first in line and that line was soooooo long.  But it was worth the wait as the DROOL worthiness of this event was just amazing.  We saw some of our favorite bloggers/vendors and so much inspiration.  Without further boring words here are some captured images. 

 Says it all doesn't it!!!

 Fabulous prop..........looks real doesn't he?

Recognize these gorgeous frocks?   ........  Magnolia Pearl

Touches of red ......so French!

Mirror Mirror on the Barn  :)

Check out that fabulous French dressing table and seat....it's in a barn!  Oh my!
Can you stand it?  :)

My very favorite shop from my area was there.......
 Through the Garden Gate.  I was thrilled to see Pam and her tent.  Can you see why?   Her shop is where I buy gifts and items for my own home and try to get there as often as I can. From the moment you enter her enchanted store you are entralled :) 

Goodness....even the porta-johns were charming.  You didn't mind waiting in line when you had the pretty pink umbrellas and beautifully dressed mannequins to look at.  And check out the toilet paper stash....in an old filing cabinet....genius!

One of our luscious purchases.....but that's all you get to see today....saving for a future post.  I just can't tell you what a great time we had.  I was so tired and worn out and I only saw half of what was there.  On the way home we treated ourselves to one more guilty indulgent pleasure.. banana splits. :)  I have plans to go back in the Fall for the Christmas show.  Will I get to meet you?  xoxo

~ Next time on the Nest blog...... yard sale finds in my garden ~
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Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Sounds and looks like you all had a blast! Fun times spent with good friends!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! Our paths crossed briefly at MMS's booth when I got to say a quick hello to Sherry. That was a treat! And I have been to Lucketts and the Leesburg outlets often, but there never seems to be enough time to venture downtown. Clearly, I need to made the time!

Beverly said...

Yeppers, I am drooling so much I need a drool bib. You girls must have had such a great time. And, so much eye candy. I want some of everything.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Lynn.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lynn, First of all.. I will forgive you EVENTUALLY for posting that horrible picture of me. It looks like I was stung by a bee and one side of my face was swollen. I will only forgive you because I had so much fun with you and the girls.

NanaDiana said...

Oh-It looks like you had a wonderful, wonderful time. I love all the eye candy here-xo Diana

Unknown said...

Wow, it looks like so much fun!
We have nothing like this here in Australia!

Anne said...

What fun to shop with girl friends too!Amazing shopping and eating I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! Great photos now I wish I was there too.

Angie said...

I am so envious!! What a fantastic girl's trip! Your photos are so charming and each shop just gets better and better! I think I need a visit to Leesburg. I love that you topped the day off with a banana split~one of my favorite treats. I'm a new follower and I would love for you to return the visit! Angie

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

I love the agenda:eat, shop, eat, shop, eat, sleep. Beautiful stuff and fun to shop from a distance without spending a dime. True window shopping...through my computer screen. Fun.


The French Hutch said...

Hi Lynn, Looks and sounds like you gals had a blast! I would love to visit some of those places, I would need a truck to get home. Thanks for sharing the fun.

The French Hutch

Blondie's Journal said...

You are a lucky girl...I would love a trip like this and I almost felt like I was there with you! Are you going to tell us what you bought? Did you have room in the car??? lol!


Through The Garden Gate said...

Hi Lynn, Thank You so much for your very kind words....I appreciate it more than you know! See you soon!! xoxo Pam

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Lynn, what fun...Especially the banana splits LOL! My son a future DIL where going to go they said they are only about 45min away!


Unknown said...

Oh my goodness..what a great way to spend with friends..I bet you all were so happy to spend the time together..life is good!

Kathy at All About Vignettes said...

Lynn I'm so sorry I missed meeting you and Sherry at Lucketts. We were in the tent in the field to the left of those fancy potties. You girls know how to have fun. Sounds like a fabulous weekend. Catch ya next year.


Ruth said...

What a fun time! the first shop you posted about looks gorgeous. Wow.

chateau chic said...

So glad you had a gorgeous weekend for the Lucketts fair. The Cottage is a favorite shop of mine in Leesburg. I enjoy the friendship of the owner and some of the dealers. Great pics.
Mary Alice

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Lynn! Sounds and looks like you had a blast with your friends. Cannot wait to see that treasure of toile you bought! Have a gorgeous weekend.


mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

What a fun place. I love the horse, it would be hard not to bring him home. I just want to go shopping and eating with you guys.

Thx for sharing


RobinfromCA said...

Such a fun trip! Our daughter is living in Virginia right now and I think, after seeing this post, we'll need to make our way to Leesburg next time we're there!
Happy Pink Saturday,

Old Lucketts Store said...

Thanks so much for sharing these pics. That quiche looks delicious!
Great pics of the Market and the side of our barns. We hope to see you again soon!

Susie Jefferson said...

Wow, I love those dresses (I wish, I wish...) and oh goodness, what a wonderful place to visit. I'd be bankrupt in around 30 seconds, lol. Happy Pink Saturday!

Unknown said...

Let me just say, that looks like it was a great trip had by all. Loved all the vintage goodness. Thanks for sharing.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Wow, what a shop! I could spend hours there... and lots of money lol
Greetings from Australia♥

J.Rylie.C said...

Very pretty!

Come and join me with my Color Connection meme through my PINK entry. Hope you join the fun!

Becky Elmuccio said...

Thanks for taking us on your trip! What cute shops and it looks like you had a wonderful time. I am stopping by from Home and Garden Thursday. Have a great weekend!

Jenny said...

Oh, what a happy day that must have been. xo Jenny

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

What a fun trip AND fun post! I LOVED those port-a-johns! First time I've EVER said that! :) And boy, I could so relate on the circle rounds - I've gone around a couple more than once myself! Have a blessed and beautiful week!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Looks like you pretty girls had a blast! Inspiring displays...thanks for sharing!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Now that looks like a FUN trip. Good food ~ Good Friends ~ Good Finds!!!! Thanks for sharing pretty (and Fun) pics! Quick reminder ~ my WEDDING BLOG PARTY is Friday ~ can't wait to see what you share!

Big tx hugs,


Oh snap! I'd love to be there...maybe one of these days...looks like you girls had fun,fun,fun!


Susan said...

Just found your wonderful blog! Your trip to Leesburg looked like a ton of fun and great finds. I might have to make a trip there in the fall. Definitely the french restuarant, and cookies.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What fabulous shops. Y'all had the best time.

Sandi McBride said...

Wish I'd been there!!!!

Jen said...

Oh Lynn, I do believe that I could totally get lost in those fabulous shops for days! What a wonderful trip to enjoy, and I'm sure the food was just an added bonus!

Happy Monday to you!

mimi the zookeeper - said...

jealous jealous and JEALOUS! (but in a positively good way) :)

i hope you brought some goodies home to share on your shop. i'm dreaming of so many things...your photos are making ME drool! xoxo

Anonymous said...

How I would love to visit one day. There isn't anything like this here. Sigh.
Thanks for bringing us along!!!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

remember? oh yes that is one of my favorite memories ... was it the same cute waiter we had? ohh I wish I could have been on this trip with you ! but it looks like you had enough fun for me as well (())

thistlewoodfarm said...


This looks so amazing! I need to go to Luckett's next year! I love all the shops and those booths.....*sigh*



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