Normally, I am not one to rush the holidays. I get mad when I smell cinnamon wreaths while getting things ready for a last summer BBQ, annoyed when I hear “Jingle Bells” while picking out pumpkins, and bothered when I’m surrounded by pastels when there is still an abundance of snow on the ground. Let’s enjoy one holiday at a time. Why do we live in a world where we are thinking so far ahead that we can’t even enjoy the present moment?
With that said however, I have begun to soften a bit to the Christmas train. Thankfully (no pun intended), Thanksgiving is so close to Christmas, that these two holidays can SORT OF combine into one great month of family, friends, and food. Not to mention being busy and working full time, thinking ahead to some holiday planning is becoming essential no matter how much I protest it. Due to this, and the fact that the weather has taken a drastic turn from the abnormal warmth to freezing cold wind, I wanted to start working on our family Christmas card sooner rather than later.
The Old Lucketts Store in Lucketts, VA was the PERFECT backdrop for our family holiday photos. This adorable store consists of affordable and unique antiques and salvaged pieces from small to grand scales. Items for sale are strewn about the property in cute wooden sheds as well as in the maze of rooms inside the house. If the wind hadn’t been whipping around us so much, I could have easily spent hours walking through each space taking my time to find some real treasures that were there.
Across from the store, is the design house. There, they have set up a variety of holiday scenes and decor. The absolutely PERFECT place for holiday photos. If you are not able to get out to Lucketts before the holidays, check back throughout the year, as they change their photo-ready decor for various seasons and occasions.
I am so happy that we were finally able to visit The Old Lucketts Store, and fully intend on passing through several times a year, and making their holiday decor a part of our winter time traditions. What are your favorite places to go and things to do with your friends and family for the holidays? Do you have any unique places that you like to take family holiday photos? Would love to hear from you in the comments below!