Hangin’ with our Friends at the Spring Antiques Show
Published on March 24, 2011 :: 5 Comments
Last weekend was the Spring Antiques Show in Schoharie NY. It was a great show – tons of people and all the pent-up long-winter energy we’ve come to expect. Folks turned out, shopped hard, and bought. Can’t ask for much more than that!
Beyond the hard work and the selling, our favorite part of this show is getting together with our dealer-friends, many of whom we haven’t seen since the fall. Antique dealers for the most part are a social bunch, and we love nothing better than to talk. So our reward after a very busy Saturday is a slower, more leisurely Sunday with lots of time to wander the show and visit.
This year we did some of that with camera in hand, and would like to show you the booths of some of our friends:
This is part of Kathe Saccone Vergason’s booth. She has an amazing eye, and did not disappoint at this show. Kathe moved from Central NY to Pennsylvania last year, following her wedding in July, and we had fun catching up.
I can’t resist one more picture from her booth, of this charming dog doorstop.
Tom Jardas was there, and brought a terrific assortment of goodies ranging from mid-century to industrial and more. His booth was a departure from the country/primitive emphasis of this show, and it’s possible that some customers just didn’t get it. But I loved it!
Tom is one of our partners in Warren Street Antiques in Hudson NY. People get it there.
Don’t get me wrong – I love the good early stuff that dealers bring to this show. And our friends bring some of the best!
Karen and Mark Wheaton of Maria’s Pond Antiques. We didn’t get great shots of their booth, and they don’t have a website I can point you to…but they do have a fantastic two-page spread about them in the current issue of Maine Antiques Digest. Not too shabby!
Janet and Bobby Sherwood were there with their own brand of wonderful, high-quality quirk. You can find more of their pickings, along with partners Dave and Bonnie Ferris, at Antiques at 30B in Cambridge NY. I love this painting they had last weekend:
And right next door was Dave and Bonnie’s booth. It was the one with the terrific iron bull.
This booth was curated by our friend Phil Warish, of Blue Farm Antiques in Franklin NY. Talk about an artist’s eye — Phil’s got it. I absolutely love the painted game wheel, and I wish you could see it better in this picture.
And this is a sample of the wonderful wares carried by Martin Webster of West Branch Antiques, Delhi NY. When I think of Martin I think of the best of the best hooked rugs and textiles, but as you can see he carries more than that!
And here was a touch of spring, in Jackie Roland’s booth! She and her partner Lance Manning have 124 River Street Photography in Middleburgh NY, in addition to the antiques business. A lovely woman with a lovely, refined eye, Jackie has always put together gorgeous displays. Someday, when I grow up, I wouldn’t mind being her.
I am embarking on a series of interviews with comrades in the trade, so you may meet a few of these folks here again!
And in case you’re wondering – in classic Tandem form, neither Steve nor I took pictures of our own booth. Typical.