Published on October 5, 2008
The antiques shows we participate in fall into two categories; one-day and multi-day shows. There are advantages and hardships to both, and we have settled on a mix of the two throughout the year. The shows that last for several days give a greater opportunity for customer traffic and allow us to establish our display and settle in for a while. The one-day shows start early in the morning and make for a long day, but then they are over and we go home and relax.
Last Sunday we did what is probably our favorite one-day show of the year, held at…READ MORE
Published on September 24, 2008
While set up and selling at the annual Schoharie Fall Antiques Show last weekend, we enjoyed a truly perfect early fall weekend. The weather could not have been nicer — chilly in the mornings, sunny in the afternoons. Dealers set up both indoors and out at this show (we are always outside) and the weather decides, year to year, which is the more desirable choice. This year there was no question – outside was the place to be!
In spite of cloudy skies on Wall Street, we had a successful show. We enjoyed seeing old friends and regular…READ MORE
Published on August 17, 2008
Here we are in North Carolina, on vacation. I understand that to most people ‘vacation’ means a break from working..but it was Saturday, and there were lawn sales and flea markets out there, and there might be something great… So, we were up and out the door before 7:00 am in hot pursuit.
The coolest thing we found today is an unusual sectional wooden bench that dates to the 1950s or 60s. When I saw it, I turned over the small center section hoping to see the mark of some famous designer or a reknowned mid-century manufacturer —…READ MORE