Published on May 21, 2009
We spent most of last week in Brimfield MA, at the gi-normous thrice annual Brimfield antiques fair, a conglomeration of a dozen or so different antique shows held in dusty close proximity on Rt. 20 in this little town. I shopped the Tuesday shows and then we set up and sold on Wednesday, at Hertan’s field. The weather was great, attendance was high and the sales were very good. We stayed over and shopped May’s when it opened on Thursday morning, and then headed for home. It was a tiring but fun week – lots of walking, lots of looking. At one point…READ MORE
Published on April 13, 2009
We are here at my mom’s house in North Carolina, enjoying a break from upstate NY’s seemingly never-ending winter. It is unmistakably spring here, with dogwoods, forsythia, and azalea all in beautiful bloom. And it is Monday, and therefore time for the Coolest … something.
For some reason my thoughts went back to Christmas several years ago. My siblings and I were trying to think of a gift for my mom. She is notoriously hard to buy for – not because she is critical or hard to please, she just doesn’t need much of anything and is not the…READ MORE
Published on April 9, 2009
You are ready for a change – tired of the 9 to 5, sick of working for the man. Maybe you are retired but looking for a new challenge. Perhaps you have always loved antiques and vintage things, collected for yourself and want to take it to a new level. For whatever reason — you have decided you want to deal in antiques.
Steve and I were discussing what advice we would give someone starting out in the business. Even though everyone calls us “the kids” we have been doing this for 12 years, and have learned a thing…READ MORE