Published on March 3, 2010
As we prepare for the Schoharie Antique show, and the kick-off of our 2010 show season, I want to rerun a post from a year ago. Following are my tips for enjoying an antique show, whether you are a seasoned antiquer or a newbie to the game .
1. Bring cash.
Many antique show dealers do not accept credit cards. You can also write a check, so bring those too, but it is wise to have cash in your pocket. You can complete transactions quickly (and get on to the next booth!) and dealers appreciate it. It…READ MORE
Published on November 4, 2009
I have come to a realization, which is: It has been a long time since we did an antiques show for the first time. A long time since we were the “newbies” at a venue — we’ve been doing the same shows for years! But next week we will be setting up at The Albany Show at St. Sophia’s for the first time. We’re excited.
This show has a fine, long-standing reputation but is in need of an overhaul. Our partner in Warren Street Antiques, Tom Jardas, has taken over management and promotion of the event and is working hard…READ MORE
Published on October 22, 2009
You know those amazing European grain sacks and homespuns that have been appearing in magazines this year, reinvented as pillow covers and re-upholstered wing chairs? Well I finally got my hands on some! And these fabrics are every bit as pleasing and tactile as I thought they would be.
Our good friend Mary moved to Georgia last year. We miss her a lot, but we are doing a pretty good job of keeping in touch (with the exception that she really needs me to take more pictures of my boys, and everyone knows I fail in that department!) Mary is…READ MORE