Monday, July 13, 2009

Fun at work

From time to time, people will look at me, cock their heads, and say, "Wow! You do this for a living? That must be really fun!" I find this sentiment a little troubling, sensing this is not said to doctors or lawyers about their work. Actually, I KNOW this is not said to doctors or lawyers because I see them at work all the time on TV, and no one ever says that to them. Maybe we need a prime-time series all about the antique show biz, which would help clear up all the grievous confusion about us having fun while working. And, no, the "Antique Road Show" does not help or count.

I have to admit, however, that last week, I had a good time at the auction, which is close to having fun at work. We were there all day and actually go to buy most of what we wanted, including the wonderful cabinet pictured above that originally housed men's shirts in an Ohio department store. Love, love, loved it.


It was one of the first things to sell at Grayslake this weekend, going home with some dealer friends, where we know it will live a happy life. The weather was fabulous -- sunny, light breeze, low 80s -- and we were busy, busy all weekend. It was great to see so many outside dealers. Many thanks to all who came out to support the show, including Lee and Mandy, customers from Midland Arts and Antiques in Indianapolis, who drove up to Chicagoland to see us because they enjoy the blog. If you ever decide to do this, be sure to mention it, because we will be both thrilled and flattered, and therefore dying to give you our best price on anything your little heart desires!
Speaking of Indy, we will be headed to Midland on Saturday before driving to Burlington for Sunday's show. We will be back to the auction before then, unless we get a casting call for "As the Show Turns," the first prime-time series detailing the truth about antique dealers having fun at work. xo

5 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Are we having fun yet?

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

YOU ARE SO FUNNY, I HAD TO CHUCKLE! I'M GLAD YOU WERE SO BUSY. THAT'S A GOOD THING FOR ALL OF US TO HEAR. I HOPE TO DO KANE IN AUGUST (AUGUST?...ALREADY?) HOPE TO SEE YOU THEN. JUDY

Lori R. said...

I would have a hard time doing what you do and thinking of it as a job. I would be in my glory!!!! But I know that my husband would not view it quite the same since I have proven myself to be quite a packrat!!

Ruby Begonia'S said...

Hey Sandy & Joe...Sounds like Grayslake was good! 1/2way thru Sun. I wished i had hauled my lazy butt out & headed N. See you at Kane!! (or come do the 3french hens french country market in morris!!!) Our door's always open!!!M (ps-it's a hobbie right, not work!)

Anita said...

I always say it's fun- but we are not getting rich. Fortunately, at this stage, I am more about happy than wealthy ( that may change closer to retirement!) e are hading to Bloomington IL this weekend for the first time. Have you been to this one?

Anita & Judy