Monday, March 15, 2010

The Blue and the Gray

"The Blue and the Gray" is an apt description of this weekend's Grayslake (IL) Antique Market for several reasons. Number one, it describes the weather. Number two, it references the promoter's upcoming Civil War show, which was being advertised during the weekend by none other than Abe Lincoln himself. And three, it categorizes the colors of some of our best selling merchandise:

Such as these frames and chalkboards;


Some fun and functional industrial storage boxes, which looked like they were just part of the latest American Express ad campaign;


Our wonderful wire mannequins;


This sweet little grouping of metal objects;



Our beautiful May queen portrait;


This excellent pitcher with its robin's egg interior;


And last, but not least, this adorable farm cart, which was the first item to sell.
The weekend got off to a brisk start Saturday morning, despite the cold rain falling most of the day. Sunday was quiet early -- Daylight Savings Time changes always seem to throw people off -- but picked up was the day went on. We had a terrific time seeing many of our favorite customers and blogging friends. Today we start work on Wheaton -- the 2 for 1 admission coupon is good next weekend as well, so do come see us Saturday. It appears in the previous post.
We want to say thanks to all our customers for supporting the show -- we literally couldn't do it without you and are grateful for every purchase and for your continuing friendship. To Lynda Boyd, who gives up her Saturday each time we are in Chicago to help set up, bringing cookies and good cheer along with her (despite being sick this particular time!); to Diane for the excellent Girl and Squirrel notebook; to Jeannie for the fabulous "vintage" Anthro jacket, which I will be wearing today; to Joan for the super-cute Easter basket; Mark and Sherman for the excellent dinner suggestion and company; and to our good friends from the Bent Fork Bakery for the sinfully good treats. We are truly blessed! xo





6 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

You are very welcome! xo Joan

annie said...

Sandy--
Great stuff!!!
Sorry I had to miss.
You and Joe are the BEST!!!
annie

Jenn said...

Sandy:
Your booth is always full of amazing finds! Alison and I just love it and always make a beeline right for it. We are so happy with all of the new treasures... see you next month.
Jenn

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

GREAT STUFF AS ALWAYS! I LOVE THAT OLD WAGON! WOW!

SORRY I MISSED IT BUT I'M PLANNING ON SHOPPING AT DUPAGE! SEE YA!

Cindy Roehrich... said...

Can't wait to get my chicky dress form! Thanks for putting me on the list:) Good luck in Wheaton~maybe I can get out there, I have never been to that one before! xo

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I covet your goods. Just thought I should be up front and honest about that. :)