Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall in to Winter; Kane County preview

 Sunday we paid a visit to our Columbus (OH) customer and pal Katie Palmer of SoBo Style. Some kids from one of the local high schools had painted the store's windows -- they looked so cute! Love how they incorporated the store's logo into their fall/Halloween theme. But once inside, look out! Katie's elves have been busy -- everywhere you look, there is an awesome holiday vignette. Get ready for the change of seasons! We're getting ready, too. Join us this weekend for Kane County -- and our first round of holiday. If you need show details, just click the link on our sidebar to visit the promoter's site. And check us out on Facebook for a peek at what we'll be bringing. See you this weekend -- and don't forget about the time change! xo

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bye-bye Burlington!

 Many thanks to all who came out to shop the Burlington (KY) Antique Market Sunday. It was great to see so many of our favorite customers! Sorry schedule conflicts have kept us away quite a bit this year. The weather was AWESOME, the food terrific and the bargains plentiful. I was out of cash immediately, the shopping was that good. If you've never been to Burlington, be sure it's on your calendar for next year -- and check it out next week on Market Warriors!
Our super-pal Heather Kramb, Maddie Lisee, joined us for most of the show, adding to the merriment. Her jewelry had gals swarming all day! Check out Heather's blog and etsy shop to see what all the fuss was about.

We restocked at Midland on the way down. Will have some new photos up on Facebook so you can take a peek. Stop in and take a look if you're in Indy. xo

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Burlington Bound

We still can't believe the end of the outdoor season is already here! We will be setting up the tent one last time for the year this Sunday at the Burlington (KY) Antique Market, just outside Cincinnati. If you've never been, it's a terrific place to shop. In fact, the show has been featured this year on "Market Warriors"! If you have been before, then you know what we are talking about. Details are just a click away on our show sidebar. Come join us! xo
PS: Check out our Facebook page later this week for a peek at what we are bringing.

Friday, October 12, 2012

It's Time for Grayslake!

Join us this weekend for the Grayslake (IL) Antique Market! Print this coupon for HALF-OFF general admission. We have a brand-new load of furniture, tons of wonderful smalls and everything you'll need for fall decorating. Plus, this month's market features the popular show-within-a-show, Vintage Clothing. Just in time for Halloween. Additional details are just a click away on our show sidebar. Make plans now to join us. xo

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cats, Kane and a Grayslake Preview

 If you know my partner Joe at all and have spoken with him recently, you are sure to have heard a story about our shop cat, Tink*. Tink was a stray who adopted us about this time last year, and Joe is smitten! Tink really is a wonderful cat -- handsome and friendly, he has quickly become legend in our small town. So just for fun, our pal, Lynda, decided to make a "litter box cake" to surprise Joe for his birthday when we were in town last weekend for Kane. Made from pudding, cookie crumbs and Tootsie Rolls, it is horrifyingly realistic! She assured us that it was a brand new box, but still, it was hard to get around the visual and dig in. But the cake is the perfect tie-in to the equally horrifying craft book I saw reviewed and was waiting to share -- "Crafting with Cat Hair"! Yikes and double-yikes. Any takers out there?

 Back to business! Kane was a wonderful show. Given the bad weather at the past three events, it was terrific to have a great weather weekend for the show, and shoppers were out in droves. Just something about antiquing and fall that go together perfectly. Sales were strong in all categories, and we totally appreciate everyone who came out to support the show.

Next up: Grayslake! Remember that this month will be the popular show within-a-show, Vintage Clothing. I will post the half-off general admission coupon both here and on Facebook Friday. If you need more information about the show, just click the link on our show sidebar to visit the promoter's website. Don't miss it -- it is sure to be the Cat's Meow!! xo
*Technically, this is my cat, Maddie, in the photo! Sorry I don't have a pic of  Tink to share. But just ask Joe next time you see him -- there are TONS on his phone. (:

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Join Us This Weekend for KANE COUNTY! Looks like the weather is gonna be fine!!

Need show details? Just click the link in the calendar section to go directly to the promoter's site! Check out our Facebook page Friday for a peek at what we are bringing. xo

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Perfect Day for an Antique Market

Sunday could not have been a more perfect day for the last Allegan (MI) Antique Market of the season. A little nip in the air, lots of sun and wonderful finds everywhere. The show was packed with shoppers all day long, and sales were good across the board. No one category of merchandise dominated. Many thanks to all our excellent Michigan customers -- we will miss you 'til April -- and to our excellent hosts, Dan and CJ Zondervan -- ditto on the missing! Sigh. But the great shopping continues, as we will be ready for Kane's October show this weekend. Check out Facebook page for photos and come see us there. xo