Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Best Bets for 2013, Grayslake Report, Wheaton Update

TOP TEN:  For most of 2012, the trusty owl was one of our top sellers, in all shapes and forms. Now, turning the calendar to 2013, it's any body's guess what will be number one. Whatever the case may be, I always love to read the lists different publications come up with, giving their answers to what's gonna be a winner in any given year. My pal Lynda just sent this clipping from her Chicago-area paper. There nominees are: Indian Clubs (ok, we can see that), Redware (maybe a little too traditional for our folks), Beaded Purses (ditto), Thread and Yarn Spools (ditto squared), Baby Shoes (possibly), Tramp Art Frames (love), Steiff Bears (cute but pricey), Crock Lids (what?), Mortars and Pestles (follows with Cabinet of Curiosities trend), Bird Figures (safe bet for spring almost every year). Hmmm...any thoughts? What do you see climbing to number 1? We should take bets or come up with our own list!

GRAYSLAKE REPORT:  There were lines of people waiting to get in until well after noon on Saturday -- lots of new faces. We felt the buying was a little light, however, given the size of the crowd. Kind of like last month. However, Sunday turned out to be a pleasant surprise -- we were steady all day, despite the weather taking a turn for the worse, at least compared to Saturday. All said and done, we had a good show. Probably about even between furniture and smalls. Many thanks to all who came out to support the show!

WHEATON UPDATE: Due to a schedule conflict, we will not be at Wheaton this month, but your admission coupons are still good. We should be back to normal in February. xo


Christina said...

When you say the coupons are good for Wheaton, do you mean the half price coupon?

That would be great!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to go to Grays Lake. We are going to hopefully start showing there once we close our doors. Should be fun. We will try to look you up.