Sunday, June 28, 2009

Show SchedulIe for July and August

We are keeping a very busy schedule for the rest of 2009. Until someone tells me how to add an "actual calendar" I will just list shows for a 2 month period of time.

July 2009
July 3rd--Estate Sale of Maria Clark, Citrus Heights, CA
July 5th--Alameda Point Antique show
July 9th-12th Portland Expo Collectible and Antique Show
July 18th----Can you believe that my sister is allowing me to have a "free weekend"??
July 26th--Moss Landing, CA. Moss Landing is 1/2 way between Santa Cruz and Monterey. This is a great show!

August 2009
Aug 2nd--Alameda Point Antique Show
Aug 4-9th ---127 SALE----YIPPPPEEE! Please pray for cool weather!
August 30th---Niles Antique Faire---Freemont, CA

I'm sure Sheri will add to the schedule---she always does! Feel free to email me if you want booth numbers, directions. Email Sheri if you want us to do another show! :-)

Wagon Train 2009

I have been an antique dealer for sometime now. It started out with my sister and I selling only on ebay, then moved to shows and then to creating upcycled and repurposed jewelry. During this journey, I've fallen in love with many Victorian items: pickle castors, castor sets, brides baskets etc. I always wonder where these items started off in life, who loved them etc.

Recently, we did a show in Placerville celebrating not only the founding of Placerville but also celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Wagon Train. The Wagon Train is a group of people, wearing period style clothing, traveling from somewhere in Nevada to Placerville, CA. We were enjoying a nice day outside when the Wagon Train pulled in. We took a couple of pictures, and just for a moment, I thought, that looks fun. Then reality set in. I do not like camping AT ALL. To me, if I wanted to sleep on the ground and eat something cooked outside, I wouldn't work. I know many people love to camp, it's just not me. I don't go on any vacation that doesn't include a high end hotel.

So I'm looking the the Wagon Train and imaging camping. I then realize that the wagons don't have air conditioning or shock absorbers for the matter. They only go a couple of miles per hour and the trails aren't paved Can you imagine being in the back of the pack with all of the dust being kicked up into the air? There are no bathrooms, hot shows, electricity or internet connection. (If you think you can live without internet, see what you do when your server goes down for a couple of hours!)

For all of you out there that did participate, have participated in the past or think that you will be participating in the future, don't worry---you can have my spot. I'll waive from the comfort of my room at the Hilton.