What an amazing and fun and tiring time we had at the Duxbury Antique Show.
As you know, I’ve been gearing up for this for a few weeks. Painting like crazy and running around. It was all worth it. Here’s Dan (of Gentleman & Daughter Antiques) and I in our booth right before the show started:
People loved the Grantham Bedroom set and swooned over the lions head pulls.
It was hard to get great photos due to the fluorescent lighting, but I think you can get a feel for our booth.
It was so much fun catching up with other dealers. I loved chatting with Colin and Beverly of Bent Nail Farm Antiques. I love their barn sales and Harry McLoughlin from Echo Lake Antiques who I met up in Brimfield last May. He had the booth next to us:
You can see little Charlotte in the background (she is the “daughter” in Gentleman & Daughter) and was such a big help.
My little mermaid dresser was one of the first items to sell! A teacher at Duxbury High School bought it and it is going to go in her bathroom. It is so funny because I was picturing it in a little bathroom or a little girls room. I’ll write a before and after post soon on this one!
Many people who follow the blog also stopped by! So it was so lovely to meet people “in person”. I chatted for a long time with Sarah who blogs over at Pewter and Sage about painting and she picked up a little driftwood boat for her son’s room.
On Sunday, I also got to meet Jenna who actually lives down the street from me and has followed the blog for a while, but we’d never met. Isn’t that funny? She has a fabulous etsy shop and makes sailors’ valentines:
Our booth was a wonderful mix of antiques, painted furniture, love letters from France and all the dealers were eyeing Dan’s cage doll.
I love the bird cage, especially the color and the glass feeders.
The 19th century school house desk has found a new home at a Montessori School in Duxbury which is fabulous:
Pennants, artwork, ball jars, our Boston postcards, oars and driftwood boats were all very popular.
Dan and I also found a few treasures while at the show from other dealers. I got a lovely grainsack pillow from Kathleen Fortuna that will go on my couch (when I finally save enough for it) and a beautiful sea fan from Bliss Farm.
We had such a successful show! Some of the bigger pieces didn’t sell so if you had your heart set on something and couldn’t make it to the show let us know.
A HUGE thank you to all who helped Dan and I get ready – our spouses, our kids and family and friends for stopping by.
I had to share this photo of Dan and his daughter, Charlotte. She was so proud of her Daddy!
Right, now back to reality. Sadly no painting today. I have to tidy my messy house and get rid of this skunk smell….. Oh, and get ready for the snow storm that is coming on Tuesday night.