Once again, the Old Summit Antique show had an abundance of great displays and country ware. This baritone and boiler in a tin bathtub made me smile.
I love everything in this picture- old drawers, old books, but the woman in the picture looks like she might reach out with a ruler and slap your hand if you touch her books.
Sweet vignette with a doll, hat, parasol and baby shoes.
I LOVE the embroidery on this "low color" skirt and blouse. Speaking of low color, it was so nice to have customers mention that they had read my post about being excited about finding cream colored books, and they completely understood.
Another customer was buying a handmade craftman style stool that had some really intricate cutwork, but had also been repaired. When I sell something that is less than perfect, I try to point out the flaw to the customer. I don't want someone to get home and be upset because they didn't get what they expected. I pointed out the repair to the woman, and she said "Well of course it's been repaired, it's old and its seen a lot of life- and that's why I want it my house".
It's so nice when people "get it" and realize that imperfections are just part of the story.
Sweet little calico dresses.
I think these are old croquet balls, well worn and well used, and that is part of their story.
The show was very successful for me. I'm lucky to have great customers who like the same things that I do, and show up at every sale so we can catch up and visit. The show gets to be almost as much of a social event as a sale.
This is my booth about 1 pm. The dress form and stool on the back table were sold to other dealers, but they left them in my booth so it wouldn't look so empty. It still looks kind of forlorn but for me, it's a good kind of forlorn.