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The Winnetka Antiques + Modernism Show began with a preview party on Thursday night, October 18, 2012. If you read my blog regularly, you know what a fan I am of preview parties (NOT!). True to form, this one was the same as most of the others — well-heeled guests, out for a social event, not interested in buying. The good part was there was unlimited delicious food and drink. Two drinks and I didn’t care!
Saturday, 3:40 PM. I’m sitting in my booth, bored out of my mind, sitting on a cushion because my rear end is flatter than a pancake. Attendance is light today, partly because the Winnetka Community Church held a well-attended rummage sale on the corner, so parking was a big problem. Second is the fact that we’re in the gymnasium, which is up a few steps and hard to find. Third is there just aren’t enough people attending. I think I’ll go for a walk and let Lia watch the booth for a while. I’m going nuts!
OK, I took a deep breath. Now I’m feeling better. Thank you for asking. The show is going well because of the sale of a Tiffany Studios Dragonfly table lamp yesterday. Thank you to my new client. There have been very few sales up to this point, but it’s still been a success. I may have to rewrite my paragraph about preview parties. Apparently my clients saw the lamp at the preview party and came back yesterday to purchase it. I’m sorry, but you still cannot get me to like preview parties.
Sunday, 4:25 PM. The show is just about over and I can declare it a success. Saturday was a tough day. Sat in the booth for 8 hours from 10 AM to 6 PM without making a sale. Attendance was light, so there wasn’t much activity to break up the day. Boring! Sunday was another story. Attendance was better, but not outstanding. The day was more interesting with old friends visiting, many questions asked and several sales made. Now if we only could have called in sick on Saturday, it would have been a roaring success!
This was our last Chicago-area show for 2012. We’ll be back for the spring edition of the Arlington Park Racetrack Antiques Show in April, 2013. In the meantime, we’ll be exhibiting at the Morristown Armory in New Jersey this coming Saturday and Sunday. Hope you can visit us. We’ll have our outstanding new purchases on display.
Click this link to view some of the new objects I recently purchased. I listed over 25 new items in the last two weeks. French glass for sale. We always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on our website and at every show.
Look around my website. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. I regularly add Tiffany vases, lamps and desk accessories, as well as French cameo glass by Galle and Daum Nancy and etchings by Louis Icart. Here’s the link. Philip Chasen Antiques.