Setting up at the Chicago Summer Antiques Show, August 15, 2012

My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, if you don’t see a new post on Thursday, it’s because I was too busy, so please look for a new one the following Monday.

Setup is just beginning in our booth. The transformation will be impressive.

Wednesday was the first day of setup at the Chicago Summer Antiques Show. It’s one of the easier shows for setting up and breaking down, as vehicles can be driven into the building, right to one’s booth. It really makes life easier. There are two full days for setting up, which takes the pressure off. By the time the show opens on Friday at noon, the booth and the show will be gorgeous.

Wonderful Tiffany Favrile millifiori vase to be exhibited in our booth for the first time

The show is small, but with good dealers, so there’s a very nice selection of items for sale. It’s worth a trip from anywhere in the greater Chicago area. Personally, I’ve brought a lot of fresh merchandise that I’m sure you’ll like, so please visit the show and take a look. Hopefully you’ll like what you see and go home with a treasure.

A view of a small part of the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

The important Baltimore Summer Antiques Show will start a few days after the Chicago show on Thursday, August 23rd, at noon, and continue for four days, until Sunday, August 26th, at 6 PM. This show is one of the best of the year, second only to the Original Miami Beach Antiques Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center in January. It’s big, with some of the world’s best exhibitors, and worth a trip from anywhere. Buyers fly in from Europe, Japan, South America, Canada, and all over the United States. The selection of hotels and restaurants is diverse and first-class. If you’ve never visited the Baltimore show, I strongly recommend it. You’ll thank me.

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 Louis Icart etchings. Just recently, I added about 15 new items. Here’s the link.

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