The Original Miami Beach Antique Show begins today, January 30, 2015

The blog schedule will be modified for a while because the Miami shows are starting and ending on unusual days. The next post will be this coming Wednesday, February 4th, with the results of the Original Miami Beach Antique Show.

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.

miami-beach-show-1-2015The Original Miami Beach Antique Show set up the last couple of days and will open to the public today, January 30, 2015, at noon, and will continue until next Tuesday, February 3rd, at 6 PM. I’m expecting good things this year, so tune in this coming Wednesday to see if I’m right.

My booth was 90% set up yesterday

My booth was 90% set up yesterday

Setup was unusual, to say the least. Hall C exhibitors were allowed to set up beginning early Wednesday morning. Hall D exhibitors were allowed to set up from 3 PM until midnight, but were allowed to shop Hall C before 3 PM. Some interesting consequences occurred as a result. Hall C exhibitors had 16 hours to set up, but were busy for the first 8 hours. Hall D exhibitors had 16 hours to shop, but only 8 hours to set up. So if shopping from other dealers was more important, Hall D exhibitors benefitted. If total hours setting up was more important, Hall C dealers benefitted. Hopefully next year, setup will return to normal and all dealers will be able to set up simultaneously.

Lawrence J. Zinzi Antiques

Lawrence J. Zinzi Antiques

I was able to buy some very fine objects from other dealers, some of which I already sold. I’ve got so many great items for sale, I encourage you to stop by and see for yourself. There’s no doubt you’ll be pleased. The entire show is absolutely fantastic. Where else can you see so much great merchandise from all over the world under one roof?

naples-show-2-2015Next week we’ll be in Naples, Florida for the Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show. It will be our first time there and we’re expecting good things. We visited last year and were pleased with what we saw, so we decided to give it a shot this year. If we do well, we’ll be back next year. If not, we’ll vacation, as we’ve done in the past.

Click here to check my website for the latest items and to look around. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

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