The blog schedule will be modified for a while because the Florida shows are starting and ending on unusual days. The next post will be this coming Tuesday, February 10th, with the results of the Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry 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.
I’m writing this post on Thursday evening, February 5th, during the preview party. As many of you know, I’m not fond of them, but I tolerate them better when the dealers are treated well and plied with food and drink. There are a few hors d’oeuvres being served, but we decided we’re better off with our own food and wine (Cheesecake Factory and Markham Cabernet). There are lots of questions, but as usual at preview parties, no sales.
If you read this post on Friday, February 6th, the show will open to the public at 10 AM today and continue until Monday, February 9th, at 5 PM. We visited the show last year and liked what we saw, so we’re giving the show a chance this year. If we do well, we’ll be back next year. If not, we’re gone.
The show is held in a huge tent, with white carpeting and air conditioning — quite comfortable. I’m guessing there are 75-100 high-quality dealers, with no junk. The emphasis at the show is paintings and jewelry, with enough other merchandise to make it interesting. If you’re anywhere in the area, I suggest you come and visit. I think you’ll be pleased.
Next week we’ll be in West Palm Beach, Florida for the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show. It will be our 4th or 5th time there. Tiffany lamps sold well last year, so we’re hopeful this year will be good too.
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