The results of the Antiques + Modernism Winnetka show, November 6-8, 2015

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.


Our booth set up beautifully in our expanded space

Our booth set up beautifully in our expanded space

We thought we would have a terrible show when we found out our three best clients couldn’t attend. Considering how few people attended the Antiques + Modernism Winnetka show, we did reasonably well. It’s never how many people show up, but who. With factors working against us, I would have to call our results a modest success.

We displayed most of our Daum Nancy glass in this showcase

We displayed most of our Daum Nancy glass in this showcase

As usual the preview party on Thursday night was a bust. The food and drink were good, but I was truly crawling out of my skin. I couldn’t wait to leave. Of course we didn’t make a sale. I’m starting to resent having to attend preview parties. We really didn’t have to be there. If we had left the lights on and closed the booth, the attendees would have been just as happy. They were there to see and be seen and we were there to be the wallpaper.

We sold this beautiful Lalique Moineaux clock at the show

We sold this beautiful Lalique Moineaux clock at the show

The show hours are too long with 8-hour days on Friday and Saturday. Saturday was beyond dead for the first few hours, but then picked up a little in the afternoon. We sold items from the showcases, but nothing from the tables or the walls.

We’ll be back next year when hopefully all of our clients will be able to attend. This is our only fall Chicago area show. Our only other Chicago area show is the Garden, Antique & Design Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL, April 15 – April 17, 2016. We hope to see you there.


I promised to list many new items on my website and have already done that. I will continue to list many new (and great) items that I’ve recently purchased, both on our buying trip and elsewhere. We have a treasure trove of goodies, so please check my site often for updates.

pier-show-11-2015This week we’ll be in New York for the now once-yearly NYC Pier Antique Show. This show has been around for decades and boasts a large, diversified group of dealers with everything from junk to great. You won’t want to miss it, especially now that it’s once a year.

Click here to check my website for the latest items and to look around. I will update it as often as time permits. We’re still very much in business between shows, so please don’t hesitate to email or call. 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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