Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Follow up thoughts about Allegan Antique Fair

Last sunday was the last Allegan Antique show for the year. We did every show this year and got to know some of our neighbors well. Many of the same people show up every month to recreate our little neighborhood. Here are just a few people who's booth I love walking through every time we do Allegan.

LESLIE CAMPBELL from Ludington, Michigan always sets up across from us. She always brings lots of flowers that fit the seasonal mood of the month.

THE PAINTED CHAIR by James and Jackie Frelitz always has an interesting mix of product.

Our good friends Joe and Sandy of RUBARB REIGNare a must stop.

DIANE PASSI is also a creative person who's booth is always a feast for the eyes.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Yesterday at Allegan

Allegan yesterday was a real treat to do. The day was beautiful and had a late summer early fall feel. Sitting outside in the sunshine made me feel lucky to just be alive. There were lots of dealers that brought pumpkins and bittersweet to give everyone at the show a real visual Fall experience.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Allegan Antique Market

This weekend is Allegan Antique Market. We will take the trailer on Saturday but won't set up until Sunday. This is the last Allegan show of the year. It has been fun for CJ and myself to learn are way around this market. We have learned much and look forward to doing this show again next year.

We made a visit to our favorite pumpkin patch yesterday and purchased lots of pumpkins which CJ has been decorating as I am writing this blog. So we will have the best Fall look that we can muster.

Most of the week we spent recovering physically and emotionally from our big move last weekend. Our new place feels more and more like home as we put our many pocessions in proper place.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lake Forest

We had great fun at the Lake Forest Show on Sunday. We were set up next to Joe and Sandy from Rubarb Reign. It was a wonderful sunny day. We meet lots of great wonderful customers and some new dealers.
Sandy introduced us to pastries from the Bent Fork Bakery ( I think they are some of the best bakery goods I have ever tasted. Check out their website and if you are in the area they are a must stop.
It was a great day to sit and enjoy one of the last warm weekends of the year and even get a little sun burn.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Lake Forest Antiques & Treasures in the Field

We will be in Chicago this weekend doing the Lake Forest show. Come and check us out if you are in the area.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Croquet Rack

I worked in the shop today with an old damaged croquet set and a wonder old vintage blue painted six foot baseboard. The base board was about six feet long and it had been something I was saving for a special project just because the old blue paint finish was so outstanding. I cut the blue base board in half and than cut the mallet heads in half at a thirty degree bevel. I than mounted three mallet heads to each section of base and finished off the top and bottom the the piece of base with the mallet handles. The end result is a great looking coat or towel rack. I managed to have enough material to make two. I think both will go and live at Blue Door until we make our trip to Chicago next week. My wife tells me she might have to keep one so we may be down to one.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Working in the Dark

We had a great time at Allegan last Sunday and with the shorter days set up mostley in the Dark! What a Hoot! We laughed so hard trying to put up a borrowed tent I almost wet my pants!!! And we enjoyed a beautiful sunrise.
It was great to see all of you again, thank you to all of you who visited our booth. See you on the 13th @ the 42nd Annual Infant Welfare Antiques & Treaures in the Field Show in Lake Forest, Ill. or again at Allegan the last sunday of Sept.