Wednesday, March 31, 2010

This and that

I just put this buffet/side board cabinet in at Eastown Antiques. It is the first cabinet I have done like this and it is made of repurposed furniture and architectural items. The back is two doors joined together and the front is half of an old kitchen table.
                                                                           This little robin's egg blue cabinet was a built-in bookcase that I rebuilt as a free standing cabinet. It is also at Eastown antique mall. Our collection of repurposed furniture is drawing lots of attention for which we are grateful. So it is only encouraging me to do more.

We have also had much discussion about our business in the last few weeks. After much hand wringing we have decided to not do Kane this weekend and we we most likely not doing Grayslake next weekend. We have having much success here in our home area of west Michigan and feel that the addition cost of doing the shows in Chicago has not been off set by additional revenue. So like all good busy people we must make changes that have a greater benefit for us. The hard part of this is that we will miss the many good people we have meet at these show. The many dealers and clients will be greatly missed. We can not say enough good about Rubarb Reign and all the help Joe and Sandy have been in doing these shows and introducing us to the right people.

We will have future anouncements about some new shows we will be doing and some expanding in antique mall spaces as we can break the news.

6 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I will miss seeing you at Graylake, but I know that you are great business people and are doing what is most profitable for your business. Best of luck in your new mall spaces and shows. Joan@anythinggoeshere

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Hey you guys -- Thanks for the nice comments -- both here and on the blog. We will miss you, but understand that close to home is better! And we'll see you soon at Allegan. Love all the stuff you've been making. Happy Easter. xo

VanDaff's Interior Design & Antiques said...
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VanDaff's Interior Design & Antiques said...

Joan and Sandy, Thanks for your kind comments. You are both such creative, gentle people loving spirits. We wish you well and maybe some day we will just show up at Grayslake and Kane to buy and visit with all of you. Wouldn't that be fun!!!
See you at Allegan Sandy!

Anita said...

While I understand, I am sad to lose such great neighbors. But if we had good sales opps near home, I would do the same. So , keep on ging and we'll see you soon. I hear road-trip in my future!

Anita said...

I am actually ready to pick up a show so I called Zurkos about doing Greyslake next weekend...I'll let you now what they say....