Saturday, September 8, 2007

A Change in the Forecast

If the antiques business is in a slump, don't tell anyone at the Gadsden's Christie Show. I don't know any official numbers but it seemed that there was fairly sizable crowd anxiously checking their watches waiting for the 8:00 am opening.

No early admission here, and there are signs posted admonishing dealers: "No sales before opening".

The weather (forecasters) had been threatening rain, but nope, it was beautiful. Perfect shopping weather and it sure looked as though people were buying. I saw
money changing hands and packages being carried and carted.

While I was chatting with show promoters Wendy and Jeff Gadsden, a number of people stopped by to say thanks and compliment them on a terrific show; these were customers: some regulars, some first-timers. How often does that happen?

A lovely end to the summer shopping season.

And an assortment of random shots:
Salvation Army Camp that-a-way

Bull's eye mouldings

Tin Ceiling Squares


Cedar canoes.
I didn't buy any of these.

Hudson's Bay Point Blankets.
I did buy one of these.

All in all, it was just a bee hive of activity.

Yep. I bought that too.

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