Friday, January 22, 2010

Antiques on the road...

We travel all over the surrounding area in search of that "WOW" item, and seldom find it. The truth of the matter is... it's the dig and search that's the most fun. We went to the "Big Red Barn" last weekend, in search of a few goodies and a few Dealers to sign up at our show, and to advertise to the public. We then went up to Belton for their Antique Show, it is more of a conglomeration of stuff. Those are the best sales for great deals, when they mix in some garage sale booths with the nicer items. I would love to be a dealer setting up at that kind of show, doing all of the early shopping at the end of the set up day. You know that's where the good deals are really made, kind of like the "Woodlands Garage Sale". The first time we went to that thing and stood in line for an hour, just to watch the line grow... Then they started letting the public in and the next thing you knew it was CRAZY!!! We found a few things, but the really cool things were all in the dealers shopping carts... purchased before the sale opened. The worst thing was the fact that the items were not even for sale at all, the dealers were taking them home to price them for their booths in the Antique Mall. Boo Hoo...
We are heading to Bryan Tx. for the Antique Show over there, I think it is a three day show. It usually is a three day show, several dealers told me the Friday sales were not worth opening. Saturday is the best day over all, which is usually the case, and Sunday is like Friday, but they enjoy the show overall. We have several dealers over there that do the Huntsville Antique show, and I really want the "Glass Man" to do our show. This man is really good with the glass repairs, he is a pro, just watching him work is fun. Try it out, come see the wares and enjoy the day in Bryan/College Station.

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