Monday, August 22, 2011

Catching up...

Yep, the date is right on this post. It's been an embarrassingly long time since we've posted. It's been a good summer here in the Midwest. Nora is growing like a weed and the antiques market continues to see improvement (no, it's not 1995 again, but it probably won't be for a very long time). Garth's is looking towards a good fall with a big Labor Day auction (guns, medical antiques, and, of course, Americana), and half of our Thanksgiving and January Americana auctions are already booked with single-owner collections. And as fall approaches, so does our fall travel season: the Deerfield and Delaware shows--two of our favorites.

In 2012, we're looking to head west for some shows. Anyone have any thoughts on good Midwestern shows that are west of Ohio?

You might recall the wonderful Indiana wardrobe I mentioned in our post about the Midwest Antiques Forum. I'm very pleased to say that I've tracked it down and we now own it! I have found that many buyers don't like wardrobes because they're big and bulky. And certainly when you live in a converted one-room schoolhouse, you don't necessarily have room for big and bulky. But in a recent rearrangement of our downstairs, we created a better office space, and our new wardrobe is what we call our hide-a-office. See the photos below. You don't just have to store clothing in wardrobes!!


Jon said...

Kind of concerned that you have used the powers of the blog to capture products from the Hoosier state and expatriate them to Ohio.

Bruce Dyson said...

I love it! My brother-in-law just bought an antique bookshelf similar to that one at a new england antique auction. He got a great deal on it too!