Well, we’ve exhibited at three antiques shows already this year and the general consensus is that things are looking up. The shows – Vero Beach, FL Museum of Art, St. Phillips Cathedral in Buckhead, and Nashville Antiques & Garden – all had great attendance and genuine interest. Sales on the whole were stronger than last year. For myself, it has been great to be back on the road to shows that I have missed for a couple of years due to Mommy duty. I plan on attending the Thomasville Antiques show coming up next week. And, I never miss the Grosse Pointe Christ Church show, which this year will be the first weekend of June. Of course, we always enjoy seeing our clients (whether they are buying or not), visiting with our fellow dealers and all the hoopla surrounding each show – famous speakers, famous buyers (spotted a few in Nashville), etc. etc.
David had the opportunity to do one of his favorite things at the St. Phillips Cathedral Show in Buckhead, get in front of an audience and talk about antiques! What could be better! He gave a very well received lecture entitled, “Antiques, the New Bargain in Interior Design”. Hooray for David! FYI: David is an experienced lecturer, from television spots to cruise ships to antiques shows to our own summer seminar series – he always does a brilliant job and is particularly happy to contribute at any of the antiques shows that we do across the country.