Make new friends, but keep the Old

Published in Antique Trader, July 3, 2013.

One of the best things about the Brimfield Antique Show is the anticipation, much like picking out your wedding day and then planning every minute down to the last detail. Excitement builds. Tension rises. I make hotel reservations months in advance, analyze the openings of the fields to plan my walk-about and salivate while thinking of the lobster I’ll eat for lunch and dinner.

Besides the pleasure I get from treasure hunting, I also look forward to seeing familiar faces from past shows; dealers I’ve known and bought from over the years that I only get to see in the spring.  These brief meetings are homecomings of a sort where we catch up with a quick gossip fest.

I woke at 4:30 a.m. to doors slamming in my hotel, dealers rushing out to set up booths for the 6:00 a.m. opening of their fields, mindless of the rest of us, who did not need to rise so doggone early.

Unable to fall back asleep, I decided to get up and get moving. Parking spots at the Brimfield show are no easier to find now than any other year. Like hundreds of others, I shivered while standing in line for the opening of May’s Antique Market. It was an unseasonable 28 degrees, and we were all hunkered down in our jackets. Thank goodness I had the foresight to I dress in layers, knowing I could shed my hat, sweater and jacket as the day warmed, leaving them in the booths of friends. – See more at: http://www.antiquetrader.com/antiques/making-new-friends-and-keeping-the-old-at-the-brimfield-antique-show#sthash.rR8WLeuM.dpuf

Please click on the link below to continue reading…

One of the best things about the Brimfield Antique Show is the anticipation, much like picking out your wedding day and then planning every minute down to the last detail. Excitement builds. Tension rises. I make hotel reservations months in advance, analyze the openings of the fields to plan my walk-about and salivate while thinking of the lobster I’ll eat for lunch and dinner. – See more at: http://www.antiquetrader.com/antiques/making-new-friends-and-keeping-the-old-at-the-brimfield-antique-show#sthash.11KfJH7R.dpuf

http://www.antiquetrader.com/antiques/making-new-friends-and-keeping-the-old-at-the-brimfield-antique-show

Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.