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Monday, April 27, 2009

A Nice Springfield Story

Back from the basement, I thought I would start the week with a reminder that the business isn't always about the stuff, but the people.

DEER Sellers.... Our Springfield Extravaganza storyLast year we visited the Springfield Antique Show Extravaganza for the first time. We had been stumbling around all day in a state of wonder and bliss when my eye caught a vintage ceramic bambi figurine. We had recently sold one to someone across the country and my then 3 year old daughter was heartbroken. We had no idea she had grown to love this little guy. Unfortunately-the person who purchased Bambi emailed us to let us know that Bambi had gotten a broken leg during shipment and she returned the now 3 legged figurine to us for a refund. This further saddened our daughter who immediately took the broken pieces to her room and gingerly placed them on her dresser with refusals to let it go. When I saw the similar Bambi figure at the Springfield show-I knew we had to get it for our daughter. I started toward the seller when my daughter also noticed the figure, ran past me and asked the seller if she would take her last $5.00 for the figure. I told the seller her story and whispered to her that I would pay the remaining balance if she would let my daughter believe she had made a deal for it. The seller refused to take our money, sold it to my daughter for $5.00 and made everyones weekend. Needless to say-Bambi now stands beside the 3 legged Bambi on her dresser (she wont let that one go!) and we are excited to make the trip this year as both buyers and SELLERS!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Graham Asks- why can't we all just get along?

Daddy took this picture of one antique dealer trying to strangle another dealer in Texas. Although I'm not yet 2 years old and in no position to lecture on maturity- I think these two need a time out.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Our first outdoor Springfield of 2009!

Mark your calendar's, load up the family truckster without delay and join us next weekend in Springfield. The April show is always an exciting pre-cursor to the May Extravaganza. Anyone like to guess how many customers are in this photo. I used photoshop to count one time- if anyone gets withing 10 people, I'll send you a free season's pass.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Graham In Texas- Part 2

Daddy told me that red tags and dots in booths are good- This is Don Schweikert's booth at the Rifle Hall Show. It looks like he is all sold out of furniture-too bad he will now have to work so hard to find more.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Graham goes to Texas

My name is Graham Jenkins. Although I am just 20 months old and possess a vocabulary that consists of a few words, grunts and shrieks, my daddy has asked me to blog about my trip to Texas and the Round Top shows. This photo was taken at my party at the Leftovers shop in Brenham on Thursday evening. Over 150 people came and my daddy and grandpa cooked pork chops, brisket and baked beans. Daddy tried to tell me the party was for antique dealers, but I know it really was for me. The party was so much fun, I actually pooped my pants. How many of you can say you've been to a party that fun recently. I'll post some more pictures later and tell you more about my trip.