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Friday, April 30, 2010

Antique Show Wanderer at it Again

Our friend Michael has posted some great photos and his usual unique perspective on the recent Botanical Garden show in Chicago.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Placing Ads, Booking Dealers

Okay folks- Springfield Extravaganza is a little more than two weeks away, and Farmington is just about 6 weeks out. Currently busy placing ads, booking and invoicing vendors, writing press releases, updating websites, perfecting my green salsa recipe, mowing grass and chasing a rambunctious 2 year old around. Getting closer to introducing the new and improved Springfield website, which will be followed by Farmington and both Nashville sites. For those of you who are on Facebook, join our fan group for Springfield, Farmington or Nashville. Hope those of you coming to Extravaganza have booked your hotel rooms by now. If not, you are probably looking at Dayton or Columbus at this point.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Take time to learn something.

Was reminded of something yesterday while clearing out spam from my email(not spam from the refrigerator). Stumbled upon a website for event producers and actually took some time to read a few articles on event management. Got some nice info and the articles also reminded me of a few things I needed to be reminded of. I guess the point is that in our busy lives, it probably is a good idea to occasionally take some time to learn new things. As adults, we seem to overlook this most of the time. Gearing up for Extravaganza- placing ads and getting things ready. Hope to see many of you there.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tractor Jam on the Farm

Here is a photo from the April Springfield Show. Thanks for those of you who joined us. Shame on those of you who missed a great show. The weather forecast was much worse than the actual weather. It was a little brisk, but a new technique called "layering" took care of that.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Country Living May 2010

Seems to be a good month for getting mentioned in the press. Country Living has us listed in their May issue as well. Their website also links back to a feature they did on Springfield a few years back. Click to enjoy:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Very cool banner link on the Gooseberry Patch blog promoting their appearance at the May Extravaganza. Also on their Facebook page as well. I haven't been blogging much as we are re-designing our websites. Look for a whole new batch of bells and whistles coming soon.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Martha Stewart Living May 2010

File under "You can't beat free press": page 42 of the May issue features our May Extraganza. Hope the increase in web traffic doesn't crash our server.

Gooseberry Patch Book Signing at May Extravaganza

Join us at the May 14-16 Springfield Extravaganza. Vickie and JoAnn from the Gooseberry Patch will be doing a book signing on Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

All over the place this weekend.

Lots of activity this weekend. Scotts in Atlanta, Ohio Country in Wilmington, Ohio and Bardstown, Kentucky. All in preparation for Springfield next weekend. Forecast looks great.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Round Top Report

Our friends at Antique Show Wanderer files this report. As always, unique perspective and great photos:


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April Springfield Show features Spring

Our April Springfield show will feature "Antiques in Bloom", a specialty show in the Youth Building featuring 35 antique dealers. Visit for details. We will also feature the "Lawn and Garden Kickoff". Spring is approaching and your lawn and garden are waiting. Below is the list of exhibitors for Antiques In Bloom. Be sure to visit us April 17 & 18.

Judd and Karen Fults
Buggy Seat Antiques- Freda and Ed Rutter
Miller House Antiques- Ralph and Linda Miller
Ohio Country Furniture- Jeff Walton
Hancock House Antiques - Jill Tabor
Kelley Elliott Antiques
Gracie’s Antiques- Sue and Don Gipe
Linda Pastori Antiques
Pusecker Antiques
Gary Promey Antiques & Folk Art
Log Cabin Antiques- Ronnie and Darlina Dunlap
Dave Morton Antiques
Dick Anderson Antiques
Mike Christy Antiques
Keystone Antiques- Richard and Jan Wilkes
Mootispaugh Antiques
Marilyn Haley Antiques
Eastman Antiques
1830 Bowyer Clark House- Karen Shellabarger
Period Antiques- Tom and Rose Cheap
Jerry Beckley Antiques
Deborah Howard Antiques
Anita Windle Antiques
Pat Hershey Antiques
Bob and Danni Mencer Antiques
Alberta Ashbaugh Antiques
Schaaf Antiques
Vicki Huffman/ Mila Schlichter Antiques
Dan Freeburg Antiques
Lock 147 Antiques- Danny and Vicki Dennis
Mustard House Antiques- Debbie and John Schlichter