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Friday, May 27, 2011

Arrive in Style from Manhattan

The details for the Harwinton shuttle bus on Saturday, June 11 from Penn Station in New York are available here. Sponsored by our friends at

Friday, May 20, 2011


For everyone- customers, dealers, staff and anyone else who had a hand in making today our best Friday on record at the Springfield Extravaganza. Judging by any criteria- dealer count, attendance, concession lines, weather or any other way- it was truly off the charts. Looking forward to more tomorrow.

Monday, May 16, 2011

$100,000 Giveaway at Extravaganza

Thanks to our marketing partners at we will be giving the first 2000 shoppers a $50 gift card to be used on their website. VandM is the leading online source for all things vintage and modern. Check out their site here.

Let the excitement/controlled panic begin.

Monday before Extravaganza is usually when the feelings of excitement/panic begin. Here are my random thoughts/fears/challenges.

1. Panic- is anyone going to show up? (yes)
2. Weather- I hate the weatherman- if there is a 10% percent chance of rain, why do they insist on leading with that. (Weather forecast is perfect)
3. I hope the ads run correctly.
4. Please deliver the golf carts/ trash dumpsters on time.
5. Make sure they put up the correct sign on the interstate, there is a major road construction project.
6. Hope all employees show up..
7. Please allow me a few decent nights sleep prior to next weekend.
8. Hope I don't forget anything (I will).
9. Praying that gas prices continue to go down.
10. Wishing everyone safe travels.
11. Hoping I don't forget anything for other shows. (I will)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A few words about Brimfield

Wow- can't remember seeing better crowds at Brimfield. Seemed to be a lot of people from all over the world- a decidedly good sign. Also saw lots of buying teams from Polo, Hilfiger, Anthropologie and others. It's been a while since they've been spotted and were buying with a vengeance.

There were also a plethora of people making TV shows about the business, maybe one of them will actually be good- but that's another topic.

Friday, May 13, 2011

The news is in, and it's good.

Been a long time since I've had a week this hectic. Trips to Harwinton, New York, Brimfield, New York all while preparing for Springfield Extravaganza next week. Signing up between 20-40 dealers per day for Springfield and Harwinton. Below are new Harwinton dealers- more details soon.

From Here to Antiquity
Soll's Antiques
Sandy Jacobs-Scott Bassoff
Bridges over Time
John Kisluk-Marilyn Shorrette
Margaret Doyle
Jane & Fred McClafferty

Friday, May 6, 2011

Springfield Gets a shout out!

Springfield gets a mention on as a "Top 5 Must See Market".

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Harwinton Vendor Update

Been a while since I've updated the Harwinton Vendor List-

And Books Too CT
Black Swan Antiques CT
Brennan & Mouilleseaux CT
Dennis Hedegard ME
Etcetera, Etc. NY
Farmhouse CT
Horizon Antiques CT
Jamie Heuschkel CT
Jarrett Harrigan CT
Jolene Cooper PA
Madame Bijoux FL
Marie Rogat NY
O'Donoghue Antiques NY
Sandy's Estate Jewelry & Antiques CA
Still River Antiques CT
Susan Simon NY
Tranquil and Tempting CT
William Healey Company MA