Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Fall 2013 Antique Show

I'm finding it hard to write this post because so many things happened this Fall at the Antique Show so I wasn't sure where to start.  First up, it was so hot...I think it was one of the hottest shows we've had in a long time and I've done some pretty hot shows this year (hot, not meaning in a good way?). 

The humidity was just aweful.  It made those out at the show not really want to shop.  You just can't think straight when you are so hot.  I heard that someone actually passed out from the heat.  I think crowds were down some, even though I saw many people pass my tent daily.  They seemed to be in a hurry to get somewhere, possibly to air conditioning.

Then the rain came and flooded my booth and we had to deal with this.  Once the rain stopped it made it almost unbearably hot again.  We had hoped it would cool it off.  Of course, we've had to deal with this many times at the shows.  You just have to plan for all aspects of the weather because you can never predict the weather.

One of the highlights of my show was getting to meet Korie Robertson of the Duck Dynasty Clan.  It was during the Blog Party and she was passing my tent.  I had heard that all three wives of the show were out shopping but I only saw her with a few others from the show.

Speaking of the Blog Party, I am so thankful for all those that came out to the party.  We had a great crowd at the party.  We always have a great time no matter what.  Thanks to all the customers that shopped with us and to those that stopped in to say hello.

Overall, we had a decent show.   I also had some things happen at this show that made it hard to continue to keep a smile on my face.  Sometimes it's true that God will put you through a test and I do believe I was tested many times in the last two weeks. 



I did take a few pics of my booth, but my pics didn't seem to turn out as well as the others listed below.  Possibly because I too was too hot to try to focus on things.  Check out these:

Sarah with Barn Chic Antiques,



Lisa with Peace, Love, and all the Good Stuff,



and Ashley with Ashley's Finds:



They all did the best at reporting on Round Top/Warrenton.  Please click on their blogs to see pics of my space and to read about their experience here.  You'll really enjoy their take on the shows.

I'm already hoping, praying, and planning for a better Spring 2014 Show.  Keep watching for details about this. 

Hope to see you at the next show, which is in a week and half at The City Wide Garage Sale in Austin Texas on Oct. 19-20.

20 comments:

  1. I think your booth looks fabulous!! I know what you mean, I can't even think when it is so miserably hot and I am so miserable!!

    Carol

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  2. Oh Teresa, I feel for you. My last time at Marburger, the heat nearly killed me then the torrential rains and cold. To top it off, my truck and trailer were stuck in deep muddy fields and no one to help me. I cried buckets and thus, it was my last time to do outdoor shows. Had so many ruined things. I always did the fall show but wondered if spring was better. It takes heartier souls than I. Love and hopes for the next show to be great.

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    1. Donna, everyone says the Spring show is better and it is a tad bit better for me. I guess that's what you have to worry about when you do an outdoor show.

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    2. We have plenty of space available in the two AIR CONDITIONED buildings in The Lone Star Gallery (formerly The Sterling McCall Antiques Showcase)!! We would love to see you there!!

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  3. Hey Sweet T. So jealous that you got to meet Korie - we love Duck Dynasty! Hope City-Wide is AWESOME!!

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    1. Steph, Korie was so sweet to stop and talk with me.

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  4. Your booth did look awesome! I didn't take pictures of other booths because I was always so tired AND HOT! It was taking a tole on shoppers I believe (and us vendors!). I'm glad though you had a good show. I'm sorry I missed the blog party but my "helpers" were trying to get packed up and gone before the rain hit so I couldn't get away. Have a great City Wide Show.... at least it's air conditioned! :) Betsy

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    1. Betsy, I totally understand. We are all there to sell. Hoping to see you again soon at FBTD.

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  5. Hey, Sweet T--Well, girl you are the perfect example of a Junk Trooper! I don't think many folks understand what we pickers/vendors go through to bring our best finds to a show. The passion you have for this job shows through in the beautiful way you display your lovely items. Your booth at the fall Zapp show was incredible as always!
    Thank you for the shout-out! As you know, I enjoy buying from you and taking pics of your wonderful items. Keep shining!
    Hope you have a fabulous show at City Wide (inside!) See ya soon.
    Peace, love, and all the very best stuff to ya, sweet friend.

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    1. Lisa, I really enjoyed visiting with you and am hopeful we'll get to take that road trip soon.

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  6. I just can't imagine how HARD it must be to do a show like this! And you are right, I was a shopper and it was like a sauna the days we were there. You booth is ALWAYS so awesome; you are SO creative! I was one of those people who walked by a lot of booths (but not yours!) This year I just felt overwhelmed--seemed like there was just so MUCH out there, but idk, that is what I like about this show as well. And I was with a group too, and they passed so many that I wanted to stop at but couldn't. Hope you are feeling better!!!

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    1. Lorene, I really enjoyed getting to visit with you at the show.

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  7. You had smiles on your face when I saw you! Weather is a challenge- I've been there with that! Your booth was Beautiful!!!

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    1. Suzanne, how could I not smile seeing you. You're the sweetest!

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  8. I don't know how you do it, Theresa! I am beat after just a day in the fields, and yet you all survive weeks out there. I agree with everything that Lisa said and just know you brought a smile to so many people's faces when they saw you were back!

    I'm totally bummed to miss you at City Wide, but I know you will have a great show! Tell Cruz hello and now enjoy some of that 'retirement' you earned!

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    1. Sarah, I'm coming to pic you up for CW! Haha. I'm sorry I won't be able to see you too. Thanks again friend for the Blog Party goodies and for coming by many times to see me.

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  9. When asked about Antiques Week, I always advise people it's a mean show. One must be a little pixalated to do it...or maybe a whole lot throwed off. The length of it, the elements of nature, the work, the dirt...all of it combines to make it tough. It takes a strong mind and body to be willing to do it and you possess both.
    Hard tests for sure, but without them we would take the easy ones for granted. Sometimes I think it's just to remind us who is in charge...just in case we get to thinking we are!
    Loved being your neighbor again.
    Deb

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    1. Deb, you are wise beyond your age. I love your words of wisdom. You always know what to say. You're one of a kind...

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  10. God has great things in store for you, Sweet T. I believe that, and I certainly know that you are most deserving of His very best!

    Now hurry up and come on down for our past dinner, will ya? ;-)

    XO,
    Anne

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