Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pure & Simple - Purely & Simply A Wonderful Show!

May 1 found us in Kokomo, Indiana for the first ever "Pure & Simple" Antique Show. 62 select dealers, each hand-picked by promoters Marti & Mike Korba, brought an amazing selection of wares to the Kokomo Event Center. The show looked absolutely fabulous -- booth after booth of great stuff and neat vignettes in the rows between the aisles. As promised, the Korbas put together a show with something for everyone from the bargain-hunter to the most discerning collector. From a $15 wooden strawberry tote (that will look great this summer filled with red geraniums) to a pristine early weathervane that fetched more than $20,000 (WOW!), there was truly something for everyone. Hundreds of lucky shoppers enjoyed the show and the word among the dealers was that this was a great start to what will be an annual tradition. We had lovely neighbors and plan to be part of things again in 2011.

It was great to see some familiar faces in the crowd -- I'm sure you enjoyed the show -- let me know what you thought...And next time, bring a carload of your friends!

ForeverMore's booth included -- as always -- early quilts along with other textiles including homespuns, crewel work, coverlet pieces, hooked rugs and early child's dresses and doll dresses. We had a rope bed (yes, we roped it and topped it with a feather tick and a quilt), a blanket chest in old red paint, several folk art pieces and a small, grain-painted, one-door dry sink. Early sewing items were popular with shoppers as were the textiles. An adorable primitive child's cupboard sold quickly as did a wonderful 40" wide early set of dovetailed walnut drawers signed 1855 and a tiny child's chair in old green over red paint.

Next up? The Bishop Hill Antiques Market in July. (More on that later!) And then our Third Annual Summer Open House. We've got grand plans for out summer sale and if the weather cooperates, it will be our biggest and best event to date. Like they say, "third time's a charm...."

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