The week end started off well, but a call on Saturday evening just before the play (Carousel!) began, sent me home at intermission, and by Sunday morning I was packing for Nantucket. We are showing at the Nantucket August Antique Show!
There is a lot of hard work preparing for an antique show, and most of it is done by the time the truck leaves for its destination. Now I was getting to do the fun part! Pack the wardrobe and imagine placing all of the beautiful objects in a booth to attract our clients from far away!
While packing, my thoughts were in Nantucket where I have made a June visit for the last ten years, with family. The sights and sounds of Nantucket filled my head as I carefully planned what I needed for pre show unpacking, Opening night and Show Days. I have also been on nantucket with my daughter for business, as she has done Trunk Shows there in July and August.
Nantucket can dawn bright and sunny with a deep warmth drifting to your toes or it can be dark and stormy
with a damp that seeps to the bones. I would have to be ready for it all during a week long stay. SHow time! I wondered what the crowd would be looking for this year .
There is a great satisfaction in placing a favorite piece with customers that have an appreciation for beautiful antiques.
This year the show tent will again be at Bartlett Farm, transforming that piece of rural haven for just a week to an international treasure trove. There are days when you need to rest your sun touched shoulders and freckled nose
A little aside, there is a great post this morning about front doors at The Enchanted Home.
My Nantucket revelry was crushed when I got the call late last night, that I will not be needed after all. I still haven’t the heart to unpack my bags… while the sun is shining here today, I guess I will tip toe down to the lower lawn and see what is going on in the tomato beds….Nantucket will have to wait until next June!