JoDee (in the middle) of "Duchess" came with her friend Kat all the way from Vancouver, Washington. Kat wasn't available when I snapped this beauty, but there may be a good one in their camera . . . if our busting-out-laughing photo shoot wasn't a total disaster!
Top-left is Sheila and her beloved and adorable Pepe Le Pew. When they were in my booth, guess where all eyes were looking? Pepe was "Best in Show"!!
Top right are vintage darlings Lindsey and Frannie of Bellingham. Lindsey owns Penny Lane on Holly Street--a must see when you're in B'Ham!! Frannie retired her shop across the street and now conducts estate sales. She has an incredible collection of vintage clothing, which she beautifully displays on her person.
Bottom left is dear Peggy, a long-time devotee of professional antique sales (Sedro Woolley). She and her husband recently "retired" (do you ever, really?!), and she was treating herself to a well-deserved outing with mutual friend, Pam (lower right). We shared stories from many years past, and I always learn something new from Peggy!
Pam's thirst for knowledge and the thrill-of-the-hunt always result in carefully selected treasures for her home. She has a great eye!
Last, but by no means least, is Mary Barker (lower middle photo), who has been with the Lynden Show since it's inception! She owns Ranch Antiques in the county and sells at More Than Antiques in Lynden. Mary is an expert in the field of antiques, with an enormous knowledge base for Native American pieces. I adore her outspoken, humorous approach to life.
My only regret is in not getting photos of many more friends, but I did actually have to work my booth, ya know!
People were buying mostly "comfort" purchases, but some furniture, lighting and true antiques were still selectively plucked from the booths. Investment-grade purchases seem to be on the back burner, but customers are still taking our business cards!
There is renewed interest in color--spring pastels in tune with nature's cycles are popping up!
Antique books, while looking good in the mix, were basically eye-candy this time.
Wonderful new friends who inspired me at this show were JoDee and Kat of "DUCHESS"(Vancouver, WA). They kept me in stitches, and I have a few more crow's feet to prove it! JoDee plucked my newly acquired "Gin" crock . . . wouldn't you know it--my favorite!!
It was a bit early for an Easter theme, but had to have the bunny-stuff!!