The outcome of a "good" show is dependent on so many subjective factors.
Since this is my blog, I get to be subjective . . . he-he-he!!!
Little Heather (above) was having a wonderful
time, as were so many customers.
I think that is "good."
The show promoter, Paula Williams, has exquisite taste and
equally lovely displays . . . I think that is "good."
Gaye Rolstad, known for her remarkable, professional design
capabilities and exquisite antiques that reflect her true
nature as an avid and sophisticated collector (and
who is beautiful inside & out) had a very
stunning booth. Yep, "good" again.
Nina McFall . . . one of the most sought-after dealers (including by me!)
at any show she's in . . . had a fantastic nautical theme this
time. And, on Whidbey Island (or anywhere,
really), I think that is "good".
Sheila and her Mom of Ravenskeep always have true
antique treasures that have marked time
so elegantly--as well as their own
Yes, oh so "good".
Above photo of Nina, George, Gaye & Sheila who are
treasures beyond measure as beloved friends!
Okay, waaay better than "good" right?!
The exotic touch of Jenee "B", and her unique eye for the
decorative arts is always a crowd pleaser.
We're still way into "good" here.
Jim & Judy's booth is the one people always LOVE to dig
through . . . you never know what you'll find! (Well,
there will always be buttons!) Oh, happy "good."
Kate of Ageing Fancies in Seattle is always a crowd pleaser . . .
. . . and her sense of elegance and beauty is a joy to behold.
Her booth was always full of happy customers.
Continue spreading the "good" . . . .
Julie & Julia have the most perfect, amazing antiques.
Carefully curated, impeccable sense of detail
in what they select. Yes, "good" indeed.
Okay, I claim "blogger's rights" again . . . goodie!
Continuing on with the discussion of what makes a "good" show,
there is comeraderie and FUN with each other--no
lack of that here!! Jenee, Kaye, Randi, Megan,
Kate, Paula (thank you Paula for
hosting us!!) and I enjoyed a
I briefly saw my friend, Ann Flynn . . . who just opened up
the most beautiful Wholesale Decorator Fabrics
Shop in Freeland, right next door to . . .
. . . Polly who also opened Foxglove Antiques!
Freeland is packed with great places to find antiques and vintage
treasures, including Mutiny Bay Antiques
owned by Randi & Rolf Astrom . . .
. . . and the charming Red Rooster Antique Mall (where
Kaye of our "breakfast club" works!).
Sooooo, when you combine all the heart-pleasing attributes
of fun, friendship, beauty, laughter, happy customers,
and PERFECT weather (a lucky perk, I know),
not is it just "good", it's freak'in GREAT!!!
Thank you again, Paula--and your helpful, cheerful family--never,
ever have we experienced so such much help at
a show . . . you are the kindest people,
and the show was a blast!!
My sincerest, warmest thanks also extend to Gaye & George Rolstad,
whose comfortable and elegant hospitality were
the frosting on the cake!
. . . who needs dessert after that?!!!
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Here's a brief video clip from Jim's cell phone of just a tidbit of the
bucolic grounds at Greenbank Farm . . . what a venue!!