Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dealer Night @ Monticello

Wow! After a full days labor at the day job, I came home to having to load the van with inventory with which to replentish our space at Monticello Antique Marketplace. It has been two weeks since the opening of the Spring and Garden Show and though we still own some things that we expected to be sold by now, we are very pleased with how things have been going. For some reason, there never has been much of an economic crisis at Monticello. Perhaps it is similar to certain vises being unaffected by recession. It seems that people still make purchases that they perceive will make them feel better about their condition.

On a side note, I had the opportunity to kind of revamp my own little display case. For the most part, it features the sorts of items which interest me. Here are some images of some of the sheves after I restocked and rearranged the case.

What can I say? We do this for fun in our spare time and and on the tenth of each month, they give us money. How satisfying is that?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Order Out Of Chaos

I would probably be in dire need of domestic legal counsel if I were to post pictures of our living space a few days ago. I'm talking chaos in its purest form. We had trails leading to trails to the bathroom and all other important rooms in the house.

Beginning Sunday afternoon and all day Monday, we started moving much of the chaotic debris from our living space to our designated area at the Monticello Antique Marketplace annual Home and Garden Show. Without having lived through it, one might not be able to imagine the relief I am currently feeling to be able to navigate to my bed without fear of tripping or stubbing my toes. Ok, to be perfectly frank, I do derive a significant amount of satisfaction when the check gets cashed at the end of the show but sometimes during the period of time leading up to the opening of the show the chaotic living space diminishes any positive anticipation of the end. Remarkably, something looking like this

and this

turns into something looking like this

and this.

The artist and project manager, Debbie, has remarkable talent for turning chaos into order. Don't you agree? She's not even done. I'll probably be posting more images later in the week. The show starts on Friday, April 8 and will be running for almost two months. Interestingly, the space will continue to look differently over the course of the next several weeks but the balance of order over chaos will continue to be maintained.