June VADA News 2018
All the news from Brimfield was good! It was a successful week—beautiful weather, lots of sales, and happy dealers! Great start to spring and the summer season antique shows.
The Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Association held its annual spring meeting at the Middlebury Inn on May 29th. A number of topics were discussed and voted on by those present. It was approved that in future there will be only one meeting per year which will be held in the spring. In other business, a subcommittee has been formed to review the association’s by-laws. The revised by-laws will be emailed to all members for review and voting by return email. The Member Directory/Brochure is being revised and will be available in about a month. VADA welcomed a number of new out-of-state members this month: Shirley Quinn of Shirley D. Quinn Antiques, Hopkinton, New Hampshire and Betty Anne Lavallee of American Pride Antiques, Hampton, New Hampshire. Both Shirley and Betty Anne have been dealers for many years and exhibit at shows as well as in a number of antique centers in New Hampshire. They sell American country antiques and textiles. Another out-of-state member is Robert T. Foley of Robert T. Foley Antiques, Gray, Maine. Robert sells 18th and 19th century furniture, accessories, and nautical items. New members from Vermont are: John and Lisa Hauenstein of Early Preservation, Charlotte, Vermont, who specialize in pre-1840’s building materials as well as early folk art and weathervanes; and Jim and Suzan Mulder of Liberty Hill, Reading, Vermont, who deal in furniture and woodworking tools. They also make custom-made cut and pierced lampshades.
VADA also welcomed two new museums as members: Vermont Granite Museum, Barre, Vermont, located in a turn-of-the-century granite manufacturing plant; and the Arnold Zlotoff Tool Museum, South Hero, Vermont, which includes more than 3,000 objects relating to 19th century American crafts, trades, and occupations.
VADA always welcomes new members--for Information on membership or to become a member, contact Jeff Noorsdy at email@example.com. The mission of the Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Association is to promote the antiques business in Vermont and our member dealers.
The VADA website www.vermontantiquesdealers.com has been updated--thank you Brian and Rhiannon! The Vermont Antiques Week shows at the end of September, beginning September 27th, now include Antiques at Stratton Mountain/The Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Association Show. A new website is coming soon www.vermontantiquesweek.com that includes information about all the shows during Vermont Week. There you will find information about all the shows as well as information about places to stay, restaurants, and other places of interest. Thanks go to Bill Sherhag for all his work on creating this website. Meanwhile, there is a link to this new website on the VADA website under “Antique Show”.
The 56th Annual Islands’ Antique show will be held in South Hero Friday, July 6th, 9am to 5pm and Saturday, July 7th, 10am to 4pm at the Folsom Educational and Community Center, 75 South Street, South Hero. The show will feature antiques from 21 dealers, and appraisals will be offered by Rene Vallee from 10-12. The cost of each appraisal will be $5. Admission to the show is $3 Donation. Proceeds from the show help support C.I.D.E.R. (Champlain Islanders Developing Educational Resources). C.I.D.E.R. provides resources and assistance for older adults and persons with disabilities who live in the five rural towns of Grand Isle County, enabling them to live independently in their own homes.
Wishing everyone a great summer of fun activities which of course includes lots of antiquing! Lots of great shows coming up so stay tuned!
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