July 2020 VADA News
As we enter another month of Covid-19, more shops are re-opening and some online sales events have been scheduled. Please note that all shops are following Covid-19 restrictions requiring face masks and social distancing. Please check with shops for information on other restrictions they may have.
Tom Baker reports that DIG Antiques has added new shops and continues to add them, now totaling 63. Dig Antiques also hosts an online show every few months. For more information check out their website www.digantiques.com.
Ian McKelvey and Kris Casucci of Flying Pig Antiques have moved their monthly Tailgate from Massachusetts to the Flying Pig Antiques shop. The next scheduled Tailgate is July 23rd, Flying Pig Antiques, 867 Route 12, Westmoreland, NH. Flying Pig also maintains an online presence for its dealers on Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/flyingpigantiquesnh.
The Vermont Antique Mall at Quechee Gorge has re-opened, 10am to 5pm daily. It is located at 5573 Woodstock Road, Quechee, Vermont.
The Waterbury Flea Market re-opened on June 20th following Vermont restrictions on masks and 6-foot social distancing. The Flea Market is located at Farr’s Field, 1901 US Route 2 West, Waterbury. It is open every weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 5pm.
Kyle Scanlon has resumed in-person estate sales while also continuing to hold online estate sales. For information about upcoming sales, visit the website www.vermontestateservices.com
The Antiques Marketplace in Lake George re-opened June 3rd. It is open daily, 10am to 5pm, and is located at 650 State Route 149, Lake George, NY.
The memorial service for Mary Fraser, who died in March, was to be held June 13th, but it has been postponed to sometime in the fall because of Covid-19 restrictions.
The Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Association wishes everyone a good summer and that you all stay safe and well during these difficult times.
Vesta Urband email@example.com
June 2020 VADA News
Some good news! Shops and antiques centers have reopened or will soon reopen in Vermont! Safety guidelines are being followed with masks and social distancing required. The following are some of the shops now open: Five Corners Antiques, Essex Junction; Stone House Antique Center, Chester; Hogback Vintage Antiques, Johnson; Stone Block Antiques, Vergennes; Vintage Inspired, Burlington; Antiques Collaborative, Quechee; and Windham Antique Center, Bellows Falls. I suggest you call ahead to check on hours and days open. If you have news of a shop reopening or if you have decided to open a shop in your barn, garage, or wherever, please contact me so I can let others know. Thank you for supporting shops and dealers with your purchases.
All of us in the antiques community are saddened by the cancellations of so many shows because of Covid-19. The creativity and resiliency shown by antiques dealers, show promoters, auction houses, and estate sale dealers has been nothing short of remarkable. In a short time, virtual shows, online auctions and sales, and new platforms for selling on Facebook, Etsy, and Ruby Lane have sprung up. The love of buying and selling antiques is still alive and well and finding new outlets until all the shows are back.
The 58th Island Antiques Show and Sale in South Hero, scheduled for July 10th and 11th, has been cancelled. We will all look forward to attending the show in 2021.
The Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Association show committee met on May 26th and decided that the show scheduled to take place during Vermont Antiques Week in October will be held online rather than as scheduled at Magic Mountain. The following letter is from Trish Koptiuch and Kyle Scanlon, co-presidents of VADA and members of the show committee.
Dear Vada Members,
The VADA Show Committee has been communicating regularly regarding the scheduled Antiques Week show at Magic Mountain.
After much consideration by the Committee we are excited to announce that we are currently working on a plan where the VADA show will be continuing in an online-only format.
This decision was based on a few key factors:
-The health and welfare of all those involved, many of which are in “High Risk” groups should the contract the illness,
-The success of online “virtual” shows that have taken place in the past month
-The possibility of investing money and time into a “in-person” show at Magic Mountain, only to have to cancel it at the last minute. As many of you know, the outlay of money for a show is spent on advertising and securing a facility. Should VADA plan a show and have to cancel it after paying expenses, and reimbursing dealers, it would create tremendous financial hardship for the organization.