October VADA Newsletter
The five Vermont Week shows were fantastic! The foliage wasn’t quite ready to pop, but wonderful antiques were popping up at each show. Dealer sales were good, and the attendance was up from past years. The shows presented dealers from all the New England states, as well as dealers from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kentucky, Missouri, Virginia, Florida, and South Carolina.
The Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Association show committee met in September and voted to move the Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Show and Sale to Vermont Week in 2018. The VADA show will no longer be held in July; it will join the other Vermont Week shows in September/October.
The annual meeting of the Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Association will be held on November 14 at the Middlebury Inn in Middlebury. The board meeting is at 9:30, the VADA show committee meeting at 10:30, and the annual meeting for all members at 11:30. The cost for lunch is $20 per person. Registration forms will be sent out and please RSVP and send $20 for lunch to Trisha Koptiuch, 164 Osgood Hill Road, Essex, VT 05424. You may pay for lunch when you arrive, but please let Trisha know if you plan to attend as we have to inform the Inn on the number of people to prepare lunch for. There will be a “show and tell” program so feel free to bring something to share with everyone. It was a huge success and fun at the last meeting. The annual meeting is where your voice as a member of VADA may be heard and a great place to meet and talk to your fellow dealers. Everyone is encouraged to attend. For further information or to join VADA, contact Brian Bittner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Bittner is having a huge barn sale Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, 7:30 am-close. He’s offering estate fresh antiques including artwork, primitives, advertising, tools, signs, and lots more. Directions: 4 VT Farmhouse Road, Underhill, parking on Route 15 and behind barn. For more information, directions, and pictures go to http://www.bittnerantiques.com/ .
Antiques dealers are a hardy bunch! Some do multiple shows a year, often traveling from one show to another. Many maintain shops or booths in shops, while many maintain websites. Some do it all! Many dealers are retired but for many selling antiques is in addition to their busy careers. As if all this activity weren’t enough, they also have to constantly replenish their stock by going to house sales, auctions, shows, and shops! If you would like to share information about your shop, shows, or other antiquing exploits, please email me at email@example.com. I’d love to hear from you and remember: the newsletter is for and about you, the members of the Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Association.