VADA Newsletter February 2017
January is a quiet month—a time to recuperate from all the excesses of the holiday season and to take stock, not only of the past year but of what we have as inventory for sale! The 2017 show season is beginning and we are always out looking for new inventory by attending auctions, antique shows, and flea markets; visiting antique shops and antique centers; and going on house calls and to yard and house sales. One never knows what may turn up and the best part of it is the thrill of the hunt!
Show managers are also busy getting ready for the year’s upcoming shows. The first show of the season in Vermont is the 40th annual Cabin Fever Show on Saturday, February 18th, 10am to 4pm at the Mid-Vermont Christian School in Quechee, Vermont. It’s sure to be a great show so mark your calendars!
Other upcoming shows are the Lebanon Antique Show and Sale on Sunday, March 19th, 10am to 3pm in West Lebanon, New Hampshire at the Fireside Inn and Suites. Antiques in Schoharie with over 100 dealers is on Saturday, March 18th, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, March 19th, 11am to 4pm at the Schoharie Central School in Schoharie, New York. Both of these shows include a number of VADA members in their dealer lists.
The Montpelier Antiques Market runs Februrary 12th and every other Sunday through April 9th , 8am to 1pm. It is held at the Canadian Club, 414 East Montpelier Road, Route 14, Barre, Vermont. Visit www.montpelierantiquesmarket.com/
The VADA show committee met January 10th and according to show manager, Greg Hamilton, the 42nd annual VADA show will have a new venue and new dates. VADA is looking forward to the show moving from Woodstock to Stratton Mountain Base Lodge. The show opens at noon on Friday, July 21st and continues on Saturday, July 22nd , 10am to 4pm. This year’s show will be better than ever with more than 50 dealers bringing a wide variety of antiques. The new venue allows for more variety in booth space and rentals. For more information, contact Greg Hamilton at 802-989-1158 or 802-877-3359 or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A number of VADA members have booth space at the Antiques Market Place in Lake George, New York. It is celebrating its 5th Anniversary with an open house and sale on February 18th and 19th, 10am to 5pm. I’m told that refreshments will be bountiful.
Many Vermont antique centers have dealer or special sale days or open houses throughout the year. Stone House Antiques Center in Chester has a dealer day on the first Tuesday of every month with special discounts throughout the shop. Middlebury Antique Center has a special sale day on the second Tuesday of every month with 10 to 30% discounts throughout the shop. Five Corners Antiques in Essex Junction holds an open house at various times throughout the year. For more information, call the shops (the phone numbers can be found on the VADA website: www.vermontada.com).
Barb Johnson is back in Arizona for the winter and busy preparing for the 11th Annual Alzheimer’s Benefit Silent Auction at Cave Creek, Arizona on Saturday, March 18th. For those unable to attend, information and auction items are posted on her website www.pewterandwoodantiques.com in the Alzheimer’s Auction Catalogue beginning March 10th. Last year the auction brought in $10,075; this year’s goal is $12,000! All items for auction are donated and donations and purchases are tax deductible, so not only can you find a great antique, but you can also benefit a very worthy cause! So take a look at Barb’s website and bid, bid!
VADA always welcomes new members so perhaps now is the time to consider joining. For more information, go to our website www.vermontada.com or contact Jeff Noordsy, Vice President, Membership at email@example.com.
Dues notices were sent out to VADA members on December 14, 2016. If you haven’t received a notice from Brian, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org . Also, be sure to add him to your email contact list. If you haven’t filled out the online form as requested in the dues notice, please do so for the website listings in the online VADA directory and the upcoming new flyer. If you have questions about the form, contact Brian.
The newsletter is for all VADA members so if you have news that you would like to share about something happening in your area, shop, or center please contact me at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you.