WOW!! What a success! This event was definitely a first for us in many respects. As mentioned in a previous posting, this was the first time we have participated in this event and boy, were we in for a treat! We have been part of and attended many antique and vintage shows and appreciate the care with which folks display their products, but the participants of Remnants definitely take it to a higher level. There is a feeling of harmony and camaraderie and a relatively nonexistent feeling of jealousy and competition.
Judy graciously walks around greeting folks as they arrive to set up the day before and offers assistance, water, and chocolates in the afternoon for a little pep! The sellers also walk around to see what the others are bringing and help each other as well. We were happy to see some familiar faces and also loved meeting new ones from all over. And of course we bought some goodies from some of the other dealers: Martin found a beautiful Style Industriel tall desk, I found a garden chandelier made from wire fence and Mason jars and Johan was happy working his magic and making our booth beautiful.
Now for the dramatic thrill....OMG! The attendance to this Spring event was record-breaking! I had heard from other vendors that the previous year had brought in about 1,200 attendees and that they were expecting at least 2,000 this time. Try a whooping 4,000!! I don't have the exact numbers, but it was amazingly crowded and people were buying! The numbers may not sound like much if you think of other antique fairs, but this event has less than 60 dealers!
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Needles to say, (even though we were running around and dead tired at the end of the day) the sales were incredible! I did not hear of one person for whom this was not a bounty. I'd like to take a moment to thank both Judys, the event coordinator, and the owner of the property for their amazing work, but also the sellers for their warmth and sense of professionalism, and of course, a big THANK YOU to all of you who attended and helped make the show such a success.
Looking forward to the Fall show!
Trinidad, Team Atelier