Be careful with what you wish for...

Remnants of the Past

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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Bleu Canoe Reloaded                               Sandi Liderman

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


La Brocanteuse said...

Hello team Atelier! oh I have been waiting for you to post some pics and share the weekend..so glad that is was a good one!! I can actually feel the excitement. Your merchandise looks super FAB- wish we could have that here...as you say... careful what you wish for... well a girl can dream!
have a lovely rest in between..and looking forward to hear more about your events. hugs from Colette Afrique du Sud

flowers on my table said...

So glad it was a roaring success for you. Sounds an amazing venue. Linda x

Acquired Objects said...

Less then 60 dealers and there were over 4000 people in attendance? WOW, you really were busy! So glad to hear a show you did for the first time went so well for you all and it’s fun to see some of the faces behind the businesses. From the way your booth looked I can see why people came, wish I could have been there. So happy for you and love seeing all the pictures!

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Sounds like you had a great time, good to give so much credit to the organisers, that's such a huge job

Ido said...

I'm soo glad for you guys, I was in CA at that time, unfortunately for a funeral so I couldn't go to the show, may be next time. Keep us posted of your upcoming shows and don't forget that "we" all your followers love pictures.
Have a great day!

blossoms vintage chic said...

Oh Trinidad, I have been patiently waiting for this post...I'm so happy for your well deserved success at this amazing show! Congratulations to the three of you! I'm looking forward to attending in the fall!
Wishing you a restful week!

under spanish moss said...

So thrilled that the event was such a success! Go Team Atelier!

Angela and Renee

Glenda said...

I have been waiting for the pictures, and I can say they do not disappoint. I live so many states away, I can only dream of attending such a wonderful show. I love this site. My new favorite!!!

Vintage Home said...

Sounds wonderful...!

Burlap Luxe said...

A perfect post on my side bar! you top it all :)
Love all things Euro Flea Market style, your tards over flow with everything my hearts desire... soooo! wish I were there.
Soon I hope :)


creekside rummager said...

So glad that you had such a great weekend. It was great to see you briefly. You space looked wonderful as always. I knew there were a lot of people there. I actually got stuck a couple of times in the crowd. But it was great fun.

Atelier de Campagne said...

Thank you for all your comments. It really was an unbelievable event. Perhaps one day I can make my container sales as successful. By the way, stay tuned for a posting of our next event in our home which will be a customer appreciation day with savings and edibles. Third month of May. Save the date!

Atelier de Campagne said...

OOOOOOPS!!! I meant the third weekend of May...that's when we will have our Customer Appreciation Day...
...stay tuned for more details!

christina @greige and my sparrow said...

I am so happy for you guys! Sorry I missed it this time around- it is a really great show! See you soon..


dejavu said...

Hoi Triny en Johan,
Wat geweldig om te lezen dat de show een groot succes was.
De foto's zijn om van te watertanden.
See you in June!!!!
Lieve groeten,
Paul & Desiree

Judy said...

Good Morning Guys,

Thank you for such a wonderful post. It was quite a weekend! Hopefully, you've read my email and can send some feedback to me. I am trying to make a decision by next week so that I can start posting about it. Love to you all and I loved having you share it with me.

xo Judy

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I hope you have all been able to get some rest by now. Terri said she saw you at Alameda the next day! How on earth were you able to find the energy to do that too!?!
It was so wonderful to see team Atelier at Remnants. I am so glad Trish had told me you would be there. I am also hoping to get to your next container sale.
See you soon.
I am following your blog but lost my little icon so it only shows up in generic silhouette.

All Things Beautiful... said...

hey Trinidad and Johan
Kate, here (mother of brothers of industry!)
We loved having you there at Remnants...what a wonderful addition you were to this amazing show! Your photos are wonderful!
See you soon!

lvroftiques said...

Trinidad I'm not one bit surprised that y'all "cleaned up" *winks* You have amazing treasures. And 4000 for 60ish dealers is a SLAM! Congratulations! Now hopefully you get to rest on your laurels for a minute or two before you start all over again *winks* Vanna


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