Sunday, May 27, 2012

"At the beach, life is different.

Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun." ~ Unknown


Here at the Jersey shore...not "the" Jersey shore...that is up north...we are down south...anyway, this weekend kicks off the season for us.
Retail always talks about making all the money in the 4th quarter...Christmas...but for those of us who live in this area, this is our 4th quarter. 

 And so, Avalon opens the season with an Antique Show...and this year, my elf and I agreed to do it... so today is just showing...no telling lessons...here are some pictures of our booth and a glance at others at this show...


We tried to have a nice variety. Handcrafted soaps from Terra Viam...Mary's soaps have been featured in Country Living, and now her soap can be found in the British Museum, but you can get her soap at the Dutch Rose also!  And...coming soon...environmentally kind laundry soap.

We also featured McCoy...
and a variety of depression era glass flower frogs...
We had treasures for coastal living...
We had pretties...
We had primitives...
The old has been repurposed into urban/French/country...take your pick...I think it is a look that blends with any style...
You know we love variety...


But, I would not be able to do it without the able assistance of my "elf" - best buddy - Ruthie...I caught her sitting down...not her usual style...she is a constant arranger...rearranger...
Some other shots from around the show...this is from George of The White Whale in Cape May Court House...I did a feature on him a year ago...always great stuff, reasonably priced...
And, some pictures from various displays...I could not get to everyone since I had to get back to open the shop...and some people were still fine-tuning...but it was a unique mix...these shows are slowly fading from the retail scene...of course, having the beach out the door and a sunny warm day can be serious competition...still 30 minutes transports one to another world...
So for this lone surfer, his days of having the beach to himself are gone until fall...but we appreciate those who come and support us...
“Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

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