Oh … it’s so bittersweet to have our fifth annual Days of the Pioneer Antique Show over with. We work towards it all year long and as it gets closer I begin to anticipate everything. Just think of it – I get to throw a party at the greatest museum of all time, the Museum of Appalachia, and then I get to invite all my favorite people to come! We surround ourselves with the best American Country and Primitive antiques that are all for sale, and then we fill our tummy’s with down-home delicious food, listen to great Old-Time and Bluegrass music and have our likeness made with strolling reenactors. Honestly friends, can it get any better? Not in my book it can’t.
Our friends came out in droves this year – from across the country to see the very best antique dealers in our industry, who brought the finest inventory they could search out over the past year. It was our biggest show ever.
We only had one slight hitch in our getalong – our wonderful photographer took some awesome photos but her camera card was corrupt and we lost them all! EEEK! Our dear friend Jack Williams came to the rescue with some great shots and some of our dealers were kind enough to send some too. But if any of our friends out there have some to share I’d love to have them! I will be working on our website in the coming days, adding the few that I have! http://www.daysofthepioneer.com
I’m terribly sad it’s over, and I had a lot of work waiting for me when I got home (our Winter issue is about to go to print!) But for the next 350 days or so, I will relive all my fond memories while I wait to make new ones in 2017! A HUGE, HUGE, HUGE thank you to all our awesome customers who came from near and far, a ginormous thank you to the best dealers we could ever hope to bring together, the biggest thank you on the planet to my Simple Life family who help put this together and put up with me for a week, a heartfelt thank you to all the amazing volunteers, musicians and reenactors, and the biggest thanks of all t0 our beloved Museum of Appalachia who does the lion’s share of the work and gives us the backdrop that makes this show the very best possible!