Its the middle of July? Really?
Nothing like working non-stop to make you miss days. Or weeks. Or months.
After a successful Nantucket show I’ve got a bit of a breather so I thought I’d catch up on some posts. This one is dedicated to the just completed Nantucket show. Upcoming future posts will focus on past commissions we’ve finished as well as some of the more unique items we’ve recently done for galleries. You didn’t think we’d taken the last few months off did you?
Nantucket images are up here:
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The ‘Event Under the Tent’ to benefit Small Friends of Nantucket was a huge success this year. The tent was immense even for mainland standards but was outrageous for the small island of Nantucket. It was so big that I was looking for the zeppelin that should have inhabited the structure – or as I asked one of the chairpersons of the show ‘why didn’t you get the big one?’
The tent sported a hard floor and carpeting; which while an improvement over the dust and weeds of past years it lacked the charm and literal ‘grass-roots’ of the previous shows. I have to admit it was a bit disconcerting this year as the tent was so large it was hard to tell if the show was well attended. In the past, with the smaller tent, the pack of customers into our booth (or any of the others 😉 ) was a good metric to gauge the customer’s interest. This year the big big top could have hosted most everyone in Town and left room for most of ‘Sconset, so only our sales gave a good indication of the show’s attendance.
Thanks again go to Small Friends, Nantucket Looms and Cheney Brothers Building for putting on such a wonderful event. And thanks also to Plum TV for giving us the extra publicity by using our booth for interviews! Including one cringe worthy interview of yours truly trying to act like it wasn’t the fourth or fifth time I’ve done an on-camera interview. It was still better than the Good Morning Atlanta interview I did years ago. That was so bad I never even watched the tape afterward.
And special thanks to all our stellar customers on and off the island. I can say with all sincerity that the best part of our year is getting to interact with you, our customers, on island during the Small Friends show. We really wouldn’t be doing what we do without all of you.
PS: and a special thanks to the Robinsons for their hospitality- there is nothing better than good food, good company and good wine Al-fresco in Nantucket- and our two boys enjoyed the ice cream!