While spring seemed to be underway in the northeast, we exhibited in Philadelphia and Danbury. (Now it appears to be winter again as we are deep in wet snow that has been falling all day.) My thoughts go back to those two lovely weekends, weather-wise the best we have had since the vernal equinox.
The Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show (formerly the Philadelphia Furniture & Furnishings Show) found a new venue full of color and character at the Cruise Ship Terminal. People who came to the show were looking for artisan-made furniture and home furnishings. That and the location along the Delaware River made an unbeatable combination for exhibiting our window In For the Swim. Also generating interest were fused glass tiles Jay is creating these days.
For the last weekend of March we were in Danbury CT for a new venture, an affiliation of the Rustic Show and Art-Chitexture. That exhibition was an intriguing combination of beautiful rustic furniture with contemporary furniture, furnishings, and art. Our Danbury sojourn was all-the-more pleasant because we found a Middle-Eastern market and a delightful Hungarian restaurant, the Goulash.
At both shows we enjoyed learning about neighboring exhibitors’ work, some of which you might like to see for yourself:
Joe Auciello’s awesome stone sculptures
Jeff Freeman s aluminum and polished concrete furniture
Drew Molinaro and Josh Blum s marvelous ironwork
Peter Wallace s comfortable Windsor chairs
Scott Pernicka s fascinating glass globes
Nate and Brenda Favors exotic hardwood bowls
Kathy Cady s beautiful ceramic wall pieces
Robert Wilkop s quirky wood furniture
After these spring experiences we are looking forward to Skytop Lodge the second weekend in May. See you there?