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 It's spring, and time for getting out to watch nature awaken. I see yellow buds today, so I'm sure we're going to have daffodils blooming all over our yard in time for Easter, which will be most welcome!! ALSO, April means it's time to plan my offerings for the Civil War Show and Sale. On April 18, I will have a larger space than ever before there, and be able to offer furniture as well as appropriate accessories of the Pre-Revolutionary War and Civil War periods. The show is held each year at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL. I like this show because it is always very well attended by folks of all ages. Men, women, AND children have a keen interest in our history which is most gratifying to see. Some customers even wear period uniforms! You don't have to be interested in war related items to find a treasure from those periods at this show. Come on out to the Fairgrounds, to see, to learn, to acquire a treasure from the past.

The following weekend is a NEW SHOW and appraisal fair in Pike County, IL. It will be a unique show to be sure and promises to be a fun gathering. ALSO, You may have up to 3 items appraised by local appraisers. A Friday afternoon opening at 4 PM will last until 8 PM. On Saturday, April 25, we will be open from 9 AM until 4 PM. Pike County is proud to be part of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area and is said to be one of "Lincoln's favorite towns." As a life long resident of Illinois, I will be proud to exhibit at this event.

Moving into May means it's also time to plan a road trip to KOKOMO, IN for the fifth annual PURE AND SIMPLE show and sale. As always, it's sure to be a great place to find a variety of pure American country furniture and accessories. Look for us in a new location this year. Booth number 28 directly across from the Country Gentlemen is where we'll be. It's a larger space and I'll be filling it with objects I've been acquiring and saving for this event. See below for a hint at what you will see in BOOTH 28!

A tall Primitive painted 19th C country lift top desk
A small 19th C drysink with fabulous painted surface
A fabulous 18th C painted hanging shelf/bowl rack with spoon rack included
A built in hanging cupboard that never had a door and taken from an 18th C home
A country sofa reupholstered with a quilt
Early lighting objects
An early 18th C New England arm chair with mushroom handholds
A period wing chair covered with early soft wool blankets and "linsey" cushion
A tall settle chair
A good selection of early treenware
A large barn lantern
Always a selection of early leather covered books
and too many amazing other objects to mention!




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