February was another active month for us
, especially online, and we're making great headway on the new arrivals that will be the soul of our May show. We're trying to keep all of our anxieties about health and politics in the background - with varying degrees of success.
We were set to leave for England on March 16, beginning our time in Europe with an eight-day holiday in Florence. In light of the corona virus that is spreading through parts of Northern Italy, we decided to cancel that part of our trip and leave for London a week later. We had arranged to stay in an apartment in Oltrarno, near the Ponte Vecchio, so we're more than a little disappointed. Yesterday we read that Americans are being advised to refrain from traveling in that region - not far from Florence - so we are more certain than ever that we made the right decision. And today, the airline on which we were scheduled to fly from London to Florence informed us that our flight had been cancelled and our fare would be refunded. And so it goes . . .
Back to Conway....
As we made decisions for 2020, we decided not to do a mid-Winter sale as we've sometimes done in the past. So, to provide a little variety, we decided to mark St. Patrick's Day with a small jewelry offering featuring the color green. You'll find a link in the Featured Listings box below.
To relieve the Winter doldrums (doldra?) we're inviting our readers to help us identify the source of a painting we sold over a year ago. Since then, we've found two similar works, suggesting a common source. But what is that source? More about this below.
Pippin's here, too, and our back page features a new acquisition that will adorn the entry to our barn in December.