Since last month's newsletter
Last month, feeling that it was safe to resume travel in a limited way, we flew to Chicago for a few days of museums, long walks in the city, and lots of good food and local ale. It was the first time in more than a year that we had ventured outside of our home for more than a few hours. Not only did our short break feel wonderful, it also gave us hope that normal life might be starting to resume. Chicago did not disappoint; as we moved about the city on foot or by El, underground, and bus, we felt as comfortable and safe as we do on regular walks in Conway.
The second installment of our Spring Show took place last week, with a limited offering of new things. By the end of the week, half had sold, and several more have been spoken for since the weekend, but the slow, steady pace of buying - quite a nice alternative to the frenzy of previous openings - suggests to us that many of our regulars have returned to their jobs and aren't able to be as involved on a weekday morning as they might be on a weekend. Consequently, we've decided that our future online events will open on Saturday mornings, just like the good old days.
Our England shipment, which was delayed for almost a year, has finally arrived. The furniture and smalls in it will form the heart of next November's opening.
Our shop is now open every Sunday
Another thing in our lives that will be returning to normal are regular hours in our shop. While our new barn has provided a perfect setting in which to conduct our online business, we've missed sharing our new showrooms with visitors, customers, and friends. Consequently, we've decided to put out our OPEN flag on Sundays. We began this past weekend, and we plan to be open from 10:00 until 4:00 every Sunday through Labor Day. Of course, we'll still be open other times by chance or appointment. Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated visitors, but we'll respect your decision to wear one, should you choose to.
To entice you to consider visiting, we've posted this video
of our showrooms, photographed on June 5.
In this month's newsletter
It's been a long time since we've been able to share pictures of our travels, so we're eager to post a set of images from our Chicago trip, featuring highlights of the city's extraordinary collection of public art. You'll find a link below.
Pippin's Page celebrates an important milestone in his life with us. We're celebrating it with a video from our archives. The Back Page records a recent project in our front yard.