Another summer is slipping away. Each morning the buses that transport some of our young neighbors to school shatter the silence in Pumpkin Hollow, disrupting the bird songs we've come to take for granted. But nights are now comfortably cool, and we often wake to the view of heavy mists nestled in the valley, covering the still-green earth. Sunny days are now temperate enough to allow us to don our painting clothes - but more about that later.
Our summer show schedule consisted of only four events, beginning with Rhinebeck and concluding with
Barn Star's Midweek One Day Antiques Fair. Jan and I often recall the days when we had a show almost every weekend of the summer and wonder where we found the energy.
Our August tax holiday sale was a great success, with many pieces in all categories going to new homes. The effectiveness of the online component of that sale shows us again that the future of our business will be driven by our web presence. Who would have predicted that our monthly newsletters, first published fifteen years ago, would serve as a virtual shop, serving customers across the country and around the world?
With less than a week remaining before we depart for Europe in search of treasures to offer at our November show, there is little time to publish a lengthy newsletter. You'll find only three new stock listings, but they're all wonderful. Of course,
Pippin and The Back Page will have their usual places.
And don't forget, our Fall Show will take place in our shop on November 9 & 10. Perhaps we'll see you then.
This Month's New Listings
Only three, but each is exceptional.
An evocative "Evening Scene" by the well-listed Massachusetts artist Samuel Lancaster Gerry (1813 - 1891)
"The Gooseherd", an outstanding Barbizon landscape by the English painter
Adam Edwin Proctor (1864 - 1913)
A glorious strand of black Tahitian pearls with a gold clasp set with rubies and sapphires.
Click any picture for details, images, and price.
For this month's picture, just click his nose.
The Back Page
After two years of coexisting with a succession of contractors and subs, we almost hired another one. Click here to find out why we didn't and to see a few pictures of our current home maintenance project.
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