I set up a space and sold jewelry this past Sunday at the Burlington Antique Show in Burlington, KY. I’m always nervous before doing these things because it requires a lot of advance preparation without knowing if there will be enough sales to make it worth the effort. I’m also nervous about thinking I’m going to get there too late. I arrived a little before 7am on Sunday and was definitely one of the last dealers to arrive but that’s about as early as I’ll ever be…..
Regardless of the slightly chilly and wet weather, a large group of enthusiastic people were at Burlington on Sunday. It’s always fun to meet new people and to see some that I sold to last year.
I would say that the majority of my sales were higher end costume jewelry and sterling silver jewelry. There were a few dealers and collectors that honed in on the higher quality jewelry and much of it was sold.
Now my challenge is to find more!
I am SO ready for the Burlington Antique Show this coming spring! Last year, I sold at Burlington a couple of times and loved it.
The show is on the 3rd Sunday of every month, April – October. It is an outdoor show at the Boone County fairgrounds that features about 250 antique and collectible dealers. Some dealers are out in the open while others are under cover. Food vendors are present at the show, too. I like the fact that dealers are not supposed to bring “new” items to the show.
I’m in the process of gathering lots of jewelry to sell. I’ve found that it’s best to have a great deal of jewelry and to have items in a variety of price ranges. I’ve sold to people who want junk jewelry for grandkids to play dress-up in or who want to use junk jewelry for craft projects. I’ve also sold very high end jewelry to serious collectors. That’s what’s fun about Burlington — interacting with all the different people and talking to them about their interest in vintage jewelry.
I plan to sell at Burlington each month in 2009. Hope to see you there!
Burlington Antique Show
Boone County Fairgrounds
5819 Idlewild Rd. (KY Route 338)
Burlington, Kentucky(10 minutes south of Cincinnati)