Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The "love-hate" relationship about buying and selling antiques.
I've been in this business for over 30 years and I guess some things never change. Are antique dealers ever happy?
It's a given that we're happy when business is good, and depressed when it's slow, but today I'm referring to the love/hate aspect that sometimes happens. Business has seen a dramatic uptick in the last week... thank goodness! August is always traditionally slow and we always can't wait for school to start so folks will start settling back in and doing important things.... like buying antiques for their homes!!! Plus, in Texas, we can't wait for August to be over because for the most part it means the end of 100 degree, oven baked days! We usually get teased by a weak cool front (like today, high in low 90's with rain! Love it!!!) We only think fall is on the way, because by next week, it will probably be 98 degrees again and steamy. I really don't count on "real autumn" in Dallas until about the end of October! Ugh!
I digress; anyway, back to the "love/hate" relationship.