Mark your calendars for the 2014 Old Glory Antiques Fair! We are already busy planning, inviting our guests, brainstorming our events, and of course hunting for our favorite finds for next year.
It might be too early to start the countdown…but June 13, 2014 is just 295 days away!
Thank you so much to our special guests, volunteers, vendors, and customers for making the 2013 Old Glory Antiques Fair the best one yet! There was plenty of sunshine, great food, festive music, freshly baked and delicious pie, book signings, and of course wonderful shopping all weekend. We have loved getting so much positive feedback over the past few weeks and we have also had so much fun looking through pictures. We almost wish that the Fair happened more often! …Almost.
First, we would like to thank our special guests for coming to the Fair and for being so enthusiastic, inspiring, and wonderful to work with. Thank you Jo, Ki, and Ben for being a part of our weekend! Your creativity, industry insight, and wonderful publications inspired customers and vendors alike (and of course the whole Old Glory team!).
We would also like to thank our wonderful vendors for their beautiful merchandise and all of their hard work. They are what make the event so great year after year! We only wish that we had done more shopping! And thank you to our customers as well, whose enthusiasm makes the event all worthwhile.
The Mercantile tent, a new addition this year, was a huge success and we hope that it will become a new tradition year after year. Thank you to Claire for all of her creativity, for her hard work organizing it, and for her endless enthusiasm in creating a beautiful space for our artisans and handmade vendors!
Here are some more photos from the weekend. Thanks to Julia Vandenoever, a wonderful Boulder-based photographer, for the beautiful pictures! And save the date for the 2014 Old Glory Antiques Fair: Father’s Day Weekend, June 13th and 14th, 2014. Happy shopping between now and then!
Vendors are still coming in and out with loads and truck-fuls of beautiful things today at the park…we can’t wait for all of our shoppers to see all of it, too!
Here is a sneak peek at the Mercantile. The artisans and dealers are arranging their spaces with all of their wonderful things and the tent looks beautiful! We are so excited about this new addition. And special thanks to Claire for all of her hard work in organizing this and putting it all together!
We will see everyone tomorrow morning! The gates open at 9 am! We will have food, music, and sunshine to keep you energized to shop all day.
Today we are so happy to see so many of our wonderful vendors arriving at the park to start unloading! We can already tell that this will be our best year yet.
Unloading continues all day today and tomorrow for vendors. The park is quickly filling up with both amazing merchandise and fun vendors, always great combination! It is so great to finally see all of our planning & coordinating & organizing come to life!
Here are some photos from our day so far at the park.
See you all in just two days! And check back here tomorrow for an update on the Mercantile and for more information about this new addition to the Fair this year.
Today we are setting up our own booth before all the vendors start arriving tomorrow, bringing everything we’ve been collecting over the past year for the fair to the park. We can’t wait to start arranging (and rearranging)!
They are busy setting up the fence and tents at the park this morning. It might be close to 100 degrees out, but that doesn’t seem to slow them down! With this weather, we can finally say that the beautiful Colorado summer is here! Here are a few pictures we took this morning of the calm before the storm: a tent about to go up, a piece waiting to go into the Old Glory booth, and a stack of vintage suitcases all ready to go into the Special Guests tent.
Happy Tuesday! And only three days to go!
The gates open at Clement Park in just four days! We know what that means…Fair Week is finally here!
This weekend we had a summer kick-off celebration at our house, partly to celebrate my daughter’s college graduation and partly to start this busy week off on the right note.
And of course the rest of the house is filled with our Fair preparations and piles ready to go to the park. We can’t wait to welcome all of our vendors on Wednesday and Thursday, and then to welcome all of our wonderful shoppers on Friday and Saturday! Happy Monday! And most importantly, happy Fair Week!
It’s been another fun and productive morning at our warehouse! We just unloaded some wonderful furniture & finds for our booth at the fair. We are so happy to finally have some time to work on our booth and get everything ready to load up to take to the park next week! Here are a few pictures we took this morning, to give you a peek at what will be in the Old Glory booth.
And of course we are still working on general Fair prep, too. We have plenty of flags and everything else Old Glory!
Only one week to go before the Fair opens!
Today we are so excited to introduce a brand new feature at the Fair this year: the 2013 Mercantile!
The Mercantile is a special collection of hand-crafted & artisan goods, featuring jewelry, paper goods, home decor, up-cycled art, and more! We have fifteen wonderful local & national vendors in our Mercantile market this year:
The Mercantile tent will be located behind the Old Glory booth, near the entrance. It will be a great part of the Fair and we are so happy to have this handmade and artisan addition. We love celebrating the old & well-loved traditions of this event, and we love adding on new traditions even more!
Only 8 days to go until June 14th!
We’ve spent a lot of time in our warehouse this week working on different projects for the Fair, like these hand-painted vendor booth signs. We’ve been focused on the big things for so long that we love being able to craft and create and organize the small details in these last few weeks!
Thirteen days to go until the gates open on June 14th! Happy last day of May!
The countdown continues! Only fourteen more days to go until this year’s Old Glory Antiques Fair!
Today we are getting our vendor welcome bags ready. We know all of our vendors are busy getting ready to go for the show, and we are so excited to fill the park so soon with all of their wonderful finds and collections!
Check back tomorrow for more behind-the-scenes details.