the Opening of 2012 Season at Shady Lawn Antiques…
Saturday, we completed the Opening Week of the 2012 Antiques Season at Shady Lawn Antiques… The Season began with a string of gray drizzly mid-February 40 degree days. However the atmosphere inside SL was very inviting… it was warm, light and bright. The coffee was hot and a pleasant mix of music, best described as singer-song writer and acoustic rock, was playing.
You may have picked up on the fact that Shady Lawn was closed during January so that I could clean and restore antiques. This is that first year that I have dedicated a month to working on new inventory but the results were worth it! I was able to restore a dozen large pieces of furniture and many more smaller items.
In fact, one piece, a printers type cabinet took over twenty hours to complete. There is no way that I could have effectively completed that cabinet under normal circumstances…
Prior to our February reopening our friends Barry and Neva helped move furniture around. Jill and I then spent three days cleaning and organizing displays – we wanted the shop to look the best that it could for the opening.
It was fun and exciting to reopen the shop and show off all of the new furniture and displays. It was also good to see our Shady Lawn friends!
The weatherman is predicting a bit nicer weather for this second week of the SL Season. But no matter what the weather is, the Shady Lawn atmosphere will still be warm and inviting and I predict that you will enjoy your visit.