(a paper mache dress form!)We had put our names into the ticket lottery months ago. We found out sometime in April that we got tickets. The tickets arrived ten days before the event. (We had a brief moment of excitement when my tickets had arrived by my friend's had not...seems her husband left the mail in his car that day....for a few days!)
We got a great two bedroom condo for a few days. The beach view was wonderful.
The night before the show we checked out what each other had brought to be appraised. Ille as happy to find out that Margaret, an art teacher, approved of her painting.
Each person can bring two items...a "collection" counts as one item.
The whole event is so well organized it was amazing...lots of volunteers and lots of lines. Everyone was really nice though so the time and the waiting went quickly.
It was really fun to see what folks had in all the boxes, bags, trolleys and what-nots!
The big surprise was when the appraiser at the pottery table, Nicholas Dawes, asked if I would like to have the appraisal of my Majolica piece done on air. My Mom had bought the piece in 1947 while with the Red Cross in England. I was a little worried I would not be able to talk about it but got through the whole thing fine...did make one of the tech's in the production booth cry though...it was tough. (My Mom passed away just a couple weeks ago...)
(Nicholas Dawes and me after the appraisal....)You will have to wait until next spring sometime to see what the piece looked like and what the appraisal was!