I got the latest issue of Country Home magazine (my favorite, and it is an awesome issue!) and saw a full page ad for the Country Home Antiquing Festival. It is taking place at the Springfield Antiques Show & Flea Market May 16-18 at the Clark County fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio - according to MapQuest, only a 45 mile drive from my house!
Should I go? I want to go, of course. I've heard about the Springfield show but have never gone, and what a better time to go than now, when my favorite Country Home peoples are going to be there - including Sue Whitney, who is doing a couple of book signings.
Why am I even debating? Money and time, of course. From a practical standpoint my Friday would be better spent hitting the sales around here shopping for inventory, instead of wandering around an antiques show with no guarantee that I will find anything cheap enough for resale. What I can guarantee is that I will find about a hundred things I want to buy for myself, which will either leave me broke or depressed because I didn't buy them!
But - I could take my camera, and blog about it for all of you who can't be there in person, which would be really fun. And who knows, I could find a couple of gems at good prices. I can write off the trip if I buy something to sell, at least...
What do you all think? Should I go?