Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mason, MI Gem and Mineral Show

I am finally back from travelling -- at least for a week and a half! This last trip, I went to the UofM - Purdue football game (terrible second half!), visited with friends and relatives all over southern Michigan, dropped off custom agate product orders, spent time at the UofM library doing research for the next agate book, sold art at the Saline and Grand Rapids shows, visited my son and daughter-in-law in Vermont, and met with a book publisher. Thanks to everyone who shared their time, helped me in the booth, and offered their hospitality. In the next few days, I'll catch up with the photos and stories on this blog.

This post has photos from the Mason Show, which took place the weekend of October 24th. This is the first time I exhibited at this show. I'll definately go back. First, here are a few photos of my booth -- which is the largest I have had yet for any show. It must have been 40 feet by 20 feet! If any of you are interested in purchasing one of the 3 lamps shown, I'll offer a blog special of 10% off the regular price.

I didn't get much time to walk around at the Mason show. I took a few photos, but forgor to write down the names of the people who sponsored the displays. First, is a photo of a neat display of cabachons. There were several displays of Michigan fossils, including the next photo. I enjoyed the datalite specimens, and included here the information sign about datalite. Then, there is a picture of one of my favorite agates in the world: a coyamito agate from Northern Mexico.

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