05 November 2010

Delaware Antiques Show: The Rich Lean


The sign is already collectable














































The 47th Delaware Antiques Show opened with a bang of Black Watch tartan last night. Martha Stewart opened the show but her escort stole it dressed head to toe in Black Watch tartan. Jacket, trousers, shirt, bow tie...everything he was wearing. I assume he was wearing Black Watch boxers but I did miss his shoes.

There seemed to be fewer booths this year while prices finally seemed to reflect everyone being poor or scared. Delaware is a tax free state as well. Something the rich seem to appreciate more than anyone else.

I couldn't help but notice the 'forward tilt' posture and gait of the high net worth. The Golf Foxtrot insists it comes from carrying bags of money. Add amazing food, lots of hooch and loads of fresh crab and you have a magnet for rich people who love old things. I'm half way there. If you're 100% - - the show is open until November 7th.

12 comments:

ACL said...

Your photos seem better...

Belle de Ville said...

"Forward tilt" posture of the high net worth. Yes, I think that I've noticed that myself in the past at these types of events.
Very nice photos although I'm sorry that you didn't post an image of the black watch tartin clad chap.

Main Line Sportsman said...

The forward lean is a result of many years of leaning in to talk and gossip at cocktail parties and benefit gigs...the truly wealthy never carry any money around...
It looks like Chateau country disgorged it's inhabitants into that venue...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great post!! Whose booth is the one shown in your last photo? The marble-topped table is terrific.

-ScurvyOaks

Skip said...

Wish I've known you were in town. Let me know the next time you're in Delaware.

Patsy said...

The Golf Foxtrot sounds like a funny lady.

It could be that they are straining to decipher the lockjaw mumble.

Anonymous said...

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Ron Kerridge

tintin said...

ACL- I was shootin' Fuji.

Belle- He was with Martha and they were walking fast. I'm sure a pic or two will pop up.

Main Line- A DuPont reunion.

Scurvy Oaks- I think that was Kelly Kinzle Antiques from New Oxford, PA. Not sure though.

Skip- I promise.

Patsy- She likes to think she is.

Ron- Thanks.

Brummagem Joe said...

They definitely have a forward tilt posture once they turn 55 I'd say. The Delaware show is a nice one, much nicer than the NY Armory I'd say which is packed with Wall St types and their spouses. Delaware definitely more genteel.

Anonymous said...

George Bush senior exhibits the forward tilt.

TWA said...

http://www.themarthablog.com/
Todays post, picture # 9, there's your boy...

tintin said...

TWA- Bingo. Thanks for the heads up.