I had such a nice day yesterday. The weather was perfect, perfect for going to Brimfield, MA for the largest and longest running outdoor antique show in America. I love antiques and vintage goodies (as we all know) and about 12 years ago a shop owner asked me if I had ever been to Brimfield. I had not. Didn't even know what it was. Well......it is only the best thing since sliced bread, maybe even better! It happens three times a year, lasts for a week and takes over an entire town. It is awesome!!!! Old stuff as far as the eye can see. There are literally, thousands of dealers in numerous fields. It is one of my favorite places of all times. I have been going to at least one show (often all three) for 12 years now. Usually I can only spare one day, but once I went for two. Boy was that fun! Even if I went all week, I doubt I'd see it all, and for sure I'd run out of money. I've been going long enough now that I have favorite fields, favorite dealers and favorite outhouses (yes, we must take care of the necessities too). I love talking to the dealers, learning about old stuff and about other peoples lives. And of course, I love finding treasures to bring home. This year was a little different, as I was doing more shopping for things to resell at the Cooperage, but that doesn't make it any less fun. And I did find some happy treasures to keep. The following are some highlights and my finds for the day.
|Get ready, get set, SHOP. This field is about 300 tents. One field of MANY!|
|This was probably my favorite set up of the day. I didn't buy anything here, but I spent plenty of time soaking in all the eye candy and getting a few ideas to try out myself at a later date.|
|Loved the little kitty pillow. No place to put it though and couldn't justify the $30 price tag if I didn't really need it.|
|I just love all the colors together. I would have liked to pull up a chair and had my lunch here.|
|My large purchases: a vintage German file cabinet, a green tool organizer with lots of drawers, a card catalogue, and a sweet shabby-chic stool (won't it look great with a red geranium sitting on it?).|
|And last but not least, is this sweet vintage chiffon summer bathrobe (also for me to wear). The picture doesn't come close to doing it justice. It has little rhinestones on the buttons, lace on the fold back cuffs and collar and pipping to match. It fits like a glove and I feel like Cinderella in it. (Maybe I'll post a picture of me in it after it is laundered and pressed.) I can hardly wait to have my morning toast and tea out on the screen porch wearing in on a breezy summer morning.|