Do you know Brimfield?

17 May

When I started telling friends that I was taking a day off from the 9to5 to go to Brimfield, I started getting odd looks.  Doesn’t everyone know what Brimfield is??  I grew up with my parents going just about every year.  Apparently the dresser in my childhood bedroom was a Brimfield find (just learned that this week though).  My first Brimfield was just a few years ago in ’09.

Still wondering what Brimfield is?  It’s antiquing overload.  It’s the largest outdoor antiques show in the country and happens for 5 glorious days 3 times a year (May, July, & Sept) in Brimfield, Mass.  I went with the parents this time and will probably go again with a friend in July.  None of us spent much money- Handy dad was the big spender @ $25 scoring a beautiful chair and a vintage Schick shoe shine kit (the kicker is he works at Schick).  Mom scored a piece of iron fence for her garden for $22, and I left with tons and tons of ideas and a $7 vintage candy dish.

Its impossible to describe to you the wonder that is a mile of antiques from thousands of dealers unless you are there.  I’ll give it a shot with this short pictorial of Brimfield May 2011.  Enjoy!

Yep, that's Handy dad and I in the mirror

I wish I could say this was the only pig grill we saw. Really people?

Handy dad and his $20 chair

My only purchase. Perfect for holding jewelry on my dresser with the other vintage and vintage inspired glassware (that I'm trying to collect).

Have I inspired you to check out Brimfield next time around?

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One Response to “Do you know Brimfield?”

  1. Eli 05.17.2011 at 2:28 pm #

    I think my mom has a similar glass dish in her living room! It’s lovely 🙂

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