Sunday, September 12, 2010

Brimfield part 1

First morning driving to Brimfield
leaving at 5:30 am
and this was the sky. I just had to take a picture of it.
Don't worry no accidents were caused by doing this, which is why it
took me 10 pics to get one decent one.

This will end the color portion of this post because the rest is
 devoted to all things
white, chippy and metally.
Tuesday was the first day of the show and after
I got off my little back road
from Holland, Mass. it was bumper to bumper.
I probably shouldn't be telling you the back road in.
 I rather like being the only one on that road early in the morning.
I could feel the excitement of all the early shoppers
in the air.

I parked in one of my favorite fields....Quaker Acres.
Not the biggest but I can always find something wonderful there.
This birdhouse was in that field but unfortunately
 it didn't come home with me.

nor this and so big.

This is The Red Door Antiques booth.
I knew I liked it the moment I walked inside.

Interesting display ideas. Chicken feed doubles as a plate rack.

Now I'd be lying if I told you that all the booths in Brimfield were decorated with flair.
Some are nothing more then "stuff on a tarp"
lets be honest.
Those are not the ones I like to photograph and I don't think you'd want to see them either.
Hey not that I haven't bought from
Stuff on a tarp
...I'm no snob.
but when you find a booth that really takes it to that other level
you really stand up and notice.
And this is one of those times.

so enjoy!

small cabinet stripped down to bare wood.

One thing that I really liked was the ephemera sold at this booth.

no the ironstone was not 3 for $.10
but we can dream.

Cool watch parts

And gears which I bought to use as knobs.

Loved all the flash cards. She had numbers, arithmetic problems, words and sentences.
One lady was patiently looking at all these at the table.  I looked for a little while but couldn't decide.
Maybe I needed one that said
just to remind myself during the day!
remember I work with my husband.
nuff said:))
he would say he needs to remind himself 
 for me.

Ok my computer says I only have 10% power left.
Left the power cord at home!!!!

see ya again soon,


Giulia said...

Wow, Carole. That just came through Googley reader & I had to say wow. I will come back inspect white, metally pretty things tomorrow or Tues. Meanwhile, it was so nice to see a bit of Mass. in the a.m.


Rural Revival said...

What a gorgeous sunrise, great capture!

Olive Cooper said...

I love when you said "This will end the color portion of this post..." That was so you! Brimfield looks wonderful. hugs♥olive

Jacqueline said...

Oh Carole,
That sunrise is just beautiful. One of the advantages of being up and out early !!...... about the only one, although, I guess the earlier you get there, the more of the good stuff that you get !
Whenever you go to Brimfield or any of the other markets, I want to be there with you. There is so much good stuff ! I want a little bit of all of it. Your photogrphs are wonderful. I especially like your treatment of the birdhouse ones. Can't wait to see where you're off to next. I hope that it's an early morning one as I'd like to see another sunrise !! XXXX

oldgreymare said...

If I did not like you so much I would say you are nothing but a big tease, showing us all these great things when we cannot be there.... :D

These photos are so wonderful I can almost get a whiff of that old barn, vintage aroma-that comes with all these treasures., BIG SIGH! "I wanna go" she whines...


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Jeepers Carole! These photos are fabulous! Why don't you make me feel really bad that I couldn't go with you this time? Dying to see more!
Bring that power cord with you, will ya?

time-worn interiors said...

I actually had a 49 cent flash card laying on something one time and the customer thought the item was 49 cents! Great photos! Glad you had a wonderful time!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

well I agree with all.. 'jeepers'!.. fabulous photos and just to envious I couldn't go with you.. Loving all these goodies.. especially the flash cards..

Have a great day and thanks for sharing.. xxx Julie


Great stuff Carole! HUGS MARY

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

W-O-W!!! On Everything...
And my 5 year old, techy son would kill for those clock parts!!!!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

It's so sweet of you, Carole to take the time to take pictures of all those treasures for us! I'm looking forward to seeing more :-).

slommler said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful shopping adventure! Love to see your fabulous finds!
SueAnn said...

Gorgeous sunrise. Love the dealers who put so much into their booths. It makes shopping and photographing so much fun:)
Capers of the vintage vixens

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Well if there is a heaven it looks just like, not the first picture,...the rest!!!!! LOL!!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

What wonderful photos you have shown us today.
Love the amazing colours in the sunrise, and it really is the best time of the day if you can do it!
Also love seeing all the fabulous wares at Brimfield and would so enjoy visiting there.

Happy week

Carol said...

I know that road from Holland. My best friend and I stayed down that road for the May Brimfield show. We traveled from Texas to fulfill anearlyn 20 year old bucket list dream. We've already made plans to attend next May as well. Your post was so enjoyable. Red Door antiques also does the Round Top show here in Texas and she always has great stuff. I can't wait to see more of your posts.



trash talk said...

That sunrise would be worth getting up early for. Stuff on a it. You know I'll be stealing, I mean borrowing that one doncha? I mean really...instant picture in my head!
The Red Door always has the best primitives...always!

erin said...

such a beautifous sunrise!! just wondering if you ran into Scarlett Scales?? hope you bring home many treasures!

Renee Finberg said...

i want the clock parts/gears etc.
and the ladies lace-up boots would be smart displayed in just the right spot.

and that sky is beautiful and spooky.

i wish i were there.
i would have really enjoyed that.


Rosemary said...

I love every single thing there!!
Beautiful sky!!
Can't wait to see more.

Robyn said...

Carole, I'm so glad I found your have so much deliciousness! I LOVE this booth!

The Red Door Antiques said...

Carole, Thanks so much for the post! I really enjoyed meeting you! Thanks for the tip about the FRUIT!~
Thanks again!
PS...I will be in the same area next show...just in front of the little house...FYI!