Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Remember when I told you that I was going to Brimfield the next day  (Thursday)?
ok maybe you don’t. Well when I woke up at 5am it was raining like crazy.
So I watched the weather channel and it was not looking good.
I kept thinking maybe in Massachusetts it’s not so bad….
ok it’s only an hour and a half away so how different could it be?
I decided to go back to bed.
Not a hard decision……I like sleeping.
By 9 am the weather cleared up and the sun was shining….not a cloud in the sky.
I thought I had made a terrible mistake.
No so…..
It turns out many of the fields were flooded out
and the May field that always opens on Thursday
couldn’t even open……..and that never happens.
Well Friday was a gorgeous day with the sun finally coming out around midmorning.

This  booth was shared by a few different ladies
all with amazing taste right up my alley. This booth filled up fast. I did a quick spin around and while I went around the corner
to go ask a price on a cool zinc container on this shelf it was already scooped up.
That happens to me a lot.
But I consoled myself with other things: )


I used to grow myrtle topiaries. Now I just grow them for myself.


grain sacks

shell buttons
This booth had some great letters and if I had thought of it
I could have cleverly written out something.
Love this metal cabinet.
Seeing it again now…. I should have gotten it
but when it’s still early in the day you just don’t know what’s around the corner.
maybe a U
I did get a great set of brown transferware from here that I’ll show you later.
George asked me why I needed more.
I didn’t have that pattern.

more buttons

The button and ribbon lady that I showed you in the last post wasn’t there this time but
the ladies that have all those vintage tablecloths had her space and her regular one too.
Brimfield _80 sept 2011
This time she brought her buttons and ribbon to the show.
I looked at these for a long time and then realized that I have a ton of similar ones that
I bought at an estate sale a couple of years ago that I need to organize and change out the matting.
I keep meaning to show you. Maybe you can help me decide how I
should display them.
 Brimfield _70 sept 2011.
It was so hard to resist not buying more.
I did though get some great ribbon
in a color I hardly ever buy
Can you guess what color?

Joining up today for White Wednesday
Will be back with more of Brimfield on my next post.


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I loved seeing your pictures of the show! I'll get there someday, but in the meantime it's nice to have a good peek! can't wait to see your new transferware.

Jill said...

I enjoyed the pictures and the one that struck me the most was the pile of textured fabrics...mmmm...

LizlovesVintage said...

Thanks for sharing the snap shots. I used to go but, haven't in 3 yrs. The gas, high prices and rumors of it going down hill. I do miss it but, don't miss the 3hr ride.
Maybe, next yr.
xxx Liz

Kathleen said...

My friend, The went for the weekend.I am sure she will do a post on it soon. I think it would be fun!

Carol said...

Simply beautiful. I can't wait to see more.



MJ Ornaments said...

Carole your photos just keep getting better. Loved everything, especially the topiaries. Take care, Martha

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Oh I so wish I went this year! I love all of it but I'm sure my wallet would beg to differ.
As for the ribbon color - orange?

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Carole
Love that metal cabinet.. she's a beauty.. and the little world globes above it are right up my alley also..

Well I wish I could visit Brimfield .. maybe next trip.... sadly Hong Kong is still a 9 hour flight and expensive plane ticket.. but cheaper than europe!! haha

Have a great week... and look forward to more of your Brimfield shots.. ciao xxx Julie

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

What a nice treat! So glad you were able to attend and had a good time. Maybe one day, I will get up that way for the show...ha!

I love myrtle topiaries but I can't find them anymore.

Have a wonderful Wednesday and looking forward to more of your special photos.


Fishtail Cottage said...

Looks like some pretty amazing finds! Would love to come across a pile of potato sack towels like that~ xoxo

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, I'm having flea market withdrawel symptoms and they get worse when I look at your pictures, sigh :-). There are lots of great things to see in your pictures. I can imagine that it was hard to resist buying more. A color you rarely buy? The ribbons must be white then, LOL.
Happy White Wednesday :-)!
Hugs to you,

Dorthe said...

Carole, all those beautiful things collected in one place-oh it must have been a thrill spending the day,there- I totally LOVE the buttons-and there are so many other things, taht I will only see in my dreams- :)
Hugs, Dorthe

Karen said...

All those lovely things! I must try to get there...

oldgreymare said...

vert, groen, grun, any language I am green with envy ...I would even wear my rainboots :D

A Cottage Muse said...

Great photos!
Missed out this time...can't wait til May now!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Carole
I hope you are well, I have not been browsing much as life has taken over somewhat but today I have a quieter day and am taking the opportunity to catch up a bit on some blog browsing.
I do love your photos, I always see things that I know I would have bought or wished to have bought had I been there. Like Julia, I was going to suggest white :-)
Take care
Isabelle x

time worn interiors said...

Great photos!

I wandered if you went the day you said you were gonna go, some friends had called and told me the fields were closed.

Glad you got a good shopping day in!


Cindy said...

Oh My! What beautiful treasures!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Wow what beautiful things. Loved the metal cabinet the most! said...

Great pictures as always:) That lady with the tableclothes let you take pictures??? She yelled at me last time. lol She is scary. Did you get the chalk paint???I did! I am so excited to try it. The nice woman there had $5.00 samples to sell so of course I had to buy four, right? Wish we met up. Happy you had a great time. It really was so much fun. Cant wait to next years:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Susan said...

Oh, I am drooling over all these booths. I MUST return to Brimfield next year, as I am having withdrawal. Thanks for sharing the treasures!
- Susan

Curtains In My Tree said...

I want to go there so bad I have never been east and that show looks fabulous.

It's the buttons that have my head spinning. I collect buttons pretty buttons ( that picture is such a tease)

I seen lots of things I like especailly that black suitcase

Renée Finberg said...

i love these images!!!
i need to do this with you one day!!!


June said...

Carole you should have bought that little metal cabinet!(how's that for rubbing it in) I saw a few things I would have liked to squeeze into this place too. The buttons would have been my undoing.
I always love your beautiful photography!!!
hugs from here...

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Hi Carole ~ Yes, the rain was awful - but it was the last time I could get to Brimfield this year. So, poncho in hand - off we went. It kind of works if you just know you are going to get soaked. Plus I think the prices were a tad better because of it:) You have some great photos, love those topiaries. Thats the other bad thing, I couldn't bring my camera.

The French Hen, Essex, CT said...

Hi Carole: I saw that booth too and tried to purchase some of the display pieces but they weren't parting with them...can't blame them! Love your blog.

Alaina said...

Wow, great pictures. I have always wanted to go to this show, there are some great pieces. There is always next year.

Romeo said...

Wow! LOVE these pictures!!! You did NOT get that cabinet?!?!!? Oh my whiskers!!!! "She" would have hurt anyone that came between "her" and that cabinet! I gotta tell you that even I like it - yep sure do. I could shut my squeaky little sister in there when she bothers me and I can't seem to get a decent catnap in. Yeah, yeah, I know I wouldn't really but a cat's gotta have fun. You didn't buy the cabinet?!?! Ouch.

Ribbon color that you would never buy?.....hmmm..."she" says white, I say black. Wouldn't you expect this though (totally opposite of what "she" says).

Glad you got to go. Can I come with next time? I don't take up much would have to carry me though. Is thirteen pounds too much? I could cut back on the cat snacks.....


Romeo and "her"

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

It would be like heaven wandering around and seeing all the wonderful goodies.
I really love the topiaries and the gorgeous old buttons, I would be so happy to have a few of those.

Happy weekend

Rebecca said...

I have never been... I must do something about that!
Looks like a totally fun day, love the cabinet and the buttons.
I used to sell a ton of topiary's in the shop... the herbs I would have to sell fast before I killed them.
Can't wait to see what you bought!

vicki said...

Carole - more great photos - that must be the most wonderful flea market! I just got back from the Springfield Ohio flea market - had a wonderful time there - lots of treasures! So glad you did not miss out on this great day - love ALL the photos!