Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pretties at Brimfield

Brimfield brings out all sorts of people.
I always think if I had more time and wasn’t so focused on all the great “stuff”
I could make a day of just photographing people.

I did stop and ask these lovely ladies if I could take their picture

They giggled but
were happy to oblige.



Shopping in style
girls 2

Check out their boots!


(Notice the cute kitty fabric and pin)

Using vintage fabrics this booth carried some wonderful handmade baby clothes.
We chatted for awhile. I was going to take her card but this was her last show.
She was retiring and going to enjoy traveling and taking it easy.

She did convince me that I need to go to Montreal.
The Europe of North America.
The last time I went I was a child visiting with my parents.
We stayed with friends and by the end of the trip I was speaking French with a Canadian accent
without even realizing it.

I digress.


This would have been so pretty with a simple skirting sewn along the edge.

I thought of it but I have so many unfinished projects as it is.

little coat
Using various hankies.

wall decor

This was a booth with all shabby chic accessories and furniture. 


couch 2

photo file

In the vain of all these candy colors is this photo file.
I loved the look of this but wasn’t sure I wanted to just store photos in it and
you couldn't remove them.


I loved this mantel but it really wasn’t a color I could use…..nor do I need a mantel  but I wanted it anyways.
I kept looking at it trying to figure out how I could use it,
but I never bought it.
Do you find yourself draw to thing that are not really your style?
or your colors?

Now this ribbon was almost the same color as the mantel.
Loved the way it was displayed.
That’s what made me notice them….
and of course that problem that I just mentioned

more green

box of ribbon

red ribbon

and then I saw the red ones.
At first I dismissed the thought of buying these.
They were red and I never buy red.
Ok not never…..but not for myself….but I do for the shop.

Right, I could buy it the Christmas shop.

ribbon tree

So I bought a few yards.
I have an idea of how I will use it.

We’ll see what happens.


Jane said...

Oh, I just love all that vintage ribbon and trim...what great colors! I love the mantel too!
I think that group of ladies know how to have a good time, I love their style!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh those ladies are a scream!! I just love them.. my favourites shots from the day... I'm always wanting to shoot people also [you know] but worry about blogging them.. the ladies from Hong Kong actually found my blog!! gee.. glad I didn't put their shots up

So... lots of great stuff.. I love the green/blue drawers and mantel also!! but what would i do with a mantel.. hehehe...

Ok.. have a great evening..ciao xxx Julie

vicki said...

Wow Carole - what a wonderful day - what a fabulous place to treasure hunt! I love the photos of the "shoppers" - how funny are they!

No doubt you will make some wonderful creation with your purchase - so show us when you finish your project.

Love love love the beautiful photos~~


oldgreymare said...

Someone's eye was focused on aqua. That color is turning my head these days also. Those stacks of ribbon made me gasp, and the ladies..well..I must admit to a chuckle or two. They're a fun bunch for sure. :D
The mantel is/was fabulous.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Carole! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful shopping experiences with us!!! Those baby jackets remind me of Jackie Spicer's creations, was that her space? Jackie's beautiful sewing was featuring in Victoria magazine once and I drooled all over the pages! I hope you had a wonderful time sweet friend, sending you hugs and love, Dawn

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Carole- thanks for bringing me with-to this great shopping place. I would have loved running with you, looking-gasping-and buying :)
The mantel is a beauty-and I love the ribbons-
Hugs from Denmark.

It's me said...

Hahahah!! like the girls !! nice post !!!..great stuff!!..enjoy a happy from

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Carole,
So much little space !! I always want everything, normally BECAUSE of the way that it's displayed and then, when I think about it, I really don't need it or want it. You have to be quite careful don't you, otherwise you just end up with a whole lot of stuff and nowhere to put it !!!!I always have to be a little restrained, which is very difficult for me !!
So many lovely things....I also love the mantle but, I have one in nearly every room in our house so I wouldn't have needed it.
I think that the red ribbon will be great at Christmas and you will do something wonderfully creative with it so, that was a good buy.
I love the way that those ladies have gone to so much trouble to look so good. Well done them !
Hope all's well with you and yours Carole and speak soonXXXX

Theresa said...

I think the ladies in feathers have the right idea... go with like minded fun people (who will then probably talk you into buying things like aqua mantels)! What a great bunch of ribbon, I can't wait to see what your idea is for the red. And in answer to your question, yes I am drawn to things that don't fit my style but then I am easily distracted by so many pretty things :) t. xoxoxoxooxoxo

sissie said...

OMG! The sofa covered with all the pretties pillows just makes me want them all! What pretties. Maybe one day I'll make it there.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you brought us along with you to Brimfield. LOVE it all ~ sigh. The baby clothes booth especially. Another sigh.
Have yourself a wonderful day, Carole!
Zuzu said...

LOL I saw those ladies too! They were adorable. Great photos. Your blog always makes me want to go shopping;)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

blessedmom's simple home said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos for all of us that wish we could be there but live too far away :) Wonderful!

A Cottage Muse said...

Now those ladies look like they know how to have fun! Love your photos Carole, thanks for sharing!

June said...

I want to shop with those girls! They probably have the best time together. When I went to Farm Chicks a couple of years ago I went with two of my girlfriends, and while the shopping was fun, it was the eating, sleeping and driving together that was a blast about it all. (even if my friend is a lousy driver...all eleven hours of it):0

Evi said...

oh Carole, did you have to show me those wonderful red ribbons? I am turning green with envy. Now you know how much I LOVE red.
What beautiful things again at Brimfield!
Did you go by yourself? Those girls looked ready for anything.
I am still dealing with my terrible upper back. After 6 weeks, I am running out of patience.
Hope you show us more of your day at Brimfield.
Hugs, Evi

Anonymous said...

I love your photos which make it like being there. We didn't get a chance to go this time.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, The ladies look great. They certainly had fun.
I know what you mean. I also find things or colors pretty that are not my actual taste for decorating our home.
That crocheted thingy is gorgeous. I also like that photo cabinet but wouldn't want to use it for pictures either.
Have a wonderful week :-)!
Hugs to you,

erin said...

so many treasures so little time.....i always start to hyperventilate at first until i settle into some serious shopping. that mantle makes my heart sing!! that color is so perfect! and those ladies in there wellies are so cute! looks like lots of fun.
p.s. just much was that mantle??

Olive Cooper said...

Carole, the pearl ladies are too cute. The mantle looks like several in our ole house-chippy and colorful. The ribbon is pretty stacked like that no matter the color. I would need so much restraint to shop at such a place or a vat of Valium. hugs♥O

maría cecilia said...

Hola Carole, these ladies are so lovely with their boots!!! I have come to visit you now and then and sorry for not leaving comments... it´s just that... (you know). I rather visit and only be inspired by so many wonderful blogs like yours.
Sometimes I wish I live in US, you have soooooo many great fairs all around with great vintage and handmade items, not like here.
Sendind you lots of hugs and thanking you for your comment.
maria cecilia

Bead and Needle said...

There is not one thing in this post that I don't LOVE!!! Vintage fabrics make me drool...I wish I had someone else's little one around to sew for now that you've planted that seed in my brain this morning. The ribbons are to die for, too...will definitely be showing this to my ribbon source here. And, the boots made my whole morning - those ladies look fabulous! Have a great rest of the week, Carole...Tanya

Denise said...

Loved your Brimfield posts. How are their prices? We pretty much found ourselves choking at how high they were at Round Top. It was like they came and bought in Oklahoma then took it to Texas and doubled the prices. Some things are worth it though! Especially for ourselves!

Bleudelavande said...

Oooohhhh Carole I adore your raimbow of pictures!!!! The first two are amazing!!!!
Have a nice day.

Annelie said...

LOVE Brimfield!
And love your pics of it.
I missed the ribbons, they're to die for.
Curious, do you live in Maynard?
I live in Stow, that's why I just had to ask.
And, seeing Swedish blogs on your blog roll makes the Swede in me curious as well.

Have a great one!


Draffin Bears said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time there Carole and thanks for showing us your photos.
Love the photo cabinet and all the pretty ribbon.


Little Bird said...

I found your photos of those fabulous ribbons on Pinterest. I was wondering if you could tell me more about them? I would love to try and find some!