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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Brimfield never disappoints

Suddenly I felt the urge to finally post pictures of my day at Brimfield back in September. 
Most of them were already loaded so it really only took a few minutes. I was going to watermark them all.  Not sure its worth the time plus these were just taken with my iphone and some I have already shown on Instagram so sorry for repeating them if you follow me. 








































Poor fella was all tuckered out. I felt like that by the end of the day too. It's a lot of area to cover but the time goes by fast. I thought I took more pictures of industrial pieces but I really didn't. On the other hand I don't think I spent anytime looking at lace, ribbon, ephemera, jewelry, fabric, buttons or clothing. That is so unusual for me and not easy to break old habits but it was good for me to get out of my comfort zone. I bought those metal bins and a filing cabinet, 2 white pedestal bottoms, an industrial chair,  and gosh I can't even remember now. Oh a cool rusty metal ceiling molding that I still haven't done anything with. Well I guess that's why I only bought one. I thought it would make a great shelf. Now I just need to get George to think it would too....and make it for me. 
    There are plenty of vendors that have great style and a definite look. Many times when you're in one of those booths you could buy one of each. It all calls your name and would fit perfectly anywhere in your home. Then there is that space that you think ......there is nothing here for me.  Then your eye hits that object amongst all the others and everything else falls away.  It's perfect! that's when it gets exciting for me. Like finding that diamond in a box of buttons. Gets my heart pounding.    


22 comments:

time worn interiors said...

Awesome photos! I'm pretty sure the picture of drum cases (came from my shop in Ky.) Somebody came by on their way to Florida and bought them for her daughter. She is a dealer from up that way, but I can't remember her name. That is to funny!
tot

oldgreymare said...

damn..it all stops my heart..

Denise Duffy said...

I think the furniture just gets more worn and chippy every year. And I LOVE it more and more! I didn't have the pleasure of going any place as big or fun, but I did find some amazing prices on iron stone last weekend in Texas! Hope to see pics. of your finds. I don't seem to make it over to Instagram often.

Faded Charm said...

Oh, such lovely displays and goodies! Lucky you to live so close.

I'm going to order my magazine right now, so I don't forget, hahaha.

Have a great weekend!

xoxo
Kathleen

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, I'm glad you share the pictures of Brimfield here as well. The first one took my breath away already. That birdcage is just awesome. I also fell in love with the pig. It's soooooo cute. I want one now. The metal bins and cabinets are wonderful and I'm happy for you that you bought some. There are a lot more things I adore, like the bowling pin, the large clock face, the bottle drying rack etc. What a great antique show to visit.
I hope you're doing well, my friend.
xoxo,
Julia

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Carole,
I always get a little envious when you go to Brinfield ..... we do have flea markets like Brinfield, but I guess other countries flea markts always look more interesting, as we are so used to our own !!
As you know, I would buy all of it !!!!
I love your posts ..... can we have more please ? I know you are busy but, I miss all of your inspiration.
Lots of love. XXXX

Boxwood Cottage said...

Glad to see you getting back into the swing of blogging Carole because I missed you here. I'm not on Instagram and have no i-phone. Sound as if you found some awesome pieces at Brimfield. So much beautiful inspiration to see, it must be so amazing and overwhelming to go tresure searching there! Love the watch crystal pendants especially!
I can imagine you already filling your shop for Christmas by now and staging lovely x-mas vignettes everywhere, after all you are my Chrismtas Carole! :)
Sending you Happy Halloween wishes for next week!
xoxo~ Carola

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love seeing Brimfield through your lens Carole!!

trash talk said...

Hey Stranger!
Brimfield is on my list of places to visit once the man gets more time off. You've just given all the more reasons to go.
XO
Strangest!

traci said...

some beautiful pieces there. wow. i have not gone to a flea market or sale of any kind since early spring. do i have a fever? not sure what is up but your photos make me want to find one.

Debra Oliver said...

love all the photos, and I'm drooling over those wonderful French doors with the Palladian window!!

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Awesome...I saw so many things I just love!

Rita

Primitive Seasons said...

I've never been to Brimfield but it's on my "bucket list." For a first timer, what would be your advice? Thanks so much.

Mary

Dorthe said...

Dear Carole, hello again,--
and thank you for showing so many gorgeous photoes of wonderful things.
Your purchases sounds GREAT, and OH my so much to be wanted in your pictures. But you are right,-finding the gem, is a fabolous feeling !!
Hugs to you, and happy fall!
Dorthe-

Rebecca said...

Great photos, you've really gotten good with that camera!
It all looked tempting, I've not been to Brimfield... one of these years.
Blessings
Rebecca

Hartwood Roses said...

Brimfield is on bucket list. I think you just raised it up a few notches.

Romeo said...

Oh Carole!!!! These pictures make me want to go! The cabinet with all the drawers has the most wonderful paint on the top - so glad you took a picture of that...that way I can drool and no one will be any wiser ;) Looks like a lot of wonderful old items there! Glad you had a good time. Miss you!

"her" and Romeo

Vicki Boster said...

Carole- we've been gone on travels and I missed your big "comeback"!! So happy to see you back at your blog:)

The images are to die for-- I love flea markets- they are visually stunning in their vintage appeal. Your photos make me want to be there right now. I'm sure you had the most wonderful day!

Love
Vicki

Susan @ The Collected Cottage said...

Hello Love,
Missed this post, been absent, but loved it! I was at Brimmy in Sept also and the watch makers kit is from my friend Carrie at Carried Away Antiques...I can't tell you everything I buy from that gal, she has an amazing eye and fun stuff. So glad you found her and many others that were so much fun this fall. I look forward to seeing your beautiful shop this season...my Mom and I are planning a shopping bonanza with you and all your lovely stuff...talk about a great eye...you got it girl!!! See you soon! xoxo
Sue

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Wow! How did I miss this post? Fabulous photos and sad I wasn't with you! But I'm going to see you soon....real soon! :)

Burlap Luxe said...

M'y kind of soulfulness here.

Amazing grace and beauty.

Happy New Year 2014

Xx
Doré

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hey girl! How are you????? YOur beautiful photos make me want Spring even sooner. This crazy cold is getting old. Hope all is well:) Maybe we can get together for lunch soon?
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens