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9.10.2009

This weekend? The Brimfield Antique Show!!! I'm so excited...its the largest outdoor antique show in the world. The Brimfield show is held in a small town in MA three times a year (since 1959) with thousands of dealers attending.



Ok, I'm going to admit...I've never done anything like this before. I'm not good at bargaining, I don't actually know anything about antiques...to be truthful, until the last couple of years (when I really got into exploring home decor/interior design more on line and had my own home to experiment with) I was not really into antiques/other people's old stuff. But I think I've come to see the light, mostly through DIYers and savy shoppers and creative people with vision like you guys. So thanks!


{above images courtesy of Country Living}

{via apartment therapy}

{from rizzolo's flickr photosteam}


Has anyone been to Brimfield? A show like it? Any tips? I think I'll be looking for mostly small accessory type things...but you never know! Mostly I think just the experience will be fun. And of course I'll try to take good pics and come back with a full report:)

PS. How convenient...was just over at "elements of style" and Erin's guest blogger, Marni of "style carrot", is headed to Brimfield today and posted a list of her top 10 favorite vendors (with help from Jill Goldberg of the chic store Hudson in Boston - how have I not been there?) Thanks, Erin, Marni and Jill!

10 comments:

  1. OHHHHH sounds like a lot of fun and a potential for finding some real treasures. You should truly make yourself a list of what kind of accessories your looking for, take color samples (if you have them) that way you will know if something will work if its not something you can easily makeover. Have fun, I think I am a little jealous ;)

    Daily laying it at the Master's feet!
    Laura Ann

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  2. Those doors are truly amazing!!!!

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  3. Went there this past summer ... towards the end of the show. Had a blast but the place had been picked over pretty good :-( Next time I go I'll plan to be there early to get the good stuff!!! (should have gone yesterday but plans fell through :-( ... but check out my blog for my post when I was there :-) http://katyoh.blogspot.com/2009/07/oh-for-love-of-brimfield.html

    Make sure you check out Scarlett Scales Antiques. Her stuff was AMAZING!!!

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  4. I'm so jealous! I hope to hit a measly estate sale if I can find one! It's okay. Don't give me a second thought... me looking at somebody's treadmill or dusty flower arrangements while you're in shopping paradise!

    JK. Have a blast! Can't wait to see what you end up with!
    :)

    Roeshel

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  5. So glad you're taking the plunge! ;) I'm definitely jealous- so wish I could go! Pick up some great treasures to share with us!! :)

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  6. Okay....I am super jealous!!! For 4 years after college I lived in MA and one year ventured to Brimfield by myself. What a fun day I had!!! I only bought one thing though; a journal which I still use to this day to keep note of gifts we recieve so I don't forget to write TY notes. I am not sure how I stumbled upon your blog a few months ago, but I so enjoy reading it and living the New England life again vicariously through you.
    Can't wait to see what fun finds you come home with!!

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  7. You lucky duck!! I so want to plan a trip out there next year. Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  8. Oh! You lucky thing, may you fill your bags with treasures! Have a sweet Sunday!x

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  9. that sounds like such fun! I would be so overwhelmed though. Where in Mass is it? I might have to plan a day trip for the next go around!

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