That Time of Year Again

5.12.2010

It's time for Brimfield again!!!!! The Brimfield Antique Show is one of the largest outdoor antique shows in the world! The Brimfield show is held here in a small town in MA three times a year (May, July and September since 1959) with thousands of dealers attending.

Last year I went in September but this time I'm going to hit up the first installment, which is going on now through Sunday, the 16th. I figure I'll be too fat and hot to go in July and September is definitely out this year:) Originally one of my best friends, who is an architect and furniture designer in Manhattan, was going to come up and stay with me and we were going to go together, but she got called to Hawaii at the last minute for a job she's working on...hmmmph! So now I'm off by myself, which is no big deal, since I'll probably have to take frequent food, bathroom and rest breaks. Hopefully I can go on Friday, I figure it'll be less crowded than the weekend, although the forecast here is showing rain on Friday and a bit more sun on Saturday. Hmmm.

I don't have anything specific in mind to get this year...but hopefully I'll find something cute for the baby's room. And maybe I'll find some more letterpress printing blocks or aqua blue mason jars. I also love mercury glass, I'd like to add to my "collection" with some real old pieces.



{from Bittersweet by Margot Klope...read about her trip here}


{from Antique Therapy...read about her trip here}


Check out my photos from last year's trip click here. And see what I actually bought here.

I'll let you know how it goes:) Anybody else going this year (or been before)? Even if not, what are your favorite things to shop for when antiquing? Got any bargaining tips for me?

Ps. I just realized that this time last year I was at the New York Stationery Show (a totally different but equally exciting experience as Brimfield)! So fun!! If you're headed there this weekend (there's lots of blog talk going on about the show recently), good luck and have fun. I can't wait to read all about it when everyone gets back. Here's what I learned last year.

15 comments:

  1. Is the first photo from the event?! I'd loose my mind. How could you select just a couple thing...Janell

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  2. things...plural, multiple, as in I could not walk away with just a single item!! Janell

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  3. This is just crazy! I'd end up bankrupt if I went there!

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  4. Be still my heart! Texas is VERY far from Maine! Clearly, there are many things to spend my money on there. I hope you have a wonderful time and find some wonderful goodies.
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  5. Oh what fun you are going to have with a baby's room in mind. You will see and want all kinds of goodies I am sure. Can't wait to see what all there is there and what you bring back, take lots of pictures between bathroom breaks,Kathysue

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  6. This one is on my bucket list....looks like Round Top, TX on steroids. I thought everything was bigger in TX, maybe MA is trying to give us a run for our money.

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  7. It's a dream of mine to go there, someday! Maybe next year, it looks amazing!
    ~Michelle

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  8. I know, I'm pretty lucky that this just happens to be in my neck of the woods (about 1 hour and 45 minutes away)!!

    Sally J., its in Massachusetts! That's even closer to Texas than Maine...hee, hee!

    Yes, Janell, that first pic is from the actual show. Crazy, huh?! I don't think I have the guts or car space to get something really big though - I'm a chicken. I'll probably just get small accessory type things.

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  9. Michelle and Lori - you'll get there someday!!!! At least you have dream/bucket lists, that's awesome!!! Keep following them:)

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  10. HEY! Don't hog all the wood type unless you plan on printing with it!!!! Or letting me print with it ;)

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  11. wow, I'm salivating!! Hmmm......that would be a somewhat quick flight from Maryland :)

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  12. aww so bummed I can't go this year!! I went last year and just loved it. so much to see and my favorite vendor was Scarlett Scales Antiques from TN.
    have fun!!!!

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  13. I am itching to go too!! I will have to go in the heat of the summer or in sept. I'm way to busy right now with sports and work. Oh well.

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  14. This one is on my bucket list....looks like Round Top, TX on steroids. I thought everything was bigger in TX, maybe MA is trying to give us a run for our money.
    grow taller magic

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