Last summer I made my first trip to Brimfield with Nick and Corinne. What a treat! This massive outdoor antique show in Brimfield, Mass has been held thrice annually for decades (May, July, and September), and is one of the largest and best known in the country. The last Brimfield Antiques Show dates for 2009 are coming up- September 8-13. If you plan on making the trip, make sure to visit the website for lots of helpful advice, history, and a map of the show.
Nick and Corinne- ready for the hunt.
This vendor's specialty was vintage purple glass- he had tables of it!
I bought a small one to display tiny flowers in a windowsill. I love the way the light shines through, creating purple shadows.
I think it would be fun to dig through this pile.
Antiquing can be exhausting- don't forget to stop and enjoy the old fashioned treats.
And what about THIS amazing find?? Nick walked away with this fancy feathery party hat for a mere $15! That, along with our other treasures (tablecloths, a chenille blanket, postcards, a Japanese pig mask) were great entertainment for the drive home. A great antique or craft show can be such a fun adventure. What are your favorite shows, fairs, and markets?