05.15.2012 / Treasure Hunting: Brimfield!

Ah Brimfield, that magical event that happens 3 times a year in Brimfield Mass.  The largest outdoor antiques show in the us, aka heaven only an hour away.  On Friday, I played hooky from the 9to5 (and by played hooky, I really mean worked lots of extra hours earlier in the week so that I could take the day off without taking a vacation day) so I could join my parents treasure hunting for the day.

I always go into Brimfield thinking about the car-full of all the amazing finds I’ll be bringing home with me and I only end up with a few things in the end.  There are so many amazing (and some not so amazing and/or really bizarre) things packed into such a dense space, it’s hard to appreciate everything individually.  Here are some images to help you imagine:

I love the beautiful antique chairs right across from the Captain Morgan cut-out

Piles of salvaged metal ceiling tiles

hehehe.  Aren’t the stained glass pieces to the right amazing?

The treasures that I came home with were:

Vintage fan for $20.

Plastic Marquee “G” for $4

and my splurge at $45 was this cut-glass bowl

The bowl was one of the first things that caught my eye in the morning, but I didn’t buy it then.  After thinking about it all day, luckily it was still there when I went back.

Did you find any wonderful treasures over the weekend?

2 comments on “Treasure Hunting: Brimfield!

  1. Mary Ann Ellis says:

    Oh! I LOVE this Treasure Hunt! You say it happens 3 times a year – Please let me know when the next one is coming. I’d definately would travel up there to see it :)

  2. Mary Ann Ellis says:

    Also I would love that “BIG FOOT” but I don’t really know what I’d do with it (A very Big Door Stop?) Any Ideas? hehehe

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