Sunday, May 16, 2010

Beautiful Weekend at Brimfield



It couldn't have been a prettier weekend at the Brimfield markets...
...although the wind on Saturday morning threatened many tents and display stands...
...by the afternoon, all was calm.
It was the perfect temperature for treasure hunting...not too hot and not too cold!



Paula and I had a relaxing time...leisurely poking around the 4 fields we visited on Saturday.

For those of you who have never been to Brimfield....there are over 5,000 dealers in 21 different shows...or fields.
The shows begin on Tuesday and continue through Sunday.

It can be overwhelming at times and it is impossible to see it all...
...but we have our routine down and enjoyed every minute of our treasure hunt!



This show has something for everyone.
I took a few pictures of the booths we seemed to spend a lot of time at...


















I will show you some of the things that came home with me tomorrow...

For those of you who are curious about Mr. Flea's reaction to the petticoat chandelier...
...well, you predicted it!

He wasn't amused...
The fire inspector (a.k.a. Mr. Flea) laid down the law....
The only place that petticoat is allowed ... is on me!

I hope you had a fun filled and relaxing weekend!

My wonderful Dad is having a birthday Monday so Happy Birthday Daddy!
We love you!

42 comments:

Chatelaine said...

Oh I am so jealous! I didn't get to go to Brimfield as planned. You were so lucky to have good weather!

I would love to have one or two of those chairs with the grain sack cushions. Lots of pretties there.

Glad you had a good time and looking forward to seeing your purchases.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Can't wait to see what you brought home! Bye for now, :) ~ Jo

Gert said...

Love all these items....the day looked amazing and what fun you must have had!!

Blessings...
xoxo Gert

Julie@beingRUBY said...

How wonderful Laura
I would be in heaven.. will have to suffice with drooling over your gorgeous pics... Well I am not surprised about Mr Flea's reaction... I would have done the same.. hahahaha.. my grandfather was a drill instructor in Sydney Fire Brigade.. I have to say that.. hahahah

Can't wait to see more pics and glad you and Paula had a fab time xxx Julie OH and Happy Birthday to Daddy!!! another wonderful Taurean.. hehehe..


OOOH.. by the way.. those wagon wheels are freaking me out.. my reoccurring childhood nightmare involved wagon wheels..and bagpipes.. ahahah

June said...

Oh I love to see pictures of your hunts. I cannot wait to see what you brought home.
hugs

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

Oh Laura you lucky duck! I can't wait to see what you brought home! Gosh I need a flea market or even a decent garage sale!!! Kim

Amy Kinser said...

What beautiful things you saw. I would love to have been there with you.

Debe Leone said...

Been busy for awhile so just went through several of your posts. Your pictures are just incredible!!! Between you & your camera & your software...what a trifecta! Hope your Brimfield is wonderful, as a Texan...I can only campare it to Antique Week at the Round Top area. Hope your energy level maintains. Wishing you a fruitful journey!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Oh I just love it when the weather is perfect for a show! Looks like you had fun...I've always wanted to see the Brimfield shows...just a little to far for a weekend trip from Florida!

Have a great week..and Happy Birthday to your Dad.

Blessings,
Susie

Rebecca said...

Hello
It all looks so wonderful, I have never been to Brimfield... maybe someday!
Can't wait to see your finds
Blessings
Rebecca

Florence said...

Wow I can't even imagine what it must be like to go to a show that big. The treasures to be found. I will look forward to what you brought home. Florence

La Bella Vie said...

Oh my goodness! I have always wanted to do Brimfield and this just cements that! I can't wait to do this!
Thank you for sharing:)
Terry

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I hope some day I can attend this show. 5000 vendors...amazing! In the mean time I am headed to Lucketts for the Spring Antique Market on Saturday.
xoxo
Sherry

manon 21 said...

Tout ce que j'aime!!

Les lots de dentelles m'impressionnent.

Bonne semaine

Manon

Rostrose said...

Oh wow, Laura! It looks like PARADISE to me!!!
Lots of hugs, Traude

Linda said...

This looks like the best trip...can't wait to see your finds!

maryann said...

Awesome pictures! Wish I could see it in person! Maybe someday...

Welcome home!!

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jade said...

Oh Laura, what a wonderful place to be, i love all those treasures......most of all, the beautiful dresses......they would make me feel like a princess;))..........think your petticoat makes feel the same ;))!!!!!! Have a wonderful week,

Hugs Jade

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
May I wish your dad many happy returns of the day and I'm sure that you will all give him the BEST day.
What a wonderful place Brimfield is. I love old lace Soooo much that I would have been in heaven.... AND,look how beautifully they have presented it.
I look forward to seeing what you bought, Laura. XXXX

cheryl kuhn said...

Happy Birthday wished to your Dad! I can't wait to see what you found, I need to come up your way to find goodies, your flea markets are way better than ours here in OH!!! I am on pins and needles to see what you found for yourself.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to your father, Laura! Brimfield looks wonderful. And perfect weather too. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you brought home.

Linda said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day. Can't wait to see your finds. We have a similar show here called Aberfoyle it runs from Early spring to fall.

time-worn interiors said...

So sorry we missed each other! But if you came to my field on Saturday we were already gone! We pretty much sold down to the bare walls, so we packed what was left on Friday night and pulled out Saturday morning! We will be back in July!
TOT

A Refocused Life said...

Laura,
How lucky you are to have access to all the fun places. I'll be waiting to see what you purchased. Rita

trash talk said...

I've never had the opportunity to shop Brimfield, but I would love to. I have several dealer friends who sell there.
I'm guessing getting him to wear the petticoat is out of the question...right?
Debbie

BELDECOR by Bine said...

Hi Laura,
ohhhh these are fantastic impressions from the Brimfield Antique market... I had a little hope that this market will also take place when we visit MA in June but unfortunately the next market is in July.... so I have to enjoy your wonderful photos....
Warm hugs,
Bine

sweetpea said...

looks like some great shopping. bet you snagged some great stuff!

hugs,

shelley

Beadboard UpCountry said...

I have always wanted to go to Brimfield. Looks like you made some nice purchases...I think you need to check your e-mail....:)
Maryanne

Judy said...

Awww, Brimfield, I miss it so much. I use to live 15 minutes away and was there everyday in one field or another. Glad you had good weather and sounds like you enjoyed it!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

OMG, I wish I could go! Looks like some fabulous stuff! Please stop by my blog as I am having a give-a-way!

Have a great week!
Jacalyn

Bleudelavande said...

I look to those wonderful pictures and I'm sure you had a GREAT WEEKEND!!!!
Have a nice week my friend

decorator to the stars said...

Laura, the pics are getting me ready for the ET, can't wait :) great pics! maybe mr. flea just wants to see you in the petticoat wink-wink & he's playing fire inspector LOL take care, stop by & say hi GIO

Beatnheart said...

Yeah Brimfield...I had the pleasure to attend a few years back and it was wild and fun...couldn’t buy furniture though..shipping it back to California?? I think that was where the real bargains were..

Rosemary said...

Laura,
Looks so fun there!! Love all the photos.
Can't wait to see what you bought.
Rosemary

Les Cotrions said...

Lucky Laura!!! I'd like to be there!!!! What better than a gorgeous market with a friend in a sunny day??? I'm looking forward seeing what you bought!!!! Rain and work for me this week end! It's a busy time at work, but I like it and meeting artists...it's very exciting!!!
Big hugs and take care!!!
Vale

Suzie said...

Laura -

I made it to Brimfield on Sunday. While I heard that many dealers were gone, it was perfect for me - got there at 6:00 am and left by 1:00 (as the crowds were building). Beautiful day and what wonderful treasures!

The grain sack fabric that you took a picture of (hmm...chair cushion or pillow?), a handmade ladder, a chandelier with HUGE complete crystals, a sepia photo in a big chippy frame, a new handmade leather purse (with a huge leather flower), a framed mirror, old paperweights, vintage spools and trims, a set of croquet mallets, a basket lined with vintage fabric (SO CUTE!), an old army cot (which I will pile with cushions on my patio), a chenille bedspread and pillow, old medicine labels from Brussels (where I lived for 4 years), a vintage hat, a large set of old wooden children's blocks.
QUITE A HAUL! I don't mean to go on but you can tell how excited I am!
Hope to see you at another Brimfield or maybe ET!

Suzanne

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Suzanne...

Wow! You really did score big time! No wonder you are so excited! We took it easy this time and although in years past we have filled up my van with fabulous architectural pieces....this year we seemed to only buy smalls. We did have a lot of fun though and like Sunday..the weather was perfect when we were there Saturday. Thanks for sharing all your treasures with us!

Trouvais said...

Wonderful...waited with bated breath to see what you saw! Must be overwhelmingly tempting to "see it all". Can't wait to see more! XO Trish

Lori said...

oh, i would love to get to the Brimfield show one day...thanks for sharing your photos...it looks amazing!!!

Beach House Living said...

Maybe a good thing I have not been to Brimfield. I might need to mortgage something!

Debby said...

Oh my, this place is amazing. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful photos. I am smiling about Mr. Flea, I never thought of the fire code.
Debby