Monday, May 17, 2010

A Few Favorite Brimfield Finds



My first favorite find was this Victorian era black transferware pot lid and base.
I love, love, love the graphics...



Next, Paula and I spent a long while in the booth of a lovely French woman who had wonderful things...I bought this tiny blue enamel mold (the tiny tin rabbit mold was already mine). She had other tiny blue enamel pieces and I wish now that I had purchased them all.
...don't you just love that sweet little blue dish?





From the same French vendor, I bought the old glass yogurt jar on the left and the two tiny antique cupping jars on the right.
... I can use them as itty bitty cloches!





Paula and I bought all four of these tall antique French canning jars...
We loved the old rusty mechanism...



From a different vendor, I found these two metal delegate badges that were from annual Operative Potters conventions....
...one says Buffalo, NY where Dan is finishing up law school and the other says, Chicago, Illinois where my sister Lynn lives....it also has a 52 on it...
...I just liked the look of them!



OK, this is where the Jar Fashion Show begins...



I was so taken with my 2 antique jars....(Paula kept the other 2)
...I played around with filling them...





I don't want to keep latching and unlatching the rusty workings of the lid ...
...so I am waiting till I decide what to keep in them....
...before I close it up tight!













OK, that was fun....at least for me!
I still haven't tried black and white dominoes or spools of thread or tin types or dice or millinery flowers or....
...what would you put in them?

More finds to come...
...also photos from Gather...a wonderful shop in Ivoryton, CT...
...and a few pictures from Paula's gorgeous gardens and home!

Have a good night and a great Tuesday!

54 comments:

Chrissy said...

Laura...those last two jars are soooooooooo pretty,I just love that idea! Your awesome! x0x0

Amy said...

Definitely the lace and the buttons
WINNER
AMy

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Oh Laura, you have scored some amazing finds!!

Lucky you!!! :)

Ruth

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Miss Laura...you are too much! What an amazing eye you have for detail and finding unique items. I think I asked you once before, but where in the world do you store all your stash? Do you have a storage room full of goodies? LOL

Looking forward to pics of Paula's home.
Blessings,
Susie

Chemin des Muguets said...

Hi Laura,

I always love seeing your flea market treasures. You have a great eye, and your photographs are always terrific too.

Have fun playing with everything.

Marjorie

Angela said...

I'm thinking they look good no matter what is in them!!

Faded Charm said...

What great old jars. Too bad you didn't find more because I love every single idea of things to put inside them. Have fun with those beauties!

Take care,

Kathleen

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love the buttons and lace...but they are great and anything will be lovely!

Tami said...

Love, love, love the cupping jars and oh my gosh the french canning jars is wonderful!! Love them filled with the white buttons!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What great finds! I love the blue enamel and the old canning jars are great. I'd put buttons in them - black in one and white/cream in the other. I just love the look of buttons in glass jars!

Sarah said...

Definitely some great finds. I'm voting for the sea glass. Something about the shades of blue and the fact that this jar traveled across the ocean from France. Thanks for sharing your finds. I'm eager to see more photos of your shopping trip and the gardens. ~ Sarah

Michelle Palmer said...

Love, love, LOVE the little blue enamel... buttons in the jars~ WONDERFUL! I have loads with seashells, too :) One of my favorite jars is filled with feathers~
Thank you for sharing your wonderful finds!
Michelle

The Flying Bee said...

I love your finds Laura! Those jars are amazing and those medals! I would love to go to Brimfield one day...I'll have to ask you for some tips before I go!

xo,
Adrienne

Knicky Knacks said...

I love the cinnamon sticks and I also love the buttons and lace. Its amazing how easy it is to transform a jar with adding different pieces. Love your blog by the way. Keeps me inspired.

Debra@Common Ground said...

LOVE your finds and the jars with buttons and lace are really yummy! Your posts on Brimfield have been real inspiration!
xo,
Debra

Linda said...

Laura~ great finds! I especially love the old jars and the cupping jars...and of course the transferware...wow!

Judy said...

Great finds! Love the enamel dish and the glass canning jars are awesome! I have to say transferware is my absolute favorite and I just love the lid you found.

Lorrie said...

EVERYTHING looks great in those jars. What a find! And the little blue dish - sweet.

TinyBear said...

Wonderful finds. I love those jars with the rusty lid and those tiny cloches too.
~ Tina

Val said...

these two jars are amazing and I love your jar fashion show!I can see you have fun!
Val

manon 21 said...

Coucou Laura ,
je vois que ta chine française est bonne ,les petites ventouses sont très à la mode ici,
Et tes bocaux tu peux mettre n'importe quoi dedans ils seront magnifiques.

Amitiés

manon

Katsui Jewelry said...

Laura,
I think you have a future in "jar fashioning" :-) Seriously, they all look lovely and all your Brimfield treats make me want to go to Brimfield even more!
Hugs,
Suz

KarenSue said...

What great finds! I love the old canning jars. The rusty tops make them better.

Annemary said...

le petit moule bleu était certainement pour le jeu de sable .....j'en ai eu de ce genre étant petite aux années 50 !!!!!!!bisous belles trouvailles à+

sylvia said...

going through your new pictures I see so many things I also have and love...the buttons, the lace, the shells with the so pretty small holes, it's a small world after all...

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Those French jars are quite something! I think the buttons and the lace look particularly lovely inside of them. That blue enamel dish that you found is wonderful. Don't you hate it when you regret not buying something? There's always next time, isn't there...

Danielle Combs said...

What wonderful treasures! :)

Theresa said...

Love the badges:) Beautiful with the buttons, crusty, rusty and gorgeous! Have a blessed day my friend!

cheryl kuhn said...

Oh how much fun to play with filling those jars! It was the best fashion show I have ever been too. I would love to see how they look with the old dominoes or even some old jewelry. I hope you will continue to enjoy all your treasures for many years!!

Jackie said...

I MUST know where the french lady is!!!! Please email me with the info. Thanks, Jackie

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Love the jars filled with buttons and lace,,,but of course those are two of my favorite things!
deb

Diane said...

I just don't know what could be more fun than what you just had! Well, maybe bringing all the stuff home and playing with it! And....of course....the anticipation of the next HUNT!

Great stuff!
Diane

JunqueMagnet said...

Looks great.It certainly will be difficult to settle on an idea for "jar filling".They all look wonderful.I am partial to buttons and lace as I've recently been filling my own jar finds with the same notions.Enjoy.

beth said...

I can't get enough of jars and love to fill them...so beautiful!

Preppy Mama said...

Beautiful finds!!!

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
I love the Anchovy Paste lid. Do you know, I often find pieces of those lids in our garden when I'm digging. ... and all sorts of other things!
You got some grest pieces at Brimfield and, I feel that these are just the tip of the iceberg !! hehe....I could be wrong ! XXXX

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Laura
Well I love that blue enamel dish.. so sweet.. and the vintage jars!! made for you.. I would like them.. but.. I think they command being filled with lots and lots of gorgeous vintage goodies.. so who else but you!!... boy.. I need to up my button collection by the look of it.. hahah

Gorgeous stuff and photos.. give me more!!! please!!! xxx Julie

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Lucky Laura! What a faboulous victorian transferware you found!!! It's a beauty...and I like anchovies too!!!!
The jars are gorgeous...I love the rusty look and you filled them in such nice ways!!! They're very decorative!!!
Finally a sunny and warm day! Perfect to be spent outside...unfortunately I've to work, but I have a nice and sunny view from my office!!!
Hugs!
Vale

Lululiz said...

I love the tall jars, and, even more I think, what you have filled them with!

Tamerie Shriver said...

Great finds! I especially love the glass jars. My favorite 'filling' is either the buttons or the sea glass, though everything you tried out looks great!

It's me said...

Wow Laura what a beautiful things you found !!!

I love the old jars...........Come take a look at my blog, you can see my collection ........

Happy evening hugs from Ria

kristinco said...

Superbes tes bocaux !!!

Susanne said...

Fun ideas for the jars, what are those white things, nuts? If you don't want to open them again, I'd say "no" to the buttons and lace because I'd have to get into those, ha ha!
Susanne.

Ange said...

The buttons! The buttons! Go the buttons!! Your jars are beautiful. Truly beautiful. And I use my little cupping thingies as minitature cloches too...
The sun has come out and I'm filled with joy so off for a run to get some energy out. Love to you!!
xxx

The Feathered Nest said...

Omygosh Laura, the buttons and lace are GORGEOUS IN THOSE OLD JARS!! You found some wonderful goodies ~ it's like hunting for treasure isn't it?? I hope you're having a great week, hugs and love, Dawn

Jamie said...

I love the buttons and lace in the jars... I would keep those in there! What great finds. The little blue enamel bowl is adorable! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com

Rosemary said...

Love all of your finds Laura! They are so different! The jars look great!
Rosemary

Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk said...

Yep, definitely the buttons. Too fabulous. Great, great finds. Wish I was there! :)
Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, You did get some great finds! Love the transferware jar and the 2 tall glass jars. Everything looks wonderful in these but I think I am partial to the buttons and lace.
Take care,
Sherry

BailiwickStudio said...

I love your finds! Especially the Burgess piece (since my name is Burgess), and those fabulous tall jars. ::Jill

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

(((sigh))) Brimfield! What a lucky lady you are to have been! And your finds are just FABULOUS! I have to admit, the anchovy paste jar is my favorite... hubby and I collect them! Love all your glassware too, especially the yogurt jars.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Laura...what a wonderful place to explore! I love all the treasures you brought home but most especially the two French canning jars...they are amazing. I love everything you put in them...how about shells for the bathroom...or old wine corks? Looking forward to what you finally choose to put in them. Have a wonderful Wednesday...Maura:)

sissie said...

Love how the buttons and the lace looks in the vintage jars!

hugs

Sissie

maryann said...

Love love love all of your fun, beautiful finds!! And your gorgeous photos of them!!

HUGS!!