Sunday, May 20, 2012

Just a Trinket or Two

I'm here at the lake and I've been cleaning up and getting ready
 for family to arrive Memorial Day weekend.
But, as promised...
I wanted to show you a few of the little things that
 I brought home with me from Brimfield.
First up is this tiny 19th century ointment pot.
I love the blue writing...

...on both sides!
...also a nice length of blue and white ticking.

A pretty embroidered monogram and crochet pillowcase from
 Jackie at Bliss Farm Antiques.

Some reasonably priced wire ware
 from a woman who was selling off her collection.

She said the best and most unusual pieces were sold the day before.
Too bad I missed that!

...a tin mustard sign

...two shakers with pewter tops and agitators

...tiny French tart tins

...a European grain sack with the prettiest blue stripe.

...three Gien Pont Aux Choux cream colored dishes. old box of inks

...a tall aqua blue apothecary bottle

...a pale blue French letter with lovely script

...a concrete rabbit to give to my friend Evi for her birthday. old piece of transferware with a lovely blue gray
 pattern of ferns and berries

... a pair of bistro chairs
 and a few wood spools with old blue paint on the ends.

I guess you could sell me pretty much anything blue!

Hope you have had a good weekend.
The weather here in the Adirondacks
 has been sunny and beautiful the last few days.
  It's been so very quiet here ...
...but by next weekend everyone will start arriving
 and the summer season will begin!
Hopefully the black flies and mosquitoes won't show up too!

Take care, Laura :)


Sarah said...

Laura, you found some great treasures. Love the ointment pot with the blue writing. I like things with words and letters, especially in blue. ;-) The rabbit is perfect for Evi. She is going to love it! Glad you had a good time. Enjoy the family time at the lake.

Alex with Attic Antics said...

Fabulous finds!!! Thanks so much for sharing - someday I'll make it to Brimfield in person :)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I love everything you brought back! I'm a sucker for blue too! It's been so great of you to share your trip with us.
Thank you!
Erica :)

LizlovesVintage said...

A trinket or TWO? I love the bistro chairs and wire basket. I passed on two bisto chairs several yrs ago in white and have been kicking myself ever since! Anyway, I figured I would give you some time to recoup and email you :)
I know you must of had a great time and the B&B must of been grand! Have fun at your summer spot ;)
xxx Liz

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Great finds! Yay!

Great pics, too.

Karen Larko said...

Oh, the crock and the chairs are perfect and the textiles are beautiful! Great picks.

mary pernula said...

Nice stuff, Evi, will like the bunny. Hugs Mary

The Feathered Nest said...

Laura...have I ever told have the best taste EVER????? I'm so in love with each and every thing you snagged ~ good grief girl, each item is just breathtaking to me. Thank you always for sharing your goodness here, hugs and love, Dawn

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

How lucky you are!!! i love the fist piece, the wire ware of course and the bistro chair!!! where do you plan to use them??? Have a nice week!

Melanie said...

What a beautiful assortment of treasures, lucky you !
I love that little pot with the blue writing.....gorgeous !

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Just love everything you found Laura, but that blue writing on the tiny ointment pot is just too precious
have a lovely week

diana said...

What a lovely things you had with you, love them all.

We finely think the sommer is here in Københagen now the sun is shining so living is easy !!

Hilsen fra Københagen

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Beautiful blue treasures Laura.....I LOVE the ointment pot. I am having a bit of a 'thing' with old medicine bottles and pots and food signs etc.
.... I hope that Evi isn't reading this post or does she already know what she's getting for her birthday ?!!
Enjoy your time at the lake and Memorial Day weekend. XXXX

Shelley in SC said...

You did well!! I do love all the blues. ::sigh::

Donna Reyne' said...

fabulous finds Laura! You have such a great eye! Love all the blue!
Have a wonderful week!

Carolyn said...

You took home some lovely treasures.I love the chairs.

Enjoy your time at the lake.


Rustic Vintage Country said...

Love them all, especially the blue! x

kate said...

Oh what great finds!! I have such good memories at Brimfield, clear back from the 80's, we traveled from Indiana and bought for our Antique Shoppe. Best to you,

Anonymous said...


I say, you purchased quite a lot of cool items. My favorite color is blue and no doubt, I would have picked up anything blue! I also love the French blue letter and the cream colored dishes!

Renee said...

You found some wonderful stuff...just like me, I would have bought those spools in a heartbeat ...just because they're blue!

Susan Wells said...

I found your blog through Tracey Broome. What a delight you give us! So many beautiful things you have posted. I look forward to perusing your previous posts as well.

Susy said...

You buy such unusual things! Thanks for taking us along.

p.s. It's fun seeing your posts pop up on Facebook (:

Roberta said...

I hope Evi doesn't read your blog Laura:) Love her concrete bunny and your fab wire pieces! Motorcycle riding up in the Adirondacks is beautiful. Have fun at the Lake House! xo

Woodside Park said...

Laura - You found a lot!! Good job :-) Love your wirework trivets (?) and egg basket. I collect these, and those are lovely!! I also love anything blue. They sell very well at my shop. That concrete bunny is very cute....I'd tuck him between my hostas. Thank you for such beautiful photos of your treasures!!

Faithful Crafter said...

Laura, thank you for sharing your lovely goodies. The bunny is sure to be a great gift. The blue ointment pot has great patina as well. Have a great time at the lake. Valerie

Evi said...

Laura, you always find the most wonderful things!!!!
I have been looking at all the posts I missed. God, they had some beautiful things at Brimfield. I loved the guy with all the Swedish furniture ( is he from Texas?), and of course, I went crazy seeing all the fabulous fabrics. I could have bought myself silly.
Wonder if you got all the twig furniture out? Bet, it looks pretty.
Have fun playing with the new goodies. It's pouring here today, yuck.

All Things Chic 2 said...

"COOL" post...
Blessings Lori ~

Angela McInnis said...

After a self imposed exile from was such a pleasure to read your blog posts again. I enjoyed the "finds" so much. Thanks for letting us have a peek!

Sea Witch said...

Crazy about the ointment pot. Is it for sale? If so, what you are asking for it? Sea Witch

Nella Miller said...

Hi Laura, lucky lady, going to Brimfield and now in the beautiful Adirondacks!! All your finds are special, love blue as well, but the bunny doorstop is the best!! Evi will love it, hugs to her for her birthday....enjoy your special day together....N.xo

ßeulah ßee said...

Having just read The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen, I was delighted to see your ointment jar!

LillyLavande said...

Beautifull! Hug Judith

Yeta said...

You are very lucky to have a good weather !!!! And to buy so many beautifull things ! I love ...

Pura Vida said...

I would have purchased any and all of this!

Karena said...

Laura thanks so much for showing us your wonderful finds!! have heard so many great things about the Brimfield Show.

Thought you would enjoy...Interview with Leslie of Segreto Finishes and her fabulous Book Giveaway!

Art by Karena

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my gosh....can you sniff out the good things or what!! Love all of them..too hard to even try to pick a favorite! x00x

Linda said...

Love anything Blue...
Much like you...

Are we ever going to see a pic of the cottage????

Linda :o)

jacklynn4 said...


Someday I'm going to shop Brimfield instead of work it:)

bliss farm antiques

Curtains in My Tree said...

I always enjoy seeing what somone finds at the larger shows
I am going for 1st time to
St Louis Mo to the Gyspy Caravan
have you been there?
anybody ?

ThreeOldKeys said...

... wow. i don't know whether to feel envious, inspired, exhausted or impressed and glad that you took so many photos.

great posts -- it must be an amazing event!!!

Heart Vintage Design said...

Love everything!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Can I just say WOW, Laura? You fond some very amazing things. I love the crystal salt & pepper shakers complete with agitators; this is a new one for me. The blue tint of the old bottles is so beautiful and that old tin mustard sign is fantastic. Eye candy each and every photo. Thanks for sharing your treasures!

The Art of Vintique said...

Hi Laura,
You have found some real treasures. They'd be in my suitcase with a blink of an eye.
Looking forward to the pics of your friend's garden.
Have a good time.
Joasia x

Art and Sand said...

What amazing finds! I really like the spools with the blue paint and the wire ware. Enjoy!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Love all your finds! I can't go wrong with blue....ever!
Blessings, Lorraine