Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Colorful Fun at Brimfield!

Last Friday, I made my semi-annual trek to the Brimfield Flea Market. It was a gorgeous day but I didn't expect the crowds that were there. I have been going to Brimfield for years. I leave home early and usually get there by 7:30 a.m. For the past few years, the aisles have been rather empty and easy to navigate. Not the other day. There were huge crowds early in the day. Good for the vendors and I'm hoping that it is a sign the economy may be making a turn. 

Had a good day. Met up with my sister Laurie and her friends. My niece Olivia who is now in college came for the first time. It was so much fun to see her poking around and getting interested in antiques and junk. 

These pretty colored yarn balls were being marketed as decoration. Bet a lot of you could make these!

Saw some antique sock stretchers but left them there.

I actually left all of the things in these photos there. I didn't buy much but left inspired and ready to create more colorful stuff for my new book project.

This was a beautiful end table carved and painted these beautiful colors. It would need a glass top to cover the carving but was really gorgeous.

Sweet pincushions in vintage fabric. I saw this tulip motif all over the place.

I liked this simple silk quilt which was tied.

I saw quite a few things in this pattern which I had never really noticed before. 

These little wooden egg cups with tiny knit hats were too cute.

Pretty wooden Easter eggs.

Loved this pair of chickens.
The next Brimfield Market is July 9 to 14th. The last one of the season is September 3 to 8th. Not sure I'll be going to either one but I will try.


Auntie Shan said...

Oooo!! -- You should have gotten the CHICKENS! ;-D - BTW, I was just noticing that BLUE & WHITE Plate at the bottom of the Pic... What was that going for?

Also, that SILK QUILT! Looks like the Seams are Hand-Stitched?? Bet that was going for a good price. From the photo, I'm going to *assume* that IT was likely OLDish..? Depression Era perhaps? Whatever, the condition looks good. The Colour-combos are great! Sorta on the "Amish" side..? -- BTW, please, *correct* me if I'm wrong here at *any* time! I just wish I could have been there to See and Handle IT! "SOMEONE" put a *LOT* of UNrewarded Time and Effort into that Thing!

Jen said...

Oh man, you have a lot more restraint than I do. So many gorgeous colors! Lovely.

Elaine said...

I really love to see "stuff" from other places. From your short description it sounds like the Ann Arbor-Saline Antiques Flea Market. So many interesting things out there. Thanks for sharing!!

Louise Cady-Fernandes said...

So great. Thank you for the visual feast.

Kristin Nicholas said...

It's easy to be restrained when you don't have the cash to spend! Of all the photos I took, I didn't even look at the prices if you can believe.

I do remember the price of the blue and white plate because I have one of them and I always look to see what mine might be worth. It was $12. The chickens were great but I have my own live ones!

Kristin Nicholas said...

The silk quilt was gorgeous but once again I didn't look at the price! I was on the outside of the booth and not on the price side. There was another quilt probably made by the same person also out of silk ties. Really nice.

Auntie Shan said...

Thanks Kristin! -- That Plate price is within reason if it's intact.

It was probably best that You DIDN'T see the quilt price! IF it really *IS* as "old" as it looks, in that good condition... Let's just say you'd have to sell a LOT of Books! -- But then again, there are a lot of Good Knockoffs out there... I think my Mom told me once that my [Salem] Grandmother used to quilt with silk Cigar box Ribbons..?