Monday, May 28, 2018

Brimfield - May 2018 - Things I Saw and Liked

A couple weeks ago, I took my friend Kay to the Brimfield Flea Market. Actually Kay drove. It was the first show of the season and we had a great day - walking through the aisles, talking to vendors I have purchased from over the years and looking at all the people. I saw lots and lots of lovely and not so lovely things. There really is nothing else like the Brimfield Flea Market. It is a circus and if it is a good day weatherwise - no rain and not too hot which is was the day we went - it makes for a stimulating - if exhausting - day out. 

If you plan to go, I suggest getting there very early to get a decent parking spot and to miss the crowds. We arrived just after 8 a.m. at the J&J Field. Perfect timing as the line was gone but it was still early and there was plenty of STUFF left. We headed home after two and by the time we were leaving, it was a virtual madhouse with so many people and carts and dogs and craziness. 

A special part of my visit was the stop at a favorite textile dealer's booth. I have purchased many of my cherished World Textiles from a woman named Linda. This visit, I brought her a gift of a copy of my new book Crafting A Patterned Home. I wanted to show her how I have used the many World Textiles I purchased from her as decor in my home. She was thrilled to see her textiles in use and to see many of them in the photos in the book. 

Here are some photos of things I found inspiring at Brimfield this May. 

Gorgeous Ikat Textile $350

The back of that textile above

Beautiful colorful tin tray $350

Loved this wacky box

Antique carnival knock down dolls

More carnival knock down dolls - this time cats

Still more - this was a trend

Loved how a vendor covered her metal tent with gorgeous patchwork fabric

Lamb livers anyone? 

This pug has her own Instagram page!

Embroidered throw - I wanted this! Incredible

More embroidered fabrics and clothing

Majolica cat pitcher

Gorgeous ethnic clothing

More embroidery. Love. 

2 comments:

Marlynne said...

Oh Wow ! How fun that would be! Was that price. $350.00?

Kristin Nicholas said...

Yes @Marylynne - That was $350.