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.|