The first Brimfield of 2015 was perfect. The air smelled of lilacs and the sun was shining. I was there for 3 days and met so many talented vendors and designers.
For those of you who are not familiar, the Brimfield Antique Show is this massive flea market filled with acres of antique vendors and collectors, as well as furniture designers, from all over. It happens 3 times a year in western Massachusetts and you get a little taste of small town countryside. It is so nice!
3 days is definitely the way to do it. Day 1 was about taking it all in and seeing what was out there. I didn't pressure myself to buy anything.... and so I bought a couch. Day 2 my dad joined me and it was adorable. He loved seeing all of the antiques and loved spending time with me and experiencing a little piece of my world. Day 3 I knew exactly what I wanted, did my final purchasing, and explored the vendors on the other side of the street that I had missed the other 2 days. 3 days and I think I made it through 75% of vendors. And that guessing on the high side.
I walked away with some brass ship sconces, a pair of 1930's industrial floor lamps, a stunning royal blue and cream wool rug, hemp pillows, over sized hand-carved wooden kitchen accessories, and a danish modern leather couch. That was all for a project I'm working on. For me, I scored a handmade barn wood frame and this really cool vegetable scientific print. My favorite vendors by far were Nomadic Trading Company and eneby antik.
I was very selective in my picture taking this time around. I'm getting better at editing my eye, if that makes any sense. For more photos check out my Instagram on @thecrabandthemoon!