Brimfield ~ a true field trip!

Monday, May 16, 2011 |

This is an event I look forward to for months in advance. It's held 3 times a year but we always hit it in May. We leave bright and early for the all day adventure. This year my husband was home for a couple of days and was able to tag along for the fun. Fortunately, we both enjoy this trip so it's an opportunity to spend some time together {one of my goals for the year} as well as find a few new treasures for our home.


Brimfield goes on for miles and miles and miles! The fields are amazing with their showcases of treasures and trash ... you know the saying. By the end of the day I'm exhausted! You simply cannot view it all in one day. Sadly, I never have enough time to allow myself two days for this treasure hunt.

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There is one way in and one way out of Brimfield. If your arrival timing is off just a tad, you wait in line and end up parking in the back 40. This is the hardest part ~ almost there, yet still so far away. Ugh!


I've been going to Brimfield for several years now. I always go with a list in mind and always come home with everything EXCEPT what I was looking for :) That's part of the fun.

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How about a sweet little chair for my desk? There were SO many to choose from at this tent. I fell for the back on this little beauty and it's carved design.

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Madhtr ~ love the name and oh so fitting!

This vender was amazing! It is a little {or big} girls dress up dream come true! The hats were gorgeous and his display was just beautiful. It really belongs in a high end boutique. He was quite the character with very charming qualities. I'm secretly keeping my fingers crossed that hats make a comeback ... love them so!

Over the years I've found dealers and vendors that I really like and make a point of going to their booths first to see what goodies they've brought to the show.
The displays are becoming more creative {selling point} and intriguing. There was more than one time I felt the "need" to have it all. Not to worry, my well grounded husband was there to bring me back to reality. **Note to self: leave husband home next time** :)

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This is one of my favorite booths ~ always find a few must haves.

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A nap would have been nice ;)

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A few trinkets that made it home with me. I actually had this antique secretary on my list and much to my surprise I found one! I think this may be a first for me. These sweet little pictures will look great in our hall and I quickly grabbed the ice bucket when I saw the unique shape. It's a good thing I eyed it when I did since two other women were on my heels.  I'm going to use the silver in my picnic basket. I thought the butter knives would make perfect spreaders and can you see the serving spoons? They are monogrammed! :) I'll put these new lovelies to good use during the spring festival at Jonathan Edwards Winery in a few short weeks.

I have a few more fun finds to share with you but I'll save them for another day.


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23 comments:

bevy said...

You are the second person who has posted on Brimfield! Did you see Jessica?!?!?

Love your finds - especially the ice buckey! That was the best! ;)

Town and Country Mom said...

Brimfield has been on my list for a long time, someday I'll make it, I hope! So happy you had a fun day and found some great pieces!

elliotts said...

Looks like my kind of day!! Beautiful pictures of all the treasures!

Diane x

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Brimfield looks like a dream come true! Glad you enjoyed this fun event AND brought home some really good loot, too! blessings ~ tanna

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Oh my! This is SO right up my alley, I would simply love going to this! All those treasures! Glad you had fun and found lots of great things!

Lisa said...

Oh.what.fun, JO! What a great field trip and what a treat to have your hubby along for the ride!
Love to YOU!

A New England Girl said...

I've been wanting to go to Brimfield for so, so long... but I never seem to find the time to make a trip of it. It looks like you found some wonderful treasures -- it must be so much fun perusing all of the different vendors and seeing what is on offer. :)

Lauren said...

Now THAT looks like a lot of fun...especially to find the perfect treasure!

Rene said...

What a treat! I would love to go one of these days. Your secretary is beautiful Jo.

Kathy said...

Ooooh, I would have LOVED this. We simply don't have anything like that here. Definitely worth the wait in line! Your treasures are perfect, and how great to find the piece of furniture you've been searching for!

Glad you and Kevin had a fun outing together. :) That is my kind of day.
~k.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

This is one field trip I'd love to go on! Looks awesome! Love your finds.

French Basketeer.com said...

I've wanted to go to Brimfield since my NYC days but never have made it! One day I would love to go antiquing there with you, Jo! First pics of france are up today; one day you will come with me!

Susan R said...

Oh my goodness, those dresses are gorgeous, the chair, we would have had to do rock, paper, scissors over to see who got it and the flat ware...I would just be in heaven and broke by the end of the day.
It's a good thing to show the end result first because If I hadn't seen it, I would have said no way to the traffic.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh I've always wanted to go to Brimfield. My family loves to drive over for it.

designchic said...

How fun...love all your goodies, especially the beautiful monogrammed silver!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

How wonderful!... and it would be worth waiting in the line of traffic to go there. I love the treasures you came home with and must have been an enjoyable day out.

Happy day
Hugs
Carolyn

Sarah said...

What fabulous finds!!! I LOVE the secretary!

My girlfriends and I always talk about going to Brimfield, but we never get our act together in time. We'll have to plan for next year!

Can't wait to see the rest of your treasures!

Mary said...

What a fabulous day this must have been. I'll admit to a bit of envy here in Oregon. Your photos are almost - almost - as good as being there. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

pretty pink tulips said...

Jo,
It's been a while! How are you??!!!

I so hear you on the weather. Yesterday felt like Seattle, today like Savannah (humid). I am really hoping for a decent summer. Spring seems to be a wash (no pun intended).

Love seeing your trip to Brimfield. I've never been, but really want to make the trip in September. I will be sure and try and get the timing right!!

xo Elizabeth

simpledaisy said...

Oh how lucky!!! I would love to go to Brimfield:)

Kat said...

HOw fun! Looks like you found some fabulous things! Lucky you!!! :D

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Lorri said...

Boo for THAT much rain! Hope this week brings sunshine to you!

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