While shopping at Brimfield Antique Market this year, my mother and I cam up with a new slogan for the affair after watching a lady walk down the street cradling a mermaid statue in her arms.
“Anything’s possible here. Buy what you love.”
I mean, where else can you find this?
Three times a summer, the otherwise sleepy farm town of Brimfield transforms itself into what is most likely the biggest flea market in New England. It’s known to be frequented by people like Martha Stewart and art directors for just about every show on television, the city people coming in from Boston and New York City looking for a deal, and then just about everybody else in the area.
I’ve gone at least once a year since middle school. When I was a kid, I stuck to the $1 to $15 jewelry, amassing quite a collection of cameos I never wore. Now, I’m in it for the big stuff. My best find to date is my kitchen table, a white, vintage tulip table I grabbed for $45. It’s one of my prized possessions.
At the first show of the year, I stuck to smaller things: a few air plants (4 for $10), a new bedspread (gifted from mumsie – thank you!) and an embroidered hand towel ($3).
Here’s a look at some of the other cool booths that were floating around this market….
This booth was super well styles and these rugs were too cute.
There was a lot (like a lot) of mid century modern stuff floating around, not that I’m complaining. These chairs were a really unique twist on the trend. The sellers had reupholstered the classic shape, and they were just really interesting to look at.
The of course there was the mish mash of other stuff.