Brimfield antique show

 

We love Brimfield. We have thought about packing our things and moving to Brimfield. Yes, it’s that good.

The Brimfield Antique show is supposedly the largest antique show in the world. I read this somewhere on the internet so it must be true. Regardless, it’s the most amazing place on earth for antique junkies like us. It’s a bit overwhelming for first timers, or second timers for that matter. This place is HUGE and though we know our way around like nobody’s business, it still takes us a whole 4 days until we are satisfied that we haven’t missed anything. We purchase about 70% of our materials here, you can literally find anything you are looking for and a whole lot more that you didn’t even know you wanted. Words really can’t even describe some of the things that can be found, from the most bizarre to just plain cool and from I have to have that to why in the world …?! One of my favorite things is how many times you will here the phrase what is that?! never mind how many times you will say it yourself! The chairs in the photo above were made from the ends of old airport luggage carts, how cool is that?! 

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The above cart came out of an old industrial warehouse. Again, SO cool! I mean, who has that in their living room?! This inspired us enough to want to make one. I don’t think I could do that good of an upholstery job though. Making bags and upholstery are two very different things (I know cause I’ve tried). 

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We couldn’t really justify buying an antique carriage, especially without the horse but at the same time, couldn’t help thinking that would be cool to have. Funny how these shows make our minds short circuit somehow and we become completely illogical. I mean, what in the world what I actually do with that?! We are always trying to find ways to incorporate things into our decor and, though we don’t have the right house for this, I think in the right house (ok, mansion), it would look super cool!

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Ok, here is one of those what is that?! that I referred to earlier. We still haven’t figured out what this is, or was. It’s like a huge magnifying glass. I’m pretty sure the mirror was put in (makes quite a bedroom mirror!) but what it was originally used for is beyond me. This was in what they call the “industrial field” where a lot of the things you’ll find here came out of old industrial buildings and warehouses. We LOVE all things industrial but again, I’m not sure I could blend this into our existing decor.

Antique ice cream bucket

We own that! That there is an antique ice cream bucket. Pretty neat, I mean, THIS is how they used to make ice cream!! I really couldn’t resist all that old rustic patina.It’s sitting in our living room with extra throw blankets and pillows in it

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I’m not going to comment on the above pictures but there is definitely a theme going on here.

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Again, no words!

Below are some pictures displaying another reason Brimfield is so awesome. People there really have a great sense of humor!!

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Til next time, happy antiquing!!

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