For the first time ever, I went to the Brimfield Antique Show over the weekend. From what I had read and heard it’s miles upon miles of antiques dealers, interesting food vendors, and hidden treasures everywhere. I got up super early, got Starbucks for the road, and met up with my mom and sister – Brimfield seems like a good ladies day out, right? We even drove in my dad’s giant SUV with half the backseat folded down to ensure we maximized the space we had for all our found treasures.
We arrived, found a parking lot fairly quickly, and started our hunt – that’s what you do at the Brimfield Antiques Show, hunt for treasures. Right off the bat, I found what would be my only purchases of the day, 3 adorable antique brooches. One very colorful with blues and oranges and a set of white flowers, 1 small, 1 large. From there we really dove in to the side streets filled with things like antique croquet sets, more jewelry and clothes, lots of furniture, some art, and – quite honestly – a lot of junk. I would categorize what we found into 3 categories 1. Odd (see giant foot below), 2. Over-priced (see the expensive, albeit beautiful, handmade birch lamp below), or 3. Junk (I didn’t really photograph the junk). Honestly, it was an experience and we had a fun day – and the people watching was of course amazing. Not sure I would go again unless I was in the market for a few different things like antique furniture or if I started collecting something like Fiestaware or antique skis (see below).
Here are some photo highlights of the day, can you believe we all happened to wear silver shoes?
Have you ever been to the Brimfield Fair? What was your experience?