It has become a tradition (cue the Fiddler on the Roof theme!) for my mother and I to hit Brimfield twice a year- once in spring, and once in the fall. Brimfield is a town in Massachusetts that becomes the antique mecca of the US three times a year. The town is overtaken by a baffling quantity of antiques dealers from all over the country, selling every possible thing ever made. That is what I like most about it. While I may be seeking certain things for my various collections, mostly I like to take pictures of the oddities that I never expected to see. And so, I share them with you! I hope you appreciate the old and odd, too!
Who you lookin’ at, punk?
I didn’t expect to see Harrison Ford, for example.
Harrison and Mom, together at last!
Are they live, or are they cooked?
Here you can see a set of the original, deadly steel-tipped Jarts, along with a painting of…questionable content.
What is going on in that painting?
I can’t buy everything, but IF I could, this would be amongst the purchases:
You can never have too many wooden bunny carts, I always say.
Here’s another one of those “Wha???” kind of items. They are plaster wall hangings depicting… human peas?
OH, the humanity!
These make me want to be a chocolatier, so I would have an excuse to own them all!
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… can you smell it? Fall, Autumn, the wind whistling, a few leaves blowing by…and miles of antiques!
September is when one of the three yearly Brimfield shows occurs, and I snuck away for the day with my mom to partake in the hunt. It turns out that I collect pictures just as much as real stuff (no, more), so herewith are some photos of things I thought were cool, and some of the stuff I got while there. Really, I think the fun is just in the poking around, looking through decades past.
‘Twas a brisk fall day, cloudy for the most part, but with sun poking through occasionally.
Every season is Christmas at Brimfield:
These are some mighty fine paper candy containers:
Here’s something you don’t see anymore, not even in Scotland!
I love the naive painting on this set o’ dwarves…
Continue reading “Antiques in the Air…”
Took a day with Mom and went to the antiques haven that is Brimfield. If you like to scrounge around through old stuff, then this is the place for you!
Hundreds upon hundreds of dealers…thousands of weird items…
Here’s my mom considering a new sewing machine:
They have things you wished you could take home:
Any home would be enhanced if it had a ride-on squirrel! Continue reading “Brimfield!”