—This is the end of another incredible week of doing what we love in one of
our favorite places, Brimfield. And, as usual, there is only one thing that I
wish I had been able to do…take photos of the beautiful, the outlandish and
the wonderful things I saw.
—Like the 60 foot Swedish tent in the back of the Meadows, all divided into room
settings full of the real thing : soft pale grey and white furniture…not that mass
produced stuff you see everywhere now. In the same field, another enormous
tent, again with room settings, but this time, the furnishings were industrial/
farm chic. Everywhere, in every field, there were things to astound, to smile
about. And worthy of recording.
—But our days are spent like this : we start out as early as we can (we only managed
one 5am start this time), we shop till noon, drive to a deli in Sturbridge for lunch
which we eat next to the park in Brimfield, then for the next 4 hours, we drive in
and out of the fields picking up our stuff. We take it all to our staging ground in the
back of Green Acres where we load it onto our trailer. By 5:30, we are on the raod
for the 2- 1/2 hour trip home where we unload, get some sleep and start over again
the next day. So, sadly, I can’t squeeze much picture-taking, other than what we
have purchased, into the schedule.
—The photos here are a small sampling of what I got. It is mostly all in the rough, so don’t
judge it yet! Once Ken has done his thing, it will all look pretty fabulous.
The blue paint is so good.
The gray-green is good, too.
It was the back splash on this one.
This one is hard to see! It is 8′
long and has the thick bleached top with 5″ iron pipe legs. The huge gauges are sitting
The red has to go.
I love this one.
And, this one!
Containers (including the best French egg hen I’ve ever seen)….
Seating, fine and funky. Some to upholster with grain sacks, some to just leave plain….
The oil cloth seat!
Bad color + needs grain sack cushion.
The sofa (below) has already absorbed into my house until some customer spots it….
And, this other stuff….
Electrical Department door.
The spikes will be clipped off of these
industrial things so that grommeted grain sack bags can be attached. The handle on the top
will allow them to hang. Or they will be door handles.
Barn vents to turn into lighting.
Below, a bunch of English decorator’s ladders and a bunch of old European train gas
lamps to be electrified.
A bunch of old French cloches, linen over wooden frames. Divine….
An alter, large enough to be a side table and one of a number of gifts from the sea….
And so much more.
Maybe at some other flea market or at Brimfield in July, I will have the time to record
some of the spectacular things that draw us all back time after time. Maybe not. For now,
though, I am content with what I did do. It sure was a lot.