Brimfield

I made my first trip to the Brimfield Antique Flea Market last week with my friend Kate and it was everything I imagined it to be (and more). Brimfield is one of the largest antique shows in the world that takes place in Brimfield, MA three times a year (May, July & September).  It's been going on since 1959 and draws thousands of people throughout the week.  The amount of stuff to look at is just insane - so. much. stuff. You really can find just about anything there. I scored a vintage cake stand, a Maryland pennant for C's room, some records, a silver bar spoon, and some glassware that I plan on gifting for Christmas.  

Everyone said you can't get through it in a day, which is true, but I would say we probably made it through almost half of the fields. I think two days would be ideal for seeing it all. I found this blog post from Jessica Gordon Ryan to be very helpful in planning the day.  My tips would be bring a cart to haul your stuff, bring lots of water, wear comfy shoes, and bring cash (it's much easier to haggle with cash).  We also went later in the week which I think helps if you want to negotiate.

Here's a few pics I snapped during the day.  I can't wait to go back in May!

Need the bottom half of a mannequin?  You got it!  

Need the bottom half of a mannequin?  You got it!  

This old cabinet for wristwatch lenses was super cool.

This old cabinet for wristwatch lenses was super cool.

This booth was stocked with nautical accessories (lighting, windows, clocks, etc.)

This booth was stocked with nautical accessories (lighting, windows, clocks, etc.)

How kooky are these lounge chairs from Olivier Mourgue?

How kooky are these lounge chairs from Olivier Mourgue?

We had a bunch of these Snoopy mugs growing up. Who knew they would sell for $75 a piece?!

We had a bunch of these Snoopy mugs growing up. Who knew they would sell for $75 a piece?!

I loved these Moroccan inspired pillows from Heja Home.

I loved these Moroccan inspired pillows from Heja Home.

Kate really wanted this turkey platter for Thanksgiving.

Kate really wanted this turkey platter for Thanksgiving.

I really wanted this bike.

I really wanted this bike.

We also had one of these old kitchen stools growing up (in a red vinyl) - I've been meaning to bring it up to Boston.

We also had one of these old kitchen stools growing up (in a red vinyl) - I've been meaning to bring it up to Boston.

Old film cameras.

Old film cameras.

Everything in this booth was $3.  

Everything in this booth was $3.  

Try to make it next year - it's definitely a fun experience!