My Brimfield Finds

Hi everyone!  Last week was the first Brimfield flea market of the year out in central MA, and while the weather was iffy at the start with a cold, light drizzle, we ended up having a great day to search the market for unique finds.  I went with two mama friends who were looking for specific pieces (myself included) and we ended up filling our Zipcar minivan with a lot of things on our list (check!)

I scored two wire planters for my back deck, a Fathers Day gift for my husband (shhh), a vintage Maryland glass that I hope to add other states to in the future, and a colorful abstract painting for our bedroom. The frame is ugly, but I plan on removing it and spray painting it glossy black.

Here are some other things I found which I loved, but had (sadly) no reason to buy.

A mid-century roll desk. I've never seen one and I really, REALLY want to figure out a way to get one of these into my house.  But right now, there's just no room.

A mid-century roll desk. I've never seen one and I really, REALLY want to figure out a way to get one of these into my house.  But right now, there's just no room.

If I was decorating a little girls room right now, I would have snagged this white bed with caning.  It was in great shape!

If I was decorating a little girls room right now, I would have snagged this white bed with caning.  It was in great shape!

This metal seat and table was super cool - I could see using this on a three season porch or in a garden with a funky patterned cushion.

This metal seat and table was super cool - I could see using this on a three season porch or in a garden with a funky patterned cushion.

This old bus poster would be so fun in a little boys room.

This old bus poster would be so fun in a little boys room.

A stack of stools!

A stack of stools!

I was eyeing this old china cabinet for a client of mine, but the paint was really chipping and funky and I was worried about lead (she has two little kids)...so sadly this stayed behind.

I was eyeing this old china cabinet for a client of mine, but the paint was really chipping and funky and I was worried about lead (she has two little kids)...so sadly this stayed behind.

I loved these bamboo rocks glasses. Very Mad Men!

I loved these bamboo rocks glasses. Very Mad Men!

This pair of rustic carule inspired chairs were cute. Love the color.

This pair of rustic carule inspired chairs were cute. Love the color.

Take the frame away and this little painting would be fun in a girls room or bathroom.  But the frame has to go.

Take the frame away and this little painting would be fun in a girls room or bathroom.  But the frame has to go.

These vintage bird nest prints were adorable. I wish I had some place to use them but they were too pricey to buy on a whim for a future client.

These vintage bird nest prints were adorable. I wish I had some place to use them but they were too pricey to buy on a whim for a future client.

Mannequins galore!

Mannequins galore!

And finally, I came upon the same set of china that my mom has in storage for me in her basement.  My dad bought it for her when he was in Vietnam.  Classic and beautiful.

And finally, I came upon the same set of china that my mom has in storage for me in her basement.  My dad bought it for her when he was in Vietnam.  Classic and beautiful.

Can't wait to go back later in the year!  

 

 

The Barn at 17

I finally stopped in at the The Barn at 17 in Somerville which sadly, I had never even heard of until after I moved out of the neighborhood.  The Barn at 17 is an antique market specializing in Continental, American, Post Modern and Rustic one-of-a-kinds.  It was founded in 1999 and has become a go-to shopping destination for Boston's top designers.  This is NOT a place to go for a bargain but is a place to find a unique and beautifully cared for piece.  They also restore antique furniture and do an incredible job.  Some of the regency dining tables were just stunning.  It's very heavy on traditional furnishings and accessories, which isn't exactly my personal taste, but for the right person or client, this place would be a jackpot!

A very non-descript building from the outside, you really have to go out of your way to find this gem.

A very non-descript building from the outside, you really have to go out of your way to find this gem.

This  secretary desk  is more contemporary and the white feels unexpected to me.

This secretary desk is more contemporary and the white feels unexpected to me.

This early English 19th century George II  mahogany bookcase  was stunning in person. And it could go traditional or modern depending on the room.  I love the geometric pattern on the glass doors.

This early English 19th century George II mahogany bookcase was stunning in person. And it could go traditional or modern depending on the room.  I love the geometric pattern on the glass doors.

They have a pair of these  Staffordshire lamps  which I think would be fun in a more eclectic room.

They have a pair of these Staffordshire lamps which I think would be fun in a more eclectic room.

This antique apothecary cabinet was super cool - a great place to store little odds and ends.

This antique apothecary cabinet was super cool - a great place to store little odds and ends.

They had lots of little "creatures" throughout the store like the ones above.  I'm kind of obsessed with the golden retriever.

Of course I found the only two abstract pieces of art in the place.  I didn't ask, but I assume they're from the same artist.

If you're ever in Somerville and have some time to spare, definitely check it out!  Especially since they will be moving at some point this year...true to Somerville real estate, the building has been sold and will make way to 200+ luxury condos soon :(