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!  

 

 

Color Love: Icey Blue

Lately I've found myself being drawn to photos of rooms using this icey blue color.  While cool in nature, it can be warmed up through it's surroundings.  It's much more sophisticated than a standard baby blue and can feel both modern and homey under different circumstances. Here are a few photos using the color. Enjoy!

I love how the blue makes a statement in this modern dining room, however, doesn't take away from the architectural details on the ceiling.  I also love the off-centered bold piece of artwork.  It's certainly a cooler space (especially with no rug) but I really like the vibe and would happily enjoy a meal here.  Image: Bo Bedre via  Apartment Therapy

I love how the blue makes a statement in this modern dining room, however, doesn't take away from the architectural details on the ceiling.  I also love the off-centered bold piece of artwork.  It's certainly a cooler space (especially with no rug) but I really like the vibe and would happily enjoy a meal here.

Image: Bo Bedre via Apartment Therapy

This beautiful sofa provides the icey blue in this Connecticut living room. The olive green walls and natural textures throughout, in particular the sisal rug and cream colored drapes, warm up the space, making it the perfect place to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book.  Image: Lesley Unruh via  One Kings Lane

This beautiful sofa provides the icey blue in this Connecticut living room. The olive green walls and natural textures throughout, in particular the sisal rug and cream colored drapes, warm up the space, making it the perfect place to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book.

Image: Lesley Unruh via One Kings Lane

The vanity and tile floor brings in the icey blue color to this bathroom.  It feels so crisp and clean, but definitely cool.  To warm it up, I might swap out the chrome fixtures and hardware for brass.  Still a beautiful bathroom that I'd love to have in my own home.  Image:  Frog Hill Designs

The vanity and tile floor brings in the icey blue color to this bathroom.  It feels so crisp and clean, but definitely cool.  To warm it up, I might swap out the chrome fixtures and hardware for brass.  Still a beautiful bathroom that I'd love to have in my own home.

Image: Frog Hill Designs

This room is pretty monochromatic with the icey blue walls and turquoise bedding.  The upholstered headboards and drapes really soften up the room and the faux deer heads provide a fun twist to a more traditional space.  Image:  Bear Hill Interiors

This room is pretty monochromatic with the icey blue walls and turquoise bedding.  The upholstered headboards and drapes really soften up the room and the faux deer heads provide a fun twist to a more traditional space.

Image: Bear Hill Interiors

I love painting ceilings an unexpected color, and this blue provides just that in this pretty neutral room. I actually painted the ceiling in our old condo a similar shade of blue and loved it!  Image: Wolfgang Stahl via  Domino

I love painting ceilings an unexpected color, and this blue provides just that in this pretty neutral room. I actually painted the ceiling in our old condo a similar shade of blue and loved it!

Image: Wolfgang Stahl via Domino

Last but not least, this kitchen brings the blue in via the retro  Smeg  refrigerator and accessories.  It's also a fun and unexpected way to add some color to a kitchen.  Image:  Mia's Interiors

Last but not least, this kitchen brings the blue in via the retro Smeg refrigerator and accessories.  It's also a fun and unexpected way to add some color to a kitchen.

Image: Mia's Interiors