Sunday at Brimfield Flea Market

We went to the Brimfield Antiques Market on Sunday.  Brimfield is a huge week-long outdoor flea market held three times a year (May, July, and September) in the town of Brimfield, Massachusetts.  It's a very old show dating back to 1959.  Dealers and visitors come to Brimfield from around the country.  The show started on Tuesday, so when we arrived late Sunday morning, many dealers were already packing up to leave.  There was still plenty to look at though.  I was on the lookout for a sterling necklace chain (which I found), vintage buttons, charms, and fabrics.  I found a 1950's Little Lulu comic book and brought it home with me, too.  My daughter was looking for a sword pendant necklace for her friend, but didn't find one.  We did find a giant pendant, about six inches long with a dangerous-looking real knife in a shield.  She didn't come home with that one. We're going again in July.  Next time we'll go in the middle of the week.

Here are some photos of booths that caught my eye.

I love transferware, but after seeing some of the beautiful transferware mosaic furniture in Kaffe Fassett's mosaic book, Mosaics: Inspiration and Original Projects for Interiors and Exteriors, I always associate the lovely china with broken mosaic pieces. 

Metal helmets, snowshoes, butter churns, etc.

Vintage wooden bracelets and metal cosmetic cases.

License plates.

Brimfield teddy on shelf
Brimfield teddy on shelf

Sweet teddy on shelf.

Brimfield antique booth - rabbits and chickens on bamboo style chairs
Brimfield antique booth - rabbits and chickens on bamboo style chairs

Rabbits and roosters on bamboo-style chairs.

Brimfield antique booth - vintage linens
Brimfield antique booth - vintage linens

Lovely vintage linens booth.

Brimfield - rusty cabinet, blue canoe
Brimfield - rusty cabinet, blue canoe

Rusty cabinet (dentist's cabinet?) and blue canoe.

Brimfield antique booth - rattan furniture
Brimfield antique booth - rattan furniture

Rattan and other mid-century furniture.

And one of the fun sights.  One vintage high wheel bicycle, one new.

Brimfield - vintage and new high wheel bicycles
Brimfield - vintage and new high wheel bicycles