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.
Sweet teddy on shelf.
Rabbits and roosters on bamboo-style chairs.
Lovely vintage linens booth.
Rusty cabinet (dentist's cabinet?) and blue canoe.
Rattan and other mid-century furniture.
And one of the fun sights. One vintage high wheel bicycle, one new.