I've always enjoyed going on treasure hunts, thrifting and the like. One of my favorites back home in Texas was this great little flea that was in a shed (literally, a ratty old shed!) but they always had the most random little awesome things. Naturally, I've been wanting to go to Brimfield for ages. Timing has never really aligned and such but this time, one of my friends and I managed to get it together and go. She's from northeast Connecticut, a half hour or so from Brimfield Massachusetts, so we agreed to just take a weekend away from jobs and husbands and go have a relaxing couple of days amongst the trees and fields and cows for the last market of the year. Can't wait to go again next year in May! It's so on.
How rad is this chair?? And scope out that detail below...
This box... Oh how I wanted this box... That looks like malachite but it's actually some insanely gorgeous glass created by the Tiffany glass studios. If the archives department from TCO had been there, they would have snatched that piece up with glee. I would have brought it home but sadly I didn't have an extra grand in my pocket. Maybe next time? And how about that chair right below?! My friend brought that home. Don't worry, that fabric is absolutely gonna go. Can't wait to see what she ends up doing with it!
And here are the treasures I brought home. Tiny steamer trunk to surprise my husband. He's been wanting one for ages but they're all so huge and expensive and too often a bit nasty, not to mention that we don't really have space for one. So when I saw this little piece I couldn't resist. That little metal table is crying out for some paint. And then a couple little knick knacks that were just begging to come home with me.