Being that it is only about an hour drive from Boston, we usually try to get there to see what's happening. And I am sad to say that during this past excursion, it just wasn't "happening". The show was very busy and route 20 was jammed with cars and people walking, but I thought the overall quality was way down from years past. Now I have to admit, I only got through about a third of the show... maybe I just missed the good stuff. I'd be curious to hear your feedback and see if you shared the same experience.
I did see some fun stuff - or not... Seriously, a couple of these had big SOLD tags on them...
I saw tons of suitcases... which I think are getting a little tired...
...along with rusty, metal letters...
...antique-esque embroidered linens.
These wooden planes are sort of neat and I did see a bunch of old tools, but how random is that creepy dolly?!?
There were also tons of signs - these could be cool in a funky family room or outside a pool house.
I spied a disturbing amount of old rifles. These at least looked the part with the Western saddle, which I adored. (Though the English riding boots are totally out of place.)
Giddy-up! (And ditto on the boots.)
These were the scarce few treasures I brought home - an old water pitcher from the Continental Hotel in Washington DC...I had been trying to find a fun water pitcher for ages!
Random small copper pots...seriously, I do have copper in my kitchen, but did I really need to buy these? Not really - I think I was just trying soooo hard to find SOMETHING I could use.
And this adorable "set" of 12 cream soup spoons that I plan to use during the holidays.
Anyway, if you are interested in checking Brimfield out for yourself, here are the 2013 dates: May 14-19, July 9-14, September 3-8.