Sunday, September 12, 2010

Brimfield Antique Fair...September 2010

Stuff, antiques, junk...
Whatsits, gadgets, gizmos...
We decided to hit Brimfield for the 2nd time this year (look here for my blogpost about our trip in May), walked our feet off, bought some fun stuff and ate some great food!
Best. Sandwich. Ever.
Some tips? Wear walking shoes and be prepared to get dirty! Parking? Don't park at the first lot you see, keep driving, sit in traffic for a little bit (it always moves fast) and park in any of the lots right in the middle of the action.

We parked in J&J for the second time, and I really like it for its central location, relatively inexpensive fee ($6), and the fact that it puts you right smack dab into one of the best lots at Brimfield.
Something I didn't fully realize until we went this year is there are different 'shows', which are run by different promoters. What that means for you and me, is that there are different huge lots which technically all have different names...think of them as different named fields, each with hundreds of different dealers and booths to work your way through.
Can I just show you some cool pictures? I love taking pictures there, gorgeous stuff...all with its own history...
Rise and shine, time to head to Brimfield!
I love purple, especially purple bottles.

Seriously you can find anything here:
Lawn Ornaments...

Seriously had so much fun. On our feet for about 7 hours! But look at all of our loot!
Final tally:
Many bracelets, 2 were bakelite, red and orange glass bangles, and old school plastic bangles. They are so cute with the right outfit.
Grape jello molds
Sherbet dishes (4 green, 2 pink, 1 yellow) Can't wait for new dishware for blog posts!
Kitchen curtains for my Mom
Refrigerator box (glassware for the fridge...glassware that takes the place of a piece of gladware!)
Ball jar
Brownie camera to play with ($10!)
A purple bottle (hard to see in my pic, but it's on the right hand side)

One booth was just FULL of lab glassware, think beakers, graduated cylinders, test tubes etc. The guy said he bought out an old MIT lab. It was fantastic. My husband bought some great glassware that he has a grand plan to display some mementos from our recent travels.
The grape placemats are my own :)

We were literally the last car in the lot!
I don't know about you, but we are definitely headed back for the May 2011 show! 
It is just fun, plain and simple. Wether you are looking for something in particular or looking for something fun to do, go for it! See you there next year!

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