So yes, late post is late. But better than not, right?
|Sometimes the tableaus found at the Brimfield Fair are so lovely!|
Husband and I typically like to try to get to the Brimfield Fair for the May show. Weather is usually gorgeous, and it really is the biggest show. Not, mind, that we also don't go to the others, but for the May show we usually take the day off from work to head up, together. Alone. Sans kids. The July & September shows we'll take the kids and head up for the weekend. Make it more of a family day, rather than a couples thing. We ended up taking that Friday off from work, and our plan was to head up on that Friday.
Luckily, we were able to head up after getting the kids to school, and with the knowledge we wouldn't have to be home to pick them up from school, thanks to my wonderful, amazing, spectacular Mother in Law! (how many wives can say that? I *know* how lucky I am, believe me :))
|My usual view. Yes, that's Husband |
Thank heavens for that bright orange/yellow backpack!
Husband and I have a routine at Brimfield. He goes ahead, and scopes out what he wants to see. I browse more, searching out smaller things, and going deeper into booths. And so usually lag behind him. Thank heavens for cell phones and texting! If either of us see something the other Must See, a quick text sends us where we need to be :) Or if one of us gets hungry, or ends up fields ahead (ahem.), easy remedy!
What do I look at, you ask? Well, I look for beady things, of course. And horse things. Milk bottles. I also love looking at vintage fabrics & linens. Laces and other types of notions. I also like the big things too, cabinets and various furniture items. Quilts and pillow cases. Anything that might have had a agricultural history. Garden art (or things that can be garden art!). Yard accessories. So yeah, everything. Saddles. Carts and wagons and canoes. You might get the idea...
|My newest artisan purchase!|
I also found a really cool vendor who's clothes feature a lovely Western bohemian vibe: Spellbound Collections. Talk about fall in love. Yep, big time. In fact, I think I probably spent the most time in this booth, just taking everything in and loving it! And yeah. forgot to take pictures. ::sigh:: ;) So just go to the link already ;)
|This gorgeous buckle was bought at Brimfield a few years ago|
The necklace is now available in my shop!
Hummm, so looking at that beady goodness, I realize that I was feeling certain colors that day! Interesting...
What did Husband pick up, you ask? Well, small things. He was looking for a new clock key for a clock he inherited - didn't find that, unfortunately! Erm, well, no. He did find a clock key he thought would fit. But no. Didn't. So the search remains on for that! We ended the day, exhausted and foot sore, with a nice dinner at a local restuarant, and headed home to pick up our kids.
As an interesting side note, we did see a camera crew filming for *something*! Maybe one day we'll be watching Flea Market Flip or one of the other shows like it, and see ourselves walking through the screen!
Anyway, that was our time at Brimfield! And I can't wait for July to come, so that we can go again!
Have you ever been to the Brimfield Fair?