Brimfield! I finally went! OK, what on Earth is Brimfield you're asking? Well, it's one of the largest antique fairs in the country. It happens three times a year, May, July and September. Brimfield is a town about an hour and a half West of Boston, and with lots of fields and open spaces, Brimfield is on the map due to this unreal exposition.
So knowing how overwhelming this amount of STUFF might be, I went in with a plan and some goals of what I wanted to look for.....bakeware and chocolate molds of course!
It was great having something specific in mind going into something this HUGE! It was SO MUCH FUN! Ok, enough with the all capital letters....ahem..
These choocolate molds were amazing! They were in fantastic shape, and just beautiful. I loved the cat sticking out its tongue, and the lobsters were my favorite! Seeing how the least expensive mold was $200, I settled for some pictures :)
There are hundreds and hundreds of vendors that travel from all over the country to go to Brimfield. What results is a phenomenal collection of collectors! Looking for an odd piece of Pyrex?
Looking for a rare tea tin to complete your collection?
So after walking around and seeing hundreds of vendors, what did I buy? Check it out!
I love this vintage tablecloth, I have a thing for them and I just love this one! The little scenes are very 1950s-1960s. You can see the three little teapots, the golf cart and flowers, and the lamp with flowers. I love it. You can also see the red white and blue bracelet I bought in this picture.
Can you say molds!? Ok, so they aren't chocolate molds, but I absolutely adore them. My Mom has similar molds that we used to use to make jell-o, but I have some fun plans for these babies.
The little gold frames are for some of my oil paintings, I've been looking for small, ornate gold frames and was thrilled to finally find these! Once I have time to paint again, I can't wait to use them.
(Never start a sentence with "And", but...) AND, do you see my new Madeleine pan!? $3.
Oh and how much do you love the little cross-stitch baker?!
Also in the mix, an old Pepsi advertising crate, which is perfect for my canvases and painting supplies.
I also took home two difference pieces of pyrex. If you haven't cooked with Pyrex, seriously, try it out. It can make your life and cooking easier.
Your next chance to experience Brimfield, is July, so bring your sunscreen, leave early, and wear your walking shoes!