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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Bountiful Brimfield

Hello, dear friends.  Last week, I met Sista at Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts.  We have wanted to do this for awhile and this year it worked out.  

For all of you Texans out there, Brimfield is like Round Top minus the new stuff.  It actually felt like Texas because it was 90 degrees.  

It wasn't long before this knight in shining armor started flirting with me.  Mums the word to the Mister.

Anybody in the market for a 20-foot fish?

Or one that sings?

The Mister said that if he knew there was going to be cool stuff like this, he would have joined us.

The Mister would have loved this little piece of machinery in perfect condition, too. 

Sista took home a few of these breadboards.

Here they are all settled in at Sista's house.

I'll take 40 of these, please.

Wouldn't this be cute cleaned up and painted white in a nursery?

I'm not quite sure what this is, but I do know it doesn't look comfortable.

Isn't this sweet?

Anybody in the market for a kelly green light fixture?

I wanted to buy one of these, put it in the backyard, and call it our guest house.  They were huuuuuuuge.

No shortage of these baskets in Brimfield or Chip and Joanna's place in Waco.

Shells aplenty.

Stunning silver.

Attention: Texas ladies!
This lovely lady is Anna, a direct importer of European Linens.  She is opening a shop in Tomball, called Abugardi Imports.  

Anna has a beautiful assortment of fabric, pillows, and pillow covers. 

And last, but not least,  I eyed a couple of these signs under a few people's arms.  I was sure not to get in their way.

Hope you have a great Sunday.

Until next time...

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. I have always always wanted to go to Brimfield. I'm afraid I would lose every penny I had and fill my already-overflowing house with too much but I wouldn't mind trying! I love the things you photographed. The Hitchcock rocker would look great with my dining chairs and dry sink! And I had to laugh at the Billy Bass. I got one of those in a white elephant exchange eons ago. We put it on the floor to traumatize the cat and sure enough, every time Stimpy walked by, Billy would remind him not to "worry, be happy!"

  2. That's a great place. I especially like the white and red, or white and blue pillows. -Jenn

  3. Sounds like a wonderful trip with your sister! I love her finds. What did you get, anything interesting?

    Have a great day!

  4. Oh, I wonder if Anna will be in Round Top? Love the Sista's bread boards.
    I think you two need to plan a visit dad and shop Round Top trip. ;-) Phyllis is coming to shop RT this year. Going to be fun!

  5. I have NEVER BEEN this was a FUN TOUR for me as I was IN THE BUSINESS for years............
    Maybe next year YOU ,ME and SISTA can GO if I extend my STAY with the SON or let me re-phrase that if MY RENTAL HOUSE is still in contract.

  6. How fun!!! Tomball might be a trip for me to make. :)

  7. Love, love, love Brimfield. Didn't get there this year. A few years ago, as I wandered around, I kept running into a group of design people who were doing photo shoots. Sure enough, months later I recognized the things they photographed in Country Living Magazine. Silly me, I didn't buy any of the items at the time. Once they were in the magazine, the prices went thru the roof for these must have collectables & antiques. Hope you found some treasures!

  8. Looks like a fun time! I've never been. Maybe next year.

  9. It looks like you had a wonderful time. My sweet husband took me to Round Top last Spring. It was a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing your trip, and I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!

  10. I see several things I like...but the silver, now that is my cup of tea! Who knew old breadboards would be so popular? ha ha Sheila

  11. We've always wanted to go to Brimfield and find some treasures... It looks like there's such a range of interesting things to see! The European linens are right up our alley. Hope your week is off to a great start, Katie.
    C + C

  12. I've seen TV specials about Brimfield and it looks fabulous! The breadboards would have won me over as well as some of that shimmering silver! So glad you had fun!

  13. My sister used to love Brimfield. I've never been but I'm hoping the kids will want to take a field trip some day.


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