Sunday, July 18, 2010

Brimfield - July 2010

Jim and I did not let the humidity or the heat get to us this week when we went south to Brimfield, MA to shop the antique market.  It was the first time I had been to Brimfield in about 7 years.  We had such a great time, we are talking about going down again in September.

Everything went very smoothly, we got a great deal on a room, not to far from the event on a little lake, where we dined outside on the screen porch and shared our onion rings with the crew of Antiques Warriors.  

The second night we had dinner at a fantastic Viennese restaurant, the Vienna Inn. The entire meal was amazing, but I really enjoyed sitting out on the front porch sharing a desert by candle light.

If you have never been to Brimfield, it is an experience. One solid mile of antique flea market, set up in individual fields. Your senses can be overwhelmed by the people, the stuff and the smell of fried food that comes wafting over the tents.

I am a little bit of a haggler. I know from going to enough estate auctions and flea markets, that every thing is negotiable.  And I am a digger, and love going through piles of junk to find that perfect, beautiful little thing. 

I came home with a ton of great finds to use in my art, some new contacts, tons of inspiration and a little cash left in my pockets. What more can you ask for??

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