Next week I have the privilege of going to the Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts. This show is held three times a year and it claims to be the largest festival of its kind attracting over 100,000 shoppers. This festival (along with Round Rock Antiques Festival) has been on my bucket list for years. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about going. I promise to post about it when I return.
If you have followed my post on shopping flea markets, you know that I believe that there are several ways to prepare for your flea market experience. Perhaps the most useful thing you can do is prepare a list of things that you are in the market for. There are 6,000 vendors at Brimfield so I know that a list will help me to keep focused and it will give me a better chance of finding exactly what I am looking for. I am going to keep my list on my phone along with any dimension requirements and even a picture of the place that I might want to use it.
Want to know what I am looking for?
I have been looking for a brass container to fill with dried hydrangeas for months. I want something oblong and unique to fit on a floating shelf in my living room.
A French Mirror would be an amazing addition to my bedroom. Something to go over my bed would be perfect. The thing about French Mirrors is that they can be crazy expensive depending on size and condition. Know I am keeping my eye out for the perfect mirror at a price I can afford.
I am looking for 20 or so tea cups. They don’t have to match (in fact I prefer if they don’t) but they do have to be dainty. My girlfriend is having her 50th birthday party in August. I want to use the tea cups to plant succulents in as a take home gift for all of her attendees.
Many of you know that I love to collect little boxes. I have had my eye on an opaline box for a while now, I just haven’t found the perfect box. I would love it to be blue or pink and at least 6 inches.
Pen and Ink Sketches of Churches
Looking through my things the other day, I realized that I have unwittingly collected pen and ink drawings of churches. Right now, I have 4. I love the old world look of these…many of which I have visited in person. My thought is to have enough to make a gallery wall in my new office.
Blue Depression Glass
I am in the process of decorating my new office and I would like to use blue as an accent color. A candy dish or a pedestal bowl in blue depression glass would be an amazing find.
Moser Lidded Box
I have just discovered Moser. Again, I am drawn to small boxes. Moser was a famous glass painter, and many painted glass pieces from the early 1900s are in the Moser technique. I would love to find a pink or green lidded Moser piece.
While I have a list and a general idea of the things that I would like to find, I always leave room for on-the-spot inspiration. I will be sure to post soon and let you know what I find. Wish me luck!