Monday, July 19, 2010

At Brimfield it's Christmas in July

Saturday we went to the Brimfield Antique Show for the first time. It's the craziest flea market I've ever been to—about a mile long and several hundred yards wide. We arrived around 10am and didn't leave until 5pm. After awhile everything started to blur together into one massive pile of rusty tools, vintage fabric, and mahogany furniture. Not to say that I didn't enjoy myself and come home with some pretty good finds (more on those to come). But first, here's a bit of what we encountered.

Dave took this one. I wish it really were Christmas! (Then it wouldn't be 95 degrees out.)

This seller had nothing but old wind-up Victrolas and their accoutrements. I love these little dogs.

If you like Fiestaware, this is the place to go.

Not sure what these are—sculptures? lawn ornaments?—but they look pretty cool.

A pile of pitch forks.

Not really my style...

I like the church sign (the missing letters only add to it) next to the cartoony room divider.

Piles of letters on the ground (another Dave photo, obviously).

This little vignette is kind of surreal. Where else would you see this juxtaposition of objects? It looks like a weird still life painting.

1 comment:

  1. OOhh! I really like those wacky metal letters. I work at a sign shop and have a thing for all types of signs, especially handcrafted ones! The last pic is a WTF pic for sure!