I love going to Brimfield, and the fried dough is not the only reason! The HUGE Massachusetts outdoor antique and flea market takes place three times each year and September is usually my favorite one. This year, we managed to go on a 90-plus degree day with humidity somewhere in the stratosphere so it was less crowded than usual.
As always, it was a mix of new, antique, reclaimed, vintage, and unique finds - some of which defied description! Luckily, we snapped some photo's so here are some of the highlights from our visit...
This vendor had a terrific assortment of marine salvage with a LOT of light fixtures. We thought some of these pendants would be fabulous over a kitchen island!
If you are in the market for unusual tables, there were a fair number of options to be had.
Turned leg farmhouse, reclaimed wood on metal sawhorse brackets, and REALLY long in case you have a very large family...
And then there was this really unique metal table made from a vintage metal door - it even still has the keyhole!
Or this very funky dinette set...it would certainly make a statement, although I'm not entirely sure what that statement is...
This table with the top covered entirely in vintage hotel matchbook covers would be an interesting conversation piece in a game room
Or add a statement piece to the library with this elaborately carved walnut claw foot table
Being a complete sucker for things with lots of drawers or cubbies, I loved these vintage storage chests
This one has 124 drawers!
And we saw two of these hexagonal beauties that spin and sport triangular drawers, and a crank-rotating hardware display piece full of cubbies
Vintage signs, architectural salvage - some of which was upcycled into other things like mirrors, and painted furniture abounded...you could even buy the paint - both Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Milk Paint displays were seen.
And there were beds...from iron beds and metal beds....
to this pair of beautiful French carved and book-matched burlwood beds
If you have just the place for it...maybe a fun pool cabana house...this vintage ice cream fountain out of an old store in southern Massachusetts would be SO fun!
There were the usual suspects...tin letters (still?), metal embellishments for the Pinterest project crowd, or these fun paper flower accessories made from maps or music and buttons for those who want their craft projects already done
And this vendor with vintage dishes...he always has a fabulous assortment
And then there was this dealer who had some gorgeous hand painted Hungarian porcelain by Anna Weatherly...but alas, even at half the retail price it was still out of reach
Not old, and not particularly a bargain, but still a great look - these lamps with architectural bases and these unusual rustic cage pendants were a nice find
And finally, a couple of seats in the category of "WHY?" ...or maybe "WOW." I guess there really IS something for everyone!