I first need to thank my amazing parents - Nonni & Grampy - for watching the boys so I could go on the 'hunt'. I also need to give a huge thank you to my hubby for taking the day off and getting up super early to leave. It took hours to get there and I walked him to every field looking for a pie safe.
Some sad news, I didn't find one I liked, but I found so many other amazing things. Some that would fit in the truck and some that probably wouldn't even fit in our house. I love inhaling the atmosphere of Brimfield: the people (on the hunt), the experts with their stories and all the amazing treasures at every turn.
I thought this mirror was pretty neat too. Those are hands holding it:
Luke loved this old shower. He thought it would make a fantastic outdoor shower:
I think he was only half joking as he looked at it for quite awhile! Wouldn't body misters be lovely in an outdoor shower?
Another place was selling drinking water from the army. Just had to take a picture of the cans as they were manufactured in Boston. I guess it gives new meaning to bottled water:
|US Government Emergency Drinking Water|
We also saw this amazing, rustic island. It looks tiny but it was a good size and the most beautiful color:
|Nancy and I|
|Annie Sloan Brushes|
Here's a glimpse at Nancy's space:
|Sea Rose Cottage at Brimfield|
I really loved this one:
|KingstonKrafts White Washed Dresser|
Nancy also introduced me to Dailyn Giorgio who owns Creations by Dailyn and she's just as addicted to chalk paint as I am. I wish I got some snaps of her furniture but we were so busy chatting about techniques and finishes. Her stuff was amazing too!
We also spent a lot of time talking to Bob and Bette Daigle of Country Squire Antiques. They were lovely and based out of Fall River. I learned so much from Bob about the history of dovetail and the New England pine chests I adore so much. The old pine dressers really say New England (specifically by the beach). We actually found John another dresser for his room which will complement his union flag bureau. I swear my six year old has more clothes than me!!! Here's the dresser and Bob & Bette:
|John's Pine Chest and Bob & Bette of Country Squire Antiques|
The chest is from 1780 - 1800 from New England. Bob had just got the chest and it had already been stripped, but he hadn't done anything with it yet. So he gave us instructions on how to refinish the piece. That is our plans for this weekend!
So I brought home the pine chest and a I also got these great finds for the shop in Plymouth -
|Vintage Ball Jars|
I love this color blue so much!
A paddle that will be painted - I'm thinking maybe Primer Red for this:
I'm going to clean these up and paint them with some chalk paint. I think they will look amazing as paper weights on desks or decorations on bookshelves.
Finally, I got some glass insulators. I also love these colors. They remind me of sea glass:
All in all, it was a productive and fun trip. We learned so much and found so many lovely treasures. I'm especially excited about John's pine chest. It is something he will have forever and can pass down to his children.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!