Not even a "wicked bad" sunburn, some excruciating blisters and a bunch of grass stains on my new skirt could get me down…the Brimfield fair was an absolute success! After six hours of walking, shopping and meeting with some of the loveliest antique collectors in the country, both my vintage partner-in-crime and I returned to Boston
loaded up with all sorts of lovelies.
It was an overwhelming experience to say the least-- So many things to see, touch, and talk about. We’re talking everything from Parisian chandeliers to Tibetan statues. The prices were very fair and bartering was definitely encouraged.
I scored the coolest set of vintage Paisley print tea cups and saucers from England. I think they are probably from the late 60’s early 70’s and will look very retro cool mixed and matched with my collection of black and white vintage plates and bowls. I also found this amazing chair from the 1930’s. I love the ornate flower design. The velvet fabric on the chair was once a deep purple, and I am sure looked FABULOUS against the yellow wood. I am trying to figure out a way to restore that shade to the fabric. Has anyone ever used fabric paint on velvet before? Does it work? I really don’t want the paint to crack and split once applied. I loved to hear any suggestions.
Finally, here are just a few pictures from the fair!
1. Porcelain display hands
2. Buddha heads
3. Shoppers searching for costume jewelry.
3. Floral vintage tea cups