Monday, January 18, 2010

Brimfield Finds

Here they are as requested.  A few of my favorite Brimfield Finds.  The vintage shoe rack is one of my favorites. I bought it 5 or 6 years ago and paid $5o.oo  The couple that I purchased it from still sells in  May's field.  They have gone up in price, but are still affordable and one of my favorite flea market finds.  They can be used for wine, towels, books...anything at all....

kelly mcguill home  photo by eric roth
After a rainy week at Brimfield ,sellers usually are very willing to bargain.  I spotted this open hutch and asked how much they wanted for it.  The seller looked at me and said "How much do you have?", I reached in my pocket and pulled out $100 in cash.   He said ," If you can get it out of here on your own, it's yours."  I proceeded to rally my posse of friends and carried the hutch to the u-haul that we rented .It has  graced my dining room for years..
This  window taken from a newly restored town hall immediately caught my eye.    It came from J&J field ,I paid $75.oo for it. The stools are also from Brimfield, I've never paid more than $35.00 for any one of them..  Brimfield continues to be a mecca for antiques and vintage finds.  It's still affordable and a great source for that one-of-a kind piece your looking for.  Only about 3 1/2 months till May......

9 comments:

A Country Farmhouse said...

What spectacular finds! And the pictures are absolutely stunning - your house is just beautiful! I remember walking through the old Bass shoe warehouse in Wilton, Maine and seeing hundreds of those old shoe racks - lots still had shoes on them. Years later, on the opposite coast, I bought an old Bass shoe rack in an antique store in Washington! It cost $200 but I got it anyway as I wanted to use it as a wine rack in our root cellar...plus they're just beautiful pieces. May is just around the corner - so excited for you to go to Brimfield!
xoTrina

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

What a gorgeous blog! _ I just found you via Trina at A Country Farmhouse.

Look forward to seeing lots more -

jules :)

oh, and p.s. i am spitting chips about that $5 map! Literally. Big old tree chucks of chips right now :) Gorgeous

Kifus said...

Wow Kelly I love your pics! That window frame looks gorgeous, and the baskets and plants... I love all the details.

the gardeners cottage said...

Your house is BEAUTIFUL. Please show more of it. I love seeing how other bloggers decorate and live. Your antiques are stunning.

~janet

for the love of a house said...

LOVE your house Kelly! It's gorgeous!
And great finds... we love a deal!
Now you have me all excited for Brimfield! It's about an hour and a half from us- how close for you?
j.

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Lucky girl. I wish I lived near there. Maybe someday, I can visit. Great finds. Your home is just beautiful.

Laura said...

You have a beautiful home. I bought one of those shoe racks..a little wider probably 30 years ago at Brimfield...sold it years later and have regretted it ever since. Will have to put it on my list for this year! They are so practical! Love the window too! Great blog...glad I found you!
Take care,Laura :)

Jennifer said...

I heard about brimfield about a year ago and have been dreaming about it since. In AZ flea markets are unheard of :( yard sales and thrift stores is pretty much it. Love your blog

Deux Maison said...

My friend & I are both from CA but live in NH now & we were both super excited to hunt the Brimfield fields last year! I cannot wait for this year & I am so glad to have stumbled upon a blogger who with similar design sense is just as excited as us! Thanks for the idea, we WILL share our Brimfield finds from last year & hopefully will have many more to share this year!