For more than 50 years, the Brimfield Antiques show has been celebrated as America’s oldest outdoor antique market. During a six-day period every May, July and September 150,000 antiques dealers and collectors from around the world flock to the central Massachusetts community to browse 6,000 showcases spread across 20 fields. From Colonial to Mid-Century Modern, every design period is represented through furniture, collectibles, architectural salvage, jewelry, linens, lighting, found objects and more.
We began our adventure with Kate and Aimee from Yankee Magazine and Cindy from The Daily Basics on opening day at 7:30 a.m. The first dealer we met exclaimed, “You will do so much walking today that you will have to throw your shoes away.” Many miles and several purchases later, I knew he was not exaggerating!!
For the 1811 Federal, we were searching for antique tiles to surround one of the six fireplaces. As luck would have it, we found two antique tiles with a rose motif that will pair beautifully with our vintage tiles featuring Newport’s Trinity Church.
We also could not resist adding two more Van Briggle vases to our collection.
Brimfield belongs on everyone’s bucket list. The sights are awe inspiring. The nostalgia tug is heartwarming. The food court is delicious. The treasures are endless. You have to experience this phenomena firsthand. I hope to see you there when we return in September.
Enjoy some snapshots from the day: