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Friday, June 05, 2009

Fabulous Find For A Friday-------Brimfield......Er.....Ah.....Blogger Bash, Part Deux

The reason that I am stumbling over the title of this post, well.....its because.......I have to admit that I didn't have even one blogger at my Brimfield Blogger Bash. Well, I guess you can count ME as one.

Thats it.

First, there was the beautiful and amazing Alyson that wanted to come. And then the terrific and sweet Rhonda was going to try and come. And last, but not least, the funky and fun Pink Monkey.

But in the end, NONE of them were able to make it out that glorious sunny Saturday. So, I invited a friend from my church, Kim, who is also the fantastic Mom of one of my voice students. She is gorgeous, sweet and it was a blast to hang with her!

Kim and I before we started out----when we were fresh! Isn't she beautiful?


Now.....I always go to Brimfield with something in mind. If you don't, it can be overwhelming. Trust me. It CAN be overwhelming-----over 3000 vendors of Antiques and some Flea Market type stalls.

But I had a mission. I was looking for something for my daughter, Haileys, birthday. And I was also looking for something for my sister's birthday. My daughter is pretty picky, but I knew that she would like some vintage jewelry, or a hat, or I thought that I might be able to find a vintage dress, as she does Improv. shows and they are always looking for costumes.

And then I always keep my eye open for good deals for MY theatre, THE CANNON THEATRE.

First, some images of the Fair:



Here is the way we roll (literally).....with a wagon for purchases, as well as a tired Aydan,
just in case he doesn't want to walk anymore. And thats my hubby, Bret, taking a breather.


Of course, every once in a while, the doggies need a rest too, so Aydan decides to give
them a ride. It doesn't usually last long, though!


And then.....after 6 hours and covering about one half of the place, I found the following amazing treasures-----and I spent under $100.00 for everything!

Hard to see these, but they are a great vintage skirt---aka late 1800's and
a silk nightgown for a little girl---both for the theatre....

....and then this amazing orange velvet dress from the 1960's----so gorgeous!

This was a great find----another 1960's full length gown. (I don't know how the heck I
managed to get all those cords in the background----annoying)

And of course, I HAD to have these yellow hoop earrings, for that yellow dress, remember?

A vintage hat from the 1940's----great, huh?

More for my theatre----mugs for Pirates of Penzance.....

....and an amazing medal for the Modern Major General.

These were the vintage jewelry pieces that I found for my daughter.....a necklace and
two bracelets.....

....and here is the closeup of one of the bracelets-----here's one side.....

....and here is the other----don't you love it?

And last, but not least......I knew that this was the perfect gift for my sister, who fills
her house with antiques mixed with contemporary---this exquisite
porcelain doll from the early 1900's (Very tiny, by the way.)


Well, what do you think? Is anyone up for the one in September?

Come on. Come out to New England and take back a truck full.


You know you want to.

29 comments:

Christy said...

Wow those green and orange dresses are just gorgeous. They're for you, yes? Show us pix in them!

Glad you had fun, despite the absence of fellow bloggers!

Cadance said...

oh...I would SO ♥ to...I will really look into it! I would have to bring my Jeep up there empty...because I'd buy so many things! I love all the pictures...there were So many great things! And yes...you and your friend look beautiful!

I ♥♥♥ the jewelry you got for your daughter....that is one of my favorite things!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Stopping by from SITS. :) You were ahead of me in roll call! You had some awesome finds!! I love the gowns, and the photo of the chandeliers was awesome. :) Happy Saturday!

Megg said...

I love the necklace. I have to start making them more again..I got out of my necklace making mood.

Jennifer said...

I love all the vintage you found. Sounds (and looks) like you had a successful day!

I'm so glad to find a blogging theater person! I'm a musical theater actress myself, and it's rare for me to see anyone admit they love the theater these days!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Can't wait to start reading more of your posts! Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Organic said...

All I can say is it's a good thing for our bank account that we don't live out there. The vintage finds are my favorite.s

withoutadornment said...

Hi, I found you through SITS and I wanted to wish you a Happy Belated Birthday! :)

Those are some pretty amazing finds!

Kristina P. said...

I wish we had something like this in our area! What great finds.

FitToSeeJane said...

I love the 'Major General's' medal. You must be disciplined, if it were me those things would get "lost" on the way to the theater.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I can't believe you got all of that for $100 dollars!!! I love love the bracelet... and the Vintage skirt!!!

well all of it!

I will come... tell me the date and I'll fly out there!!!

Melissa B. said...

Such Superior Snaps! Now you know I would've come to your Bash, but you're a little far north, and I'm still embroiled in high school janx! BTW, don't forget: Please come on over and check out my Silly Sunday Sweepstakes!

AB HOME INTERIORS said...

This is great! Stopping by from SITS!

zelzee said...

I would so love to come to Brimfield and gather some antiques.

Mine all kinda disappeared in a moving van while I was at work one day.......

Anonymous said...

Well OK, I thought comments would be general to the blog site itself but now realize I can comment on your specific daily blog.

What a cool place to visit; my wife and daughter would be in heaven for sure! Reminds a little me of "Time in NE" song by Barry Manilow

But then we would have to figure out where the goods all goes in a house that has too much stuff already (I like the stuff you realize, right?)

Enjoy your week. KHP in the Metroplex

dapper kid said...

3,000 vendors?! Shopping heaven lol. Love your purple dress :) Haha and wagon has to be the perfect way to carry along purchases! The silk nightgown looks so lovely, and the green gown is amazing. Yay for the yellow hoop earrings. And wow, love the porcelain doll :)

carma said...

Wow! You did well for under $100 - I'm wishing there was a funky place like that near where I live! BTW, is your voting still "on" I'm going to check and see and place another vote if it's still open..

Melissa said...

that dog in the wagon is cracking me up. And New England in September sounds delightful.

There is a possiblity of Boston in August for me and work.... still awaiting the word.

Michele Horne said...

I somehow missed that this was going on!! I am in for September if you get me the date. I will need a much bigger wagon, though!

nikkicrumpet said...

You got some really great stuff! Brimfield is definitely OVERWHELMING. You blogger bash was right in the middle of my trip to New York so it was impossible for me to come with you guys. And with the condition my knee is in this year...I have to really limit how much walking I can do. It makes Brimfield difficult at best...because there is SOOOO much walking! But hey...September isn't far away...and hopefully all the swimming will get my knee back in shape enough to tackle a Brimfield day!

The Un-Organized Mom said...

Oh would I LOVE to come...New England in the fall..AND 3000 vendors!!! That would be absolutely amazing!!

Oh, almost forgot why I came to see you....

YOU WON my contest!!!

I'll get you the info today!

CONGRATS! =)

Lolli said...

Oh my goodness! Give me a few hundred dollars, set me loose, and I'll be in heaven! I love your finds!

Kristin said...

Fabulous gets! Loving that emerald dress!

Angela said...

I just love all your finds...they are so Shawn! I am going to have to come on down and pick me up some lights for my house, on your next trip out!

Hailey said...

Yes, my presents are fabulous! Thanks again, Mom!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

You lucky girl!!! I SOOOO wish I could have made it. Stupid scout camp!!

I'm up for something in September or whenever. I really, really want to do a meet up!

Mama Nut said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun anyway!!

simon n josh said...

Looks like fun. Definitely, some great items and places to be up your way.

Great post!

PINKMONKEY said...

I think there is one is July. I'm going for sure!!! Let me know about any theater things in Boston also!!!

The Rambler said...

I'm soooooooo jealous!!

What a find in everything you bought!

Sorry I've been so absent. I'm looking for the motivation button so I can get cracking again :)

(um, if you have a ticket from HI to you I'm so there!)

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