Monday, May 10, 2010

My Favorite Shopping Spots!!

The famous Brimfield Fair starts this week in the sleepy town of Brimfield, MA. It comes to life three times a year and Tuesday, May 11 - Sunday, May 16; kicks off the 2010 season. I hardly ever miss it and this year I wanted to pass along a few favorite shopping spots of mine. I have listed the field they are located in parenthesis.
First stop -Industrial Age Antiques -(The Meadows) A great place for Mercury glass bottles and industrial carts made into tables, assorted lab ware and machine and industrial antiques. I never know what they are going to bring, but it's always interesting!
My next never miss stop is my friend, Wendy Lewis' Textile Trunk - (New England Motel - under the tent) Wendy has an incredible collection of antique french ticking, grain sacks and antique linens - If you are searching for it she either has it or can find it for you.
I never want to miss Marvin Gardens - (Quaker Acres) It is always so gorgeous- real eye candy and an inspiration of how your garden could look - Though not all antiques, they have interesting and beautiful fountains and garden urns.
I also never miss Capitol Salvage (New England Motel) Actually I usually go here first to make sure I get the best selection of all their great treasures. They are masters at finding architectural pediments, corbels and old windows. They also take old columns and make them into tables. Great spot!
My favorite spot for finding awesome accessories for my clients with summer homes is Traditional Marine Outfitters - (The Meadows) They come down from Nova Scotia with fabulous antique nautical items like buoys ,oars, floats, etc.
This year I have to miss Brimfield, but if you find any treasures please email me photos so I can see the great new finds that will undoubtedly be there!! Fields open on different days so check out their specific times here. Have fun!!


  1. Many wonderful things! It would be great to be there!

  2. You have listed some of my favorites too! I am looking forward to visiting later on this week!

  3. Although we have great antique fairs in Texas, I'd love to be close enough to enjoy brimfield. I guess each area of the country has it's own look, and I'm intrigued by what the NE has to share. Wish I could be there!

  4. Wow! If only I lived just a bit closer I think I would have to rent a U-Haul..really. I had already fallen in love with just the few things you showed us here. Sorry you wont be able to make it this year. xoxox Susie~

  5. Oooh, what fun! I am totally deprived on my side of the world, we need more fairs and markets and all that fun stuff!
    :) Flick

  6. thanks! I think I'm going this week. I've only been a few times, but there is SO much there, its good to have some recommendations.


  7. Those are all great places. I would love to go to that show someday. Everything you selected are things we enjoy.

  8. Oh what fun! I wish we had something like that here in Pittsburgh!
    Thanks so much for taking us with you. : )
    Health and happiness,

  9. Looks wonderful! Sure wish I could go as well. Thanks for the view! Trish

  10. Ohh, that textile stand looks like heaven! I don't know what it is, but I just love grain sacks. It is probably the great texture.

  11. One day I hope to make it to this amazing event in person...until then, so glad for your coverage! Stop by The Zhush for a giveaway!

  12. My goodness, that's quite the list of fabulous shopping spots!
    Mercury glass, grain sacks, those killer corbels in the first're killing me here! ;-)


  13. Oh, gorgeous pieces. I love the architectural salvage. Thanks for giving us a look at some of your favorites.

  14. Looks like a place i could spend not only alot of time but money too

  15. I'm so sorry you can't go this year, Gina! I've been once when I lived in MA i the 90's. I loved it, but was seriously overwhelmed. Wish I could go again, but I'd definitely not have room in my suitcase! I hope you had a precious Mother's Day with your family!

  16. Oh my, this just takes me back. Ten years ago my sister and I made a trip to Brimfield from Little Rock, Arkansas.. We stayed in Providence Rhode Island and commuted to Brimfield for the show for 3 days. We bought a truck load of wonderful things and had them shipped back home. That's how we started our business. We said that it all started in Providence thus our business name, Providence Ltd. It's been quite a journey.

  17. Oh my, this takes me back. Ten years ago my sister and I traveled from Little Rock Arkansas to attend the Brimfield Antique show. We stayed in Providence Rhode Island and commuted back and forth for 3 days. We bought a truck load of fabulous things and had it all shipped home. We said it all started in Providence thus the name of our business Providence Ltd. It has been quite a journey.

  18. Thanks for stopping:) and i love ur blog i will follow,pls consider mine

  19. Hi Gina, I had to laugh when I read this post of your favorite spots at Brimfield. As you may have gathered I am a huge fan of Wendy Lewis and in fact just did a little post, again, about her amazing fabric. And to make this even more funny I have bought so many things from Capital Salvage!!!
    Michael emails me whenever has comes across something he knows I will love. We have shipped some amazing things from the East coast to California.

    Wish I could go shopping with you and meet you and my buddies too!

    take lots of pictures for me! xo kelley


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