Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Brimfield. For the last 3 years I have been living vicariously through part of my family. My mom, sisters, and my great aunt have been going up to Yankee Country for "the premier antique experience". I have gotten gifts, I have seen pictures, my wedding decorations came from here, and I will not miss out again. They go all over Massachusetts: Boston, Salem, Cape Cod and Martha's Vinyard! I have been gifted an amazing plethora of look-what-we-found-for-you items, including, but not limited to: About 10 vintage umbrellas. 3 bowling pins. A wizard wand, dragon egg, and various potion ingredients. A vintage Muff to keep my hands warm, since it gets so cold in Texas. An 80 y/o mixing bowl with my new last name on the bottom. A wicker top hat light fixture. A Martha's Vinyard t-shirt. A Brimfield Antiques shirt. And more! As I have seen the possibilities for what COULD come home and I am no longer willing to sit idly by and watch, via MMS text messaging while my family has all the fun. I will be going next May! Days after their return I have seen old birdcages, children's furniture, a huge trunk and various pieces of vintage luggage, a rack for my dad's sewing room, a German tree stand, loads of vintage ribbon and wrapping materials, boxes of prime barthcloth and I am TIRED of not being part of the picking crew. My work and my husband will have to do without my for a couple weeks next year! I am grabbing my muff and buying wellies and a raincoat and I will embark cross-country with these amazing women to experience the best of picking and antiquing and old-world architecture. Wish me luck and in the words of these women, so help me God, "I will not chop wood"!